Over 70 tons of sheet lead in stock in various sizes are available for quick turnaround at our warehouse!
Our high quality Sheet Lead is manufactured from pure lead conforming to ASTM B-29, B-749 and Federal QQ-L-201F, QQ-L-171E.
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. 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.
We offer in house Precision 3D and CNC Machining of sheet lead. Learn More.
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
* Minimum by difference
** When specified , the bismuth content of grade B shall be 0.025 percent maximum.
*** Range For grades C and D, no element other than those specified shall exceed 0.001 percent maximum as determined by a normal spectrographic analysis.
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.