Copper is the only common metal found in its metallic state. This fact coupled with its easy workability led to its widespread use beginning in ancient times. Copper is recovered in various forms including sulfides, carbonates, and oxide.
Copper’s outstanding electrical and thermal properties lead to a range of high volume applications in piping and electronics. Copper chemical applications are varied and include electroplating, dyes, algaecides, heat stabilizers, and catalysts.
Shepherd manufactures a range of copper compounds which include standard products and customized versions of these products. Our development work with copper results in a body of knowledge which supports future work to synthesize new compounds.