What Are Wire Coat Hangers Made Of?

What Are Wire Coat Hangers Made Of?

What Are Wire Coat Hangers Made Of?

Wire coat hangers are made of steel. They typically consist of a loop of wire in a flat triangular shape with a hook at the top.

The U.S. dry-cleaning industry uses about 3.3 billion wire hangers each year. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed a tariff on wire hangers when it discovered that Chinese factories were shipping hangers to the United States below cost. The tariff caused prices to rise from 4 cents to 10 cents per hanger and drew the ire of many dry cleaners. However, the tariff helped the only remaining U.S. maker of wire hangers, M&B Hanger Co. of Alabama, which produces its hangers from recycled steel.