80-20 Low Brass Wire Mesh – Alloy Overview
80-20 low brass wire mesh (aka C240 brass wire mesh) is one of the lesser used brass alloys in the industrial wire cloth world. As its common industry name suggests, 80-20 low brass is comprised of 80% copper and 20% zinc, with small additions of lead (0.025%) and iron (0.025%). When compared to copper wire cloth, C240 brass wire cloth possesses much better abrasion resistance, hardness, and tensile strength; it also exhibits improved corrosion resistance and lower electrical conductivity. As a higher zinc content results in a stronger, more ductile brass material, 80-20 low brass is weaker and less ductile than 70-30 cartridge brass, 65-35 yellow brass, and 60-40 muntz brass. In comparison to phosphor bronzes, C240 brass is a softer material. Some characteristics of 80-20 low brass wire cloth which dictate its use are:
- One of the lesser used brass wire cloth alloys (65-35 yellow brass being the most used).
- Non-magnetic in all forms.
- Golden yellow in color.
- Withstands outdoor exposure without rusting.
- Corrodes when exposed to ammonia and other salts.
- Good thermal and electrical conductivity.
- Can be cut, formed, and welded.
Industries & Applications
80-20 low brass wire cloth is principally used in liquid filtration and particle separation, air silencing, and decorative applications. Additional industries and applications which commonly use C240 brass wire cloth include:
- Fireplace Screens
- Infill Panels
- Marine Settings
- Oil Strainers
- Plumbing Screen
- Power Plants
- RF Amplification
- Soffit Screen
80-20 low brass is also commonly referred to as:
- UNS C24000
- CDA 240 brass
- C240 brass
- 80/20 brass
- Low brass
80-20 Low Brass Wire Mesh – Typical Chemistry
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80-20 Low Brass
80-20 Low Brass Wire Cloth – Harmonized Tariff Codes: Chapter 74
Woven C240 Brass Wire Mesh:
- HTS Code: 7419990680
Phoenix Wire Cloth can manufacture-to-order any combination of mesh opening size + wire diameter(s) to supply you with the woven 80-20 low brass wire mesh, bolting cloth, milling cloth, or filter cloth that you require. In addition, we can slit, cut, punch, form, heat treat, powder coat, etc. C240 brass wire mesh to deliver the exact material you require.
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