European Copper Institute

About Copper


The Metal of Civilisation

Copper is essential for life and of vital importance to society. It provides electricity and water for homes and businesses, enables technological innovations and supports sustainable development.

Copper has a combination of properties that makes it so versatile.

  • Electrical conductivity
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Alloys easily
  • Hygienic
  • Easily joined
  • Ductile
  • Tough
  • Non-magnetic
  • Attractive colour
  • Recyclable
  • Catalytic