Because of the superior electrical conductivity of copper, the leading domestic consumer of refined copper is wire mills, accounting for 75% of refined copper consumption. Brass mills producing copper and copper alloy semifabricated shapes are the other major domestic consumers at 23%. The dominant end-users of copper and copper alloy are the construction and electronic products industries, accounting for 65% of copper end-usage. Transportation equipment such as radiators also account for a fair amount of copper end-usage at H.6%.1 Copper and copper alloy powders are used for brake linings and bands, bushings, instruments, and filters in the automotive and aerospace industries, for electrical and electronic applications, for antifouling paints and coatings, and for various chemical and medical purposes. Copper chemicals, principally copper sulfate and the cupric and cuprous oxides, are widely used as algaecides, fungicides, wood preservatives, copper plating, pigments, electronic applications, and numerous special applications.
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