Steel Binding Wire and Its Types

Steel Binding Wire is using to bind various kinds of documents, such as business letters, legal documents, contracts, proposals, schedules and many more. Various types of documents need different kinds of binding processes so that the content can be clearly seen and understood. Steel Binding Wire can be used for bonding or locking different kinds of documents using a variety of techniques such as tape, glue, stitch, Velcro, yarn and string. All these processes bind the document together with high-quality metal, plastic, paper or vinyl and they are excellent binding products.

Steel binding wire come in variety of colors and sizes. Generally, there are two kinds of binding wires namely Stainless Steel Binding Wire and Honey Comb Binding Wire. Both the types have similar function but have subtle differences in their appearance and application. Both types of binding offer high quality and excellent bindery workmanship which guarantee safe, neat and professional looking documents.

The packaging used diameters depend on the wire size selected. A standard packaging option is A4 packaging which is ideal for standard sized documents. A custom packaging option is available for custom sized papers and thicker materials. In case the wire diameter is too small to handle the thicker papers or materials then special order packaging options are available.

Steel binding wires are available in several varieties such as flat steel, spiral steel, round steel and soft steel. Generally, most of the binding wires are made from flat steel but some manufacturers use soft steel for better results. The usage of steel is mainly found in high-volume commercial applications such as government, corporate, legal and financial documentation. Some companies also use steel for domestic purposes such as desktop accessories, jewelries, leather goods, sports goods and office stationery items.

Wire gauges can be used to determine the diameter of the steel tube prior to manufacturing them. The diameter depends on the requirement of the document size and the binding requirements. The type of steel and coating used determines the final diameter of the wire. The two common wire gauges used are the flat and the round wire gauges.


Flat steel tubing with a gauge of 0.16 mm is known as galvanized binding wire. A galvanized wire is made by welding two pieces of steel together through galvanization, which gives both pieces a black, rusty color. The diameter of the wire is determined at the manufacturing process. For example, the diameter of a two-inch square tape measure is three inches and the diameter of the 18-inch square tape measure is six inches.