Copper wire has excellent electrical and thermal conductivity. Copper has high corrosion resistance in the marine environment making this alloy a good choice for salt and briny conditions. Copper is also resistant to marine life such as snails and mussels and has antibacterial properties.
Copper Wire mesh in Architectural applications:
Pure C110 Copper wire is drawn bright and exhibits a shiny salmon red color. Copper is rich in color and contrasts well when woven together with Stainless Steel. Considered a “Living Finish”, the natural color change does occur quickly and depending on the environmental conditions, the end color will vary. In general, under exterior conditions in the presence of salt, moisture, and sunlight, Copper will transition from bright to shades of brown, then grays, then finally a blue-green or gray green patina. Because of the enormous range of Copper’s natural colors experienced through weathering, there are a number of coatings or chemicals that can be used to either speed up or slow down the process. Finishing copper to the desired color is an art and should be done through consulting an experienced metal finisher.