What is Pewter?
Pewter is an alloy of tin with small amounts of antimony and copper.
The tin gives it sheen, provides resistance to corrosion. The antimony hardens and whitens the metal and its expanding properties whilst cooling gives the castings sharp, detailed impressions when taken from the mould. Copper is added for ductility and hardness. The low melting temperature and ease with which pewter flows makes the metal ideal for casting.
All the defective pieces that do not pass the stringent quality control are re-melt and the metal is re-used to cast new pieces. The very low usage of water and electricity required in casting and polishing pewter further enhance our efforts to preserve the environment.