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Uses of Sheet Lead for Gamma Radiation Attenuation
Lead sheets

Sheet lead is the material of choice for many applications involving the attenuation of gamma radiation. Gamma radiation attenuation – that is, gamma ray shielding – takes place because of the interaction of the radiation to the shielding material. Gamma rays consist of high-energy photons that move at the speed of light, and these photons can travel considerable distances before…


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Benefits of Using Lead Plumbing Joints
Plumbing joints

Those in need of lead plumbing joints – as well as other lead-based products – will appreciate the expertise and deliverables of Canada Metal. Lead is a very malleable metal that offers extensive benefits in plumbing applications. Lead is extremely stable and endurable. The ductile property of lead – and the fact that it can be manufactured and formed for…


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Radiation Shielding And Applications Of Cadmium And Lead In Medicine
Radiation Shielding

Medical professionals appreciate the significance of specialized metal products and the functions these metals provide in hospitals and medical research, particularly with regard to radiation shielding. Metals cater to a range of requirements in medicine for diagnostic and treatment purposes – but the full range of applications for certain high-value metals applies to a number of specializations. Central to this…


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The Right Lead Filling Company Produces Precise Results
Lead Filling

Lead filling is a process in which lead is introduced into a container designed to contain radioactivity and/or store radioactive materials. Depending upon the container’s geometry, the lead application process can be carried out in various ways, including lining with sheet lead, lead bricks and casting molten lead. Canada Metal is a leader in this field and its expertise is…


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Various Applications of Lead Sheet
Lead Sheet

Lead sheet is used by many different industries and for multiple applications. This type of lead is most commonly used as roofing and flashing, tank lining, soundproofing, radiation shielding, and corrosion protection. There are additional uses associated with waterproofing, nuclear energy shielding, and vibration absorption. Four Applications Using Lead Sheet Roofing/Flashing – Lead sheet offers flexibility and longevity. Unlike other…


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Electroplating Anodes: Applications and Benefits
Electroplating Anodes

Electroplating is used in a variety of industries for coating metal objects with a thin layer of a different metal. This electrochemical process requires anodes. There are as many types of anode compositions as there are applications. Electroplating anodes offer numerous benefits. Electroplating Electroplating is used to coat certain metals with a thin layer of a pure metal, like silver…


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