Copper and copper alloys, suited to a wide range of industrial applications. For example copper alloys offer good electrical and thermal conductivity, strength, ductility and excellent corrosion resistance.
Pure copper has the best electrical and thermal conductivity of any commercial metal. Copper forms alloys more freely than most metals and with a wide range of alloying elements to produce different alloys like brasses, bronzes, nickel silver alloys, copper-nickels, gunmetals and copper beryllium alloys. While pure copper has a lot of benefits like a great electrical and thermal conductivity, copper alloys have very high resistance against any kind corrosion among other benefits. The best known traditional types of copper alloys are bronze, where tin is a significant addition, and brass, using zinc instead.
Copper’s performance is able to be expanded to suit many applications by alloying: forming a highend material out different basic metals.
Good electrical and thermal conductivity, strength, ductility and excellent corrosion resistance are just some of the properties that copper alloys from Montanwerke Brixlegg offer.
Each alloy has its own strengths and weaknesses and with over 400 copper alloys there are plenty of copper combinations for almost every industry purpose. Nowadays, copper alloys make very a significant contribution to the latest developments in renewable energy, communication andinformation technology, architecture, health and sanitation. The production and use of copper are also important parts of our worldwide economy. Copper is simply more than essential for our daily lifes. Copper forms alloys more freely than other metals and with a alloying elements to produce different copper alloys:
• Brass is the generic term for a range of copper-zinc alloys with differing combinations of properties, including corrosion-resistance, machinability, ductility, wear-resistance, hardness, hygienic, electrical and thermal conductivity.
• Bronze alloys are made from copper and tin.
• Gunmetals are alloys of copper with tin, zinc and lead. Gunmetals are well known for good strength and corrosion resistance.
• Copper-nickel The addition of nickel to copper improves strength and corrosion resistance (for example when it comes to marine needs), but good ductility is retained.
• Nickel silver alloys are made from copper, nickel and zinc, and can be regarded as special brasses.
• Beryllium-copper is the hardest of any copper alloy. Beryllium-copper is similar in mechanical properties to many hard alloy steels but, it offers a much better corrosion resistance.
High quality copper and premium copper alloys from Brixlegg are best suited for recycling, which also is one key area of the austrian company Montanwerke Brixlegg.
The valuable properties of copper which were evident at development of our modern society were an malleability, attractive excellent ductility and a capability of being hardened by working. In our modern society, further properties have been developed across many different industrial applications: excellent corrosion and hygienic properties, high thermal and electrical conductivities. Copper alloys from Montanwerke Brixlegg also offer a suite of infinitely recyclable materials providing many different property combination.