ICDC - The Indian Copper Development Centre

The Indian Copper Development Centre (ICDC) is a non-trading and non-profit making organisation. Founded in the year 1966, the Centre encourages effective, efficient and right use of copper and copper alloys, promoting and developing market for copper on the basis of techno-economic considerations and providing suitable guidance to the Indian Industry to enhance their capability in terms of both quality and variety. The Center provides services aimed at overall growth and development of copper-based industry comprising of both manufacturers and users.

  • ICDC collects and documents books, journals, reprints of published articles, technical reports, bibliographies, slides and films from various sources throughout the world.

  • The Centre regularly organizes seminars, symposia, conferences, and technical meetings in which both Indian and overseas experts are invited to participate.

  • ICDC provides a variety of technical services which include preparation of technical reports, feasibility studies, assistance in expansion, product/process diversification programmes etc.

  • ICDC while providing effective technical services also acts as an effective liaison body between manufacturers, users, technology developers, equipment suppliers, industries, research institutions and government bodies

  • In-plant lecture courses and training programmes, clinics and workshops are arranged both for individual and groups of industries.

  • The Centre also conducts special awareness creation programmes on copper.

  • ICDC identifies both potential areas of research while also actively assisting and participating in industrial R&D projects.

  • Market Opportunities for Copper & Copper Alloy Tubes in India

  • Proceedings of a seminar held in Mumbai on 28th April, 2014

  • Continuous Extrusion Technology for Copper Products

  • Proceedings of a seminar held in Mumbai on 14th September, 2013 (5 papers)

    Discusses continuous extrusion technology (CONFORM™), its metallurgical aspects, advantages & limitations of the process, comparison with conventional extrusion process and usage of copper & copper alloys in large turbogenerators.

  • Technological Advances in Copper CCR Rod Manufacture & Downstream Processing.

  • Proceedings of a seminar held in Mumbai on 30th November, 2014.

    Describes the technological advances and challenges ahead for CC rod manufacture (ETP copper, OF copper & copper conductor alloys) and downstream processing to wire & strip; wire breakage – causes & remedies; expectations of CC rod users; developments in hot rolling compound for CC rods and wire drawing lubricants; prospects in railways; and solutions to packaging related problems.

  • Prospects Of Copper in Transformer and Motor

  • Proceedings of a seminar held in Mumbai on 20th September, 2014 (10 papers)

    Discusses usage of copper conductors in various types of transformers and motors, copper foils for transformer winding, manufacture of short circuit rings for traction motors.

  • Directory of Indian Copper Industries, 9th Edition – February, 2013

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  • Directory of Indian Suppliers of Equipments & Consumables for Copper & Copper Alloy Industries - 1st Edition, 2011

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Import data

  • 22110 kgs. of 'Copper Wire' imported at CHENNAI SEA port in July, 2016.
  • 27480 kgs. of 'Copper Ingot' imported at DADRI - STTPL (CFS) port in July, 2016.

Export data

  • 1385 kgs. of 'Brass Rod' exported from JNPT port in September, 2016.
  • 14700 kgs. of 'Brass Artware' exported from KOLKATA SEA port in June, 2016.

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