December 2019

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Trimming The Tree With Copper

Looking for some unique, hand-crafted, and timeless ornaments for your holiday decorations? See what artists have done using copper, brass and bronze materials to create some holiday magic.

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Keeping Water Lead Free

Copper is the only service line piping material that offers the proven history of longevity, reliability, safety and life-cycle cost effectiveness to meet the challenges required in water infrastructure decisions.

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Chilling Effect

Extreme temperature environments are a challenge for most materials, but many copper alloys are able to retain great ductility as well as thermal conductivity at even the lowest operating temperatures. Find out which alloys are best for these extreme, cryogenic applications.

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The ABCs of HPDs: Increasing Transparency Around Copper’s Contributions to the Built Environment

Copper has always played an important role in sustainable buildings given its durability, recyclability and superior electrical conductivity. Now, through third-party-verified Health Product Declarations® (HPDs), CDA and its members are also providing transparent reporting of material ingredients and associated hazards for nine common, copper-based, building construction products.
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CITA: Issue #115

Get an inside look at the bronze sculpture garden at Brookgreen Gardens, view new works by Browne Designs, learn about The Pilgrim sculpture, Typothecary, Calder and More
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U.S. Needs Electric Vehicles; Our Grid Needs Help to Meet Demand

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more common across America, policymakers must prioritize our electric grid and ensure that it can handle the increasing demand. This op-ed from Zolaikha Strong, Director of Energy Policy and Electrical Markets, Copper Development Association, International Copper Association, highlights the progress and investments that have already been made in EVs by the federal and state governments, and encourages policymakers to further address grid modernization.
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