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Brass

An alloy of copper and zinc. It has low friction and so is used in manufactured products such as gears and valves. It is also used in musical instruments.. It may be traded as a commodity on exchanges such as the London Metal Exchange.
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Stores such Miller's Art Shop in Glasgow sell a book of 20 leaves of Dutch metal for just pounds 6.
The company then became involved in a multi-billion pound merger with Dutch metals producer Hoogovens in 1999.
A Dutch metals group that handles more than half of Cuba's annual nickel sales is working on a project to renovate, develop and manage a north coast port here, said Willem van't Wout, president of Rotterdam-based Fondel International B.
6% overall in 2010, which given the scale of the recession in 2009 is unlikely to help Dutch metals producers claw back their position on the domestic market.