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21.10.2022 - Blog

Copper alloy

A popular and versatile material

Copper is a popular and versatile material.

The coveted raw material copper is also called the ore of the island of Cyprus. This suggests that it was one of the first to be found there.


Thanks to its excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, copper can be found in many areas of electrical and plumbing engineering. This material is also popular for artists due to its good malleability.

From copper to copper alloy

In brass, copper forms a compound with zinc. This alloy has a higher corrosion protection and a higher degree of hardness than pure copper.