What is the CCBDA?
The Canadian Copper and Brass Development Association is a national organization founded over 50 years ago to represent the Canadian copper industry. The CCBDA is a non-trading, non-profit organization with a multitude of services available to the industry and users of copper-based products.
Who are Members of the Association?
Primary copper producers, fabricators and manufacturers. Primary producers include those who mine, smelt, and refine copper and metals used in the production of copper alloys including zinc and nickel. Fabricators include mills producing tube and pipe, flat rolled sheet and strip, and rod, bar and shapes. Wire and cable manufacturers include wire rod producers. Ingot and casting producers. Component manufacturers and suppliers include those involved with fittings for plumbing and fuel gas systems, components machined from rod, bar and shapes, brass forgings, and soldering and brazing materials.
What are the Objectives of the CCBDA?
The Association is essentially a communications and advisory group for the copper industry on many levels. Our primary purpose is to maintain and build an association representing and giving support to its members and users of copper and copper alloys, including educators and the general public. Our partners on market development efforts in North America are the International Copper Association (ICA) and the Copper Development Association in the United States (CDA/USA). The world-wide network of copper development facilities includes similar centres in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The www.coppercanada.ca website is a leading source of information on all applications for copper and copper alloys. We also maintain a collection of information, data and periodicals in the Association's technical library, from 1958 to present.
The Association represents the Canadian copper industry on standards-writing committees and with third-party certification organizations in Canada and the United States. A related initiative is to work with all levels of government on issues affecting the copper industry, including building codes, planning codes, electrical codes, environmental regulations, and health and safety matters, with active participation on committees.