Monday, November 21, 2016


Regarded as the first metal that was manipulated by humans, copper to date continues to remain among the most important metals in the industry. Copper occurs in nature in its native form and is found in the earth’s crust at about fifty parts per million. Over the centuries, it has proved its immense versatility as a very good industrial metal with various properties like high malleability, ductility and corrosion-resistance and above all, electrical cum thermal conductivity.

Another notable aspect of copper is that since its discovery it has been used for centuries for building all types of building structures. Some notable examples include the huge doors of the famous Amun-Ra-Temple at Karnak in ancient Egypt were covered with copper, roof of the 9-storied tall Loha Maha Paya temple in Sri Lanka built in 3rd century BCE, etc.


Copper has several important facts to its credit, but there are some that are far more relevant symbolizing its extreme importance. They include:

  • Name comes from the island of Cyprus, one of the first places where it was discovered. Early on, it was called Cuprous which later got renamed as Copper.

  • Used since about 8000 BCE. The oldest metal is Bronze, which itself is a form of copper, dates from 3500 BCE.

  • One of the few metals that can be found in its native form. As such it was one of the first metals used by ancient people.

  • Every year around 20 million tons of copper is mined across the world according to the US Geological survey.

  • The most cost-effective electrical conductor that provides for extremely productive benefits.

  • Ductile and malleable that conducts heat and electricity well, (that’s why widely used in electronics and wiring applications).

  • Turns green due to oxidation reaction. It also loses electrons when exposed to water and air. The resulting copper oxide is a dull green. It is this oxidation reaction that makes the copper-plated Statue of Liberty green rather than orange-red.

  • Is an essential in people’s diet for it is crucial for forming red blood cells. It’s found in foods such as potatoes, grains, leafy greens and beans.

  • Possess solid antimicrobial properties that help kill bacteria,microbes, and viruses. That is why it’s woven into some fabrics (antimicrobial garments) like socks that help fight foot fungus.

  • An increasing amount of copper is being produced from recycling waste materials. In 2016, it is estimated that the US alone produced approximately 32% copper from waste materials.

Bhagyanagar India Ltd (BIL), one of the oldest and largest copper manufacturers in India, offers a comprehensive array of the finest quality copper products including copper rods, copper strips, copper pipes, copper busbars, copper sheets, etc.


Specialist in the manufacturing of copper products, Bhagyanagar India, among the foremost copper manufacturers in India as well as copper wire manufacturers in India, is synonymous with unrivalled quality products and services, covering a wide spectrum of clients in different industries. The quality and versatility of the products provides a distinctive and unique individuality and edge to several applications in which it’s used.

In line with its status as one of the leading copper wire manufacturers in India, it remains a valued partner to its clients who are primarily Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Its copper wire products with its high electrical conductivity, excellent forming properties and tight dimensional tolerances have numerous applications including automobiles, power distribution, semiconductors, etc.

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