Dowgate Trading

Copper Scrap Specifications


Barley - No. 1 COPPER WIRE
Shall consist of No. 1 bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire, not smaller than No. 16 B & S wire gauge. Green copper wire and hydraulically compacted material to be subject to agreement between buyer and seller.
Berry - No. 1 COPPER WIRE
Shall consist of clean, untinned, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire and cable, not smaller than No. 16 B & S wire gauge, free of burnt wire which is brittle. Hydraulically briquetted copper subject to agreement.
Birch - No. 2 COPPER WIRE
Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper wire having a nominal 96% copper content (minimum 94%) as determined by electrolytic assay. Should be free of the following:
Excessively leaded, tinned, soldered copper wire; brass and bronze wire; excessive oil content, iron and non-metallics; copper wire from burning, containing insulation; hair wire; burnt wire which is brittle; and should be reasonably free of ash. Hydraulically briquetted copper subject to aggreement.
Candy - No. 1 HEAVY COPPER
Shall consist of clean, unalloyed, uncoated copper clippings, punchings, bus bars, commutator segments, and wire not less than 1/16 of an inch thick, free of burnt wire which is brittle; but may include clean copper tubing. Hydraulically briquetted copper subject to agreement.
Cliff - No. 2 COPPER
Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper scrap having a nominal 96% copper content (minimum 94%) as determined by electrolytic assay. Should be free of the following:
Excessively leaded, tinned, soldered copper scrap; brasses and bronzes; excessive oil content; iron and non-metallics; copper tubing with other than copper connections or with sediment; copper wire from buring, containing insulation; hair wire; burnt wire which is brittle; and should be reasonably free of ash. Hydraulically briquetted copper subject to agreement.
And all other ISRI specified grades.