The world’s supply and demand of copper have increased vividly, since highly developing countries have entered the global market. So, the demand for copper and copper alloys, has amplified in the past 3 decades, drastically.

Next to its properties which are electrical and thermal conductivity, spring characteristics, spreadability, drawability, ductility and corrosion resistance, copper is known to possess even more unique qualities that make it the best engineering material for bearing applications, pumps cables, vents and generators. With regard to the material copper there is an average copper content of 20 kg per vehicle, meaning a copper demand of around 300,000 tons in the automotive industry.

As a significant resource, copper is one of the most widely recycled or further reprocessed without losing any of the metal’s chemical or physical properties, of all metals.