Stainless Steel and Susta­ina­bility

The Inter­national Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) recently published an article relating to susta­ina­bility in the stainless steel industry. It highlights the many benefits to be gained by improving envi­ron­mental performance and thus susta­ina­bility.

Stainless steel is an inherently sustainable material for a number of reasons. Like many other metals, stainless steel can be recycled an infinite number of times without any reduction in quality.

This is due to the fact that re-solidi­fica­tion of the metal restores metallic bonds, allowing the material to regain all of its original properties of performance. This contrasts sharply with non-metallic materials, the quality and performance of which degrades further after each recycling process.

Stainless steel is not harmful to people, either in production or while being used; this is why it is the primary material used in food-processing, catering, household and medical appli­cations. The metal also helps to improve the quality of life of many people by driving forward technical advances.

Structures, machines and other objects made using stainless steel have a signi­fic­antly longer service life than those made from other materials. Resistant to fire, chemical attack and corrosion, stainless steel involves low maintenance costs. Even the by-products resulting from steelmaking can be used: slag, for example, is used in asphalt for road building.

BS Stainless is committed to improving susta­ina­bility. For more information regarding this crucial factor, get in touch with our team today.

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