STEEL

Steels are alloys of iron and other elements, primarily carbon, widely used in construction and other applications because of their high tensile strengths and low costs. Carbon, other elements, and inclusions within iron act as hardening agents that prevent the movement of dislocations that otherwise occur in the crystal lattices of iron atom

Usage

Beside usage of our tacks and nails in footwear industry they are widely used for honey keeping (making bees hive), arts, crafts… All our tacks and nails can be ordered galvanized with anticorrosion zinc or nickel coating.

COPPER

Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is a soft, malleable and ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. A freshly exposed surface of pure copper has a reddish-orange color. It is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, as a building material, and as a constituent of various metal alloys.

Copper is found as a pure metal in nature, and this was the source of the first metal to be used by humans, ca. 8,700 BC; it was the first metal to be smelted from its ore, ca. 5,000 BC; it was the first metal to be cast into a shape in a mold, ca. 4,000 BC; and it was the first metal to be purposefully alloyed with another metal, tin, to create bronze, ca. 3,500.

Numerous copper alloys exist, many with important uses. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Bronze usually refers to copper-tin alloys, but can refer to any alloy of copper such as aluminium bronze. Copper is one of the most important constituents of carat silver and gold alloys, and carat solders are used in the jewelry industry, modifying the color, hardness and melting point of the resulting alloys.

STAINLESS STEEL

In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel or inox from French "inoxydable", is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass.

Stainless steel does not readily corrode, rust or stain with water as ordinary steel does. However, it is not fully stain-proof in low-oxygen, high-salinity, or poor air-circulation environments. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment the alloy must endure. Stainless steel is used where both the properties of steel and corrosion resistance are required.

Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by the amount of chromium present. Unprotected carbon steel rusts readily when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film (the rust) is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide; and, because of the greater volume of the iron oxide, this tends to flake and fall away.

BRASS

Brass is a metal alloy made of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties. It is a substitutional alloy: atoms of the two constituents may replace each other within the same crystal structure. By comparison, bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin. However, bronze and brass may also include small proportions of a range of other elements including arsenic, phosphorus, aluminium, manganese, and silicon.

Brass tacks and brass nails

With our precise machines we can provide solid brass nails form as small as 0.8mm shank diameter and 5mm long and up to 2mm shank diameter and 60mm long. Our customers are from various fields as boat makers, musical instruments makers, hobby, arts, honey bee hive makers etc. Our mini brass nails or brass pins are also used for automated welding on back of medals, badges (clutches, lapels), for brush assembly etc.

Customers for our brass tacks are also shoemakers and generaly footwear sector, especially in workwear shoes where metal tacks are not permited

Quality

We are aware that every single brass tack or brass nail will be important to someone and will be most probably visible and exposed. And everything starts with best quality of input materials. We carefully select brass for our tacks and nails. We work with leading copper mills in Europe’s region because only few can provide brass with certificate proving all mechanical characteristics of material and also chemical structure of brass alloy. These are all necessary entry steps for keeping our products top quality over the time without variations of quality of material or functionality. Because only from best brass is possible to make perfect brass tacks and nails.

About us

We are reputable company with 35 years of experiences in making precise and accurate nails and tacks for footwear industry, special wire products for industrial applications and finest nails for music instruments and other special applications