Stainless Steel – Recyclable & Sustainable

Recyclable and Sustainable Stainless Steel Since 1915 when stainless steel was first introduced, stainless steel has been selected for countless applications across a wide array of industries due to its excellent mechanical and corrosion properties. Now, as more and more emphasis is placed on choosing materials that are sustainable, stainless steel is also gaining significant  Continue Reading →

Stainless Steel & Leed Certification

Stainless Steel and LEED Certification LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system. LEED certification promotes design and construction practices that increase profitability, while reducing the negative environmental impacts of buildings, and improving occupant health and well-being.[1] LEED certification is obtained based on a point system, and includes many areas that are directly or  Continue Reading →

The History of Duplex Stainless Steel

Early Duplex Development: Duplex stainless steels, which combine many of the beneficial properties of ferritic and austenitic steels, were originally developed in the early 1930′s. The initial duplex grades provided good performance characteristics, but had limitations in the as-welded condition. The metallurgical processes at that time were not suitable for producing grades with the right  Continue Reading →

The History of Stainless Steel

Early Stainless Steel Development: The development of stainless steel occurred over about a 100 year time period, and was based on the accomplishments of numerous individuals. In 1821, Pierre Berthier, a French Metallurgist, discovered that iron-chromium alloys were resistant to some acids. He had the foresight to suggest their use for cutlery, but the resulting  Continue Reading →