Storm Copper Components, Co.
240 Industrial Park Lane,
Decatur, TN 37322
1-888-334-1477 - FAX 423-334-3389
Copper Foil Characteristics
.001" Copper - Tears with fingers, cuts with scissors, often used in scrap booking or other paper-thin crafts.
.003" Copper - Doesn't tear with fingers, cuts with scissors, shapes by hand.
.005" Copper - Cuts with scissors, shapes by hand, retains shape but with some malleability - an excellent grade for tooling because of its pliability. Indents with a light touch but it will not hold shape if pressure is applied.
.010" Copper - Cuts with scissors, shapes by hand, makes 90º bends by hand, retains shape well.
.016" and .020" - Need metal snips to cut, can be bent by hand, though 90º bends by hand are difficult.
|Copper Buyers' Guide
Selecting the right type of copper for any application requires an understanding of some rather technical terms like: alloy, temper, hardness, gauge and finish. Don’t be put off by the number of terms. When taken one at a time they’re not that difficult to understand. This brief article will give you a greater understanding of copper and have the confidence to purchase for any application.