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%.
Each year in the U.S.A., nearly as much copper is recovered from recycled material as is derived from newly mined ore. Excluding wire production, most of which uses newly refined copper, more than three-fourths of the amount used by copper and brass mills, ingot makers, foundries, powder plants and other industries comes from recycled scrap.
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.