Key properties of stainless steels
Due to its inherent properties, stainless steel is an ideal material for use in medical, food and water applications which are essential for human health.
Taking into account its entire lifecycle, stainless steel has one of the lightest impacts on the Earth of all known engineering materials. And at the end of its long life, all stainless steel can be recycled to create new stainless that is as strong and long-lasting as the original.
100 years of innovation
During the 19th century a number of scientists discovered the excellent corrosion resistance of chromium alloyed steels. But it was not until the early decades of the 1900s that the first stainless steel was patented and manufactured. These events mark the start of the stainless steel industry. An industry that has, over the past 100 years, made a significant contribution to the development of our world.
Lasting value videos
The lasting value videos touch upon 3 topics relating to stainless steels: what stainless steels are, what self-passivation is and why stainless steels are a champion of recycling.