Review the history of faucets
Faucets first appeared in Europe in the 16th century. In order to avoid wasting water and solve the ever-increasing shortage of water resources, faucets were developed. The first faucet was cast in bronze, and later it was changed to cheaper brass.
Faucets first appeared in Europe in the 16th century. In order to avoid wasting water and solve the ever-increasing shortage of water resources, faucets were developed. The first faucet was cast in bronze, and later it was changed to cheaper brass. Cast iron faucets were once all the rage due to their simple craftsmanship and low cost. In particular, the old-fashioned spiral-lifting faucets were once seen everywhere, but this kind of faucet not only needs to rotate multiple times during use to release a certain amount of tap water, It is easy to cause a lot of unnecessary waste, and because the rotating head gasket is easy to “slack”, the faucet is prone to leaking after a long time of use, and it will also cause a certain amount of water waste. In addition, the cast iron faucet is easy to rust, and it is easy to cause water quality. Contaminated during transmission, it has been explicitly prohibited from selling by the state.
Entering the 21st century, the consumer market has undergone tremendous changes. Material abundance has given birth to a world-wide landscape lifestyle trend. Many consumers have begun to pursue life style and publicize their individuality, hoping to create their own perfect living space. In the past, when many families bought faucets, the idea of simply thinking that “just use it” began to be broken. Products with fashionable designs, novel functions, and individuality and taste are becoming more and more popular. Especially with the improvement of the quality of life, people pay more attention to health, environmental protection and other issues.
Because copper is easier to process and cast, most of the faucets on the market are made of copper. But copper contains lead, and the nickel and chromium electroplated on the surface of the copper faucet will fall off after a certain period of time, and the patina will grow. Lead and patina will pollute the tap water and harm people’s health. In addition, the electroplated chromium layer on the surface of the copper faucet is a chemical adhesion layer. Depending on the quality and thickness of the electroplating, it will be oxidized and peeled off. The faster one will lose its surface gloss and pitting in 3-5 years, and the final electroplated layer Peeling and exposing copper rust will affect the appearance and need to be replaced. In the process of repeated production, copper smelting and electroplating will produce very toxic waste water and waste gas, which will cause great pollution to the environment.
With the development of science and technology and manufacturing technology, it is possible to make faucets using stainless steel. Stainless steel is an internationally recognized healthy material that can be implanted in the human body. It does not contain lead, is acid-resistant, alkali-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and does not release harmful substances. Therefore, the use of stainless steel faucets will not pollute the tap water source and can ensure human health and hygiene. Moreover, the surface of the stainless steel faucet does not need to be electroplated, the manufacturing process will not cause pollution to the environment, and will not need to be replaced due to the peeling of the electroplating layer, which is durable and avoids waste of resources. Stainless steel faucet is not only a health gospel for consumers around the world, but its outstanding environmental protection advantage also heralds the coming of the stainless steel faucet era under the low-carbon economy.