In fact, the mainstream material for shower head sprays currently on the market is ABS. Regardless of the big brands of imported sanitary wares or domestic high-profile brands, 90% of their shower head sprays are made of ABS.
ABS is an important engineering plastic. Don't have a rigid prejudice against ABS just because of the word "plastic". In fact, ABS is a kind of thermoplastic alloy with good comprehensive properties, high strength, hardness, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, high temperature resistance, dimensional stability, and good molding processability. It can be sawed, drilled, frustrated, grinded, etc. It can also be used for surface treatment such as painting and electroplating, and is widely used in the automotive industry, electronics and building materials and other fields.
The appearance of ABS is usually opaque ivory particles, non-toxic, odorless, low water absorption, easy to do coating and plating on the surface, can be processed into various colors, and has a high gloss of 90%, light weight, low price, very It is suitable as the top spray material of shower head.
So, besides the ABS material, is there no other material to choose from?
In addition to ABS, stainless steel is a common top spray material currently on the market.
The biggest advantage of stainless steel is corrosion resistance, wear resistance, not easy to rust, and its price is cheaper than copper. However, due to the high hardness of stainless steel, the processing difficulty is greater than that of copper, and the produced style is relatively simple, which explains why the design of stainless steel top spray is general. At the same time, considering that the weight of stainless steel is higher than ABS, in order to ensure stable installation and shower safety, stainless steel top spray is usually processed into a slim shape.
There are fewer top sprays made of aluminum alloy or magnesium alloy. The advantage of alloy material is that it is not afraid of abrasion, light and durable, but the fatal point is that it will easily become black after a long time of use.