The joint interests of the copper materials industry (smelters, semi-finished product plants, users) to be represented by associations can basically be divided into political, market analysis and market support tasks. With its clearly engineering-scientific orientation, the Kupferverband advises industrial companies at all stages of the value chain as well as research institutions, authorities and other third parties and is thus focused on securing and expanding the copper markets. The services of the Kupferverband, which are in demand throughout Europe, also include bilateral or joint research activities and, like the consulting activities mentioned, presuppose the neutrality of the Kupferverband towards members, non-members and politics.
The Kupferverband combines research and application with the aim of creating an open knowledge platform. Special bodies such as topic-specific committees and working groups ensure a high level of transparency at national and European level, including global projects, and promote joint market-oriented action. Intensive cooperation with users, universities and research institutes also ensures a close link between theory and practice and opens the door to innovation. An interdisciplinary scientific expert group with representatives from science and industry also makes it possible to discuss new ideas and applications of copper objectively and to initiate research projects. In this way, the Kupferverband provides the copper industry and the entire copper value chain with benefits and access to copper know-how and research through its network, events, projects and communication platforms.
The Kupferverband is currently supported by 36 member companies.
Chairman of the Board: Alexander Dehnelt, Diehl Brass Solutions Stiftung & Co. KG
We are your technical competence centre
for copper and copper alloys
Our teamThe experts at the Kupferverband have many years of experience in all questions concerning the range of applications of copper materials. They offer solutions to problems in materials science as well as to aspects of further processing, to environmental and health-related questions and to market issues.
Dr.-Ing. Ladji Tikana
Department of Industrial Applications, Materials Technology, Life Cycle Analysis
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Blecking
Department of Industrial Applications, Manufacturing Technology, Additive Manufacturing
Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Ockenfeld
Department of Environment, Health, Drinking Water, Regulatory Affairs
Dipl.-Ing. Martin Werner
Department of Civil Engineering, Supply Engineering, Laboratory Services
Birgit Schmitz M.A.
Head of Communication & Marketing
Phone: + 49 (0)211-239469 13
Mobile: +49 (0) 172 5851203
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