Resource Library

Copper Development Association provides a range of resources in support of the correct and efficient use of copper and copper alloys for major applications.

Most of our publications are downloadable electronically and a few are available as hard copies.  Use the search option or click on a category to see the publications/software listed under that topic.

If you can't find the information you are looking for, try the following:

  • FAQs - on alloys and applications
  • Copper Key - for equivalents of copper alloys worldwide, their chemical compositions, material designation and national standards
  • Copper Data Center - a searchable database of over 60,000 scientific abstracts from research papers related to the application of copper
  • Copper Life Cycle Data - for up-to-date life cycle data on key copper products
  • Kompass - for supplier listings

or use our technical support service, Contact an Expert.
    Antimicrobial Copper and Copper Alloys
    Healthcare
    alloys, antimicrobial, design, designer, hospital
    Introductory presentation with narration, notes and links to further information, aimed at designers. Delivered at Materials and Design Exchange workshop, 'Bugz - Antimicrobial Materials and Coatings', 31st October 2007.
    Antimicrobial Copper Demonstration
    Healthcare
    antimicrobial, pathogenic microbes, science, study
    Short webcast giving some background information on Keevil's antimicrobial tests and including a time-lapse sequence to show copper's antimicrobial effect against E. coli compared to stainless steel (2 mins). March 2008
    Busbar Design Basics
    Energy and renewables, Electrical systems
    busbars, design, electrical
    This webinar provides an introduction to busbar design concepts - choice of material, how to size busbars and how to optimise the lifetime costs, plus a demonstration of the CDA Busbar Design Software.
    Cast and Wrought Aluminium Bronzes
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, bronze, corrosion, design, manufacturing, property, resistance
    This book, commissioned by CDA, updates information contained in the standard reference work by P J Macken and A A Smith, published in 1966. It contains valuable new material on the metallurgy of aluminium bronzes, the composition and manufacturing conditions required to ensure reliable corrosion resistance - also, alloying elements, physical properties, casting processes, properties of castings, manufacture and design of castings. 1999. 434pp.
    CDA Inc Technical Reference Library
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, coppers, technical
    The US Copper Development Association provides access to its Technical Reference Library free of charge in an effort to increase knowledge of the role of copper in the environment.
    Copper and Copper Alloys in Offshore Renewable Energy
    Marine, Energy and renewables
    alloys, applications, copper-nickel, corrosion, electrical, engineer, marine, offshore, platforms, renewables, resistance, wind energy
    This webcast presents an overview of the properties, applications and proven service experience of copper alloys in marine environments, indicating the potential benefits of technology transfer to offshore wind farms and wave and tidal devices.
    Copper Deficiency is a Global Problem
    health
    A one-page document on copper deficiency in the Public Service Series of International Copper Association, Ltd. 2009. 1pp.
    Copper Education Resources: Biology 11–14
    education
    A collection of biology resources suitable for students aged 11–14.
    Copper Education Resources: Biology 14–16
    education
    A collection of biology resources suitable for students aged 14–16.
    Copper Education Resources: Biology 16–18
    education
    A collection of biology resources suitable for students aged 16–18.
    Copper Education Resources: Chemistry 11–14
    education
    A collection of chemistry resources suitable for students aged 11–14.
    Copper Education Resources: Chemistry 14–16
    education
    A collection of chemistry resources suitable for students aged 14–16.
    Copper Education Resources: Chemistry 16–18
    education
    A collection of chemistry resources suitable for students aged 16–18.
    Copper Education Resources: General 11–16
    education
    A collection of general education resources suitable for students aged 11–16.
    Copper Education Resources: General 16–18
    education
    A collection of general education resources suitable for students aged 16–18.
    Copper Education Resources: Physics 11–14
    education
    A collection of physics resources suitable for students aged 11–14.
    Copper Education Resources: Physics 14–16
    education
    A collection of physics resources suitable for students aged 14–16.
    Copper Education Resources: Physics 16–18
    education
    A collection of physics resources suitable for students aged 16–18.
    Copper in Architecture Awards 13 - European Winners
    Architecture
    architecture, awards, building, cladding, EU, roofing
    Listen to the words of award-winning architects describing how and why they use copper.
    Copper in Architecture Awards 13 - UK Winners
    Architecture
    architecture, awards, building, cladding, roofing
    Winners of the UK awards describe how and why they have used copper to achieve their award-winning designs.
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