The usual commercial supplies of pure copper are used for the most critical of electrical applications such as the production of fine and superfine enamelled wires. It is essential that purity is reproducibly maintained in order to ensure high conductivity, consistent annealability and freedom from breaks during rod production and subsequent wire drawing. Since the applied enamel layers are thin but have to withstand voltage, they must have no surface flaws; consequently the basis copper wire must have an excellent surface quality. Primary copper of the best grade is used for producing the rod for this work. Uncontaminated recycled process scrap and other scrap that has been electrolytically refined back to grade 'A' quality may also be used.
Nearly all of that 0.7 trillion (or 700 billion) pounds is still in circulation because copper's recycling rate is higher than that of any other engineering metal.
What We Sell
Safran Metals ships trailer load quantities of non-ferrous metals across the country and throughout the world.
Safran Metals processes all materials by hand, allowing us to ensure the exact content and quality of every load we deliver. In the pursuit of perfection, Safran Metals takes great pride in delivering material that goes above and beyond customer expectations.
We sort, process and ship all metal that we receive adhering to ISRI Non-Ferrous guidelines, allowing us to deliver a consistent product with every load.