ECOBRASS®: 994.00 €/q BRASS: 7300.0 €/t

11 February 2016

Main sectors of useand applications

Despite the relatively high price of the raw material compared to other metals such as steel, in many cases the use of leaded brass results in a finished product which is more cost-effective, mainly due to the following reasons:

  • The shape of the hot forged part is very close to the final shape desired;
  • Incomparable cutting speed in machining processes for swarf removal;
  • Resistance to corrosion;
  • Complete and convenient recyclability of scraps;
  • Good thermal and electrical conductivity;
  • No embrittlement up to -100 °C

Due to these strong points, leaded brass is used –among others– in the following sectors:

  • Construction sector: fittings and connectors, valves, taps and valves for drinking water distribution, heating, air conditioning, fire protection, irrigation, handles, locks, architectural and decoration elements;
  • Industry: fittings and connectors, valves, taps and fittings for the distribution of compressed gases and company fluids, small parts for machinery building, elements for signal transduction, etc.;
  • Automotive industry: fittings and connectors, nuts and bolts, screws, elements for signal transduction, power terminals, and clamps;
  • Electromechanical industry: power terminals, wire terminals, nutsand bolts, screws, etc;
  • Manufacturing and assembly industry: fittings and connectors, valves, taps and valves for the distribution of compressed gases and plant fluids, small parts for construction of machines, elements for signal transduction of signals, etc..