Few metals can be used in as many ways as copper. Here are just a few of its many positive characteristics: it conducts heat almost as well as electricity, it does not become brittle at low temperatures, it is malleable, acid-resistant and resistant to vibrations, and it hardly corrodes due to its protective patina. For these reasons, it has become indispensable in many areas of application. Furthermore, the metal can also be industrially recycled without any loss of quality. This makes it a resource-saving commodity.