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COPPER is a metal with a minimum copper content of 99.3%. It is one of the best metals for conducting heat and electricity. It is also widely used in plumbing.

 
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TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

Customers often require copper to be used for decorative accent purposes in sneeze guards, handrails, trim, etc. Copper is not frequently used for architectural metal pieces.

 

Copper is frequently used as roofing and flashing material, but it is susceptible to developing patina if exposed to moist air. Other non-architectural uses include cookware, electrical wiring, plumbing pipes, and many uses in appliances.

ADVANTAGES

  • Strong
  • Malleable
  • Ductible
  • Able to conduct electricity and heat
  • Non-magnetic
  • Resists wear
  • Forms a green patina that makes it resistant to corrosion

DISADVANTAGES

  • Expensive
  • Develops a green patina as a result of long exposure to moist air
  • Must be coated with lacquer to help preserve the finish

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