Applications

Versatile material

Stainless steel is a versatile material that finds applications in various industries and everyday products due to its desirable properties for strength and corrosion resistance.

Common applications

Here are some common applications for stainless steel:

Architecture and Construction: Stainless steel is used in building structures, bridges, facades, chimneys and roofing due to its durability, corrosion resistance, and aesthetic appeal.

Food and Beverage Industry: Stainless steel is used in food processing equipment, brewing systems, and storage tanks due to its corrosion resistance, ease of cleaning, and hygienic properties.

Energy and Power Generation: Stainless steel is used in power plants, nuclear reactors, and renewable energy applications for its strength, durability, and resistance to high temperatures and corrosion.

Marine Applications: Stainless steel is employed in shipbuilding, offshore platforms, and coastal infrastructure due to its excellent corrosion resistance in saltwater environments.

Below you can find news on the application of stainless steels in a broad variety of industries, such as architecture, oil and gas, shipbuilding and heat exchangers. If you wish to include your news release on our website and email newsletter, please feel free to contact the editor.

Materials Guide - Swiss Steel Group

Materials Guide – Swiss Steel Group

The Swiss Steel Group Materials Guide provides support in the search for the right steel solution for the desired requirement.
COVAL manufactures new vacuum grippers

COVAL manufactures new vacuum grippers

COVAL offers manufacturers a range of vacuum grippers suitable for handling of parts of various sizes, weights, and materials.
Rotor Clip multi-turn wave springs available in market

Rotor Clip multi-turn wave springs available in market

Rotor Clip has responded to the increased demand in the marketplace for smaller, innovative, and more efficient assemblies.
Axiomtek unveils GOT810-316

Axiomtek unveils GOT810-316

Axiomtek announced the GOT810-316, a 10.4-inch stainless steel fanless touch panel computer for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.
DSME held a naming ceremony for dual-fuel VLCCs

DSME held a naming ceremony for dual-fuel VLCCs

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering held a simultaneous naming ceremony for two dual-fuel VLCCs equipped with LNG fuel tanks made of high manganese steel for the first time in the world.
Nords AS doubles the capacity for SS socket and nipples

Nords AS doubles the capacity for SS socket and nipples

Nords AS has invested in a new facility of XXXX m2 in order to double the capacity for socket and nipples in stainless steel.
Erne launches components for H2 transport in Bremen

Erne launches components for H2 transport in Bremen

Erne Fittings introduced in-house developed and manufactured high-tech components for hydrogen transport in Bremen.
norelem’s Hygienic DESIGN role in Food & Drink industry

norelem’s Hygienic DESIGN role in Food & Drink industry

Marcus Schneck, CEO of norelem, looks at how norelem’s range of Hygienic DESIGN products offer several benefits to Food & Drink manufacturers.
JFE develops FM1300S for powder metallurgy applications

JFE develops FM1300S for powder metallurgy applications

JFE Steel Corporation announced that its new FM1300S nickel-free alloyed steel powder is suitable for powder metallurgy applications
Seaquest Systems to deliver trawlers for Irish owners

Seaquest Systems to deliver trawlers for Irish owners

A pair of new trawlers for Irish owners to be delivered in 2022 and 2023 will be fitted out with deck equipment systems from Killybegs company Seaquest Systems.


Stainless steel offers several key advantages, which contribute to its widespread use in various industries and applications. The main advantages of stainless steel are listed below:

Corrosion Resistance: Stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion, making it suitable for use in environments where exposure to moisture, chemicals, or harsh conditions is expected.

Strength and Durability: Stainless steel is a strong and durable material, capable of withstanding heavy loads, high temperatures, and mechanical stresses. It maintains its structural integrity even in challenging conditions, making it a reliable choice for long-term applications.

Hygiene and Cleanliness: Stainless steel is non-porous, smooth, and easy to clean, which makes it a preferred material in industries such as food processing, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. Its smooth surface prevents the growth of bacteria, ensuring a high level of hygiene.

Aesthetic Appeal: Stainless steel has a bright and attractive appearance, which adds a visually appealing element to various products, structures, and appliances. It is often used in architectural designs.

Temperature Resistance: Stainless steel retains its strength and mechanical properties even at high temperatures, making it suitable for applications involving extreme heat or thermal cycling. It is commonly used in exhaust systems, heat exchangers.

Recyclability: Stainless steel is 100% recyclable, meaning it can be melted down and reused to create new stainless steel products. This recyclability makes it an environmentally friendly choice and contributes to sustainable practices.

Overall, stainless steel’s key advantages include corrosion resistance, strength and durability, hygiene, aesthetic appeal, temperature resistance, recyclability, and versatility. These properties have made it a popular material in industries such as construction, automotive, aerospace, medical, and many others.