PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Brass Powders are used in structural applications like hardware items, lock bodies, machine parts and mechanical items. Leaded grades of brass powder are utilized in electrical parts, lock cylinders, fastener valves and automotive gears.
Bronze Powders There are 6 basic grades of Horsehead bronze powders and many subgrades are available per customer specification. Bronze powders are characterized by varying ratios of copper and tin. Horsehead's finer mesh powder 1405 is used in cold cast art. The 1403 powder, while identical to the 1405 powder in composition, is a coarser material and used primarily for brazing applications. Horsehead also provides a special bronze powder for use in golf ball manufacturing.
Copper Powders Horsehead currently produces one copper powder that is 100% copper. The remaining copper powders consist of special blends and products containing lubricants for specific customer needs. Most copper powder is used in infiltrating applications and other chemical related needs.
Phos-Copper Powders Horsehead produces one type of phos-copper powder for niche markets. By adding phosphorus to the copper powder in amounts ranging from 8% to 8.5%, the phosphorus functions as a hardening agent providing additional strength to the product. Phos-copper 1501 can be used in some brazing and friction applications as well as in bearings. Much of the phos-copper powder made by Horsehead is actually sold to our competition in the powders industry to enhance the strength of their own product.
Nickel Silver Powders Despite the name, there is no silver in nickel silver powder. Nickel is added as an alloying agent only for aesthetic purposes creating a very desirable silver color. Primarily used in knife bolsters, cutlery pieces, electrical parts, furniture parts and optical goods, nickel silver powder also finds its way into small medallion and “trinket” type items.