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  • What's happening to copper pricing?

    What's happening to copper pricing?

    Feb 18, 2021

    The advent of the pandemic has led to huge copper price rises, with, naturally, implications for copper cable and wire pricing. Here, we look at this situation, what is likely to happen, and how you as a cable buyer can plan accordingly...

  • Copper - Mans Eternal Metal

    Copper - Mans Eternal Metal

    Jan 21, 2020

    You probably already know that some of coppers’ properties include superior heat transfer, electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance. It’s the standard benchmark for electrical conductivity and conducts electrical current better than any other...

  • CCA, CCS, CCC vs. pure copper – know the difference?

    CCA, CCS, CCC vs. pure copper – know the difference?

    Jun 06, 2019

    Copper can be up to 80% of the cost of a cable so it’s no surprise then that alternatives to copper are constantly being sought. The practice of substituting solid copper with copper clad aluminium (CCA) or copper clad steel (CCS) to save money is still..

  • Copper Update

    May 30, 2014

    Copper has just hit the lowest average price for a month since June 2010, with worldwide copper stocks also down. We will undoubtedly see more fluctuations throughout the year but most of the long term forecasts talk of stagnation with few big surprises

  • Copper Price Beginning to Rally

    Oct 26, 2017

    Copper is having a bit of a rally hitting highs last seen in mid-October. The long term prediction are still pretty pessimistic with world economies dictating when the recovery will happen.

  • Wired - Editorial With Jon Herbert

    Oct 16, 2012

    It would be difficult to write this without acknowledging the current market conditions. Certainly some projects are being put on hold or cancelled and some sectors will spend a lot less this year on development and growth than they did last year. There

  • Copper Update - Cable Theft

    Oct 16, 2012

    When issue 9 of Wired was printed in November 2010, copper price stood at USD8000 per tonne. It got as high as USD9800 at the beginning of August 2011 but has fallen back a little since.

  • Conductor Sizing

    Oct 15, 2012

    There have been high profile cases recently of substantially undersized conductors being sold, mainly in products such as conduit wire, T&E or flexes, showing total disregard to safety. In the good old days when copper was relatively cheap, conductors w

  • Wired - Editorial With Jon Herbert

    Oct 15, 2012

    It’s been a fascinating year – we’ve certainly worked harder, hopefully smarter, with a record number of shipments. Copper fluctuations have been as challenging as ever with a fine line between getting pricing right and maintaining stocks. Overall we’ve

  • Copper Price - What Effect On Cable Will The New Year Bring?

    Oct 15, 2012

    While the price of copper has been threatening to spike for the last 5 years, with rumours of shortages and the increase in demand from the emerging markets, it is in these last 12 months when we have witnessed an unprecedented surge in the growth.

  • Industry News

    Oct 15, 2012

    Welcome to turbulent times. After what was generally regarded as a great year for the cabling industry 2007 has started rather shakily. Copper is dominant factor with the price falling and now starting to recover. If you are buying power cables there a

  • Copper - What next?

    Oct 15, 2012

    After ending 2006 at well over £3000 per ton, copper fell back to around £2600 in mid February 2007. Since March it has steadily climbed to over £4000 – a rise of over 50% in just 8 weeks. It is quite possible that the previous high of £4600+ of last May