We offer you a wide range of copper products. In many different dimensions and qualities.
Our Copper Product Portfolio
This is a selection of the available copper products. If you have not found what you are looking for, just ask us!
- Copper coil, strip and sheets
- Copper rods and sectional rods
- Copper wire and sectional wire
- Copper tubes and finned tubes
- Copper mesh
- Copper heat exchangers
- Copper slide bearings
- Copper components
- Copper roller device for railway points
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Copper Product Descriptions
Copper Sheets and Plates
Copper sheet and plate, is widely known for its architectural applications, while the familiar green patina appearance is achieved when exposed to the weather elements. Copper sheet and plate has excellent hot or cold formability and is formable when heated. Copper sheets and plates are also characterized by their high electrical and thermal conductivity and good corrosion resistance.
Copper tubes are most commonly used for heating systems and as refrigerant lines in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. There are two basic types of copper tubes, soft copper and rigid copper. Copper tubes are joined by means of flare connections, press connections, press fittings or soldering. Copper offers a high degree of corrosion resistance.
Woven copper mesh is widely used because of its amazing properties, including its resistance to corrosion and sparks, its non-magnetisation and its thermal and electrical conductivity. These soft, malleable properties make it an ideal material for wire cloth applications. In addition, copper mesh is increasingly used in the fishing industry.
Copper Flat, Round and Square Bars
Copper bars, are known for their electrical applications due to their high electrical and thermal conductivity. Copper bars are also ideal for artistic and architectural applications, as they are corrosion resistant and have a green patina when exposed to the weather.
Copper wire is used in power generation, power transmission, power distribution, telecommunications, electronic circuits and countless types of electrical equipment. Copper and its alloys are also used to make electrical contacts. Electrical wiring in buildings is the most important market for the copper industry. Approximately half of the mined copper is used to produce electrical wires and cable conductors.
Copper Heat Exchanger
Copper is used for heat exchangers in industrial plants, HVAC systems, automotive radiators and coolers, and as a heat sink for cooling computers, disk drives, televisions, computer monitors and other electronic equipment. Copper is also incorporated into the bottoms of high-quality cookware because the metal conducts heat quickly and distributes it evenly.
The advantages of copper
Due to its unique properties, copper has a long history of critical heat transfer components used in air conditioning systems, including high thermal conductivity, mouldability, corrosion resistance, ease of joining and infinite recyclability.
Pure copper and copper alloys have antimicrobial properties that kill microorganisms on contact and prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi.
An estimated 90 percent of households worldwide have unsafe electrical installations, and nearly 70 percent of building fires are caused by overheating of electrical wiring. Overloading, short circuits and faulty insulation cause billions of dollars worth of damage or loss every year. A simple solution is to install copper power lines in a house.
A house is safer because of copper wiring. Copper wiring in the house is not only easy to install, but also serves as a better conductor and lasts longer than any other material. Copper cabling delivers:
Reliability: Copper power conductors increase the safety and quality of the system, improve the performance of the construction and in turn increase the value of the property.
Efficiency: Copper conductors reduce energy losses, resulting in lower CO2 emissions and lower electricity bills.
Quality: Copper is easy to install, offers excellent performance and has a market value that makes it economically attractive to recycle at the end of its life.
Although there are other electrical conductors on the market, all of them have lower conductivity, which reduces system safety and durability and increases electricity costs for the end user.
Energy efficiency offers a three-step value proposition:
- Greater energy efficiency helps society to spend less on new electricity generation capacity and limit the burden on the networks.
- Greater energy efficiency lowers utility bills, increases individual purchasing power and offers companies greater competitiveness.
- Energy-efficient products release less CO2 and thus offer a way to quickly and meaningfully influence global climate protection goals.
Energy efficiency provides a competitive advantage. Copper is the best non-precious metal heat and power conductor, which is essential for efficient power generation and supply to households and businesses. In addition, copper helps to ensure that the products containing it operate with the highest efficiency. The use of inferior conductors reduces efficiency, resulting in wasted energy, higher electricity bills and increased greenhouse gas emissions.
The world population continues to grow rapidly, which has increased the demand for protein (especially fish). However, 75 percent of the world’s fisheries are already fully exploited.
Aquaculture nets with copper-alloyed meshes improve the hygienic conditions, productivity and sustainability of fish farmers who farm salmon, trout, sea bream, sea bass, cod, cobia, yellowtail and other species. Copper alloy nets help to improve fish harvesting and increase the world’s food supply. Copper nets improve the harvest by collecting healthier fish in larger quantities at lower cost.
The benefits of copper nets include:
- Improves fish health and production
- Excludes predatory fish and prevents the escape of fish
- Reduces maintenance
Sustainable, green building is a necessity today. Building homes and offices with materials that use less electricity and water is becoming more of a necessity than an option.
Copper is one of the best material choices for structural reinforcements, cladding, roofing, window frames, plumbing, heating systems and many other applications. Copper can be found both in historic buildings and in new, modern architecture. Copper contributes to sustainable construction through architectural design, building wire systems, renewable energy conversion and better use of energy efficient systems.
Copper is one of the few materials that can be recycled without loss of strength, making it a logical choice in the age of global environmental sustainability.
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As copper is a highly efficient conductive material, it is used worldwide in renewable energy systems to generate electricity from solar, hydro, thermal and wind energy.
Copper plays an important role in renewable energy systems. As copper is an excellent thermal and electrical conductor among the engineering metals (second only to silver), energy systems using copper generate and transmit energy with high efficiency and minimal environmental impact. By using copper instead of other, electrically less energy-efficient metal conductors, less electricity needs to be generated to meet an electricity demand.
Copper helps reduce CO2 emissions and lowers the amount of energy needed to generate electricity. Many renewable energy systems use 12 times more copper than conventional systems to ensure efficiency.
Copper recycling fulfils the criteria for sustainable development and is the basis of a modern recycling economy. It conserves natural resources, reduces energy requirements and prevents the loss of valuable materials.
On average, copper products contain 35 per cent recycled content, which significantly reduces the footprint of copper in terms of sustainable development.
As with other metals, the recycling of copper has considerable advantages for the environment. These include waste avoidance, lower energy requirements for processing and the conservation of natural resources. For example, the energy requirement of recycled copper is 85 to 90 percent lower than processing new copper from new ore. In terms of resource conservation, copper is a non-renewable resource, although only 12% of known reserves have been used.
Types of copper alloys
The performance of copper can be enhanced for many industrial applications and high-tech products. This is achieved by the alloying process: to produce a solid material from two or more different metals. By combining copper with other metals, a range of copper alloys can be produced which are suitable for almost any application.
Brass is the generic term for a range of copper-zinc alloys with different combinations of properties, including strength, machinability, ductility, wear resistance, hardness, colour, electrical and thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance.
Bronze alloys are made of copper and tin and were first developed about four thousand years ago. They were so important that they led to a period known as the Bronze Age.
Copper-nickel alloys have excellent resistance to marine corrosion. The addition of nickel to copper improves strength and corrosion resistance, but good ductility is maintained.
Nickel-silver alloys are made of copper, nickel and zinc and can be considered as special brass. They have an attractive silvery appearance rather than the typical brass colour.
Gunmetal is an alloy of copper with tin, zinc and lead and has been used for at least 2000 years for its easy castability and good strength and corrosion resistance.
Copper beryllium is the hardest and strongest of all copper alloys when fully heat treated and cold worked. It has similar mechanical properties to many high strength alloy steels, but compared to steels it has better corrosion resistance.
Copper Alloy Families
- Wrought Copper Alloy Families
- C100xx-C150xx Commercially Pure Cu
- C151xx-C199xx Age Hardenable Cu (w/ Cd, Be, Cr, Fe)
- C2xxxx Cu-Zn alloys – Brasses
- C3xxxx Cu-Zn-Pb alloys – Leaded brasses
- C4xxxx Cu-Zn-Sn alloys – Tin bronzes
- C5xxxx Cu-Sn and Cu-Sn-Pb Phosphor bronze alloys
- C6xxxx Cu-Al and Cu-Si Bronzes
- C7xxxx Cu-Ni Copper Nickel and Cu-Ni-Zn Nickel Silver
- C800xx-C811xx Commercially Pure Coppers
- C813xx-C828xx 95-99% Copper
- C833xx-C899xx Cu-Zn alloys containing Sn, Pb, Mn, or Si
- C9xxxx Other alloys, including tin bronze, aluminum bronze, copper nickel
Typical uses of Copper alloys
Uses of C11000 – Copper
- building fronts, downspouts, flashing, gutters, roofing, screening
- gaskets, radiators
- bus bars, conductivity wire, contacts, radio parts, switches, terminals
- ball floats, butts, cotter pins, nails, rivets, soldering copper, tacks
- anodes, chemical process equipment, kettles, pans, printing rolls, rotating
band, road bed expansion plates, vats
Uses of C26000 – Cartridge Brass
- radiator and heater cores and tanks
- flashlight shells, lamp fixtures, switches, reflectors, screw shells, socket shells
- eyelets, fasteners, grommets, finish hardware articles (kick plates, lock sets, push plates, etc.)
- ammunition components
- plumbing accessories, plumbing brass goods
- fasteners, pins, rivets, screws, springs
Uses of C36000 – Free Machining Brass
- gears, pinions
- automatic high speed screw machine parts (screws, bolts, nuts, miscellaneous fasteners)
Uses of C51000 – Phosphor Bronze
- bridge bearing plates
- beater bars, bellow, bourdon tubing, clutch disks, cotter pins, diaphragms, fuse clips, fasteners, lock washers, sleeve bushings, springs, switch parts, truss wire, wire brushes
- chemical hardware, perforated sheets, textile machinery, welding rods
Uses of C70600 – Copper Nickel
- condensers, condenser plates, distiller tubes, evaporator and heat exchanger tubes, ferrules, salt water piping
Uses of C75200 – Nickel Silver
- rivets, screws, table flat ware, truss wire, zippers
- bows, camera parts, core bars, temples
- base for silver plate, costume jewelry, etching stock, hollow ware, name plates, radio dials