Steel

The use of stainless steel in purification plants

In many parts of the world, the tendency to use stainless steel in waste water treatment plants increases. The same characteristics of stainless steel make it a suitable material in the field of water purification. In fact, it is very resistant to corrosion, easy to clean, resistant and long lasting. For the...

Stainless steel and corrosion

Corrosion can be defined as the deterioration of material, usually a metal, that results from a chemical or electrochemical reaction with its environment. The majority of material should be expected to deteriorate, to some extent, with time when exposed to the elements corrosion is a natural process. The corrosion resistance...

New gas pipeline project that will cross Australia

Former premier Colin Barnett encourages the construction of a new transcontinental gas pipeline in Australia. It will connect  WA (Western Australia) with the east coast and its industries in New South Wales and Victoria, allowing a new boom in resources and improving the distribution of gas throughout the country. According to Barnett’s plans, the...

A giant bean….made entirely of stainless steel

A sculpture of a giant bean by Anish Kapoor, now stands within the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The beautiful sculpture called “Cloud Column”, was conceived by Kapoor in the late 1990s and realized in 2006. It’s made entirely of hand-worked stainless steel and has been installed in the middle of the square...

Nanotextured surface against bacteria in stainless steel

Nanotextured surface stainless steel modifies the steel itself. By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless steel alloy, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria while not harming mammalian cells. The process could potentially be used to attack microbial contamination...

Stainless steel in food processing

Stainless steel in food processing resists oxidation at high temperatures and tolerates very low temperatures as well. Its high durability allows the development of endless applications in myriad industries. Stainless steel is the way for modern technology and continues to be essential in our everyday lives. One key area where...

Stainless steel belt vs. metal-mesh conveyors

Stainless steel belt – and any other stainless steel surface – resists oxidation at high temperatures and it tolerates very low temperatures as well. Its lightweight quality and high durability allow the development of endless applications in myriad industries. Stainless steel paved the way for modern technology and continues to...

Overwiew on the global stainless steel market

Stainless steel the metal of the 21st Century is less than a century old and has become an integral part of our everyday life. What about the global stainless steel market? It is categorized into four major applications: heavy industry, automotive and transportation, building and construction, and consumer goods. The...