Copper use making strides despite challenges

Jun 04, 2014 | 06:28 PM | Saranya Kapur

Tags  copper, Copper Development Association, CDA, Andrew G. Kireta Sr., antimicrobial, alternate energy, Zolaikha Strong, photovoltaics wind farms

NEW YORK — A boom in alternative energy sources and the growing awareness of copper’s antimicrobial properties will help spur demand, despite challenges in pushing the adoption of new applications, according to the Copper Development Association (CDA).

Getting manufacturers to adapt to changes in the industry has been an uphill battle, CDA president and chief executive officer Andrew G. Kireta Sr. told AMM. "It’s always difficult to get people to do something new. Manufacturers are used to pushing tonnage, and now you’re telling them you want a doorknob." ....

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