Cartridge Brass 260 / C260 / C26000

ASTM B36, ASTM B135, 70/30, DIN 2.0265, BS 2871 CZ106, BS 2875 CZ106, EN CW505L

Farmer’s Copper Ltd. maintains an inventory of C26000 Cartridge Brass in sheet, plate, and round rod available upon request. C260 brass is the most ductile of the brasses and is used in greater quantity than any other copper-zinc alloy. Copper alloy 260 has excellent to good corrosion resistance in most environments, but is not suitable for use with certain materials, such as acetic acid, moist ammonia or ammonia compounds, hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.

Typical Applications for 260 Brass

  • Clips, fasteners
  • Decorative hardware
  • Radiator cores and tanks
  • Hinges
  • Ammunition cartridge cases

Farmer’s Copper Ltd. can offer C26000 cut to your specifications on our bar saws, shears, precision plate saws, and water jets. Contact one of our knowledgeable sales staff today to find our how we can help you with your brass sheet and plate.

Available Shapes

260 Brass Chemical Composition
(%max., unless shown as range or min.)






Note: Cu + Sum of Named Elements, 99.7% min.











260 Brass (C26000) Physical Properties
English Units Metric Units
*International Annealed Copper Standard

0.308 lb/in3 @ 68° 8.53 g/cm3
Thermal Conductivity 70 BTU-ft/ft2-hr-°F 121 W/mK
Electrical Resistivity 37.0 ohm circ mils/ft 6.16 microhm-cm
Electrical Conductivity (annealed) 28% IACS* 0.162 megamho/cm
Modulus of Elasticity 16,000,000 psi 112 kN/mm
Coeff. Of Thermal Expansion
68-572°F (20-300°C)
11.1 PPM/°F 19.08 PPM/°C

ASTM Standard Designations for C26000: ASTM B36

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