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.
Copper Consumption - Copper and copper alloy products used in building construction, such as electrical wire and power cables, water pipes, plumbing fixtures, roofing materials and brass furnishings account for 40% of the annual consumption of copper. Electric and electronic products account for 25%; industrial machinery and equipment account for 12%; transportation equipment uses 13% and consumer and general products account for 10%.
Safran Metals uses state of the art equipment to classify, process and produce a high quality product.
- 54 x 40 American Twin Roll Shredder with Feed Hopper and Hydraulic Power Pack – The first machine in our copper chopping line allows us to sort and chop a significant amount of metal in a short time frame.
- Niton Analyzer – Our X-Ray Niton Analyzer allows us to get the exact component of any metal, allowing us to classify each piece of metal correctly.
- Wire Chopping Line – We can process copper wire effectively while removing insulation, producing a pure copper byproduct.
- Cutting Shears – Safran Metals can cut wire and metal into specific lengths and sizes per the requirements of any customer.