Anodes and Copper Based Raw Materials
anode nuggets are chopped to our customer's length specification.
The nuggets are then tumbled with a tumbling agent to remove oxide,
burrs and fines created in the chopping process. Tumbled anodes
are then washed to guarantee removal of fines. Dry, cool nuggets
are then packaged in either 200 pound reusable plastic pails or
500 pound fiber drums, and palletized for shipment.
Our bar anodes are drilled and tapped to our customer's specification.
The size of the hole is checked, cleaned and then plugged. The
outer skin is removed by blasting the anodes with glass beads.
Bar anodes are then plastic shrink wrapped and palletized to insure
the anodes are received in a condition acceptable for direct use
without further cleaning.
Copper Based Raw Materials:
has provided a steady market for copper scrap consisting of burnt
wire, choppings, tubing and brass and bronze scrap. In addition,
products of melting opera-
tions, including skimmings, slags, and other residues, miscellaneous
irony brass breakage, and electronic scrap are processed through
our smelter and refinery.
Smelter products are then used at our plants or sold on the open
integrated plant facilities insure rapid processing, accurate
sampling, and precise assaying.
Copper Anodes for Electroplating
· Copper anodes for printed circuits are different from
regular copper anodes used for other items. Our anodes are under
rigid, traceable, quality control checks because we are aware
of the difference. With DEECO you dont have to worry about
surface contaminants oil, chlorides, dirt, etc. We ship
clean copper mechanically descaled and washed.
DEECO anodes are produced by a continuous casting method. As shown
in the flow chart, the anode is produced under the surface of
the bath. This ensures all slag and impurities have floated to
the top of the bath and cannot enter the freezing zone. Before
each addition of metal from the melting furnace to the casting
furnace, the molten metal is analyzed completely. As a second
guarantee of quality, periodic analyses of the solid product are
performed and recorded.
· After all the careful chemical control and high-technology
casting methods, we realize that this material must arrive at
your plant ready to use. We mechanically remove the surface of
each anode leaving a bright, smooth metal surface ready for the