Brass, the popular material

Copper and zinc constitute the main components of brass. The copper alloy may have different properties depending on the mixture ratio. Brass is an up-to-date material, because of its good conductivity, corrosion resistance, and high stability. Plug connections and contacts made of brass are incorporated in electronic parts. Bearings, valves, turbines or bucket wheels for industrial plants are made of brass, as are coolers or heat exchangers in vehicles. Owing to its elegant appearance, brass is also widely used for fittings, handles, jewellery or objects of art.

A lucrative alloy

Recycling and reusing brass continues to be very attractive. Nearly all brass products can be used for extracting raw materials. Naturally, the recycling and reuse of brass serve sustainability particularly well. As is true for all other metals, recycling saves costs and emissions. Brass lends itself well to recycling. As a rule, the purer the material and the higher the copper content, the higher will be the achievable price.