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.

OZ expands with manual chain hoist and trolley

OZ Lifting Products LLC has added to its ever-growing stainless steel range with a 0.5-ton capacity manual chain hoist and trolley.

H2O Innovation’s Piedmont provide antiscalant to SWRO

H2O Innovation Inc. (H2O Innovation) announced that its specialty chemical business line has been selected to provide antiscalant to the world’s largest seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant.

Innovative Architecture honors LARGO-TWIST 2045

Innovative Architecture honored the sun protection mesh LARGO-TWIST 2045 from Haver & Boecker with two awards. The HAVER Architectural Mesh LARGO-TWIST 2045 not only received the "Winner" award in the category "Products - Facades", but also in the "Innovative Material" category, which focuses on sustainable, energy-efficient and functional materials that are versatile in terms of design.

LARGO-TWIST 2051 at the parking garage in Regensburg

A closed but still transparent façade cladding made of LARGO-TWIST 2051 stainless steel mesh at the parking garage of the Barmherzige Brüder hospital in Regensburg, Germany.

Made4CNC launches Safedoor SD100 for robots

Made4CNC has developed the world’s first completely automatic door opening solution for robotic machine tending, fitted to any robot and CNC machine in under an hour.

Expanite replaces DLC Coatings with ExpaniteHard-Ti

Expanite replaces or supplements the widespread DLC coatings with its technology. Diamond-like carbon or DLC coatings are currently used in many areas where excellent friction properties and good wear resistance are required on component surfaces.

NASA solar sail CubeSat ready for launch on Artemis I

NASA’s Near-Earth Asteroid Scout is tucked away safely inside the agency’s powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The solar sailing CubeSat is the secondary payload hitching a ride on Artemis I.

Fluke expands its Thermalert 4.0 pyrometer series

Fluke Process Instruments expands its Thermalert 4.0 pyrometer series, adding intrinsically safe models and HART protocol as an additional interface option. The rugged, intelligent and compact infrared temperature sensors in an IP65-rated stainless-steel housing are easy to connect via 2-wire installation.

Gasunie to develop infrastructure in the Netherlands

Gasunie is ready to develop the national infrastructure in the Netherlands for the transport of hydrogen.

Creaform announces the release of VXelements 9.0

Creaform announced the release of the latest version of its VXelements platform. Several new features as well as existing features enhancements were developed to provide significant improvements.

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.