As a leader in manufacturing environmentally friendly copper alloys serving designers, engineers and OEMs, Concast Metal Products created GreenAlloys.com to serve as a resource for the metal industry. Bronze metals have always been recyclable, sustainable and environmentally friendly. At Concast Metal Products, a manufacturer of bars, tubes and shapes in copper alloys, we promise to deliver a range of alloys of the future that are free of the elements that threaten health and the environment, yet still perform in the manner for which they were intended – we call them “GreenAlloys™.” GreenAlloys™ have extremely low-lead content, often as low as 0.05%. Concast manufactures a wide selection of alloys, in which we replace lead with other elements while still offering exceptional lubricity, tightness, wear, strength, hardness and machinablity.
In response to the potential health hazards surrounding the use of lead in commercial and residential water handling applications, California has adopted legislation stating that all plumbing fixtures installed in the state by 2010 must be lead free. Additionally, other states are considering whether to follow in the same path as California. Always ahead of the curve, Concast’s current product line meets the 2010 regulatory requirements.
Today, our commitment continues with the introduction of Eco Brass® C87850, which is a lead free brass material commercially developed by Sambo Copper Alloy Company Ltd., the leading Japanese manufacturer of Brass Mill Products. Eco Brass® is a lead-free silicon brass with excellent strength and corrosion resistance characteristics while still maintaining good machining characteristics.
Federalloy was Concast’s first venture in marketing GreenAlloys™. In fact, since 1993, Concast has been the only foundry in the nation licensed to produce the Federalloy series of lead-free copper alloys. The company joined forces with Federal Metal Company, who developed the Federalloy® group of alloys, such as C89831 and C89835, which replaced lead with bismuth in a special patented process. These alloys are now available and are providing the same recyclable qualities but without the health risks associated with lead. Concast has continued its green course by casting aluminum bronzes and other alloys with elements that pose no known health risks.
Concast proceeded to introduce new alloys such as Envirobrass™ C89520, a selenium bismuth replacement for lead and its own proprietary low-lead alloys. The company is also promoting higher grade alloys that do not contain lead such as C90300 and has provided a complete list of these GreenAlloys™.
Concast is an industry leader as a single-source supplier, offering both Leaded Bronze and Aluminum Bronze products to its customers. Concast’s position as a market leader is built upon strength and stability. With a sharp focus on evolving technologies, quality control and a high level of customer service, Concast continues to excel in the manufacturing of quality-crafted casting for today’s demanding market.
Concast Metal Products traces its roots to 1891 when it began production of brass and bronze ingots in Pittsburgh, PA. Since 1960, Concast has been producing continuous cast copper alloys. The company’s experienced and knowledgeable team is comprised of some of the most skilled craftsmen working today – each being a specialist dedicated to the task of producing superior products for a diverse customer base. They continually refine the process and are always pushing toward greater improvements.