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Non-Fe Metal Applications

A metal or alloy is called "non-ferrous" when there is no significant presence of iron in its composition.

The most recognized non-ferrous metals are aluminum, tin, lead, copper, nickel, tin, manganese and zinc.

Considering that it would not be appropriate to categorize all nonferrous metals in a single group, because each one has different properties, it is necessary to highlight the benefits of those we consider most important.

Copper, a reddish colored metal, becomes very malleable and ductile in its high purity state. Additionally, it has a high electrical conductivity. This non-ferrous metal has a high resistance to corrosion under normal atmospheric conditions, but if it is exposed to humidity, it turns into a jade green color, thus protecting its surface. A clear example of this can be seen in the Statue of Liberty, in New York City.

Zinc, from which our largest product portfolio is derived, is a bluish-white non-ferrous metal. At room temperature it is fragile and resistant to corrosion under normal conditions. It can become opaque in humid conditions, forming a layer of basic zinc bicarbonates. Each of the zinc derivatives has unique properties that become irreplaceable for the following industries:

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