We proudly stock a very large sheet lead inventory with over 70 tons in various sizes available for quick turnaround at our warehouse.
If you are looking for sheet lead for radiation protection please visit our MarShield website.
Mars Metal offers sheet lead for many applications that include:
- 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
- Tank Lining
- Vibration Absorbers
Mars Metal provides sheet lead with a consistent and high density manufactured from pure lead conforming to ASTM B-29, B-749 and Federal QQ-L-201F, QQ-L-171E. Our sheet lead is 99.94% pure lead.
Mars Metal offers sheet lead as laminated panels, adhesive bonded to such materials like plywood, gypsum board, and other supporting materials. Since sheet lead has very little inherent structural strength, most applications require that the sheet lead be supported in some fashion, or that the sheet lead be laminated to provide a more rigid building material. This type of shielding is found in hospitals, medical and industrial x-ray installations. Mars Metal offers quick turnaround time on all sheet lead. With our large inventory of sheet lead most orders can be shipped out on the same day.
The Versatility of Sheet Lead and Its Uses
Sheet lead possesses many benefits that make it highly desirable in a variety of applications. Lead is a very soft metal that can be easily formed and cut to size by hand at room temperatures without work hardening. Lead is a nonferrous metal so it does not rust and its inherent density coupled with its high limpness value give it many uses in industry. Sheet lead is highly resistant to corrosion so it is a desirable product to use for tank linings for corrosive acids and strong industrial chemicals and corrosion resistant sealing gaskets. It is equally practical for use in salt water applications and is very good for roofing applications where it resists the effects of acid rain. Its high limpness value and its consistent density make it a very good sound damper and very effective at isolating vibration. It is waterproof and is often used as the waterproof barrier beneath fountains, reflecting pools and even shower stall bases.
For sheet lead in 1/32” diameter, 1/16”, and 1/8” lead strips are available in the size of 2” x 96” and 2” x 120”.
Disks/buttons are available in 5/16”, 1/32”, and 1/16” thick.
*For convenience and cost-saving on freight, the 2 lb, 4 lbs and 8 lbs sizes are sold in rolled form, while larger sizes are sold in flat sheet.