Reaching for the sky.
Copper in architecture.
MKM has for over a century been a partner to builders worldwide. Tradesmen and architects across the world value our products. Today we manufacture strips and panels for construction on one of the world’s most advanced casting and processing plants, the Conti-M®, which we ourselves developed.
Copper strips and panels for roofs and facades are made of Cu-DHP. Because we supply our own primary material we can guarantee highly pure products. For this process we utilise exclusively Cu cathodes and single-variety recycled material from our own production. This deoxidised copper is outstandingly deformable, corrosion-resistant and low-maintenance. It is subject to EU standard 1172 which regulates sheets and strips used in European building.
Copper is an adaptable material with a long history. Its characteristic finish makes it a vibrant, distinctive design tool for architects and builders which harmonises perfectly with other natural building materials.
Its familiar oxidised patina makes it resistant to weather and other harmful factors, and that is what makes it last so extraordinarily long. It remains corrosion-resistant not just for years but for centuries – even in sea air. That is what makes copper roofs and facade elements, gutters and downpipes made of copper such a sustainable option.
Copper is conventionally used for roof drainage and roofing on historical and contemporary religious and prestigious buildings, but it has also caught on in fields of scientific application. Its proven antibacterial qualities have led to its use in hospitals, health spas and sanitary facilities.
Typical areas of use
- Facade design
- Interior architecture
- Sanitary installations
All MKM products come in specially made, standard-compliant, secure packaging. This guarantees retention of shape, ensuring that a product’s properties are preserved to the utmost after leaving the factory. Sea-freight packaging is something else we offer as standard. We can assess individual requirements provided they can be presented technically, and offer them for an extra charge.