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.
    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.
    IS 49 - Copper-nickel Brake Tubing in the Automotive Industry
    Transportation
    transport, alloys, copper-nickel, tube, use
    CDA Information Sheet on the use of copper-nickel for brake tubing in the automotive industry. 1990. 14pp.
    Pub 030 - Copper-nickel Alloys, Properties and Applications
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, applications, copper-nickel, property
    Details of the composition and properties of the 90/10 and 70/30 copper-nickel alloys are given, together with examples of their applications. 1982. 40pp.
    Pub 031 - Copper-nickel 90/10 and 70/30 Alloys, Technical Data
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, copper-nickel, property, technical
    Physical and mechanical properties of the two most commonly encountered copper-nickel alloy types are presented. 1982. 32pp.
    Pub 036 - Use of Copper-nickel Cladding on Ships and Boat Hulls
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, cladding, copper-nickel, marine, seawater, ship and boat hulls, use
    Description of the use of copper-nickel cladding resistant to corrosion and marine biofouling and its economic advantages. 1985. 16pp.
    Pub 037 - Copper-nickel Cladding for Offshore Structures
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, cladding, copper-nickel, corrosion, marine, offshore
    The cost savings available when copper-nickel cladding is used to prevent corrosion and marine biofouling are significant. This publication details how they can be achieved. 1986. 16pp.
    Pub 038 - Materials for Seawater Pipeline Systems
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, applications, copper-nickel, pipelines, seawater
    Gives reasons for choice of 90/10 copper-nickel alloy in preference to other materials for many applications. 1986. 16pp.
    Pub 071 - The Nickel Silvers
    Design and manufacture
    applications, copper-nickel, Industry, manufacturing, nickel silver, property, surfaces
    Nickel silvers are silver/white coloured copper alloys with varying additions of zinc and nickel. This publication gives information on mechanical properties, typical applications, joining techniques, heat treatment, fabrication, surface finishing. 1965. 27pp.
    Pub 106 - Corrosion Resistance of Copper and Copper Alloys
    Marine
    gunmetal, alloys, brass, bronze, copper-nickel, coppers, corrosion, nickel silver, resistance
    This large table gives information on the suitability of copper and copper alloys with many different chemicals. Data is given for copper, brass, copper-nickel, aluminium bronze and gunmetals at three temperatures and shows if specific materials can be used with chemicals giving an indication of corrosion resistance. 5pp.
    Pub 118 - 90/10 Copper-nickel
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    copper-nickel, marine, seawater
    A four page leaflet highlighting the unique properties of the copper-nickel alloys when used in seawater environments. 1997. 10pp.
    Pub 120 - Copper and Copper Alloys: Compositions, Applications and Properties
    £ 0.00
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, beryllium, brass, bronze, copper-nickel, coppers, Industry, manufacturing, nickel silver, property, standards
    Tables of BS EN series of standards with ranges of compositions and properties for coppers and copper alloys and equivalent old British Standard materials. Revision of TN10. 2004. 26pp.
    Pub 139 - Copper-nickel Welding and Fabrication
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, copper-nickel, fabricator, welding electrodes
    This publication provides an understanding of the two primary copper-nickel alloys to allow good fabrication and operational practices. Topics covered include general engineering properties of 90/10 and 70/30 copper-nickels, welding and fabrication practices and a basic overview of corrosion and biofouling resisting properties. 2013. 32pp.
    Pub 157 - Preventing Biofouling with Copper Alloys
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    copper-nickel, alloys, marine, seawater, sheet , ship and boat hulls
    Long term protection against biofouling on marine structures and boat hulls can be afforded by copper-nickel in the form of sheet or as a variety of composite products; hence avoiding costly removal of fouling by mechanical means or periodic re-application of anti-fouling paints. 2002. 4pp.
    Pub 206 - Copper Alloys in Marine Environments
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, beryllium, brass, bronze, copper-nickel, corrosion, marine, property, resistance, seawater
    This publication focuses on the properties and corrosion resistance of a wide range of copper alloys used for seawater service - ranging from commercial grades of copper through copper-nickels, bronze,  brass and copper beryllium.  It allows the reader to understand potential types of corrosion mechanisms for the different alloy types and how to avoid them. 2012. 32pp.
    Pub 225 - Copper Alloys in Seawater: Avoidance of Corrosion
    Marine
    alloys, bronze, copper-nickel, corrosion, gunmetal, property, seawater
    Practical guidance for engineers on the avoidance of corrosion in copper alloys for seawater applications. 2016. 20 pp.
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