Copper has never been in such high demand – and being fully recyclable makes it one of the most sustainable of all industrial metals.
Without copper, almost nothing would work in our modern world. On account of its superior electrical and thermal conductivity, it is indispensable wherever energy needs to be used efficiently. As a result, copper is becoming increasingly important particularly in modern applications – and this is why it has never before been in such high demand. The Wieland Group assures its customers are supplied with the metal on the basis of long-term contracts with global metal traders.
The bulk of the metals used emanates from the recycling process – after all, copper materials can be fully recycled without any loss of quality. In this regard, high-grade recycled material is used, particularly from our own production processes and material returned from customers. This not only conserves valuable resources, but also preserves the environment and climate. The Wieland Group has committed to increasing the proportion of recycled copper materials even further over the next few years.
Long-lasting and sustainable. As a naturally occurring raw material, copper is free from artificial components. It is fully recyclable without any loss of quality.
No shortages. Our customers can always rely on a dependable supply of raw material, worldwide.
Highly sought-after raw material. After silver, no other metal conducts electricity and heat better. Since the 1960s, the global demand for refined copper has increased by 400 %.
Good for the environment and climate. For the production of copper materials from recycled material, max. 20 % of the energy is required that would otherwise have to be expended for extracting copper from ore.
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