100 Years of Stainless Steel in Maastricht

The International Stainless Steel Forum, its members and its partners would like to invite you to the 100 Years of Stainless Steel exhibition from 12 to 14 November 2013 at the Stainless Steel World Conference and Expo in Maastricht.

The global stainless steel community is marking a century since stainless steels were first created, patented and produced. Over that time, stainless steel has grown to be an integral part of our modern world. To celebrate this historic anniversary, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) and the Team Stainless Network are organising an exhibition titled 100 Years of Stainless Steel.

Although the anniversary is significant, the exhibition is not just about the history of stainless steel. It also features displays which outline the properties of stainless steel and the many high-tech and innovative applications in which it is used.

Stainless steel is probably best known for its use in applications where hygiene is particularly important, such as hospitals, medical applications and food and water preparation. But stainless steel is also used in many applications we come into contact with every day. These common applications are featured and some people may be surprised to learn just how many times a day stainless steel makes a difference to their lives.

The environmental credentials of stainless steel are also celebrated in the exhibition. It is one of the few materials known to mankind that can be recycled over and over again without losing its properties. As the world strives to protect scarce natural resources, stainless steel will become increasingly important in the future because of this ability.

During the exhibition, a specially commissioned video will be shown. As well as covering the history of stainless steel and its alloying elements, the video also features many applications – from the past until today. It also outlines why demand for stainless steel has increased 10-fold in the 40 years since 1970 and why the industry’s long-term growth rate remains above 6%.

We look forward to welcoming you to the next century of innovation!

More information on 100 Years of Stainless Steel can be found on: http://www.stainlesssteelcentenary.info/

More information on the Stainless Steel World Conference and Expo: http://stainless-steel-world.net/ssw2013/ShowPage.aspx?pageId=2128

Published 22/08/2013 20:39:05 Last Modified 22/08/2013 20:40:44

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