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Super6 Super Optimal 7018 electrode 

A Universal basic coated low hydrogen arc welding electrode for applications where high demands on impact value are required (even at low temperatures). Excellent welding characteristics in all positions (except vertically down).

Applicable for offshore, ship building, power generation and gas & oil industries.


Features and Applications

Suitable for use in out of position welding except for welding in vertical down position

Excellent strength and toughness

Suitable for use in the fields of steel constructions, boiler, container, machine manufacturing and shipbuilding as well as for use in welding low purity and high-carbon steels

Suitable for the formation of welding buffer layers when building up high carbon steels

Weld deposits with very low hydrogen content

Weld metal recovery of about 120%

Requirement of re-drying for minimum 2 hours at temperatures between 300°C & 350°C


Typical Base Material Grades

S235JR-E295, E335, S235J2G3-S355J2G3, C22, C35, P235T1-P355T1, P235T2,P355T2, L210-L360, L290MB-L360MB, P235G1TH, P255G1TH, P235GH-P295GH, S235JRS1- S235J4S, S315G1S-S355G3S, S255N-S355N, P255NH-P355NH, S255NL-S355NL, GE200-GE300
API 5L: A, B, X42, X46, X52, X56, X60


Standards Current Type
EN ISO 2560-A – E 42 4 B 42 H5 D.C. (+) / A.C.
AWS A5.1 – E7018-H4


Chemical Composition of Weld Metal % (Typical)
C Si Mn
0.07 0.5 1.0


Mechanical Properties
Yield Strength
Tensile Strength
Impact Strength
min. 420 510 – 600 min. 47 J min. 24


Welding Positions


Operating Data
Diameter x Length (mm) Welding Current (A) Package
Weight (Kg)
Weight (Kg)
2.50 x 350

3.20 x 350

4.00 x 450

5.00 x 450

80 – 100

100 – 140

130 – 190

190 – 240









Liability: Whilst all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. This information is subject to change without notice and can be only considered as suitable for general guidance.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 36 × 7 × 7 cm


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