Copper, that reddish-orange metal that has been used to benefit
civilization since 8000 B.C. is one of the most important metals used
by modern industry.
Prized for its ability to conduct heat and electricity, it is an
element that helps facilitate the world as we know it, and is a focus
of Vale’s investment.
Malleable, resistant to corrosion and high temperatures, recyclable
and blessed with the best electrical and thermal conductivity of any
commercial metal, copper is highly valued for its application in power
transmission and generation, building wiring as well as practically
all electronic equipment, including mobile phones and television sets.