R&D - Investment

Low Leaded Brass Material Project


ELSAN A.Ş. It completed in 2009 law leaded brass development works it started in 1999 and received national and international patents of products.


Lead, which is found in brass alloys used particularly in drinking water installations and armatures, and toxic effects of which are known, mixes in water and threatens both environmental and human health.  Environmental problems that have increased in recent years, consumers becoming aware, orientation of producers towards environmental oriented programs, legal legislations and many other factors have affected brass sector and 'Lead-free Brass' has become the rising value in the sector.  ELSAN A.Ş. has put forward its sensitivity regarding this matter and implemented a R&D project for its low leaded brass alloys.


TAREL Teknolojik Araştırma Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., which is the R&D company of the Elginkan Community and VALFSEL Armatür Sanayi A.Ş, which is the armature manufacturer, have taken part as project partner in this TÜBİTAK supported project carried out within the frame of university-industrial cooperation.  Thanks to this project, we have benefited from universities in terms of literature support and laboratory possibilities, while success of the alloy developed in production stage has been proven in the manufacturing company.


'Low leaded brass rods and ingots' developed by ELSAN A.Ş. met its consumers by the end of 2009.