Radiation Shielding – Laboratories, Hospitals, Dental Offices and Veterinary Clinics,
Construction – Roofing, Flashing and Waterproofing
Corrosion Protection – Acid Storage and Handling – Autoclaves – Precipitators
Movable Lead Screens
Sound Barriers and Sound Proofing
Nuclear Energy Shielding
OurSheet Leadhas a consistent and high density manufactured from pure lead conforming to ASTM B-29, B-749 and Federal QQ-L-201F, QQ-L-171E. We use only the purest lead available – 99.94% purity.
THE VERSATILITY OF SHEET LEAD AND ITS USES
With sheet lead being the most malleable of common metals it can be easily shaped, formed, bent and/or easily cut to suit all applications.Our sheet lead is extremely resistant to corrosionfrom the atmosphere, salt water, and most industrial chemicals. It is ideal for making corrosion-resistant gaskets, lead lining tanks, reducing sound in rooms and replacing metal flashing in roofs. With its high density and flexibility it becomes superior in shielding rooms from radiation against x-rays and gamma radiation.Sheet leadis built into a variety of structures, such as walls, doors, window frames and cabinetry to provide the necessary shielding protection. In waterproofing applications the sheet membranes are installed on-site, then burned (welded) with same-composition lead burning bar to affect, a long-lasting, impermeable barrier. With its high “limpness” (low stiffness) and high internal damping capacity it becomes excellent barrier material to block the transmission of sound, and for isolating equipment from mechanical vibration.
Sincesheet leadcan easily be shaped with little effort at ambient temperatures without the need for periodic softening or annealing it does not work harden. It therefore can be readily manipulated with standard hand tools without the risk of fracture.
As with most other commodities,sheet leadis usually sold by the pound and is available inlead sheets or asrolled sheet lead.