Creative Ways of Using Copper

Copper – a nice colored metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity is used in many industries, by architects, artists. designers, sculptors but also by common people in every day life, you can even make a new world record with copper or hover over copper.

Copper in your house

Kitchen is one of the rooms in our house or apartment where you spend some time preparing favourite meals. Copper cookware and design copper bowls can not only serve you well while cooking but when you don’t use it, you can decorate your home with it. Copper plates can be a nice wall arrangement, copper pots are great planters, large copper kettles can hold your fresh flowers or you can make some copper pot lamp!

In living room decorated with copper you can enjoy your icy vodka cocktail in copper mug. Why copper mug?

1. copper mugs have been used for drinking since ever

2. copper mugs can offer you chilled drinks as this metal is highly effective at insulating the cold temperature of any drink

3. it just looks cool

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Copper in architecture

Copper doesn’t have to make just cents. Architects use it quite often for creating spectacular copper architecture. Many of the architects use copper because it can age naturally and after some time it will rust to green and merge with a natural landscape. Copper is bright, reflective and has many practical benefits. Sometimes it can add a “retro-futuristic” copper style to your house.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation provides various types of copper for whatever your application is. We offer copper clad, copper sheets and plates, copper fittings and others. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking stuff will guide you further. Download our new application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social Media.

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Silvia M.//SMC Editor

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Sources : copper.org, inhabitat.com, dezeen.com, archdaily.com, wikipedia.org, trendhunter.com, pinterest, googleimages

Home decorated with copper cookware

Copper cookware doesn’t have to be used just for cooking and eating. There are few possibilities how to decorate your home using this copper cookware. It will definitely surprise your guests, make your home trendy, interesting and inspiring.

Copper in a living room

Maybe you think that copper cookware belongs just to the kitchen. Wrong. It can perfectly fits in a living room as well.  Shiny pieces of copper reflect light and add clean and airy feeling to the room. Copper pots are great as planters, round cruets are perfect for cut flowers. Copper plates can be a nice wall arrangement in your living room. They look good on white walls and can be combined to look like a sculpture or geometrically arranged.

A great place for well-used copper pieces is a darker and cozier room adding a historical charm. Copper kettles hanging over the fireplace bring us back to 1800’s. So romantic!

Copper in a dining room or a bedroom

Copper trays can be turned into a wall decoration. For example one horizontal or vertical line of three trays would complete one whole wall. Copper pitches or large copper kettles are lovely for holding fresh flowers. A small copper pitcher would serve as a water carafe on the table beside your bed. Or make some copper pot lamp!

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers customers high quality copper and other metal and steel products. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. You could also download a new application by scanning QR code below or follow us on social media.

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Silvia M.//SMC Editor

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Credits : pinterest.com, whatmyhomewants.com, trendhunter.com

 

How Much Do You Know About Copper?

1.Pyramid of Cheops

The first point of facts about copper is related to pyramids of Cheops. There were water pumping construction found by the archaeologists in this pyramid which was made partly from copper dated more than 5000 years ago.

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2.Dead Sea Scrolls

When people Sea Scrolls, they will think that the classic items are made from animal skin. This principle does not apply in one of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Israel. It is created by using copper. In the scroll, you will see the clues to find the hidden treasure.

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3.New York’s Statue of Liberty

One of the materials used to construct the statue of Liberty is copper. It features 80 tons of copper from Norway. The craftsmanship was done in France.

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4.Gold

When people want to get firm and tough gold, the manufacturer will add small amount copper. The train of gold is soft so that you can mould this material using your hands. Even though your jewelry is made from 24 k of gold, it still contains some copper.

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5.Hieroglyphs

Copper was believed as the symbol of the eternal life. In the hieroglyph system, the ancient Egyptian people utilized the ankh symbol to represent copper.

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6.Columbus

Columbus is one of the greatest sailors and explorers in the world. When he made a voyage to America, his ship was protected by using copper skin which eliminate the bio-fouling or even barnacles.

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7.Copper cookware

Copper is the best material recommended by most high class chefs in the world. The material can transfer the heat better than any other material.

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8.Copper products

Copper is widely used as the construction and frame in water piping and distribution since it can resist from any bacteria. Some products made from copper include handrail, door knobs and finger-plates.

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9.Copper tools

Copper is also helpful to lower the risk of explosion. The tools or products made from copper will never cause any fire or even spark. That’s why the electronic tools are made by using this material to prevent the explosion to occur.

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10.Anti corrosion

Copper can last longer and it prevents corrosion to form. The nuclear authority in Sweden and deep sea exploration uses copper as the protection for their equipment and pipework.

As an international manufacturer and supplier for copper sheet and bronze sheet, Shanghai Metal Corporation produces slitting, edging, and oscillates winding to fit your specific copper requirements. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Our English speaking personnel will be more than pleased to help you. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

Source and photo credit: findfast.org, periodictable.com

William P.//SMC Editor

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The Truth is Revealed About the Health Concerns Associated with Aluminum Cookware

Speculations about the risks of cooking with aluminum utensils have put stress on consumers for years. In the 1970s, a Canadian researcher published a study showing Alzheimer’s patients had high levels of aluminum in their brains. Since then, research has been back and forth on the correlation between aluminum and Alzheimer’s. As of today, there is no clear proven connection between the two but some are still hesitant to use aluminum cookware and cans.

Evidence

In 2011, Health Canada released a study that cooking a meal in an aluminum pan can add 1 to 2 mg of aluminum to your food. But what exactly does that mean? The World Health Organization estimates that people can safely consumer about 50 mg a day without harm. So adding a few mg wouldn’t be detrimental but people still need to be cautious about the amount consumed.

Prevention

When you replace old pans, consider upgrading to anodized aluminum pots.
When you replace old pans, consider upgrading to anodized aluminum pots.

Aluminum has been effective in cookware due to its ability to withstand high heat. It is a great choice for people setting up a kitchen or camping because it is lightweight and inexpensive. If people take safe precautions when using untreated aluminum pots, the health risks can be lowered. One study showed that untreated aluminum pots react to cooking highly acidic foods such as tomatoes or sauerkraut, so use alternative surfaces such as stainless steel for such dishes. Another suggestion is to avoid storing leftovers in aluminum, because the longer the food sits, the more aluminum it can absorb from the pan. Since more aluminum will dissolve out of old utensils, throw away your aging aluminum cookware.

Shanghai Metal Corporation is committed to offering products that are safe for our consumers. SMC strives to provide the best customer service from the production phase through after-sales follow-up, our goal remains ensuring our clients receive all necessary support. Additionally, we continuously remain a trusted, responsible member of the global society. For more information visit our website here. Be sure to join the conversation in our LinkedIn group, Twitter, and Facebook.

Sources: Health Canada, World Health Organization, Livestrong.com

Kristie Kaaa / SMC Editor

Stainless Steel Cookware, the Safe Option

You probably think that if your food is thoroughly cooked, then the food is safe enough to eat. However, did you ever stop and think about your cookware? How safe are your pots, pans, and utensils?

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Like most people, you may be unaware of the possibility of your food being filled with particles from your cookware. If that is the case, now is the time for change. A safe alternative to regular cookware is Stainless Steel cookware. Why Stainless Steel? Stainless Steel resists corrosion. This means that the surface of stainless steel will last for a long time. The materials will not break off or flake. With Stainless Steel, you will not need to worry about contaminating your food with chemicals and metal particles. When it comes to your health, you cannot take chances.

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The best part of choosing stainless steel cookware is that they are extremely sturdy and durable. You will even save disposable income because they do need to get replaced often. As a matter of fact, stainless steel will outlive any non-stick surface. Many may argue that non-stick cookware is easier to clean, but stainless steel is actually the better and the healthier investment for you and your family.

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In truth, Stainless Steel cookware may be a safer option than most if not all non-stick pots and pans. Why? Non-stick cookware will corrode faster and will contaminate food more than stainless steel. Will you take the risk of melting the Teflon coating off of your non-stick cookware? Melted Teflon is extremely hazardous and toxic. Stainless Steel is not difficult to clean with proper care and proper use. On top of that, you do not need to worry about melting Teflon off with stainless steel cookware. With most non-stick cookware, there is a heat limit. If you surpass the heat limits, you may be endangering yourself and your family.

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Melted Teflon

 

Remember that Stainless steel combines many metals including nickel, manganese, chromium, etc. Make sure to purchase high quality stainless steel cookware. The better the quality of the stainless steel, the less amount of nickel will get into your food. For example, if a pot is made from a type 430 stainless steel, then you know that it contains less than 0.50 percent of nickel. The chances of contamination are very minuscule. In the end, the choice is up to you. Research the type of stainless steel cookware you wish to purchase. Make sure you are getting the high quality Stainless Steel that you deserve.

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Think about using Stainless Steel utensils as well. Utensils get washed and used everyday. You want to make sure that the utensils you are putting in your mouth are safe for your health. As far as safety of the food, performance, and longevity, your best bet truly is Stainless Steel.

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