Copper

Our Brochures

Contact Us

Social Media

It is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Copper is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, as a building material, and as a constituent of various metal alloys, such as sterling silver used in jewelry, cupronickel used to make marine hardware and coins, and constantan used in strain gauges and thermocouples for temperature measurement.

General Characteristics

Unlike metals with incomplete d-shells, metallic bonds in copper are lacking a covalent character and are relatively weak. This observation explains the low hardness and high ductility of single crystals of copper. The softness of copper partly explains its high electrical conductivity (59.6×106 S/m) and high thermal conductivity, second highest (second only to silver) among pure metals at room temperature. This is because the resistivity to electron transport in metals at room temperature originates primarily from scattering of electrons on thermal vibrations of the lattice, which are relatively weak in a soft metal.

Copper is one of a few metallic elements with a natural color other than gray or silver. Pure copper is orange-red and acquires a reddish tarnish when exposed to air. This is due to the low plasma frequency of the metal, which lies in the red part of the visible spectrum, causing it to absorb the higher-frequency green and blue colors.

Copper ALLOYS
Chemical Composition
Numerous copper alloys have been formulated, many with important uses. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Bronze usually refers to copper-tin alloys, but can refer to any alloy of copper such as aluminium bronze. Copper is one of the most important constituents of silver and karat gold solders used in the jewelry industry, modifying the color, hardness and melting point of the resulting alloys.

Non-magnetic material with high ductility, electrical and thermal conductivity and fatigue resistance.

Reasonable mechanical mechanical properties, with low friction coefficient, good resistance to impact, corrosion and ease of welding. Basic use in the electrical industry.

%Cu

%Sn

%Pb

%Zn

%Fe

Rem.

4,2 – 5,8

0,05 max.

0,3 max.

0,1 max.

Mechanical and Physical Properties

Factor

Tensile Strength, Kg/mm2

Yield Point, Kg/mm2

Elongation, %

Typical Hardness, HB (10mm/500kg)

Thermal Conductivity, BTU.Ft / (hr.Ft².°F) a 68 °F

Coefficient Of Thermal Expansion, 10-6 pulg/pulg/°F (68 – 572 °F)

Electrical Conductivity, % IACS a 68 °F

Maximum Operating Temperature, °C

Maximum Operating Pressure, Kg/mm2

Quantity

32,3

13,3

14

66

 40

9,9

15

280

Scroll to Top

Energy Transition

Platform Ideas sees a cleaner, more resilient future, leading the transition from conventional energy sources to cutting-edge sustainable alternatives. Our commitment to innovation drives us to explore and apply green energy technologies, placing Platform Ideas at the forefront of the changing energy landscape. From renewable energy projects to green commodity solutions, our Energy Transition initiatives symbolize a bold step toward a carbon-neutral future.

Environment

Our commitment to environmental protection takes center stage. At Platform Ideas, we are aware of our profound responsibility to the planet, and our Environment section reflects our dedication to preserving and enhancing the natural world. Through meticulous ecological practices, sustainable solutions and a relentless pursuit of green technologies, we actively strive to minimize our environmental impact.

Social

Our commitment to social impact is as integral to our identity as it is to our operations. At Platform Ideas, we realize that our success is closely tied to the well-being of the communities we serve. In this section, we delve into our wide range of social initiatives, from community engagement programs to partnerships that uplift and empower. Our goal is to contribute positively to the social fabric around us. At Platform Ideas, our commitment goes beyond business: it is a commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those with whom we interact.

Technology & Innovation

At Platform Ideas, we believe in the transformative power of technology. From cutting-edge data analytics that optimize supply chains to integrating eco-friendly technologies into our green energy solutions, we leverage innovation to stay at the forefront of industry advancements, showcasing our efforts to not only adapt to technological evolution, but to actively drive it forward, ensuring that our clients benefit from the most efficient, sustainable and future-proof solutions.

Energy

Our commitment to excellence is perfectly aligned with the demands of today's dynamic markets. Our product range spans a wide variety, from high-quality raw materials and precision fuels to cutting-edge green energy solutions. Our meticulously crafted products are designed to exceed expectations. At Platform Ideas, our vision transcends mere supply; it is about providing comprehensive energy solutions that drive businesses towards success, innovation and sustainability in an ever-evolving energy landscape.

Ore / precious metals

In our minerals and precious metals products section. Here we present a collection of exceptional products meticulously selected and chosen for a variety of applications. Platform Ideas is your trusted partner for excellence, innovation and reliability in all facets of the minerals and precious metals industry. Explore our collection and discover a world of opportunities that redefine the boundaries of what these extraordinary resources can achieve.

Around the world

In our "Around the World" section, we embark on a virtual journey around the world with Platform Ideas, where we explore the diverse impact of our products and solutions. From contributing to sustainable initiatives in environmentally conscious regions to driving essential industries in dynamic markets, our influence is felt on every continent.