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Red Brass

Red Brass is an alloy comprised of more than 80% copper, 8-10% of tin, 2-4% of zinc and a very small quantity of lead. The huge quantity of copper content gives the metal a reddish color. It may occasionally contain grey-black or black spots that are developed due to its exposure to silver nitrate.

What Is Red Brass?

Red Brass is an alloy comprised of more than 80% copper, 8-10% of tin, 2-4% of zinc and a very small quantity of lead. Since it is primarily used for making guns, it is commonly known as Gunmetal.

The huge quantity of copper content gives the metal a reddish color. It may occasionally contain grey-black or black spots that are developed due to its exposure to silver nitrate. Red brass carries higher price than Yellow brass due to the presence of greater amount of copper in them.

Red brass is used in plumbing applications in the manufacture of materials such as sprinkler heads, faucet valves, water pumps, water tubes, meters and fixings. In addition, it is also used in the making of musical instruments and jewelry. Red brass withstands very high temperatures. Recycled Red brass scrap is of high demand as it is extensively used in remodeling of plumbing systems.

Red Brass Price

The high copper content in Red Brass makes it pricier than Yellow scrap. The pricing depends upon the amount of lead or steel contamination. Red brass free of high lead and steel contamination fetches best price.

Also, make sure that the Red Brass is sorted and separated out from other red metal alloys. Note that it may not be easy for a normal person to carry out the sorting. It may require some professional assistance.

The table below provides Red Brass export prices as of May 2017.

Region

Price

North America, US Midwest

$1.55 per Lb

US East Coast, West Coast

$1.56 per Lb

China

CNY 34,900 per MT

Source : ScrapMonster

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Where can we sell Red Brass?

Red brass can be recycled as is and need not be purified. It is one of the brass scrap items that are in high demand at scrap yards. Take the Red Brass scrap to any of your local scrap yards to earn good money.

The following are some of the scrap yards in the US that accept Red Brass.

  1. SPT Materials, Johnston, Rhode Island.
  2. CNY Metal Recovery, Auburn, New York.
  3. Packs Recycling, Smithville, Tennessee.
  4. Boge Iron & Metal Co. Inc., Wichita, Kansas.

You may use our Scrap Yard Finderto search and find more scrap yards close to your location.

On our US Scrap Yard Directory, we provide a list of scrap yards in the US.

Similarly, the list of scrap yards in Canada is easily available in Scrap Yards in Canada.

Having bulk quantity of Red Brass with you?

Plumbing projects often generate large loads of Red Brass scrap. Building demolition yards and industrial sites often partner with major local scrap yards, who in turn arrange for site storage and free pickup of Red Brass scrap.

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