Please Note:CFW visually inspects each spool after it is sealed in its packaging prior to shipping. CFW is not responsible for damage due to mishandling after the material leaves the CFW Facility.

Spool Receiving Inspection:

  1. As soon as possible upon receipt and before removing the packaging, examine the wire through the clear container to see if any spooling problems occurred during shipping (e.g. damage, loose strands, multiple ends, wire shifting, etc.). If damage is observed, do not remove spool from packaging or break the tamper-resistant seals – contact the CFW Sales Representative for a return material authorization number (RMA). Once the package has been opened and the tamper-resistant tags are removed, CFW can no longer control the quality of the product and cannot guarantee a credit or replacement.
  2. Per the T&Cs (, ensure that any shortages are reported within five(5) days and any other non-conformances are reported within thirty (30) days of arrival – otherwise material shall be deemed conforming.

Standard Labeling for Each Spool:

  1. Each spool of material will have a PSI sticker attached with these physical properties displayed: RES (Resistance as
    required), UTS (Ultimate Tensile Strength), YTS (Yield Tensile Strength), GBL (Grams Breaking Load), ELONG%
    (Elongation), HEAT (CFW Heat Number), and Barcode Number.
  2. Each spool will have a CFW “donut label” attached affixed to it with the following information displayed: Size, Date,
    Inspection #s, CFW Heat Number, Resistance, MO#, Tare Weight, Net Quantity, Material Description, Customer Part
    number (when required), and Purchase Order Number.
  3. Each spool of material is secured with a green “Start” sticker to secure the wire-starting end. Please note that once
    the Start sticker is removed, the wire will no longer be properly secured and may shift and become entangled and/or
    under-wound on the spool. To prevent this, maintain tension and/or re-tape the wire end after use.

Safely Removing the Spool from Sealed Packaging:

  1. The following equipment is required for properly and safely removing the spool from sealed packaging: scissors, box
    cutter/razor, and a level surface.
  2. The following instructions apply to wire that is spooled onto CFW-400 spools and sealed into plastic bags (see Table01).
    1. Set the sealed spool package on the flat surface and cut the bag open with the scissors.
    2. Remove the clear box from the plastic bag and discard the bag.
    3. Carefully slice open the seal on the box with the razor.
    4. Open the box lid and carefully lift the spool out. Touch only the outer edges of the upper spool flange.

NOTE: Some spools may require more effort to remove than others due to spacers included in the packaging. If the fit is tight it may help to remove the space first.

IMPORTANT: Never touch the wire. Touching the wire will cause breakage, kinks, fingerprints, or other damage (see Table 02). CFW is not responsible for damage due to mishandling after the material leaves the CFW Facility.

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