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Marshield has 70 tons of sheet lead manufactured from pure lead conforming to ASTM B-29, B-749 and Federal QQ-L-201F, QQ-L-171E standards

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.

Since lead sheeting has very little inherent structural strength, most applications require that the sheet lead be supported in some fashion, or that the lead sheet be laminated to provide a more rigid building material. MarShield provides sheet lead as laminated lead panels, adhesive bonded to materials such as plywood (lead lined plywood), gypsum board (lead lined drywall), and other supporting materials.

With our large inventory of sheet lead most orders can be shipped out on the same day. These sizes are available for immediate shipping …

  • 1/32″ x 48″ x 96″
  • 1/32″ x 48″ x 120″
  • 1/16″ x 48″ x 96″
  • 1/16″ x 48″ x 120″
  • 1/8″  x 48″ x 96″
  • 1/8″ x 48″ x 120″
  • 1/4″ x 48″ x 60″

Below are commonly used sheet lead thicknesses based on our industry experience. This information should not be used as recommendations, but as a starting point in decision making. Health physicist recommendations are advised when selecting sheet lead thicknesses are there are many factors to be considered.

  • Sheet Lead Dental Offices – 1/32”
  • Sheet Lead Veterinary Offices – 1/32” or 1/16”
  • Sheet Lead Medical Facilities – 1/16” or 1/8”
  • Sheet Lead Non Destructive Testing – 1/16” or 1/8”
  • Sheet Lead Nuclear – 1/8” or greater

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Federal Spec. QQ-L-201F


* 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

ASTM B29 Spec.

ASTM B29 Specification

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.

We accept Sheet Lead orders for a minimum of $500 from commercial accounts to be used in industrial, construction, nuclear, medical, veterinary, scientific research, military, and national defence, etc. applications.

Sheet Lead Information Sheet

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