Copper Trading

Copper has played a key role in technology for thousands of years and continues to do so in today’s industrial expansion.

Copper Trading Across Industries

Copper was one of the first metals ever extracted and used by humans, and it has made vital contributions to sustaining and improving society.

Copper has played a key role in technology for thousands of years and continues to do so in today’s industrial expansion. Its wide range of uses makes it a popular commodity to buy and trade. Copper has many industrial uses and is a very efficient conductor of heat and electricity.

Copper demand keeps growing, especially in the regions of China. The supply disruptions during a chaotic 2020 continue to further the supply and demand imbalance. Research shows an expected increase in global copper demand with an annual growth rate of approximately 9.9%.

Uses of Copper:

Wiring and Connectors
Engines
Plumbing
Boat Propellars
Computers and TV's
Door Knobs (hospitals)

Copper is an essential component in brass, phosphor bronze, and beryllium copper. In order to create these metal products, copper is combined with other metals (tin, zinc, and phosphorus). It lends its coloring, malleability, and other unique properties to these metals.

Europe’s demand for copper has been met by recycling the metal. 41.5% of the copper used in Europe comes from recycling. This is good news considering the global demand for this metal is higher than ever before.

Global Trading can help source the copper you desire at a competive price. Contact us through our Base Metal Enquiry Form and we will get back to as soon as we can.

Copper Properties

Copper has many useful properties and has never seen a significant decline over the last few years. Some of coppers valuable properties.
    Workability

    Copper can be hammered or rolled into thin sheets and drawn into small wires without breaking. In its purest form, copper can be worked cold.

    Anti-Bacterial

    Copper is one of the few metals that can produce the oligodynamic effect with its alloys being known for their antimicrobial activity, which makes them appealing materials for various touch surfaces in public facilities.

    Recyclable

    Over 80 percent of all the copper ever mined and manufactured are still in use today, and they are all recyclable. Because of this, copper is considered one of the most eco-friendly metals.

    Electrical and Heat Conductivity

    95 percent of all the transformers, cores of electrical wires, and other conductors are made of copper. Silver is the only metal that is more electrically conductive than copper. However copper is preferred as it can handle heat more effectively which is why copper is still preferred for electrical applications.

    Durability

    Most metals corrode as they oxidize. Copper oxidizes by developing a protective layer on its surface, called patina. The longer the exposure, the tougher the patina gets. This green layer of protection can preserve the inside of copper for thousands of years.

 

The applications of copper make it a sought-after metal by a large number of industries. At Global Trading, we believe that being aware of the properties of metals can help you to know more about the materials you are using in your industry and projects. As we have become increasingly eco-conscious as a society it is crucial that we focus on sustainable ways to use metal, such as recycling.

Other Base Metal Types

Steel

Steel is an important commodity because it is extremely strong and relatively low cost, making it suitable for industrial uses in construction, infrastructure and manufacturing.

Copper

The applications of copper make it a sought-after metal by a large number of industries. Its wide range of uses makes it a popular commodity to buy and trade. It’s an efficient conductor of heat and electricity.

Aluminium

Aluminium is the most abundant mineral on Earth behind oxygen and silicon, making it the most abundant metal naturally found on the planet, and the second-most used metal globally, behind only iron.

Iron

Cast iron is highly favoured for its ability to be easily cast into complex shapes when molten and for its low cost. Cast Iron properties can be easily altered by adjusting the composition and cooling rate without significant changes to production methods.

Nickel

Nickel is one of the most versatile metals found on earth and is one of many resources that allows us to live and prosper in a the modern world.

Global Trading Can Help You Purchase Base Metals

At Global Trading we can help you source the base metal your require. We will explain the process and address any questions that you might have. Please contact us at any time or message us via WhatsApp or Skype