EUROTAPES. European development of Superconducting Tapes: integrating novel materials and architectures into cost effective processes for power applications and magnets.

High current coated conductors (CC´s) have high potential for developing electrical power applications and very high field magnets. The key issues for market success are low cost robust processes, high performance and a reliable manufacturing methodology of long length conductors. In recent years EU researchers and companies have made substantial progress towards these goals, based on vacuum (PLD) and chemical deposition (CSD) methods, towards nanostructuring of films. This provides a unique opportunity for Europe to integrate these advances in high performance conductors.

The EUROTAPES project will address two broad objectives:
1- The integration of the latest developments into simple conductor architectures for low and medium cost applications and to deliver +500m tapes. Defining of quality control tools and protocols to enhance the processing throughput and yield to achieve a pre-commercial cost target of 100 €/kAm.
2 - Use of advanced methodologies to enhance performance (larger thickness and Ic, enhanced pinning for high fields, reduction of ac losses, increased mechanical strength).

Demonstration of high critical currents (Ic>400A/cm-w, at 77K and self-field and Ic>1000A/cm-w at 5K and 15T) and pinning forces (Fp>100GN/m3 at 60 K). The CSD and PLD technologies will be combined to achieve optimized tape architectures, nanostructures and processes to address a variety of HTS applications at self-field, high and ultrahigh magnetic fields. Up to month 36, 3 types of conductors will be developed (RABiT, ABAD and round wire); at Mid Term 2 will be chosen for demonstration during the final 18 months.

The consortium consists of 20 partners from 8 member states – 6 universities (Cambridge, UK; Antwerp, B, U.A. Barcelona, ES, TU Cluj, RO, U. Ghent, BE and TU Wien, A), 5 institutes (CSIC-ICMAB, E, ENEA, I, IEE, SK, Inst. Neel-CNRS, F, and IFW, D), 1 technological center (LEITAT, ES) and 8 industrial companies (Bruker, D, Evico, D, Theva, D, Nexans GmbH, D, Percotech, D, Nexans SA, F, La Farga Lacambra, ES and Oxolutia, ES).


This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 280432.

Copper Trip to Barcelona

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The La Farga industrial group, with over 200 years of history, announces the first draw aimed at bringing La Farga closer to our UK customers.

A WEEKEND IN BARCELONA WITH ALL EXPENSES PAID FOR TWO PEOPLE, AND INCLUDING A VISIT TO THE LA FARGA FACILITIES. Departing on the morning of Friday, June 12th and returning on Sunday, June 14th 2015 in the evening. The trip involves a Friday visit to the La Farga facilities in Les Masies de Voltregà, and the weekend free to visit the city. It includes flight plus hotel with double room and half board.

The draw is open to all existing customers and to any new ones that make an order for copper tube to La Farga Limited between March 2nd and May 30th.

Every order will be awarded with a number for the draw, and every tonne of the order will generate an additional number for the draw.

Don’t miss this opportunity, place an order through our commercial reps or by calling  our office at 01234 783 755.

Registration for the contest is free and can only be done using the registration form below. It should only be filled in once per customer.

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The contest begins on March 2nd 2015 and ends on May 31st 2015 at 11.59 p.m. Once this period is over, there will be a draw with all the orders placed during this period.

La Farga will announce the winner on June 5th on this website and by sending an e-mail message to all participants.

Participation in the draw implies full acceptance of these rules. Any breach of the deadlines or procedures reflected in these rules will deprive the participant of the enjoyment of the prize..


  • 2018


    A year of major transformations for La Farga

    The group’s various companies were brought under the umbrella of a single company, La Farga Yourcoppersolutions, S.A. This change was accompanied by a new management organisation. In 2018 we also invested in the development and implementation of a new continuous casting line that has enabled us to increase our production capacity.

  • 2017


    Inka Guixà, appointed Managing Director of La Farga

    In 2017 Inka Guixà was appointed as the new Managing Director of La Farga, while Oriol Guixà continues in his post as Chairman and CEO at the head of the property interests and of the various stakeholders.

    La Farga signed an agreement with Danieli, the Italian company that is a leader in the manufacture of equipment and plant for the ferrous metals industry, to reinforce one of the company’s strategic lines - the sale of technology worldwide.

  • 2016


    Dies Vicente Fisas Comella

    Dies Vicente Fisas Comella, La Farga’s president for 35 years and a key player in creating La Fundació La Farga. He was the man who believed in the company project in 1980, and he committed and engaged to forging what is today La Farga.
  • 2014


    La Farga commits itself to an ambitious investment plan

    This year La Farga has obtained three of the major high-speed rail contracts that require a high technological content, allowing it to duplicate its production capacity in railway electrification. At the same time, it is launching an ambitious investment plan for the three companies, aimed at improving the production plants. Part of this plan includes the total renewal of the refining furnace with its own patented technology that will provide benefits in terms of energy savings, increased productivity and maximum efficiency.

    The holding company acquired 100% of La Farga Tub France
  • 2013


    La Farga continues its worldwide expansion

    La Farga has opened a new copper tube distribution centre close to London, La Farga Limited. A new commercial office to meet the emerging needs of the British market.
  • 2012


    La Farga is positioned in the international rail market and starts SDI La Farga

    The metallurgy holding company has a strong position in the international rail market, with large contracts with major companies, while expanding its product range with new market applications of electrical conductors for medium, high and very-high voltage . In the summer, SDI La Farga was started in the USA for the production of wire rod based on recycled copper thanks to the technology patented by La Farga. The La Farga pipes and rods obtained the Antimicrobial Copper Cu+ international certificate.
  • 2011


    La Farga Group goes international in the USA and France.

    The company expanded by creating a company in the United States of America, SDI La Farga, to produce recycled copper wire rod. That same year, another company created between La Farga Tub and a French distributor, La Farga Tub France, also started trading to supply copper pipes throughout France. Earlier that year, all of the new internationalisation projects were presented to the media and the Right Honourable President of La Generalitat de Catalunya, Mr. Artur Mas Gavarró was invited.
  • 2010


    La Farga Group and a local partner open a company in China

    La Farga Group expanded and, together with a local partner, created a company in China, Ganzhou Jiangwu La Farga, that deals in the supply of rail products to the Asian market.
  • 2009


    Alloys and the birth of La Farga Intec

    The production of La Farga Lacambra specialises in high performance copper products using different alloys with other materials. La Farga Intec SLU was created to manage the sale of technology patented by La Farga Lacambra to manufacture copper rod based on recycled metals and to plan and manage the group's expansion.
  • 2008


    Bicentenary of the company

    In 2008, La Farga Lacambra celebrated 200 years of history by organising various events and publishing the book "Copper Solutions since 1808".

    It created the new company La Farga Rod to produce electrolytic copper rod.

    Events held:
    Press presentation of all events, Technological symposium to mark the 20th anniversary of the joint venture between LFL and Continuus Properzi, Opening of the Copper Museum, Presentation of the book "Copper", Gala Dinner, Open House, Meeting of family businesses and round table of bicentennial companies.
  • 2006


    La Farga Group

    The holding company, created in 2003, is identified under the name La Farga Group (LFG). It took over 36% of the shares in Tubo Técnico Europeo. LFG controls 86% of the company. After this operation, Tubo Técnico Europeo was renamed La Forge Tub. The project to refurbish the home of the Count and Countess of Lacambra also started.
  • 2005


    Return to the rail market

    The return to the rail market with a new range of products for the electrification sector. Investments were made in a new fumes treatment plant and offices are refurbished.
  • 2004


    Environmental investment

    The company’s enormous concern for the environment led to the construction of the roof over the recycled copper patio.
  • 2000



    In recent years, as a result of growth, investments that have been made that have provided greater productivity and have increased the supply capacity to customers.
  • 1992


    New copper pipe factory

    In 1992, a new copper pipe factory was constructed. In 1998, a 50% joint venture was constituted between La Farga Lacambra and British Company Delta.
  • 1990



    A time of ongoing industrial investments began that accelerated growth and a plan to redefine the industry was made. The company entered the welding wire market for metal packaging.
  • 1986


    Spain enters the EU. La Farga launches the first continuous casting process using recycled copper in the world

    It became the first company worldwide to develop a continuous casting process using recycled copper. This created the heat rod for continuous casting and the patent for the process was obtained, the technology of which was sold to countries in different continents.
  • 1981


    La Farga Lacambra, SA

    A bad market position and financial difficulties caused a deep crisis. Within this environment, the partners of a law firm made ​​arrangements with the major creditors to discuss the real possibilities of continuity. The Lacambra family ceased in its ownership and La Farga Lacambra, SA was created.
  • 1952


    Rolling mill

    With the acquisition of bar rolling mill for wire rod in 1952 and semi-train in 1976, it was possible to increase production levels to better serve market needs.
  • 1950


    Social activities

    The Lacambra family sponsored many different social activities: construction ofhousing for workers, pharmacy, commissary, cinema-theatre, bar-restaurant and sports promotion.
  • 1940


    The year of the flood

    In 1940, a great flood caused major damage to the factory. As of the 40s, products for electrical use became increasingly important.
  • 1936


    The Spanish Civil War

    During the civil war, the firm was collectivised and production was used for military purposes. Once the war had ended, the company was returned to the Lacambra family, first under the management of Ramón Estany and then Francisco José Lacambra Estany.
  • 1927


    King Alfonso XIII visits La Farga

    In 1921, Francesc Lacambra Lacambra inherited the company. During his tenure, the company took over electrical conductor company of Joan Cinca, founded in Barcelona in the early twentieth century, and the company Talleres Españoles de Calderería, with factories in Barcelona and Zaragoza. In 1927, King Alfonso XIII granted him the title of Count of Lacambra. Married to Teresa Estany Jimena, he died in 1933.
  • 1914


    Outbreak of World War 1

    Between 1915 and 1918, at thes ame time as World War 1 and with investment in new machinery, the company enjoyed an extraordinary economic boom. The Lacambra family built a new modernist-styleresidence next to La Farga.
  • 1913


    Start of copper rod production

    During the first decade of the twentieth century, under the management of Josep Lacambra Saborit, the son of Ferran Lacambra, La Farga underwent a profound renewal of the machinery that enabled it to begin production of wire rod for electric cables in 1913. The electrical and rail industry were to become the main markets of La Farga over the following decades.
  • 1898


    Closure of the La Barceloneta foundary

    During the last third of the nineteenth century, the demand for copper sheets to line vessels shrank year after year, leading to the need for new markets and for restructuring of the company, which in recent years was engaged in the manufacture of sheet for boilers, stills etc. In 1898, the Lacambra family foundary closed in La Barceloneta. The stores were moved to the street known as Calle Bailén, where it meets Alí Bey street.
  • 1888


    The Universal Exposition

    La Farga was an award-winner at the Universal Exposition in Barcelona, showing the importance already acquired by the company over recent years.
  • 1870


    The death of the founder

    That year, Francesc Lacambra Pont, the founder of the company, died. The company continued under the leadership of two of his sons, Ferran and Joan Lacambra Pujadas, under the name of "Hijos de Francisco Lacambra".
  • 1859


    A new industrial project

    The Lacambra family built a factory equipped with a turbine next to La Farga. The factory was leased to Joan Esteve Vilar, a manufacturer of cotton yarn and fabrics. In the mid 1860s, La Farga and the cotton factory employed over 250 people.
  • 1852


    La Farga Lacambra

    In 1852, Francesc Lacambra formed a forge on the banks of the Ter River in a former mill at Les Masies de Voltregà in order to use the force of the water to produce copper sheets. These sheets were used to line the submerged part of the hulls of the wooden boats that sailed to the American colonies. Under the management of Joan Lacambra Pujadas (son of Francesc Lacambra), La Farga started produce sheets late in the summer of 1853.
  • 1844


    Suppliers of the Royal Mint

    In the late 1830s, Francesc Lacambra Pont used his strategic location near the Port of Barcelona to launch the company in the wholesale metal and recycled metal trade. By 1844, the company was already one of the leading copper suppliers for the Royal Mint in Barcelona. This activity enabled the company to accumulate the necessary capital to promote new industrial projects.

  • 1808


    Napoleon occupies Barcelona

    In 1808, in the midst of Napoleon’s occupation, Francesc Lacambra Pont from Sabadell created a small family-run foundry in the neighborhood of La Barceloneta. It dealt in the production of copper and bronze objects such as nails, pots, bells and other products for the Catalan navy.


La Farga Tub, SLU, manufactures, sells and distributes copper tubes 100% recyclable and bacteria¹ free for plumbing and heating, air conditioning and cooling medicinal and for the industrial accessority manufacturing market.

Copper tubes for plumbing, gas heating, air conditioning, medical gases and industrial uses.
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  • Level Wound Coil
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In order to provide a faster service, La Farga has a copper tube distribution centre in France (La Farga Tub France) and another in England (La Farga Limited). Please contact them for sales in these markets.

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