NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The uses for copper are many and the demand is as strong as ever. It’s a key component in home building, from the wiring in houses to ornamental exterior functions like rainspouts and roofing.
Because copper can absorb a great deal of heat, it is used for piping hot water, as infrastructure for refrigerators and as a vital component for air conditioners. It is used in electrical switches and magnetrons for microwave ovens.
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