Brass, composed nominally of Copper and Zinc, is the most common copper-base alloy. Its uses are myriad since it is relatively inexpensive, is easily worked into any shape or form and possesses strength, toughness and good corrosion resistance.
Cold drawn Brass has an even greater tensile strength than mild Carbon Steel. It is both tough and malleable, qualities that make it particularly desirable for fasteners. It is immune to rust with generally high resistance to corrosion. It takes a high, lustrous finish and is non-magnetic.
Fastenings made from Brass and related alloys are widely used in electrical communications equipment, builders’ hardware, marine hardware, a wide variety of out-of-doors assemblies, uncountable consumer, industrial and scientific products and for general use where a rustproof bolt or screw is required.