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Copper

 Copper is malleable, ductile and a very good conductor of heat and electricity.  Its alloys, Brass and Bronze are also important conductors.  It is for this reason that Copper is vastly used in Electrification works.

Alcu Products (Pty) Ltd are preferred suppliers of Copper Busbars, Copper Foil, Enamelled Copper Wire and Copper Tubing to various Companies in the Industry.  Our relationship with International Mills allows us to import Copper that is of high quality and conductivity.

 

 

 

Cable and Wire:

Despite competition from other materials, copper remains the preferred electrical conductor in nearly all categories of electrical wiring with the major exception being overhead electric power transmission where aluminium is often preferred.  Copper wire is used in power generation, power transmission, power distribution, telecommunications, electronics circuitry, and countless types of electrical equipment.   Electrical wiring is the most important market for the copper industry.[69] This includes building wire, communications cable, power distribution cable, appliance wire, automotive wire and cable, and magnet wire. Roughly half of all copper mined is used to manufacture electrical wire and cable conductors.  Many electrical devices rely on copper wiring because of its multitude of inherent beneficial properties, such as its high electrical conductivity, tensile strength, ductility, creep (deformation) resistance, corrosion resistance, low thermal expansion, high thermal conductivity, solderability, and ease of installation.