Brass Channel

Brass channel is a versatile extruded brass product that sees wide use across a number of industries. Typically seen as either “U” channel or “C” channel, brass channel may be used in architectural, electrical, construction, and marine applications, to name just a few.

At Polished Metals, we produce high-quality brass channel in a variety of finishes to meet the needs of each individual project and use case. With our in-house metal finishing facility and our experienced team, we’re able to process and extrude large volumes of brass to meet demanding timelines without sacrificing quality. Learn more about our product offerings, or reach out to us to get a quote for your project.

Mirror Finish brass

Use Cases for Brass Channel Products

Brass channel (both C channel and U channel) is seen in many industries worldwide. Some of our clients have included the following:

  • Architecture – A wide variety of brass products are commonly used in architectural projects, including brass channel, plates, tubing, and more. Its attractive gold color is highly unique to this metal, and it stands up well against many types of corrosion.
  • Construction – Brass channel is frequently used for decorative framework, window tracks, cover and joining strips, and other portions of construction projects that must be both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
  • Electrical & Plumbing – Brass is highly conductive of both heat and electricity while resisting corrosion. This makes it an ideal choice for both electrical components and many plumbing fixtures.
  • Marine – In its marine-grade form (also called naval brass), brass and brass channel may be used for many components as it resists the types of corrosion common to coastal and seaborne environments.

Why Brass?

Polished brass is highly favored for channel products for a number of reasons. When used as a decoration, for trim and edging, or for other highly visible applications, its yellow-gold color lends it a unique aesthetic that can’t be matched by other metals. Further, its high conductivity and resistance to corrosion give it excellent durability, and its tensile strength can even surpass that of stainless steel, depending on the compositions of each.

Our Brass Channel Offerings

At Polished Metals, our team can finish high volumes of brass channel products according to various specifications for shape, size, and thickness.

Brass C Channel

A C channel is an extruded metal product that is shaped like the letter “C” when viewed in profile (that is, from one end or the other). C channel products have a tapered flange that is wider toward the “web” of the channel.

Brass U Channel

Similarly, U channel is also an extruded product with a shape very akin to the C channel. However, U channel lacks the tapered flanges of C channel.  

C Channel vs. U Channel

The primary difference between C channel and U channel is that the former has tapered flanges, while the latter does not. While these two types of brass channel commonly overlap in their use cases, particularly for decorative applications and edging, there are some differences in their usage patterns as well. In choosing between the two, it’s important to factor in your budget as well as the structural demands that will be placed on your brass channel.

Polished Metals Is Your Partner for Brass Channel Products

At Polished Metals, we’re known throughout the world for our best-in-class metal finishing services. Our expansive inventory includes a broad selection of metal types and extruded products, including channels made from brass, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, and more. 

You know you’re working with the best when you work with the Polished Metals team. If you have questions about our brass channel offerings or have custom metal finishing needs, please reach out to us.


“Plain and simple, we could not do what we do nearly as well without the consistent quality and support that we get from the entire team at Polished Metals Ltd. Your metal is top-notch, and the service that we get from David and Mary is even better! Our team has always enjoyed working with you guys, and we look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come.”

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“I have worked with Polished Metals periodically throughout my 18 year carrier in the custom metal fabrication industry. They have been a consistent, reliable vendor for me both in regards to informational needs and as a product supplier. Quotes are often required to be turned around by me very quickly and Bob Gunther at Polished Metals sends me pricing and lead-times extremely fast. Our product arrives when we are told it will and if there are any delays (which does not happen often) we are informed ahead of time, which is appreciated. Product arrives undamaged and is of good quality 99% of the time and when there is an issue with damage or defects Polished Metals responds quickly and makes things right quickly. I highly suggest using Polished Metals for your quality metal needs.”

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Architecture and Design

“When it comes to metal companies there are loads of companies that talk a good game, but Jay Isherwood from Polished Metals helps you make it happen. Polished Metals has offered us a great service with unparalleled consistency and amazing quality control. He has given us the confidence we needed to make an accurate timetable with our clients and each time, delivered as promised. Looking forward to the next project and working together again, thank you.”

Architecture and Design

“Our company produces and installs complex high-end projects in New York City. Procuring the materials for projects like the Edge Observation Deck at Hudson Yards can be extremely involved. Polished Metals exceeded our requirements for all our architectural metal needs on this and many other demanding NYC projects. Over the years they have provided everything from raw material to complex fabricated components for our installations. The key to our relationship has been outstanding communication and trust. As anyone in the construction industry knows things can change in an instant, how a company responds to those changes is critical. Mary and the whole team at Polished Metals have shown that they not only respond but have come through for us time and again.”

Architecture and Design

“Working with Polished Metals is always a pleasurable and exceptionally professional experience. Their range of capability is nearly limitless and in the fabrication industry they are extremely helpful in making sure a top quality product is delivered every single time. The sales team is nothing short of professional, they are very knowledgeable of the industry and they deliver top shelf service every time. Material range is everything we could need and they are surely a top choice when it comes to purchasing material for a project, large or small. If you want a top quality product and an enjoyable experience in receiving it, choose Polished Metals!”

Architecture and Design

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