ECO Solutions from The Brass Warehouse
The Brass Warehouse offers ECO BRASS® and ECO BRONZE® lines of silicon-based copper alloys when you need eco-friendly and lead-free plumbing parts.
ECO BRASS® and ECO BRONZE® high performance, lead-free* silicon brass alloy fittings make a great replacement option for outdated leaded fittings. And the corrosion resistance properties of ECO BRASS® and ECO BRONZE® make these an excellent solution for water supply and plumbing applications as well as building projects.
Advantages of ECO BRASS® and ECO BRASS®
- No lead, no arsenic, and no bismuth added
- Compliant with S.3874, Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act
- 100% recyclable
- Dezincification** corrosion resistant (DZR)
- Stress corrosion cracking resistant
- Solders and brazes with standard materials
- Wear resistance equal to commercial bronze
- Strength comparable to annealed 303 stainless
ECO BRASS® Rod
Choose ECO BRASS® Rod (C69300) a high-performance, lead-free* brass for plumbing, bushings, bearings, and more. It forms well to make brass fittings. Discover your brass rod options available at The Brass Warehouse, including featured products, here.
Look for the E-Shield
When you need to find lead-free* brass options, look for the E-Shield. The E-Shield represents the ECO BRASS® and ECO BRONZE® lines of silicon-based copper alloys.
The E-Shield logo was developed to represent these lines and to represent strength, safety, environmentally sustainable, and compliance where the highest purity products in the USA are demanded. The Brass Warehouse is proud to have an extensive supply of ECO solutions in our inventory.
Lead-Free Brass for the USA
ECO BRASS® is used in commercial faucets, residential faucets, and many more brass and bronze applications and products throughout the USA.
Why are lead-free* brass plumbing fixtures an important choice today? Over the past few years, federal and state governments have enacted laws to limit people’s exposure to chemicals in potable water. An amendment to the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), redefined “lead-free” as a maximum weighted lead content of 0.25% on the wetted surface of plumbing products. (SDWA) requires drinking water products sold or installed for use in public water systems, as well as plumbing in facilities, to meet a weighted average of not more than 0.25 percent lead. (The states of California (AB1953), Vermont (S152), Maryland and Louisiana have already instituted these requirements for products currently in the market.) More specifically, Section 1417 of the act makes it illegal to “introduce into commerce any pipe, or any pipe or plumbing fitting or fixture that is not lead free, except for a pipe that is used in manufacturing or industrial processing.” These new regulations will impact installations of brass and bronze pipes, fittings, and fixtures as they deliver potable (drinkable) water.
* This product complies with 0.25% weighted average lead content on wetted surfaces in accordance with Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) / Federal Public Law No. 111-380.
** Dezincification: Testing of ECO BRASS® was performed by an independent laboratory to the ISO-6509 testing protocol, and shows ZERO dezincification.