About us

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COPPER-LINES.K SARL based in Strasbourg, France, was founded in 2007 as an engineering company in the field of development of equipment and technology for copper scrap recycling. Relying on the scientific and manufacturing experience of worldwide manufacturers, Copper-Lines.K developed and proposes modern technology and equipment for electrotechnical copper goods production from scrap.

Currently there is a stable growth in the volume of consumption of copper products from secondary materials, due to the general increase in the consumption of copper products against the background of a reduction in the reserves of the mineral resource base. The existing classical major plants, focused on the processing of mineral resources, with incomplete loading of production facilities and the turning to use secondary copper resources, become unprofitable. The competitiveness of a company in this industry is largely determined by its cost structure, and therefore, the cutting down of costs for the purchase of raw materials due to the transition to scrap instead of the traditionally used cathodes makes it possible to form the most competitive price offer, which ultimately contributes to faster product promotion in the market.

As you know, the quality of electrotechnical copper goods production from copper scrap is a worldwide problem. All around the world use copper cathodes for achieving the required electrical conductivity. Our company has designed a unique Fire Refining Technology and equipment for copper scrap (Cu>92%) reprocessing and utilizing, which makes possible to eliminate the stage of electrolysis and cathodes remelting. And besides the economy on raw materials, an additional advantage is achieved by halving the process time.

Our company proposes a unique fire refining technology and wide range of equipment enabling the transformation of copper scrap into copper products for electrical purposes:

  • Melting Furnaces,
  • Fire Refining furnaces,
  • Mixing (holding) furnaces,
  • Slag Furnaces,
  • Continuous Casting Lines (analogue CCR and SCR),
  • Horizontal and Vertical Continuous Casting machine,
  • Anode Casting machine,
  • Copper Cathode complex,
  • Rolling mills,
  • Annealing equipment for soften wire
  • Gas cleaning units etc.

Through COPPER-LINES.K participation and experience in the development of this technology, we offer:

  • Service of equipment design for defined parameters,
  • Information and technical support,
  • Start-up assistance and stuff training,
  • Technical oversight.

Furthermore, we realize “package solutions”, engineering and equipment packages for modernizing and optimizing existing plants, for any technological stages of copper recycling, as well as turnkey innovative refining technology for existing manufacturing processes. These technology packages aim at increasing the metal yield and metallurgical efficiency, and at optimizing energy utilization by improving process technology.

The proposed complexes give the opportunity to organize the integral copper scrap reprocessing cycle, to partly obviate the weak points of the existing technologies, to produce electrotechnical application quality copper from scrap expelling electrolytic refining and cathode melting technological stages and considerably increase of production effectiveness, profitability and raw material flexibility. The minimum total economic effect is about $250- 300 per ton.

This combination of technology and operating equipment provides the following advantages:

  • Very high productivity from compact pieces of capital equipment.
  • An ability to transit to scrap of lower grades while surpassing the quality requirements for traditional fire-refined copper.
  • A production method that enables air pollution emissions to be more tightly and easily controlled.
  • The ability to get final production with controlled low level of oxygen

Our copper refining technology allows the use of higher-impurity raw materials, and still produce premium quality refined copper in FRHC standard. In some applications, copper produced by this method may compete with copper that underwent electrolytic refining.