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Copper cathode Grade A (valid until 2017-12-10; being updated)

Initiated

2017-07-24

Start open consultation

2018-01-15

Deadline open consultation

2018-03-15

PCR review and approval

2018-05-01

Publication

2018-06-01

Preliminary dates are in italics

PCR information

This PCR will expire soon and is therefore being updated. Please contact the PCR moderator to become involved in the updating phase. Dates are preliminary.

This PCR is intended to cover the production of Electrolytic Copper Cathode, which are described in the following standards:

  • ASTM B115-10: electrolytic copper cathode; electrorefined and electrowon
  • ISO 197-1:1983: refined copper
  • BS EN 1978:1998: copper cathode, Cu Cath-1

Copper cathode is also referred to as Copper Grade A, according to the London Metal Exchange (LME). It contains minimum 99.99% Cu and can be obtained by electrolytic refining in the pyro metallurgical process or by electro winning in the hydrometallurgical process.

In addition the following PCRs apply to copper:

  • Copper, ores and concentrates
  • Copper wire

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Detailed information

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Name: Copper cathode Grade A (valid until 2017-12-10; being updated)
CPC Code(s):41413 Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought; master alloys of copper
41514 Plates, sheets and strip, of copper, of a thickness exceeding 0.15 mm
Approval date: 2012-12-07
Registration No: 2012:16
Valid until: 2017-12-07
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 2 (2013-)
Based on: Basic Module: Basic metals
Related PCR(s): Wire of copper (valid until 2017-12-01; being updated)
Copper, ores and concentrates (valid until 2017-12-10; being updated)
Valid location(s): Global
Prepared by: Research Center for Mining and Metallurgy (CIMM)
PCR moderator(s): Claudia Peña 

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