Copper alloy wire and net for fish farm cages
As part of its ongoing efforts to offer high quality products, the copper division of ElvalHalcor (Halcor) has established a partnership with the Japanese Mitsubishi Shindoh company. Under the terms of the partnership Fitco, a subsidiary of ElvalHalcor in Greece, produces a special copper alloy wire (UR3O®) for fish farm cages. This wire (UR30®), with a copper content of more than 60 per cent, retains the properties of copper, an environmentally friendly, highly durable, corrosion resistant and 100% recyclable material. The benefits of using copper alloy wire and net for fish farm cages are significant, and include:
- Increased cage life and retention of cage volume
- Fish escape deterrence
- Cleaner sea environment and reduced fish mortality rates
- Reduced concentration of bio-contamination and cage mesh cleaning.