Copper is ....

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. For centuries, copper has been interwoven with the story of humanity’s progress. Its crucial role in society can be seen in our homes, in transportation, as well as in infrastructure and industries. So, what are the special features of this metal that make it indispensible in the modern world? This publication from the European Copper Institute looks at the properties and applications of one of our planet’s most versatile resources, copper, along with its value to our society, today and tomorrow.

Copper is ...

  • Aesthetic
  • Easy to alloy
  • Easily shaped
  • Colourful
  • Conductive
  • Durable
  • Easy to join
  • Essential
  • Malleable & ductile
  • Safe
  • Recyclable
  • Available & sustainable
  • Tough

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Last update: March 24, 2022