The Statue of Liberty contains 179,000 pounds of copper. After one hundred years of enduring biting sea winds, driving rains and the beating sun, the copper skin of the Statue of Liberty not only has grown more beautiful, it has remained virtually intact. The weathering and oxidation of the copper skin has amounted to just .005 of an inch in a century.
One of copper's major advantages is that it is recyclable. In North America alone, approximately one half of the copper consumed annually comes from recycled material. Copper’s recycle value is so great that premium-grade scrap has at least 95% of the value of primary copper from newly mined ore.

What We Buy

Safran Metals specializes in the purchase of non-ferrous metals. We rely on the NYMEX for current pricing, and adjust values continuously so that our customers receive the best possible price.

When you sell to us we receive, sort, grade and process the material.

At Safran Metals, we rely heavily on our customers in supplying us with quality non-ferrous metal. Most of our customers have been with us for many years, and can attest to the time and quality control that we use in processing any metal that comes through our warehouse.

  • Safran Metals has accurate scales that are consistantly calibrated and in-line with city inspection standards.
  • We offer pickup service in and around the Chicago land area.
  • We accept delivery on all 4 of our loading docks, spanning 2 warehouses
  • We offer flexible terms to meet the customers needs and ensure their satisfaction.