European Copper Institute



Copper is man’s oldest metal and is recognised as the metal of civilisation, found at the heart of many an innovative application, throughout history. Its combination of useful properties makes it and its alloys suitable for a wide range of uses that enable and enhance our daily lives. Its most exploited properties are its electrical and thermal conductivity but its strength, ease of fabrication, ready availability in different product forms, palette of colours and recyclability combine to offer a versatile suite of materials suitable for thousands of different applications in our homes, businesses and cities. See the menu below for more information on specific applications.