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Brass is composed of copper, zinc, and lead. Brass contains between 50-63% copper and the generally the rest of zinc. To make it possible to combine these materials the substance lead are used, which is not possible to exclude in this process. Electroplating is a plating process that coats a conductive object with a thin layer of the material. Electroplating is primarily used for depositing a layer of material to bestow a desired property (e.g., abrasion and wear resistance, corrosion protection, lubricity, aesthetic qualities, etc.) to a surface that otherwise lacks that property. The most common problem is with brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and fixtures which can leach significant amounts of lead into the water, especially hot water.

Brass has long been used as a primary material in the faucet, which for many of us who drink our water is a major health hazard. Brass is still in the majority of current production of faucets in the world.

In the market, most taps are made of brass with stainless steel coated finishes. Many people mistakenly think that it is made of stainless steel.

Stainless steel is used in all kitchen equipment that has direct contact with food. It is the material of choice due to its resilient surface and immunity to the acidic effects of food.

Stainless steel is the optimum material on the market because it is 100% solid all the way through and 100% recyclable. The process for the production of stainless steel is the most advanced on the market, the melting point is over 1700 degrees. To achieve the highest quality and be sure that you can use the products every day in almost non-existent time, is now stainless steel faucet here to stay.

Castle Bay faucet manifests its high quality at every glance and touch, and this can be summed up in two words: stainless steel. To achieve superior products, it is necessary to make a fundamental change from chromed brass, traditionally used in this industry, to stainless steel. Castle Bay faucet is made of premium SUS 304 stainless steel , not brass. Castle Bay offers high quality lead-free stainless steel faucets at an affordable price.