Stainless Steel Stucco
Stainless steel stucco is used for cladding and jacketing for industrial insulation purposes, however we are now seeing demand for the material from many other industries automotive, architectural, HVAC, lift and escalators to name a few.
Though just as easy to bend and form as non-patterned stainless steel sheet, stucco work hardens significantly, increasing its strength.
The increase in strength can lead to weight savings, offering gains in efficiency and cost savings.
'Oil canning', which refers to the out-of-plane effects sometimes noticed on un-patterned sheets, can be suppressed with stainless steel stucco, making it an ideal material for clad features both internal and external
The work-hardened, surface of stainless steel stucco sheets helps to mask the effects of damage in high traffic areas, such as lining panels, fascias and lift doors. It prevents vandalism.
Finely-textured patterns can reduce sliding friction and are often used in sensitive applications such as vending machines and photographic equipment
Patterned finishes improve heat dissipation and can be thus used to reduce casing temperatures of heat-generating appliances and machinery.
Aluminium stucco has been widely used in HVAC and industrial insulation. Up until now there has been no solution for stainless steel.
BS Stainless supply a range of sizes (0.4mm – 0.8mm) in both Grade 304 (1.4301) and 316 (1.4404) stainless steel.
Stainless stucco coils or sheets can also be supplied with our factory-bonded moisture barrier DryMet to protect the underside from galvanic corrosion or chemical attack: produced at our own factory in Preston, UK, the barrier incorporates DuPont Surlyn which is used to give golf balls their hard wearing and durable qualities. As an alternative we can bond a range of acoustic barriers to the underside resulting in a product that is ready to fabricate incorporating a sound or vibration barrier.