The Metal of Civilization
Copper is essential for modern living. It delivers electricity and clean water into our homes and cities and makes an important contribution to sustainable development. More than that, it is essential for life itself.
Copper is interwoven with the story of humanity’s progress. Its crucial role in our homes, in transportation, as well as in infrastructure and in our industries is omnipresent. So, what are the special features of this metal that make it indispensible in the modern world?
This interactive section looks at the properties and applications of one of our planet’s most versatile resources: copper, along with its value to our society, today and tomorrow.
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