The Metal of Civilisation
Copper is of vital importance to society. It provides electricity and water for homes and businesses, enables technological innovations and supports sustainable development. More than that, it is essential for life itself.
In this section, you can explore the properties that make copper indispensable in the modern world, including its excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, malleability and durability, and the fact that it is 100% recyclable, meaning it can be reused again and again without any loss of properties.
Select one of the property sections below for detailed information or view Copper is... for a simple, illustrated overview.