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Copper
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Copper : 28 December, 2014
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
 
Vanguards of UK industry showcase antimicrobial copper
Copper : 08 November, 2014
Five UK companies are contributing antimicrobial copper products to outfit the Copper Hospital at this year's MEDICA Trade Fair. Stand B03 in Hall 14 is showcasing a broad range of antimicrobial copper touch surfaces in the context of an ICU room, bathroom and nurses' station, demonstrating the quality and variety of products available to healthcare facilities wishing to add antimicrobial copper to their suite of infection control measures.
 
European Commission awards EUR 3.3 million for ultraconductive copper development
Copper : 24 November, 2013
The University of Cambridge is among a consortium of 14 companies and universities that has signed a EUR 3.3 million funding contract through the European Commission’s FP7 programme. Termed Ultrawire, the project aims to bring ultraconductive copper – that will conduct electricity better than any known material – to a level where pilot manufacturing can be planned within three years. Consortium members are adding an additional EUR 1.7 million of their own funding to the project.
 
New door hardware for healthcare facilities made with antimicrobial copper
Copper : 16 August, 2013
Ingersoll Rand unveiled its new ActivClean portfolio of door hardware, made from Antimicrobial Copper, at the 2013 ASHE Conference and Exhibition. The global industrial giant joins a rapidly-growing list of companies marketing products featuring the powerful antimicrobial properties of copper.
 
Steel-cored copper a defence mechanism against copper theft?
Copper : 15 August, 2013
Some utility companies are making power stations more physically secure, while others are choosing to use Copperweld wiring instead. This bimetallic electrical conductor has a steel core and copper on the outside. Copperweld costs more, but doesn't have the same scrap value as regular copper wire, so companies hope its use will cut back on thefts.
 
Antimicrobial copper: guidance on alloy selection
Copper : 03 June, 2013
A new publication offers designers, manufacturers and specifiers guidance on identifying the most appropriate copper alloy for a product where the intrinsic antimicrobial characteristics of copper may be beneficial. Its focus is design for the healthcare sector, but the information applies equally to other environments where hygiene and the spread of infection are concerns.
 
The longest jointless hollow conductor in the world?
Copper : 11 January, 2013
Hollow conductors are used in a number of applications including particle accelerators, MRI scanners, plasma research devices and induction furnaces. Now, Luvata has introduced Mileon, believed to be the longest seamless hollow conductor currently available on the market.
 
Hygiene grants for newbuilds and renovations using antimicrobial copper
Copper : 22 September, 2012
Antimicrobial Copper touch surfaces - such as door handles, push plates, handrails, taps and light switches - are already being used in healthcare facilities around the world to help reduce the spread of healthcare-associated infections such as MRSA.
 
Antimicrobial copper abrasive water jet cutting
Copper : 20 August, 2012
UK company PP Plasma Ltd is now offering an Antimicrobial Copper cutting service, able to cut or process antimicrobial copper sheet and plate. The company's abrasive water jet cutting service offers advantages over other cutting processes, giving a clean and accurate finish with minimum taper, leaving no heat affected zone.
 
Conductive polymer coating for copper fights corrosion while leaving conductive properties unaffected
Copper : 16 January, 2009
A recent article describes how copper has been successfully covered with a conductive polymer that creates a barrier with the corrosive environment while leaving the conductive property of the material untouched.
 
 
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