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Faucets material classification

Faucets material classification

The faucets commonly used in the market today are stainless steel, brass, zinc alloy faucets.

1.Brass: kitchen and bathroom products made of Brass  have become popular to all over the world. It is made of international standard H59/H62 copper. The casting is made by steel die for gravity casting. Its wall thickness is uniform, generally 2.5-3.0 mm.

brass kitchen faucet

advantage:The faucet made of brass is characterized by: no rust, durable, anti-oxidation, bactericidal effect on water

disadvantages: lead is a kind of metal that is harmful to health, international standards require that lead in copper content should not exceed 2.5%.

2.Stainless steel: Entering the 21st century, health and environmental protection have gradually become a new theme in modern life. Stainless steel is an internationally recognized healthy material that can be implanted into the human body.

advantage: health, environmental protection; all materials are made of high quality 304 stainless steel, no rust, no lead, the faucet itself will not cause secondary lead pollution to the water source, harming people’s health, can create a healthy kitchen for us. Hygienic living water environment.

disadvantage:due to the high hardness and toughness of stainless steel, it is difficult to manufacture and process, which seriously affects the mass production of stainless steel faucets. Therefore, the price of real 304 stainless steel faucets is higher than that of copper.

3.Zinc alloy: low-grade material, the density of zinc alloy is smaller than that of copper, and the tap of the copper material is not heavy. From the inner wall, the surface of the zinc alloy is easily oxidized, and white oxidized powder appears on the surface.

The strength is much worse than copper, the service life is not long, and the lead content is high. If the faucet made of zinc alloy is only one to two years, it will oxidize and rot.

Nowadays, zinc alloy is mainly used for the manufacture of faucets. It is die-casted from zinc alloy and then chrome-plated. Most of the faucet handles on the market are zinc alloy.



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