The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) is marking the centenary since stainless steel was first discovered and commercialized in style.
Firstly, a video has been released which covers the history of stainless steel and its alloying elements. The video also features many applications for this remarkable material – from the past until today. It further 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%.
The video was prepared by ISSF in partnership with members of the Team Stainless Network which includes: ISSF, Euro Inox, the International Chromium Development Association (ICDA), the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), and the Nickel Institute.
In addition to the video, the ISSF has launched a special website www.stainlesssteelcentenary.info in recognition of the history of stainless steel and its innovative applications.
And last but by no means least, the ISSF has organized a travelling exhibition, entitled 100 Years of Stainless Steel, which started its journey around the world in Beijing, China, on 15 May 2012.
The exhibition will subsequently visit several locations around the world, including the Stainless Steel World 2013 Conference & Exhibition in Maastricht in November 2013.