Faucets are closely related supplies in our lives, the vast majority of people should have had the experience of buying faucets, we can often hear 25 yuan / a full copper faucet to buy home, 10 yuan / a zinc alloy faucet sale, 200 yuan / a stainless steel faucet …… from a few to hundreds of dollars, are you confused?
Today, I will give you the knowledge of popular faucets, reveal the production process of faucets, you will know why good faucets are so expensive!
Material classification of faucets
Today’s market common faucet materials are stainless steel, all plastic, brass, zinc alloy material faucets and other categories.
① brass: brass is the most common material for faucet manufacturing, international standards of H59/H62 copper processing, casting using steel mold for gravity casting, its wall thickness is uniform, generally in 2.5-3.0 mm.
Brass made of faucet features: no rust, durable, with antioxidant, sterilization of water (the disadvantage is that; lead, lead is a metal harmful to health, international standards require that the copper content of lead shall not exceed 2.5%.
② stainless steel: into the 21st century, health and environmental protection gradually become the new theme of modern life. Stainless steel is an internationally recognized health material that can be implanted in the human body, so stainless steel as the main material of kitchen and bathroom products have begun to be popular in Europe and the United States.
However, due to the high hardness of stainless steel, toughness and other characteristics, in the manufacturing and processing of high difficulty, seriously affect the mass production of stainless steel faucet, so the price of the real 304 stainless steel faucet to be higher than the price of copper.
Its characteristics are: health, environmental protection; product material all use high quality 304 stainless steel, no rust, no lead, the faucet itself will not produce secondary lead pollution of water sources, damage to human health, can give us to create a healthy kitchen and bathroom life water environment.
③ zinc alloy: low-grade materials, zinc alloy density than copper is small, feel no copper faucet heavy, from the inside of the zinc alloy surface is easy to oxidation, the surface will appear white oxidation powder foam.
Strength is much worse than copper, the service life is not long, the lead content is high, if the faucet made of zinc alloy only 1 to 2 years will oxidation rotten.
Now zinc alloy is mainly used to manufacture faucet handles, is made of zinc alloy die-casting, and then chrome-plated, most of the faucet handles on the market are zinc alloy.
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