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The Difference Between Stainless Steel And Copper Faucets

May 11, 2018

At present, the taps used in the laboratory furniture on the market are mainly made of stainless steel and copper. What is the difference between the two? The First, whether it contains lead The Stainless steel is lead-free, acid-resistant, alkali-resistant, non-corrosive, does not release harmful substances, and does not pollute your tap water source. It is good for human health, hygiene and environmental protection. Copper contains lead, and it will contain lead and growth rust in varying degrees, polluting your tap water source.

Second, whether to rust
Stainless steel faucet surface does not need to be electroplated, only needs to polish its stainless steel color appearance, will always maintain the silvery white luster, will never rust. The hardness and toughness of stainless steel are more than 2 times higher than that of copper. It is never long rust, never corrodes, and never deforms. The best treatment method for copper surfaces is to peel off the plating: nickel and chromium plating. The electroplated layer, depending on its quality, is one year faster, and the slower one loses its surface luster for 3-10 years. The final result is that the electroplated layer peels off and exposes the copper rust. This is not durable.
Third, the price
Before entering the Chinese market, famous foreign brands of copper faucets are expensive, while stainless steel faucets are cheap, product quality is relatively good, and resistance to strong acids and alkalis is also outstanding.