The article deals with the issue of wastes from the predominantly imported raw material sources of drawn high-carbon and low-carbon wire. The acquired knowledge is based on an analysis in a selected spectrum of branches and disciplines dealing with the processing of wire and wire products in the conditions of the Czech Republic. Causal analysis, factor analysis and marketing segmentation have been performed. The result of the research is the display of economic opportunities to achieve a higher added value of the selected product group in the wired program fields of expertise. Compared to the global wire producer in South Korea, the Czech Republic has abandoned a number of product lines in the field of brushes, springs, fasteners of secondary metallurgy, textile and leather haberdashery, electrotechnics requiring a higher proportion of human work, manual and craftsmanship skills. The authors come up with a proposal to restore some craftsmanship skills using protected workshops.Keywords: High-carbon wire, low-carbon wire, technological waste, recycling of technological waste from wire, added value, protected workshops.
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