|By Melih Oztalay||
|January 15, 2013 06:55 PM EST||
H&H Metals shares facts about private and industrial brass scrap metal recycling.
H&H Metals processes and recycles a wide array of scrap metals from copper to bronze to brass and steel. Of these materials, brass is one that is commonly accepted, but not usually given much thought by consumers. Brass itself is not a pure material – it is an alloy of copper, zinc, and other trace elements. Because of its distinctive color and sheen, brass is often used for decorative purposes including jewelry, serving ware, carvings, and various art applications.
The history of brass dates back centuries, to the pre-historic era. Due to the complicated nature of heating and creating brass, it was a more rare metal in ancient times. Modern technology has standardized the process and brass is now used in a wide variety of applications including heating and plumbing. Brass has strong thermal conducting properties and is used for pipes, valves, and other fixtures.
At H&H Metals, metal recycling encompasses many kinds of brass scrap components from private and industrial customers. These include the following:
High Brass: This brass alloy consists of 65% copper and 35% zinc and is used primarily for screws, rivets, and springs.
Low Brass: This alloy contains 20% zinc mixed with copper which results in a metal with a light golden hue. This alloy has excellent ductility and is consequently used for plumbing applications such as flexible metal hoses and bellows.
Red Brass: This alloy is also known as gunmetal. Red brass consists of zinc, copper, and tin. The high content of copper (85%) gives the metal a red tint, which lead to its name. Red brass is used for sprinkler systems, valves, and other plumbing applications.
Semi-Red Brass: This cheaper alternative to red brass is 80% copper and includes zinc, tin, and traces of lead.
Yellow Brass: Yellow brass is commonly used for household applications such as plumbing fixtures and keys. It is brass that is 33% zinc and is noted for its yellowish color.
Brass scrap metal is sourced from a variety of objects including pipes, plumbing fixtures, door knobs, screws, and springs. H&H Metals is committed to processing brass scrap metal in the most responsible and efficient manner. H&H Metals utilizes the most efficient processes and technologies to maximize the value of all recycled scrap metal, resulting in higher scrap metal values for clients.
About H & H Metals
H&H Metals, founded in 1978, is a state-of-the-arts provider of groundbreaking recycling solutions. We purchase, process and market recyclable commodities, making it possible for our customers to focus on their core business. H&H Metals is one of Southeastern Michigan’s largest full-service scrap metal recycling companies specializing in the processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Our expanded 28,000 square foot Detroit processing facility annually handles in excess of 100,000 tons of material and provides worldwide shipping for our customers. With 20 trucks, a state-of-the-art metallurgical laboratory and over 60 dedicated employees; H&H is able to offer a comprehensive range of specialized metals recycling services to meet the needs of our customers both large and small.
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Inkster, MI 48411