2Life®, 4Life® and Dragon coated wire

Our long life technologies explained

WireSolutions has a strong reputation all over the world for the excellent quality of coated wire.

But how can the end user tell which product to use? Here we give a simple review of the differences between our most popular products. Whatever the product, we start with the very highest standard of steel wire, manufactured to surpass British Standards and to last longer than our rivals.

Guaranteed 2 times longer lifespan compared to heavily galvanised wire BS EN 10244-2 Class A

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Extra thick alloy coating.
Guaranteed 4 times longer lifespan compared to heavily galvanised wire BS EN 10244-2 Class A.

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Guaranteed more than 5 times longer lifespan compared to heavily galvanised green wire BS EN 10244-2 Class A.

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2Life® and 4Life® coatings for longer life

In both 2Life® and 4Life® products the key active ingredient is the coating which gives extra life to the fencing. This is an alloy of zinc and aluminium. The zinc gives an active, sacrificial and traditional anti-corrosive coating, while the aluminium provides a passive protection by slowing down the sacrificial reaction of the zinc and increasing the lifespan of the coating overall. As its name suggests, 2Life® is guaranteed to last at least 2 times longer compared to heavily galvanised wire made to BS EN 10244 – 2 Class A.

4Life® has a thicker coating weight of zinc and aluminium than 2Life®, and of course, lasts 4 times longer compared to heavily galvanised. The 2Life® products are our standard range and include light, medium, heavy and high tensile stock fencing as well as high tensile and mild steel barbed wire. Barracuda heavy duty high tensile barbed wire and coiled wire are also made of 2Life®.

The 4Life® range is also conventional hinge joint fencing manufactured to BS EN 10223– 5 but is made from the highest quality wire guaranteed to deliver an even longer working life than 2Life®.

This range is available in medium and high tensile wire and is designed for the permanent fencing of livestock in hostile and high wear environments, including exposed hill tops and coastal areas.

Dragon

The starting point for Dragon EstateWIRE fencing is our Optimum product to which we’ve added the extra green anti-corrosion protection. Tests have shown it is the market’s longest-lasting green wire fencing.

Our Dragon EstateWIRE Optimum is a major step forward, answering the demand for green products that blend with the environment, and that deliver an even longer corrosion-resistant life.

Currently available as C8/80/15, HT8/80/15, mild steel barbed wire, heavy duty high tensile barbed wire and coiled wire as standard items, Dragon is a great alternative to 2Life® with that added extra lifespan.