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What you need to know about copper free mirrors?

2021-11-16

Whether you are building a new home or simply upgrading it, a new bathroom mirror is an important accessory. There are many choices in mirrors. If you're thinking about mirrors, a copper free mirror is always the best choice. Here are all you need to know about copper free mirrors.

 

Table of Contents:

How are mirrors made?

Disadvantages of common silver mirror

What is a copper free mirror?

Why are copper free mirrors better than other options?

How to distinguish whether it is a copper free silver mirror?

Conclusion

 

How are mirrors made?

First of all, we should have a simple concept of the manufacturing process of the mirror. A specially treated piece of silver is plated on high-quality float glass to become a so-called silver mirror.

Disadvantages of common silver mirror

With times goes by, it will have some black spots and black edges on the edge of ordinary mirrors. The reason is that the protective paint and silver coating on the back of mirror was peeling off. In addition, in a humid environment for a long time, the silver coating on the surface of the ordinary mirror is oxidized by the air. Just like a peeled apple, which will oxidize and turn yellow when exposed to the air for a long time. Therefore, the maximum warranty period of ordinary silver glass is several months.

What you need to know about copper free mirrors? 1

What is a copper free mirror?

Copper free mirrors are made by coating a layer of specially treated silver on high-quality float glass and then a special metal film instead of copper. Finally, apply two coats of paint for chemical and physical protection.

Why are copper free mirrors better than other options?

The main advantage of copper free mirrors is the reduction of corrosion and more durable due to with a protective layer applied at the end of the creation process. The corrosion resistance of copper free mirror is three times that of traditional mirror. More important copper free mirrors are also better for the environment.

What you need to know about copper free mirrors? 2

How to distinguish whether it is a copper free silver mirror?

It’s a pity that there is no way to tell by looking at a mirror if it is copper free at the moment. Sometimes this will be printed on the backing of the mirror. The best way to ensure a mirror is copper free is to ask the manufacturer or distributor of the product. 

Conclusion

Therefore, when you choose mirror products for your family, business or project, please give priority to copper and silver free mirrors. Because it is more environmentally friendly, more durable and longer than traditional mirrors.

For more information, please follow with interest to SHKL’s website,Thank you for your attention to SHKL!

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