Data Sheet D2 - CuZn10

(1970 Edition)

Wrought Materials - Copper-Zinc Alloys - Brasses

Common names: 90/10 Brass
  90/10 Gilding Metal
  Commercial "Bronze"

A copper-zinc alloy with an alpha phase structure. The alloy has excellent cold-working properties and is generally not susceptible to dezincification and stress corrosion. Due to its cold formability and attractive golden colour, the alloy is widely used for architectural and decorative applications.

COMPOSITION (weight %)  
Cu 89.0 - 91.0
Zn rem.

1. Some Typical Uses

2. Physical Properties

3. Fabrication Properties

4. National Specifications for Manufactured Forms

5. Mechanical Properties

6. References

INDEX NUMBERS RELATE TO LITERATURE REFERENCE; INDEX LETTERS RELATE TO FOOTNOTES AT END OF TABLE

 

1. Some Typical Uses

Architectural

Showcase and window fittings, grillwork, weatherstrip, cold-formed angles and channels, ornamental pressings and trim.

Decorative

Cosmetic compacts, lipstick cases, costume jewellery, emblems and medallions; base

material for vitreous enamel.

Hardware

Marine hardware; rivets and screws; wire gauze; slide (zip) fasteners.

Munitions

Primer caps and shell bands; bullet envelopes (clad on steel).