This brass 260 wire is suitable for craft applications. This brass alloy is composed of 70 percent copper and 30 percent zinc. It is annealed for improved ductility, is corrosion resistant, and meets ASTM B134 standards for brass wire. This brass wire is suitable for use in crafts such as jewelry and weaving.
Electrical wire carries an electric current or grounds an electrical device. The amount of current a wire can carry is proportional to its size (gauge), and the wire is generally sheathed with coatings and coverings to insulate and protect it from moisture, chemicals, heat, and abrasion. Copper is the primary material for electrical wire, but alloys are sometimes used to increase its strength or its resistance to chemicals and the environment. Wire can be composed of a single strand or of many smaller strands, depending on its use, and is typically annealed to improve its ductility. Electrical wire is commonly used in industrial, electronic, and automotive applications.