European Copper Institute

Contact an Expert

Contact an Expert

Experts are on hand to help you with your technical enquiries! Following the announcement that Copper Development Association is closing, colleagues at the Deutches Kupferinstitut (DKI) in Dusseldorf are now ready to help you with the following:

  • Information and advice for users of copper materials on all technical issues: from material selection, processing and use to the application of codes and standards.
  • Conducting material analyses and component investigations.
  • Tailored engineering services to help specifiers, users and manufacturers of copper materials to properly handle the material in process and product development and optimisation.
  • Assistance in failure investigation and recommendation of countermeasures.
  • Innovation, coordination of and participation in customised research.

To contact DKI, please complete the below form or contact

Have You Checked Here?

Below are some resources provided by the Copper Alliance that might help you.

Resource Library – the library of CDA publications and presentations.
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.

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Please allow a few days for a response and feel free to ask any questions, except those concerning price and other commercial matters. We will do our best to respond to reasonable requests required for research and not intended for commercial use.

Copper Alliance Reorganisation – CDA to Close

At the request of their members, the International Copper Association, leaders of the global Copper Alliance, have agreed to focus activities in certain geographies and initiatives, to be more streamlined and effective. This has resulted in the difficult decision to close Copper Development Association (CDA) and cease its UK-based activities, as Copper Alliance transitions to a new structure.

The European Copper Institute will continue to represent the interests of the copper industry in Europe, maintaining its licence to operate through its Material Stewardship and Reputation Building initiatives, and ensuring its access to markets through Clean Energy Transition and Green and Healthy Buildings programs. CDA has now ceased its project work and information service and will soon start the process of winding up, but its online information is still currently available, here.