The copper we produce is vital to our modern society and is used extensively in energy generation and distribution, building products and electronic equipment.
With its growing use in green-technologies, anti-microbial applications and its ability to be recycled, copper is playing an important role in creating a sustainable future.
Copper - a world of applications
Copper is one of the oldest metals known to man and a key component of every-day life, from the coins in our pockets to the powerlines that provide us with electricity.
Furthermore, its extensive use in ‘green’ technologies, such as solar cells and electric vehicles, ensures that copper will continue to play a key role in our sustainable future.
Copper is conductive, durable, malleable, and eminently recyclable making it one of the world´s most useful natural resources.
In this section we highlight a few of the sustainable benefits of copper, focusing on its antimicrobial, energy efficient and anticorrosive properties.