Logging cable armor wire

Sandvik wire products acquired by Zapp AG

Sandvik’s round and flat wire business has been acquired by Zapp AG from August 31, 2018. Over the coming months Zapp will be integrating the Sandvik portfolio, to provide a smooth transition for customers. During the integration period, the full line of Sandvik wire products will continue to be accessible on this website, or via the Zapp website.

Please note: divestment of round and flat wire products does not include EXERA fine wire and medical wire components manufactured by Sandvik Palm Coast.


Armor wire for logging cables in two high-alloy austenitic stainless steels suitable for sour wells. Sandvik's armor wire materials are characterized by high mechanical strength and excellent corrosion resistance, contributing to long service life and safer operations.

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Sandvik's logging cable armor wire is supplied cold drawn and degreased in continuous lengths without welds. The armor wire standard surface is matt, providing reduced friction in the pre-form head and increased productivity.

Logging cable armor wire materials

Sandvik's program of armor wire for logging cables includes the following grades (other materials can be offered on request):

Sandvik gradeDescription
Sanicro 26Mo
(UNS N08926)
High-strength material for sour wells. Very good resistance to stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in H2S, chloride and CO2 environments. Very good resistance to pitting and general corrosion. Also commonly used for slicklines.