Continuus-Properzi International has been awarded more than 400 patents since its introduction in 1949. The company produces machinery for various markets. This includes reliable equipment lines; complete plants from furnaces to coiler to guarantee homogeneity and consistency of all equipment; on-site assistance, technical supervision and assistance to customer's operating personnel; and hands-on training that takes place during installation, start-up and commissioning of the line, as well as at working plants of existing customers. Properzi CCR lines for production of electrolytic copper rod can use either cathodes or 100 percent scrap fed directly to the line. Properzi CCR lines for production of nonferrous metals are applied to lead and zinc rod for the ammunition industry and galvanizing purposes. Continuus-Properzi is a supplier of lead strip lines for the battery industry. The United States office for the company is located in Davenport, Iowa.