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A7051: REACH FAQs for Companies Exporting Brass to Europe
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Ensuring the safety and regulatory compliance of brass raw materials and finished articles is a global priority, particularly with respect to the presence of lead (Pb). This piece addresses key questions regarding the European Union (EU) REACH regulation for non-EU companies exporting semi-fabricated and finished brass products to Europe. Updated October 2020.
Introduction to Copper and Copper Alloys
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A copy of slides for an YouTube™ webinar presented by CDA's Manager of Technical Services, Jim Michel as he presents an overview of copper and copper alloys including copper's history, properties, production, alloy families and typical uses of select alloys. (51 pages)
Civilization and Copper: The Codelco Collection
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This attractively designed book published by the world's largest copper mining company describes and illustrates copper's use and heritage from antiquity to the 21 st century, all around the world. Learn how civilizations used copper to make jewelry, ornaments, utensils, weapons, religious objects, money, scientific and musical instruments, machinery and artwork – as well as myriad new uses for copper that are innovating our world today. It is written by Alexander Liebbrandt and published by Codelco and the International Copper Association, 2001. (65 pages)
A9007: Copper Facts

Copper is a diverse and vital metal in both past and present civilizations. Because of its unique properties and history, there are many interesting industrial, societal, and elemental facts about copper that are worth sharing. This document provides readers with highlighted facts focusing on copper's distinctive characteristics.
A1214: Copper Standards—A 70-Year History

Discusses the role of ASTM Committee B-5 and its partnership with the copper industry in establishing worldwide, accepted standards that reflect the great advances and technological changes that have occurred within the industry. Highlights beakthrough areas where ASTM standardized products and test methods have been introduced. Reprint, ASTM Standardization News, August 1998.
(12 pgs.) 
A1309: The U.S. Copper-base Scrap Industry and Its By-products - 2013
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This report is a comprehensive study of the copper alloy secondary processing industry.