Luvata Signs Sublicense Agreement for GloBrass® with Sarbak

Press release, June 5, 2023

Luvata Oy (“Luvata”) has signed a sublicense agreement with Sarbak Metal Tic. Ve San. A.Ş (“Sarbak”) to use GloBrass® patent and trademark rights in Europe. GloBrass® is lead-free, free-cutting brass developed by Luvata’s parent company Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (“MMC”).

Luvata has been granted an exclusive license, in Europe and North America, for the patent and trademark rights of GloBrass®. Luvata has now granted a non-exclusive sublicense to Sarbak for the use of GloBrass® patent and trademark rights in Europe. GloBrass® is a lead-free (*1), free-cutting brass, with enhanced hot workability and an improved electrical conductivity. It is a great option to customers looking for a more environmentally friendly brass or developing new products that will benefit from its excellent cost effectiveness, electrical conductivity, and hot workability. GloBrass® is expected to be used in a wide range of automotive, electronic, and plumbing components. It complies with RoHS (*1) and ELV (*2) directives, and EN (*3) standards

To make GloBrass® known as the number one environmentally friendly lead-free brass, Luvata, together with MMC, will accelerate strategic initiatives, including application development and marketing, in the European and North American markets. Luvata is also looking to grant further non-exclusive sub-licenses to potential manufacturing companies in these markets.

*1. RoHS Directive
RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical equipment) Directive is an EU directive on the restriction of the use of certain substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

*2. ELV Directive
ELV (End-of-Life Vehicles) Directive is an EU directive to reduce the environmental impact of end-of-life vehicles.

*3. EN
EN is an abbreviation for the “European Norm”, which refers to technical standards used in the European Union (EU). EN standards are intended to promote technical uniformity and establish common standards among EU member states.

MMC GloBrass brand logo
Image: GloBrass® Brand Logo

More information:

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation - GloBrass Website

Contact details for media inquiries: 
Luvata Corporate Communications


Related releases:

Luvata, May 2nd, 2023
Luvata has been granted an exclusive license for Mitsubishi Materials’ lead-free GloBrass®
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