Copper is one of the very important materials which the people have been using for different purposes since the ancient times and which is among the principal raw materials of the industry today. The copper has a vital role in industry and it can be used in various areas because it has many different features. For instance, copper has very high electric and heat conductivity; it is corrosion resistant; it is malleable; it can be used for drawing wires, and it is stainless.
Copper cathode is a main industrial product with high purity rate. It is used in producing copper wire, copper plates and various alloys, including mainly brass-bronze alloys.
Eti Bakir Samsun plant currently produces 45,000 mt copper cathodes per year. But when ongoing investment projects have been completed, this figure is expected to double.