Analysis of the development history of modern faucets
In daily life, the faucet directly touched by each household’s water use is the faucet, which is also the last pass to ensure the quality of domestic water. How much do you know about the material of the faucet? Today, the editor will Take everyone to understand the development history of modern faucets.
Since the development of modern faucets, with the development of economy and science, various faucets with cast iron, all-plastic, all-copper, alloy, ceramic, stainless steel and other materials have appeared successively. Among them, cast iron faucets have been gradually eliminated, while all-plastic faucets are mostly used in special fields. Now the most commonly used faucets in households are mainly copper, alloy, ceramic, and stainless steel faucets. The alloy faucet is more and more out of people’s sight because of its harmful health. Although ceramic and stainless steel faucets have their own advantages, they are generally expensive and difficult to process, so the types and quantities of products are relatively small. The all-copper faucet has a dominant position in the faucet material market by virtue of its excellent cost performance.
1. All copper faucet
The pure copper faucet is made of all copper, and the surface is chrome-plated, with high gloss and high abrasion and corrosion resistance. The quality is mainly distinguished by its own copper content and process. The copper used in the plumbing industry is mainly 59 copper. The number represents the copper content. The higher the copper content, the higher the density and the heavier weight. Therefore, weight is one of the criteria for distinguishing the grade of the faucet.
2. Alloy faucet
Compared with all-copper faucets, the price of alloy faucets is much lower, and this faucet is easier to mass produce. Among them, a large number of zinc alloys are used. Zinc alloy faucets are harmful to the human body and are not durable. At present, zinc alloy can be used to make handles of faucets and some bathroom hardware pendants. Because the zinc alloy electroplating process is very mature, and some manufacturers will deliberately increase the weight of the zinc alloy faucet, it is difficult to distinguish it from the copper faucet by weight and appearance. For your health, it is still recommended to buy faucets that have passed relevant certification and evaluation agencies.
3. Ceramic faucet
The ceramic faucet, as its name implies, is a faucet made of ceramics. Compared with other faucets, ceramic faucets have the advantages of no rust, no oxidation, and no wear. The ceramic faucet has a beautiful and generous appearance. Because the outer shell is also a ceramic product, it can be matched with bathroom products, adding the artistic sense of ceramic products and bringing out the high-end temperament of the bathroom.
4. Stainless steel faucet
The stainless steel faucet does not contain lead, is acid-resistant, alkali-resistant, corrosion-free, does not release harmful substances, and does not pollute the tap water source. It is understood that at present, the surface of stainless steel faucets above 304 does not need to be electroplated. Its surface only needs to be polished to show the natural color of the stainless steel, and it can maintain the silver-white luster and never rust. The hardness and toughness of stainless steel are higher than that of copper products. More than 2 times. However, the hardness, toughness, melting and cutting of stainless steel are much more difficult than copper, and the cost is high.