Sustainable Restoration with Nordic Copper

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NORDIC COPPER, the product range for architectural applications from Arubis, has developed the Nordic Copper Special Patina to specifically help with repairs, restoration or extensions to historic copper buildings.

Copper’s unique architectural qualities are defined by different stages of oxidisation and patination, which can take decades to develop. The ‘Nordic Copper’ range provides them straightaway and the factory processes involved are generally similar to those taking place over time in the environment – utilising copper mineral compounds, not alien chemical processes. The surfaces form an integral part of the copper, generally continuing to change over time, and are not lifeless coatings or paint.

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With Nordic Copper Special Patina, unique pre-patinated copper material can be produced to match naturally patinated copper, especially for historic buildings.

An original sample taken from the building is used, but initial development can be started with photos using the Special Patina Tool. Once a specific patina mixture has been established and product supplied, the project mix is retained in case of follow-up orders.

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Recycle

Aurubis can also recycle the original copper removed from a project. Copper’s ability to be recycled repeatedly, without any loss in performance, is an important sustainability benefit. All Nordic Copper architectural products are manufactured using 100% recycled raw-material and Aurubis is part of the world’s leading integrated copper group and largest copper recycler.

A growing series of ‘copper stories’ – building studies exemplifying the best in contemporary architecture – showcase the diversity of surfaces, forms and applications available with Nordic Copper today.

For more information visit the Nordic Copper website or email: g.bell@aurubis.com.

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