Lead-Free Brass Market (By Type: Cu-Zn-Bi, Cu-Zn-Si, Cu-Zn-Sb, Others; By Application: Electrical and Telecommunications Industry, Transportation Industry, Bathroom, Drinking Water Engineering Industry, Others) – Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast 2021-2028

Category : Chemicals and Materials | Published at : November-2021 | Delivery Format : PDF | Status: Published | Pages : 250

The global lead-free brass market accounted for US$ 2,042.5 Mn in 2020 with a considerable CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period of 2021 to 2028.

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Market Lead-Free Brass Market
Analysis Period 2017 - 2028
Base Year 2020
Forecast Data 2021 - 2028
Segments Covered By Type, By Application, and By Geography
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
Key Companies Profiled

SAN-ETSU Metal Co., Ltd., Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG, The Wieland Group, BOWAY, Daechang, Foshan Guodong Copper Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Shree Extrusions Limited, Mueller Industries, SUZHOU CHANG LE COPPER, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Osaka-Oudou Co., LTD. and others.

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Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Competitive Analysis, Player Profiling, Regulation Analysis
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Lead-Free Brass is highly resistant to dezincification corrosion and stress corrosion cracking. One of its distinguishing characteristics is that it is resistant to corrosion that happens due to chemicals found in water and gas. It has a high strength comparable to stainless steel. It has excellent machinability, forgeability, easy to solder and brazing and also shows good plating and polishing capabilities. Furthermore, C69300 Lead-Free Brass complies with the Federal Drinking Water Act and supports applications that adhere to U.S. EPA antimicrobial performance standards. These factors have led to the high demand for lead free brass rods market.

The lead-free brass rods market is primarily driven by stringent environmental, health, and safety regulations that address the harmful effects of lead material. Owing to their greater workability in drawing and extrusion as well as their superior machinability, traditional leaded brass rods are widely employed in a variety of manufacturing industries, such as fabrication of hydraulic components, valves, and fittings. As machinability involves shear and dynamic fracture processes that evolved under high strain-rate conditions, a thorough understanding of the mechanical behavior/microstructure interaction is essential for successfully tailoring candidate lead-free alloys for enhanced machinability without jeopardizing component reliability. Furthermore, due to the presence of the b-intermetallic phase in the alloy microstructure, the CW510L lead-free brass alloy is a possible contender to replace standard CW614N leaded brass, combining high tensile strength and fracture toughness. These factors have contributed to the explosive expansion of global lead-free brass rods in the manufacturing sector.

Lead free brass rod in drinking water has a positive influence on the worldwide market

Regulations restricting the use of lead had a substantial influence on all parts of the brass value chain. Particularly in drinking water systems, legislation limiting the presence of lead in potable water has impacted the use of brass alloys and other materials containing lead in a variety of products and applications. The lead in the castings may contaminate the water if they come into contact with it. Lead poisoning is mostly associated with mental and behavioral developmental disabilities, but it can also cause stomach and intestinal problems, blood illnesses, and other concerns. According to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act of 2011, all cast copper components used in potable water applications must have less than 0.25 % lead. These factors have contributed to the worldwide lead-free brass rod market's booming over the forecasted period.

Lead free brass rods pinpointing machinability performance and optimization has become very challenging

As brass alloys are considered as one of the important groups of copper alloys. It has wide usage in mechanical and industrial applications including electrical and hydraulic systems as they exert a useful combination of low-cost, corrosion resistance, improved machinability, and excellent formability. The dangerous effects of lead on human health and the environment, strict actions for permissible lead content levels in products have encouraged the development of lead-free brass. But, the absence of lead in brass alloys weakens the machining quality since lead act as a lubricant and chip-breaking component.

Competitive Landscape

The global lead free brass rods market is characterized by the presence of experienced and established players. Key companies include SAN-ETSU Metal Co., Ltd., Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG, The Wieland Group, BOWAY, Daechang, Foshan Guodong Copper Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Shree Extrusions Limited, Mueller Industries, SUZHOU CHANG LE COPPER, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Osaka-Oudou Co., LTD. and others.

  • In November 2020, Diehl Metall and the VDM Metals Group agreed to collaborate on the production of brass alloy rods and tubes. Furthermore, the two companies intend to collaborate on the development of new lead-free alloy variants in the coming years. They will collaborate to develop lead-free alloy variants based on existing Aeterna alloys that will meet today's sustainability demands even better.
  • In March 2020, Wieland Ecoline has introduced a new lead-free alloy portfolio for a more sustainable future. This alloy satisfies the high demands for machinability and formability, as well as the specific requirements of the application areas. Throughout development, the emphasis was always on critical material properties such as electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, and relaxation behavior.

Market Segmentation

Market By Type

  • Cu-Zn-Bi
  • Cu-Zn-Si
  • Cu-Zn-Sb
  • Others

Market By Application

  • Electrical and Telecommunications Industry
  • Transportation Industry
  • Bathroom, Drinking Water Engineering Industry
  • Others

Market By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil 
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

The estimated value of global Lead-Free Brass market by 2028 was accounted to be US $ 3,346.1 Million

The projected CAGR of Lead-Free Brass during the analysis period of 2021 to 2028 is 6.6%.

Rising adoption of eco-friendly products, growing awareness for lead-free alloys, and stringent regulations regarding the use of lead are the prominent factors that fuel the growth of global Lead-Free Brass market

North America held the dominating share for Lead-Free Brass during the analysis period of 2021 to 2028

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