Pure Copper Mesh Screen & Its Many Uses

Posted by Metro Screenworks on Feb 1st 2024

Pure Copper Mesh Screen & Its Many Uses

Copper is a naturally occurring metal, and has been a vital resource for thousands of years. Archaeologists have found copper pieces in dig sites dating back to the 9000 BC. Copper smelting first began in China as far back as 2800 BC.

Pure copper played an essential role in creating bronze, and it was so important that we named a period of history the "Bronze Age."

Copper has only become more useful in the modern age – especially copper screens. At Metro Screenworks, we produce the highest quality copper screen mesh available. Our pure copper screen is made from 99.99% pure copper!

Copper Screen Mesh

How Is Copper Screen Used Today?

We use Copper screen wire for a wide variety of diverse applications. From faraday cages for electronic devices, to window screens, jewelry, wiring, clothing, electronics, and more! Stick around to learn more about this incredible metal and its many uses.

Faraday Cage & EMI RFI Shielding

EMI Shielding is the protection of sensitive electronics from electromagnetic interference. One of the best tools for EMI/RFI Shielding is a Faraday cage.

A faraday cage for EMI shielding built with Pure Copper Screen Mesh

A faraday cage also offers shielding from radio frequency interference (RFI). If you're looking for a conductive material for building a faraday cage, you've come to the right place. Pure copper screen mesh is an ideal faraday cage fabric. Faraday cages built with copper screen are used for all kinds of applications.

From data centers, scientific research facilities, to universities, faraday cages provide an essential service for anyone looking to protect against electromagnetic radiation. All kinds of people build faraday cages to shield computer servers, cell phones, generators and more. Since copper screen wire is one of the best faraday cage materials, we offer commercial-grade pure copper screen rolls in bulk.

Copper Window Screen & Architecture

Copper window screens provide the functionality of regular screens, but offer a beautiful elegance all its own. Use it to match other copper architecture or simply elevate the look of your home. Though copper screens can look good in any home, vintage, historic, and coastal homes are often the best candidates for copper screens. Copper can also be used for roofing accents, and other architectural elements.

For porch and window screening, you may want to try Brite Bronze Screening (pictured below) – made from a mix of 90% copper and 10% Zinc. While pure copper screens eventually turn a greenish color with age, Brite Bronze Screen turns a dark bronze color with age for a refined, elegant look!

A screen porch with Brite Bronze copper screen wire


Copper's superior conductivity also makes it ideal for the manufacturing of integrated circuits and printed circuit boards. All kinds of other electronics also use copper. These include heat sinks, heat exchangers, electromagnets, vacuum tubes, cathode ray tubes, magnetrons in microwaves, and more.

Copper Infused Clothing

Clothing manufacturers use copper for many types of specialty items including sleeves, socks, and gloves, and more. Copper has natural anti-microbial properties. Many people wear copper clothing to protect themselves from harmful bacteria. And, copper infused clothing can also reduce smell from sweaty feet and hands.

Copper Wiring

Copper is highly conductive. That's why copper wiring is so common in every home. Copper wire also offers corrosion resistance which can ensure the wires in your home function for a long time to come.

But copper wire hasn't always been the standard. During the 1960s and 70s, aluminum was a more popular material. But aluminum wiring led to many house fires. So eventually, home builders returned to copper as the primary wiring material.

Copper screen is also great for gardening

Copper Wire For Gardening

Pure Copper Screen can both promote plant growth and deter slugs and snails, making it a great product for gardens and greenhouses. Copper's natural electric charge keeps pests out of your garden, and allows it to flourish!

Copper Jewelry

Though many people love the look of copper jewelry, there is another reason many people choose to wear copper. Many people attest that Copper can help relieve arthritis symptoms. Though this claim is currently unsupported by science, many people wear copper jewelry in hopes of finding relief.

How Do You Use Copper Screens?

If you have a unique use for Copper Screens, we'd love to hear from you. We learn so much from our customers and we'd love to get your input. Email us at sales@metroscreenworks.com or use our contact page.

Order Copper Screen Rolls From Metro Screenworks

These are just a few of the places in our modern world where we can find copper and copper wire screen. To enjoy the benefits of copper in your home or to build a Faraday cage, shop our pure copper screen. As well as our Brite Bronze window screen (90% Copper, 10% Zinc), all copper screens are available in a many lengths and widths.

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