Copper cathode (LME):


Copper cathode is used as a starting material for copper rods. Copper cathodes are also used for making alloys like brass, bronze and alloy steel, with applications in defense and construction. Our cathodes meet international quality standards and are registered as LME “A” grade known for its high purity and consistent quality. Ametheus copper cathodes are square-shaped plates of 6mm thickness, with 99.99 per cent copper purity levels which are produced using the Mount ISA electro-refining process.

Copper cathodes meet International Quality Standards such as BS 6017 1981 (1989) and u-Cath-1 / ASTM B-115 (1999) and are registered as A-Grade cathode on London Metal Exchange (LME). Copper cathodes are high-grade, and have the lowest levels of various group and individual impurities.

Copper cathodes are used in the manufacturing of continuous cast copper rods which are further used for the wire, cable and transformer industries. They are also used for the manufacturing of copper tubes for consumer durable goods and other applications in the form of alloys and sheets.

Characteristics of copper cathodes:

Typical Chemical Analysis (data in ppm)

Pb Bi As Sb Sn Zn Fe Ni Co Cr Cd Mn Te Se
<1 0.5 1 1 0.5 0.5 <3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.2 0.5




Dimensions of Copper Cathodes:

Length x Width: (approx.) 1 meter x 1 meter
Thickness :  (approx.) 6mm
Weight:  (approx.) 50kg


  • Continuous Cast Copper Rods
  • Copper Wire Bars, Bus bars, Billets, Ingots, Moulds
  • Copper based alloys and downstream products
  • Copper tubes, strips and foils

Copper cathode (Non LME):

Dimensions: 914mm x 914mm x 12mm.

Weight: 125.00 kg (± 2%).

Net Weight of each Pallet: 2.000 kg (±2%).

Packaging: Packed in bundles tied with steel straps.

Non LME Copper cathode specification :

COPPER 99.99% MANGANESE (MN/ppm) ˂ 0.1 ppm
SILICA (min % age) 0.3 ppm LEAD (PB/ppm) ˂ 0.3 ppm
IRON (Fe/ppm) ˂ 0.01 ppm TELEURIUM (TE/ppm) ˂ 0.05 ppm
COBALT (Co/ppm) ˂ 0.1 ppm NICKEL (NI/ppm) ˂ 0.01 ppm
SULPHUR (S/ppm) 4 ppm ALUMINUM (AL/ppm) ˂ 0.01 ppm
ARSENIC (AS/ppm) ˂ 0.1 ppm SELENIUM (SE/ppm) 0.3 ppm
OXYGEN (2/ppm) NIL MAGNESIUM (MG/ppm) ˂ 0.01 ppm
BISMUTH (BI/ppm) 0.1 ppm ANTIMONY (SB/ppm) 0.1 ppm
ARGENT (AG/ppm) 10 ppm








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