Brass and Copper

21 January 2016 / By: rmmcia

Brass properties

Brass is an alloy composed mainly by copper and zinc, in approximate proportion of 60% of copper and 40% of zinc. Brass is a very versatile alloy as per its properties. When manufacturing our accessories and brass fittings we use brass of certified quality and under European regulations, such as EN 12165 CW617N, which is the one normally used for hot forging products.Brass stands out for its multiple properties, like the following:1/ Mechanical:- suitable for surface treatments, it acc...

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17 November 2015 / By: rmmcia

Copper industry recycling

Resources of the planet Earth are not unlimited. We know it, but the present way of life with a fast growth of consuming together with the raise of population invite us to a reflexion about how we can contribute to the planet sustainability.Authorities all over the world are aware of it, they are conscious of the need of putting the brakes on this process. After legislating about industrial emissions and the greenhouse effect, European Commission proposed later on the application of me...

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28 October 2015 / By: rmmcia

Metal compatibility: galvanic corrosion

Metal compatibility: galvanic corrosion.Sometimes it may have raised doubts about the use of brass accessories together with other metal pipes, for the possible harmful effects on the installation. An effect that may occur is a corrosion known as galvanic corrosion, which may happen with the contact of two dissimilar metals in the presence of an electrolyte or conductive media, such as water.But what is the galvanic corrosion exactly? Within a conductive solution, two metals of enough...

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20 December 2013 / By: rmmcia

Materials in contact with drinking water: state of the European legislation

Materials in contact with drinking water: state of the European legislation on water quality for human consumption. Impact on brass alloys and materials with lead. The European regulations concerning the quality of water intended for human consumption, directive 98/83/EC provides that from December 2013 the maximum permissible lead content in European drinking water should be 10 micrograms per litre. We were actually in a transitional regime that allowed up to 25 micrograms per li...

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22 June 2013 / By: rmmcia

Copper antimicrobial

Antimicrobial properties of copper and alloys such as brassWe present a news article reported on press, La Vanguardia, on June 22, 2013. The title of the article is "Antimicrobial Copper", and talks about the visit of the minister of Economy of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Andreu Mas Colell, at  the the facilities of the Museum of Copper in Masies de Voltregà, and during that event was presentation of the results of a module of collaboration between the University of Vic and La F...

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10 April 2012 / By: rmmcia

Rule in favor of copper sector

Madrid, April 10, 2012. The Commercial Court No. 2 in A Coruña has ruled in favor of the Spanish Center for Copper Information (Centro Español de Información del Cobre, CEDIC) in the lawsuit against ABN Pipes Systems, manufacturer of plastic pipes, for publishing false information on their website such as that copper is a highly polluting element, which facilitates the proliferation of pathogens or contributes to the development of Legionella. The ruling determined that...

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