2009 was a difficult year for the copper industry value chain in Europe. The global financial crisis, which resulted in a severe tightening of credit and reprioritised public sector spending, led to dramatic declines in housing starts, lower industry investment and a reduction in the sales of consumer goods, such as cars and electrical products.
Copper is essential for modern living. It delivers electricity and clean water into our homes and cities and makes an important contribution to sustainable development. More than that, it is essential for life itself.
Pioneering Industry/Member State Partnership Approach to the Duty of Care
Securing the competitiveness of theEuropean copper industry
Copper industry supports electricalsafety
Copper at the heart of SustainableEnergy
Understanding copper’scontributions to sustainability
Copper: Improving health and combating infections
Copper and energy efficiency
Copper-zinc Ultra Resistant (UR) properties make it an ideal choice for aquaculture cages. Upon prolonged exposure to seawater, it forms an adherent protective oxide layer that helps increase water flow.
Eurometaux, September 2013
Eurometaux, July 2015