Nitrode Composite

A welding cap electrode with a Nitrode (C15760) core or insert, and a Z-Trode (CuZr C15000) jacket. Provides the performance of the full-bodied, Nitrode, while reducing the overall cost of welding.

Cost Savings

The Luvata Nitrode Composite welding electrode has all the features of Nitrode but for a lot less cost. It is the newest cap technology in resistance welding.

Customers report outstanding performance with the Luvata Nitrode Composite, with savings as much as 25% annually. Call us for samples.

What is Nitrode Composite?

Nitrode Composite is a hybrid of the two most common resistant welding alloys - Glidcop® C15760 insert or core (GM Cupal material) and Zirconium C15000 jacket (Z-trode) that delivers a non-stick welding surface for ease of start up.

Advantages of Nitrode Composite

  • Reduces the overall cost of welding
  • Weld quality is maintained at a high level
  • No adjustments to welding parameters required
  • Can be dressed effectively using line side tip dressing


All Luvata materials are fully traceable. Nitrode Composite electrodes are easily recognizable by their two (2) pair of trio knurls markings, evenly spaced on the outer diameter of the electrode.


Nitrode Composite Love Test Summary

Electrode MaterialElectrode DesignMin. Nugget Current (kA;Explulsion Current (kAStickingCurrent (kA;
Nitrode® 16mm "B" nose 10.5 11.5 15.0
Nitrode Composite 16mm "B" nose 10.0 11.5 15.0