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1. GreenAlloys have a proven track record.

Unlike many manufacturers who are making promises of future products, GreenAlloys are available now and have an impressive track record. There are millions of pounds of low-lead and no-lead alloys in service today that are produced by Concast, all with very positive customer feedback.

2. GreenAlloys are the first of their kind.

A group of alloys, which include C89831 and C89844, are produced using a patented process in which lead is replaced with bismuth to create pressure-tight plumbing fittings and fixtures. It also has excellent machinability. Concast is one of the few continuous cast foundries in the nation that produces this series of lead-free copper alloys. Started in 1891, the company's experienced and knowledgeable team is composed 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.

3. GreenAlloys are environmentally friendly.

Concast produces a full range of regulatory-compliant GreenAlloys that have extremely low lead content, often as low as 0.05%. Lead in water-handling fixtures, especially those made of brass, can leach into drinking water in significant levels, posing a health hazard. GreenAlloys are free of the elements that impact health and the environment and still perform in the manner for which they were intended. At Concast, we manufacture a wide selection of these copper alloys in which we replace lead with other elements while still offering exceptional lubricity, tightness, wear, strength, hardness and machinability.

4. GreenAlloys keep you ahead of the curve.

The green movement is happening in nearly every industry - it's a long-term trend. Progressive companies know that consumers are demanding eco-friendly products. Even state governments are taking action. One state, with others expected to follow, has already passed a law declaring that by 2010, no valve or fixture in the state can contain more than 0.25% percent lead. By choosing Concast's regulatory-compliant, lead-free copper alloys, your company will be ahead of the curve and will be recognized in doing its part in caring for the environment.

5. GreenAlloys are exceptional quality.

Within GreenAlloys, lead is replaced by other elements, but the product still offers exceptional lubricity, tightness, wear, strength, hardness and machinability. The quality of the alloys remains exceptional while the worries surrounding the use of lead disappear. Concast remains ahead of the curve with GreenAlloys. In fact, we've been producing environmentally friendly products for the past fifteen years, all with far-reaching applications.

6. GreenAlloys are SCS certified.

GreenAlloys meet the high standards required to receive certification from Scientific Certification Systems. Founded in 1984, SCS is a leading third-party provider of certification, auditing and testing services, and standards. Their goal is to recognize the highest levels of performance in food safety and quality, environmental protection and social responsibility in the private and public sectors, and to stimulate continuous improvement in sustainable development.

7. GreenAlloys have an impressive history.

Concast has been producing continuous cast products since 1960. We've anticipated market needs and have stayed ahead of the curve for the past fifteen years by focusing production on our lead-free, environmentally friendly products known as GreenAlloys. At Concast, we recognize that the green movement is here to stay.

8. GreenAlloys offer a wide range of choices.

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 machinability. At Concast you can choose from many manufacturing lines including Eco Brass, Standard GreenAlloys and Custom Alloys.

9. GreenAlloys are fast and efficient.

Concast maintains the largest inventory of standard stock, continuous-cast alloys in North America. Concast's speed quoting service along with its state-of-the-art tracking and ordering systems ensurers that Concast will deliver the fastest inventory turns in the industry. The company's dedicated team facilitates orders, ensuring quick, efficient and professional service. Because Concast has the ability to machine molds and dies on site, orders are processed from beginning to end under the same roof - saving time and guaranteeing quality.

10. GreenAlloys are highly specialized.

In order to continually meet the rigorous demands of an increasingly specialized customer base, each step in Concast's quality control process is approached with a dedication to excellence. When customers request special alloys and special sizes, Concast responds with products designed to meet their exacting specifications. Almost any extruded shape profile can be produced using continuous-cast technology. The Concast team takes pride in their work, producing the finest metal products in the industry, and they welcome the challenge of meeting a customer's unique requirements.