The wire and posts used to support vines are essential for a successful harvest and must withstand adverse weather conditions, pesticides and insecticides over many years.
Our WireSolutions division is one of the world’s largest wiredrawers, with 80 years of experience, bringing solutions to more than 4,000 customers. Its Crapal® wire, launched 25 years ago is appreciated by winegrowers as it has a long life span and strong resistance to corrosion.
ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products also produces Magnelis® and Indaten® weathering steel used to manufacture vineyard posts. Indaten® isa fine-grain, high-strength structural steel which develops a purple-brown oxide layer that protects the steel from corrosion. Magnelis® has a unique chemical composition including zinc, 3.5% aluminium, and 3% magnesium and provides an unprecedented level of surface and cut-edge protection, even in the most hostile environments.
"A lot of chemicals are used in agriculture to protect plants from pests and weeds, and to encourage growth. Poles can be destroyed by these chemicals so we included them in the salt-spray tests to see what effect they had. Magnelis® performed better than any other solution."
- Paolo Zalgelli, supply chain manager for Valente