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The E-Shield represents the ECO BRASS® and ECO BRONZE® lines of silicon-based copper alloys.

The E-Shield identity was developed to distinguish these lines and to represent strength, safety, environmentally sustainable and compliance where the highest purity products are demanded.

ECO BRASS

High performance Lead-Free* Silicon Brass Rod, Dezincification and stress corrosion cracking resistant.

ECO BRONZE

Tough, Potable water castings, Dezincification resistant Wear-Resistant, Lead-Free* Bearing and Bushing Solution

ECO LITE

Similar performance as Lead-Free* ECO BRASS, with less copper. Machinable and forgeable. Improved DZR and SCC resistance vs. C27450

ECO FORGE

Highly forgeable Lead-Free* alloy that is dezincification and stress corrosion cracking resistant

* This product complies with 0.25% weighted average lead content on wetted surfaces in accordance with Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) / Federal Public Law No. 111-380.

Chemistry Composition
Alloy: C69300
Cu Si P Pb Fe Sn Ni Mn Zn
73.0-77.0% 2.7-3.4% 0.04-0.15% 0.09% max 0.10% max 0.20% max 0.10% max 0.10% max Remainder
Alloy: C69850
Cu Si P Pb Fe Sn Ni Mn Zn
67.5-69% 1.53-2% 0.04-0.15% 0.09% max 0.10% max 0.20% max 0.10% max 0.10% max Remainder
Alloy: C87850
Cu Si P Pb Fe Sn Ni Mn Sb Zn
75.0-78.0% 2.7-3.4% 0.05-0.20% 0.09% max 0.10% max 0.30% max 0.20% max 0.10% max 0.10% max Remainder
Lead Leachate Performance

CDA sponsored project for independent laboratory measurement of lead leachate

NSF 61 leachate test for all ECO BRASS® and ECO BRONZE® products:

  • F1807 Fittings tested for NSF 61 Compliance resulted in lead leachate below the detection limit of 0.5 ppb.
  • The ECO BRASS and ECO BRONZE family has a Day 3 Q value of 0.25 ppb.

Table 1: Lead (Pb) Composition Determined by ICPMS Following Digestion (mg/kg)

C36000 C69850 C69300
Sample 1 26,300 354 658
Sample 2 26,900 371 645
Sample 3 26,500 355 682
Average 26,566.67 360.00 661.67
Average (%) 2.66% 0.036% 0.066%

Table 2: Acceptance Criteria for Lead

Current Q Value Proposed Q Value Proposed 3 Day Level (ug)
Assembled Product 5 1 3
Component 3 0.5 1

Table 3: Lead Q-statistic Values and Average Day 3 Lead Doses by Alloy Type

Alloy C36000 C37700 C69850 C69300
Q Statistic 2.8 0.94 0.085 0.20
Avg Day 3 Lead Dose (ug) 7.5 4.1 0.25 0.48

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