Characteristics of stainless steel

Stainless steel corrosion-resistant, strong, hygienic and recyclable. These properties make it an ideal choice for a wide range of demanding industrial applications and consumer. Some studies have shown that the life cycle in many applications the total cost of stainless steel is lower than competing materials. The unique properties of stainless steel make it difficult to find alternative products.

Nearly 100% stainless steel can be recycled and not degraded when recycled. The ingredients (eg nickel, chromium and iron) can thus be reused indefinitely to produce new stainless steel.
The corrosion-resistant properties of stainless steel which has meant surface coatings or painting, may be harmful to the environment, not necessary to increase the life cycle of a product.

It also means that very low levels of metal ions released from stainless steel products, exposure to most normal environment, and therefore no harmful effects to the environment.
The corrosion resistance also increases the longevity of the product. Increased durability means replacing unnecessary and repair needs for the next new resources can be avoided.

In addition to their corrosion resistance, stainless steel has good mechanical properties. This can be exploited to produce lighter components and products, without compromising safety requirements.

Stainless steel material is the first choice for hospital equipment and surgical instruments because it can be easily cleaned and disinfected repeatedly reused, without any loss. Most of the processing equipment used in the production of pharmaceuticals, and to prepare food products, also made from stainless steel for similar reasons. Stainless steel also contributes to the process of desalination (ie production of drinking water from sea water) economic efficiency. So many arid regions of the world can enjoy the benefits that come from the availability of fresh water.

Stainless steel create sustainable solutions

The properties of stainless steel, Outokumpu along with the ability to provide the most efficient steel grade with the technical support of our customers, have made sustainable solutions. We hope some of the references we will activate your ideas.

To create solar energy is feasible, documents need to be long and maintenance-free to ensure low life cycle costs.

In solutions such as water purification equipment and desalination processes, sea salt combined with high temperatures creates a corrosive environment. Stainless steel provides the optimal material for this process.

Durable layer allows the use of thinner gauges in a variety of applications such as tanks, pressure vessels and pipelines, and also in transportation and civil engineering solutions and structures. This leads to significant savings in material costs, weight and allow the application life cycle sustainability more effectively with the corresponding energy savings and reduce emissions.

The development of new types of stainless steel that allows, for example, green building requirements to achieve with increased corrosion resistance helps increase the whole structure of life.

Outokumpu stainless steel is an excellent solution for sustainable construction. As described elsewhere, the properties of stainless steel has made it a sustainable choice. Outokumpu also can provide products with the CE mark required by Regulation EU construction products and the additional information available in the form of the Declaration of LEED or BREEAM environmental and sheets. Almost all types of steel are also eligible to register in Basta, a database of Sweden for sustainable construction materials.

More sustainable solutions environmentally friendly

High-strength stainless steel, in addition to many of its desired properties, and may be changed to increase safety.

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