Working With Copper


A Guide to Working with Copper and Copper Alloys 

(Including a brief overview of Antimicrobial Copper )

Open the PDF link above to read this comprehensive guide to copper, with special attention to antimicrobial copper.  It will answer many of your questions related to using copper and copper alloys as well as identifying other sources references for more in depth information. 


The TABLE of CONTENTS of The Copper Advantage

  • Introduction

  • Physical Properties

  • Mechanical Properties

  • Chemical Properties page

  • Antimicrobial ( Copper ) Behavior

  • Working With Copper Alloys

  • Joining

  • References 

The Antimicrobial Copper Action Network - Location is in the United States, and serving the Globe:

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*EPA required statement:  Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, antimicrobial copper surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: MRSA, VRE, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7. Antimicrobial copper surfaces are a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices and have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but do not necessarily prevent cross contamination or infections; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices.


All EPA related statements on this website apply to the U.S. market and audiences only.​ 

For locations outside of the U.S., local regulatory guidelines should be consulted and followed.