Birla Copper, Hindalco's copper smelting unit, has a capacity of 500,000 tpa and is the largest single-location copper smelter in the world. The unit manufactures supreme quality copper cathodes and continuous cast copper rods.
One of the leading copper cathode manufacturers in India, Hindalco's copper cathodes are branded as Birla Copper and Birla Copper II. These find use in the manufacture of continuous copper rods for the wire, cable and transformer industries, and copper tubes for consumer durable goods, such as air conditioning and refrigeration. They also find use in other applications in the form of alloys and sheets.
The rods are available in diameters of 8, 11, 12.5, 16 and 19 mm. Birla Copper is also a major manufacturer of the 19 mm diameter copper rod in India.