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C22000 Commercial Bronze Alloy Information Page

Atlas carries C22000 Commercial Bronze in Sheet / Plate. We carry a very large range of sizes and will cut the material to length. C22000 is favored when product appearance is a factor of concern as it possesses a rich & pleasing bronze color.

Traits of a Commercial Bronze Alloy

C22000 Commercial Bronze is a copper alloy that is nominally composed of 90% copper and 10% zinc. Though, due to the fact that it has more zinc than tin, this alloy can actually be categorized as brass. It gets its reddish color from the high amount of copper.

A commercial bronze alloy has practical properties such as:

  • Excellent malleability
  • Ductility
  • Strength and hardness
  • Anti-Galling
  • Corrosion resistance

Most Common Commercial Bronze Applications

Believe it or not, commercial bronze alloys are used in many applications - some common, others not so much. Just to give you an idea of its versatility, here are a few of its most recurrent uses:

  • Electrical Uses: Cable wrap, waveguides, AC motors
  • Consumer Products: Costume jewelry, caskets, lipstick cases, compacts, chain links, ballpoint pens
  • Fasteners: Bolts, rivets, screws, line clamps, screw shells
  • Plumbing: Pipes, valves, fittings
  • Industrial Uses: Flexible tube, studs, vitreous enamel, escutcheons, screen wire
  • Building and Architectural Uses: Kick plates, hardware, etching, grill work, screen cloth, ornamental trim, weather stripping
  • Arms and Artillery: small arms cartridges, artillery projectile rotating bands, primer caps, rotating bands, press-fit

Why Atlas Bronze?

At Atlas Bronze, we are experts at what we do. We have spent years learning everything we needed to know about metals so that we could open Atlas Bronze and become a leading distributor of bronze, copper, brass, iron, sintered products, and more throughout the U.S.

We strive to give our customers the experience of working with a small company while being able to benefit from the prices that larger companies are able to offer. You cannot deny our mix of high-quality products, customer satisfaction, and competitive prices.

So, if commercial bronze is what you are after, you have come to the right spot. You will find it here at Atlas Bronze.

Frequently Asked Questions

What fabrication processes can be used with a commercial bronze alloy?

A few of the common fabrication processes you will find used with commercial bronze alloys are piercing and punching, shearing, forming and bending, etching, coining, stamping, drawing, heading and upsetting, roll threading and knurling, spinning, blanking, hot forging and pressing, and squeezing and swaging.


Does commercial bronze hold up well for underwater applications?

Yes. Due to its high copper composition and lack of iron, commercial bronze will hold up well for underwater applications and is often used in marine environments. It does not matter whether it is fresh or saltwater - this non-ferrous metal will not corrode when exposed to moisture or water.


Will commercial bronze rust?

No, commercial bronze does not rust. In order for it to do so, it would need to contain iron - but it does not.


Is commercial bronze alloy used in architecture?

While commercial bronze has a copper look that may be fitting in some architectural instances, it isn’t as widely used as other copper alloys. You may occasionally find it used in escalators or elevators. You may even see it used in entryways.


How can I find out if commercial bronze is right for my project?

There are many different types of metals and alloys available. Speaking to a professional is a great way to make sure brass is the best choice for your project. Call the expert team of Atlas Bronze at (800) 478-0887.





Thickness (in) Temper Atlas Item Code
0.032
2200P-0.256
0.04 1/2 Hard 2200P-0.32-HH
0.05 1/2 Hard 2200P-0.4-HH
0.0625 1/2 Hard 2200P-0.5-HH
0.063 1/2 Hard 2200P-0.504-HH
0.063 1/4 to 1/2 Hard 2200P-0.504-QHH
0.093
2200P-0.744
0.093 1/4 Hard 2200P-0.744-QH
0.125
2200P-1
0.125 1/2 Hard 2200P-1-HH
0.1875 1/2 Hard 2200P-1.5-HH
0.1875 1/4 Hard 2200P-1.5-QH
0.25
2200P-2
0.25 1/4 Hard 2200P-2-QH
0.375
2200P-3
0.5
2200P-4
0.625
2200P-5
0.75
2200P-6
1
2200P-8


C22000 COMMERICAL BRONZE TYPICAL USES

Some of the typical areas that C22000 is used in, is as follows:

  • Etching bronze,
  • grill work,
  • chain links,
  • screen cloth,
  • escutcheons,
  • line clamps,
  • rivets,
  • screws,
  • bolts, and
  • bullet jackets.
  • Housing for Lipstick Compacts,
  • Compacts,
  • Costume Jewelry,
  • Caskets,
  • Lipstick Cases,
  • Ball Point Pens,
  • Chain Links

C22000 COMMERCIAL BRONZE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

(%max., unless shown as range or min.)

NOTE: Information courtesy copper.org


Cu Fe Pb Zn
Min./Max. 89.0-91.0 0.05 0.05 Rem.
Nominal 90 - - 10

C22000 COMMERCIAL BRONZE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

(measured at room temperature, 68 F (20 C)
NOTE: Information courtesy
copper.org

*Fatigue Strength: 100 x 10 6cycles,unless indicated as [N]X 106.

C22000 COMMERCIAL BRONZE APPLICABLE SPECIFICATIONS

Temper Section Cold Typ/ Temp Tensile Yield Yield Yield El Rockwell


Vickens Brinell
Shear Fatigue Izod

Size Work Min
Strength Strength Strength Strength
Hardness


Hard. Hard.
Strength Strength* Impact






(0.5% ext. (0.2% (0.05%









Strength






under load) offset) offset)











in. %
F ksi ksi ksi ksi % B C F 30T 500 500 3000 ksi ksi ft-lb

mm.

C MPa MPa MPa MPa







MPa MPa J
Tube


















H80 0 35 TYP 68 60 53 - - 6 69 - - 62 - - - - - 0

0

20 414 365 - - 6 69 - - 62 - - - - - 0
Flat Products


















M20 0.25 0 TYP 68 37 10 - - 45 - - 53 28 - - - - - 0

6.35

20 255 69 - - 45 - - 53 28 - - - - - 0
H02 0.25 0 TYP 68 52 45 - - 15 58 - - - - - - 35 - 0

6.35

20 359 310 - - 15 58 - - - - - - 241 - 0
OS015 0.04 0 TYP 68 41 15 - - 42 - - 65 26 - - - 32 - 0

1

20 283 103 - - 42 - - 65 26 - - - 221 - 0
H02 0.04 0 TYP 68 52 45 - - 11 58 - - 56 - - - 35 - 0

1

20 359 310 - - 11 58 - - 56 - - - 241 - 0
Rod


















H00 0.5 0 TYP 68 45 - - - 25 42 - - - - - - 33 - 0

12.7

20 310 - - - 25 42 - - - - - - 228 - 0
Flat Products


















OS035 0.25 0 TYP 68 38 12 - - 50 - - 57 - - - - 30 - 0

6.35

20 262 83 - - 50 - - 57 - - - - 207 - 0
OS035 0.04 0 TYP 68 38 12 - - 45 - - 57 12 - - - 30 - 0

1

20 262 83 - - 45 - - 57 12 - - - 207 - 0
H06 0.04 0 TYP 68 67 58 - - 4 75 - - 67 - - - 40 - 0

1

20 462 400 - - 4 75 - - 67 - - - 276 - 0
Tube


















OS035 0 0 TYP 68 38 12 - - 50 - - 57 12 - - - - - 0

0

20 262 83 - - 50 - - 57 12 - - - - - 0
Flat Products


















H04 0.04 0 TYP 68 61 54 - - 5 70 - - 63 - - - 38 - 0

1

20 421 372 - - 5 70 - - 63 - - - 262 - 0
Flat Products


















H08 0.04 0 TYP 68 72 62 - - 3 78 - - 69 - - - 42 21 0

1

20 496 427 - - 3 78 - - 69 - - - 290 145 0
Rod


















OS035 0.5 0 TYP 68 40 - - - 50 - - 55 - - - - 32 - 0

12.7

20 276 - - - 50 - - 55 - - - - 221 - 0
Flat Products


















M20 0.04 0 TYP 68 39 14 - - 44 - - 60 - - - - 31 - 0

1

20 269 97 - - 44 - - 60 - - - - 214 - 0
Flat Products


















OS050 0.04 0 TYP 68 37 10 - - 45 - - 53 6 - - - 28 - 0

1

20 255 69 - - 45 - - 53 6 - - - 193 - 0
Flat Products


















OS025 0.04 0 TYP 68 39 14 - - 44 - - 60 16 - - - 31 - 0

1

20 269 97 - - 44 - - 60 16 - - - 214 - 0
H01 0.04 0 TYP 68 45 35 - - 25 42 - - 44 - - - 33 - 0

1

20 310 241 - - 25 42 - - 44 - - - 228 - 0


Product Specification
Bands, Projectile Rotating MILITARY MIL-B-20292, MIL-B-18907
Bar ASTM B36

SAE J461, J463
Cups, Bullet Jacket ASTM B131

MILITARY MIL-C-3383
Plate ASTM B36
Sheet ASTM B36, B694

SAE J463, J461
Strip ASTM B694, B36, B130

SAE J461, J463
Tube ASTM B135

SAE J461, J463
Tube, Rectangular Waveguide ASTM B372

MILITARY MIL-W-85
Tube, Welded ASTM B587