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Official Site of Copper Development Association, Inc. (USA)

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February 2019

Copper in the Cold

Did you know copper alloys become stronger and more ductile as the temperature goes down? They also retain excellent impact resistance to 20 K. These general characteristics have been revealed in tests on 15 copper alloys, including brasses, bronzes and commercially pure coppers.

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Maintaining your Copper

Due to copper's longevity as an exterior building material, it is subjected to long-term man-made pollutants and can, in time, accumulate assorted debris, including bitumastics, tar, soot, dirt, oil and bird droppings. Review some historically successful cleaning methods.

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Forged Products and Terms

The forgings guide glossary of terms is filled with information intended to improve communication between user and supplier. Review it before you place your next order.

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What's New

Copper in the Arts: Issue #110

Get an inside look at Rockefeller Center's famous bronze Promethius Sculpture, view new works by Cathy Vaughn, discover the art of the trumpet, and more.
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New Video: How-to Install Copper-Iron Alloy Tubes

New video provides installation tips for a new copper alloy rated for HVAC applications
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New Video: How-to Install Copper Press-Connect Systems

A Simple Installation Method to Create Strong Joints for HVAC Systems
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