Copper – The Versatile Metal Alloy
The existence of copper was known to be the oldest human civilization for thousands of years. During the Roman era, copper was mined from Cyprus, known then as Cyprus’s metal. Analytically it is a soft, easily soldered, ductile, and malleable metal. Copper is a chemical element, and its’ symbol is Cu, and its Atomic number is 29.
The freshly exposed surface of pure copper looks orange-pink and acquires a reddish tint. The softness of pure copper (99 %+) is due to its’ high electrical and thermal conductivity; that’s why it is one of the most demanded options within the wire mesh and electrical cable manufacturing industry.
Copper is vital to all living entities as a suggested nutritive mineral because it has an essential respiratory enzyme complex. The adult human body contains between 1.4 and 2.1 mg of copper per kilogram of body weight, and it’s mainly found in bones, liver, and muscles.
The weaving of copper wire mesh offers various mesh sizes. The commonly used wire diameter is between 0.3 mm to 1.2 mm, but the preferred is .6 mm. The regular weaving pattern is the square mesh size. Any weaving patterns and the type of wire can be applied as requested by the customer.
The copper wire meshes can be categorized into three different specifications: Fine, Medium, and Coarse.
The fine mesh offers 50 x 50 to 100 x 100 mesh openings per inch.
The medium-mesh included the mesh opening sizes from 12 x 12 to 40 x 40
The coarse mesh provides the mesh opening sizes from 2 x 2 to 10 x 10
It was a myth that copper brings prosperity and prestige; that’s why various art pieces were made out of copper for decorative uses. Besides, currency coins were manufactured at the mint using a copper alloy.
Copper mesh is very well known to provide a sign of wealth and prestige. That is why you will usually see copper mesh in a variety of decorative house facades in construction. It is also used for durable plastering reinforcement material for ceilings and walls.