Sustainability is about much more than just the environment.
The stainless steel industry also aims to operate in an economically sustainable way that respects the well-being of its employees and the people and communities associated with its businesses.
The stainless industry is constantly looking for ways to improve its environmental performance.
More information about stainless steel and sustainability can be found on this website.
Duplex stainless steels are increasingly used as structural materials in building and architecture because of their exceptional mechanical properties. Their room temperature yield strength in the solution annealed condition is more than twice that of standard austenitic stainless steels not alloyed with nitrogen. Over the last few years, they have started playing an increasingly important role in the construction of bridges, wherever specific environmental conditions combine with the need for high load-bearing capability.
Mitigating climate change is one of the major challenges today. The development of new energy sources and energy savings calls for a wide range of technologies, in which stainless steels prove useful. ISSF has launched a new animation, which explains where stainless steel is and can be used.
Stainless steel is finding increasing use in tunnels for its fire and corrosion resistance properties and long maintenance-free life. This new brochure in the Sustainable Stainless series provides detailed case studies which demonstrate why stainless steel is becoming the material of choice in road, rail, metro and long sub-sea tunnels.