Does Coke Really Clean Pennies?

So many myths make their rounds in our conversations; you can jump at the last second to survive an elevator crash, or that no one can lick their elbow. But here at SMC, we are here to confirm the ultimate urban myth – coke does indeed clean pennies.

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But how is this possible you may ask – how doesn’t the coke also corrode our digestive system? Carbonated (fizzy) soft drinks contain carbonic acid that is often used to remove rust and other types of corrosion from metals. Corrosion happens when the metal reacts with oxygen and the effect is different on different metals, such as rust on iron or tarnish on copper. But, the acid in fizzy drinks is weaker than the gastric acid already in your stomach which is used to break down food.

Take a look here to see it in action:

Other uses of coke are vast:

  • In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
  • Removing grease from clothes
  • Basting a ham
  • To remove rust from car parts
  • To clean a toilet

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So there you have it – mystery solved! Shanghai Metal Corporation manufactures the copper used for making pennies – typically the less corroded kind. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website,, WordPress, LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook  and Instagram. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code. Moreover, we sell directly from Alibaba , EC21 and Tradekey.

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Live Clean Or Die Hard

We’ve all seen the pictures of extreme air pollution around China. And the UK had its time in the smog, with the Great Smog of 1952 where it was so bad people died.

Heavy Smog Hits East China

However, the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) conducted a study that showed the air quality in the average home is up to five times dirtier than the air outside. Luckily, there is a pretty easy way for improving the indoor air quality of your home – have clean air ducts. Yes, your house has air ducts, just like all the buildings in those blockbuster action films everyone’s seen, only yours are too small for you to play spy in.

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Over time, and especially with use, dust and debris start to build up. But they’re not the only things; mold, insects, and even rodents tend to inhabit these tiny passageways, allowing your central air and heat system to spread their filth around your house like they own the place. Needless to say, this can have a largely negative impact on your health.

By getting your air ducts cleaned and your air conditioning maintained and replaced regularly, say once or twice a year, you can do your part to help ensure that it’s healthier for you to breathe inside instead of outside.

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Shanghai Metal manufactures galvanized steel sheet used in air conditioning ducts. Shanghai Metal Corporation is the international manufacturer and supplier for three galvanized lines of hot dip galvanized steel. The monthly output for each line is approximately 5000 ton. Our large monthly production and advanced processing facilities promise the quick delivery and superior quality of products for you. To find out more, please visit our websiteLinkedInTwitter, Facebook and Instagram. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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