European Copper Institute



Where, how and why copper is used

Copper and its alloys are hugely versatile engineering materials, offering a wide range of valuable properties that make them uniquely suited to a vast number of applications. The largest and most common of these can be explored by selecting from the below list.

Copper-based products also play a key role in meeting modern societal needs such as renewable energy, healthcare, more energy efficient transportation and modern communications. Click here to read more about the future of copper, from the possibility of unlocking limitless renewable energy to helping us find greener ways to travel and transport goods.