MarShield Offers Sheet Lead for Many Applications Including:
- 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
Our Sheet Lead has a consistent and high density manufactured from pure lead conforming to ASTM B-29, B-749 and Federal QQ-L-201F, QQ-L-171E. We use only the purest lead available – 99.94% purity.
THE VERSATILITY OF SHEET LEAD AND ITS USES
With sheet lead being the most malleable of common metals it can be easily shaped, formed, bent and/or easily cut to suit all applications. Our sheet lead is extremely resistant to corrosion from the atmosphere, salt water, and most industrial chemicals. It is ideal for making corrosion-resistant gaskets, lead lining tanks, reducing sound in rooms and replacing metal flashing in roofs. With its high density and flexibility it becomes superior in shielding rooms from radiation against x-rays and gamma radiation. Sheet lead is built into a variety of structures, such as walls, doors, window frames and cabinetry to provide the necessary shielding protection. In waterproofing applications the sheet membranes are installed on-site, then burned (welded) with same-composition lead burning bar to affect, a long-lasting, impermeable barrier. With its high “limpness” (low stiffness) and high internal damping capacity it becomes excellent barrier material to block the transmission of sound, and for isolating equipment from mechanical vibration.
Since sheet lead can easily be shaped with little effort at ambient temperatures without the need for periodic softening or annealing it does not work harden. It therefore can be readily manipulated with standard hand tools without the risk of fracture.
As with most other commodities, sheet lead is usually sold by the pound and is available in lead sheets or as rolled sheet lead.