About Copper

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Copper’s performance can be expanded to suit many industrial applications and high tech products. This is achieved by the alloying process: to produce a solid material out of two or more different metals. By combining copper with other metals, a range of alloys can be made to fit almost any application.

The Copper Alloys Tree

comprenhensive range of copper alloys diagram

There are more than 400 copper alloys, each with a unique combination of properties, to suit many applications, high quality requirements, manufacturing processes and environments.

Pure copper has the best electrical and thermal conductivity of any commercial metal. Copper forms alloys more freely than most metals and with a wide range of alloying elements to produce the following alloys.
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copper alloys range of colour swatches fanned out
No other metal has a range of attractive colours comparable to copper and its alloys. The red of copper, the gold of the brasses and aluminium bronzes, the chocolate-brown of manganese bronzes, the green patina and the shiny white nickel-silver enable designers to exploit copper in infinite ways.

Copper Alloys Knowledge Base

Access the database of conductivity materials providing detail information on 27 conductor materials used in the market today.
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