Cal-Chem Metals was founded in 1980 as a trading company for copper oxide and related materials. In 1996, the company began operations in Arizona, manufacturing copper oxide for a single customer. That business grew until Cal-Chem needed a larger facility and moved to their current location in Globe, Arizona in 1998.
Below is a list of common copper byproducts that Cal-Chem Metals considers for procurement. If you do not see your copper byproduct listed please contact Cal-Chem Metals to learn more about our services and custom solutions.
Types of Byproducts
- Rod Mill Scale
- Rod Mill Filter Paper
- Copper Mud
- Wire Drawing Filter Paper
- Copper Slag
- Copper turnings
- Copper-bearing baghouse dust
- Spent Copper Catalysts
- Copper Oxide
- Copper Pigs/Sows (large chunks of copper)
Copper Recovery Services
Cal-Chem Metals works with Clients across North America on copper recovery projects. These copper reclamation projects include copper slag recovery, copper mud recovery and rod mill scale/filter paper recovery.
Rod Mill Scale/Filter Paper Recovery
Cal-Chem has a long history of buying copper scale materials and the associated filter media that is used to separate the byproduct from rest of the mill.
Copper Waste Stream Management
Cal-Chem has the ability to process copper-bearing waste material from many companies in various copper industries.
Copper Mud Recovery
Cal-Chem Metals has developed a proprietary method of effectively processing copper muds, eliminating the need for companies to pay to have the materials disposed of. Learn how our copper mud processing can help your company.
Copper Slag Recovery
Cal-Chem purchases copper slag material and brings it to their facility where it is processed. 100% of the slag ends-up at a copper smelter which is an environmentally friendly alternative to landfill dumping.