What Is Current Scrap Copper Cable Value Per Pound in louisville ky?


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The prices of scrap metal are very dynamic and are constantly changing. Across the USA, the cost of scrap copper varied from $3.94 to $4.02 per pound just on the 13th of May alone. For the most current and accurate pricing of your scrap copper cable it is best to ask at your local scrap yard. If you can show them the copper you are hoping to sell, they will be able to give you a much more specific value for your area. To try and get the most money back for your scraps, it is good to try and remove any insulation from the cable. Stripping the copper down to its bare form is the best way to get the largest returns possible.

Copper is a ductile metal with extremely high electrical and thermal conductivity. In its purest form, copper is very malleable and soft which is why scraps can be sold as they can be remoulded for new uses. It is 100 per cent recyclable, and the metal doesn’t lose any of its quality in its raw state or if it is used again for a manufactured product after recycling. After iron and aluminium, it is the third-most recycled metal in the world, and some suggest that over 80per cent of the copper that has ever been mined across the world is still in use today.

The scrap copper of high purity is melted and reduced in a furnace before being cast into ingots and billets. Low-purity scrap copper is put through a process of electroplating in a bath of sulphuric acid to ensure that it is refined. 

Recycled copper can then go on to be used to make copper wires and cables, industrial machinery and roof and plumbing materials. It can also be used in architecture and industry as well as musical instruments,  jewellery and wood preservatives.

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