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Copper Plate grades

Copper Plate is produced in different grades. The grading is according to the purity of copper and addition of other materials to make an alloyed compo

nent. There are pure grades such as the c110 and there are alloys such as the cupro-nickel grades which have nickel in their composition. Copper has great anticorrosive properties but it lacks tensile strength. To make up for the lack of strength, copper is alloyed with nickel. Some grades contain oxygen and some others contain sulfur as well. Pure copper is derived from cathode copper or through electrolytic procedures to make pure copper plate. The applications of copper sheets are mainly in manufacturing boilers, condensers and in electrical industry. The copper material is highly electrically conductive.

It is also thermally conductive to near 100%. These properties make copper the most suitable for heat exchangers. Copper is a non-magnetic material as well. The production of copper plates involves producing larger sheets first. The Copper Sheet is then cut to different sizes of plates as necessary for the application. Production in the form of larger sheets reduces the production cost in larger quantities. Copper sheets are sold in tonnage or price per weight units. The 110 etp copper sheet price is usually higher due to the purity of the material. The commercially pure copper is used mainly in industrial electrical systems where the electric conductivity of the metal is the primary concern. Alternatively, copper is also used in sea water applications to avoid corrosion and accumulation of organisms which is known as antifouling.

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