Galvanised copper coating combines protection, functionality and aesthetics. Copper is an excellent conductor of electricity and heat, and is often used as the first building block for many coating systems. In this role, copper provides adhesion and/or increases corrosion resistance, as well as thermal and electrical conductivity of the coating.
Whether as an intermediate or final layer, copper is primarily used in the electrical industry, medical technology, automotive manufacturing, and mechanical engineering.
Copper is also part of many alloys that are widely used for their properties, such as colour, corrosion resistance and processability. Examples of copper alloys are brass (copper with zinc), bronze (copper with tin) and nickel silver (copper with zinc and nickel).