Why do Factories make Door Handles from brass?

Do you know why do factories make door handles from brass? Do you know that brass is a non-ferrous, red metal and an alloy that is composed of copper and zinc? Many factories prefer using brass to make door handles because of the proportions of copper and zinc which can be varied in order to achieve different desired mechanical and electrical properties. 

Reasons why Factories make Door Handles from brass

Factories choose brass to make sustainable door handles for the following reasons:

  • Brass is a malleable metal, yet durable, so is easy to shape it into a door handle
  • Brass has been found to be self-disinfecting
  • Brass door handles are easy to clean as compared to other handles 

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