Vice President (CDA)

Adam Estelle

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Based in United States

Adam Estelle is Vice President of the Copper Development Association (CDA) and oversees several industry working groups designed to bring the value of copper and copper alloys to society including CDA’s Brass Rod, Flat Products, Tube and Fittings, and Scrap Councils.  Adam is also a member of the International Copper Association’s (ICA) Global Strategy Team.

As a subject matter expert on copper’s antimicrobial properties, his favorite project was retrofitting a Ronald McDonald House with antimicrobial copper surfaces to help protect vulnerable children and their families from infectious diseases. He is proud of achieving U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration of virucidal claims for copper-alloy surfaces, including protection against COVID-19.  

Adam enjoys work where he can solve complex problems, which he has done by forming a new ASTM standards subcommittee on copper scrap and recycling and demonstrating lead-free brass rod alloys can be safely used for drinking water products. Outside of work, Adam enjoys being a dad, playing guitar, playing chess and cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles. 

“Copper is the ideal material for recyclability, and there is so much potential to do more. Closing the material loop has many environmental and societal benefits.” 

Latest Resources from Adam Estelle

Minería urbana: El siguiente paso para una economía estadounidense respetuosa con el clima

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Adam Estelle

Public Health Benefits

Adam Estelle

Clinical trials prove that Antimicrobial Copper® kills 99.9% of deadly pathogens and when used in intensive care units, copper has reduced hospital infection rates by up to 58%. In 2014…

La ICA cuenta con un equipo comprometido de defensores globales, científicos y expertos en el mercado que asesoran a los responsables políticos y a la cadena de valor sobre cuestiones clave para la industria del cobre.