WHAT WE DO
Standard & General market copper cathodes, wire rod, round billets, and granules to industrial consumers all over the world.
Standard & General market intermediate products made of copper and copper alloys to industrial consumers in the electronics, metal, construction, automotive, aerospace, and defense industries. We aim to meet the world's growing needs for high-quality copper products.
We market high-purity, high-quality copper to industrial consumers worldwide. Our strength comes from our direct relationships with the world's major copper producers. We leverage our global reach and extensive copper supply network to continuously deliver for our customers who value our reliability and sustainability of supply.
Uses of copper
Copper has a vast range of industrial uses. Copper's excellent electrical conductivity makes it ideal for electronics, such as computer connections and wiring, and copper's ability to heat up and cool down quickly makes it ideal for heat exchange applications such as air conditioners. Copper is easily recycled and used in renewable energy technologies such as electric vehicles and solar cells, so copper has a vital role in a sustainable future.
Copper's inherent ability to kill a wide range of harmful microbes means its antimicrobial properties also help infection control in hospitals and other health care environments. Copper-alloy touch surfaces have natural properties that destroy a wide range of microorganisms and kill more than 99.9% of disease-causing bacteria.
Hospitals use copper doorknobs to reduce disease transfer, and Legionnaires' disease is suppressed by copper tubing in plumbing systems. Other antimicrobial copper products include bedrails, handrails, over-bed tables, sinks, faucets, toilet hardware, and bathroom fixtures.
Copper has been utilized in buildings for hundreds of years as a durable, corrosion-resistant, and weatherproof architectural material. Today copper is used in the construction industry for wiring, plumbing, roofing, flashings, rain gutters, downspouts, domes, spires, handrails, bathroom fixtures, and countertops.
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