Stainless steel has often been overlooked by contractors and designers alike due to its higher cost compared to other materials, which in the end is a costly decision. While the initial price associated with stainless steel may seem high, its unique benefits and longevity make it the best value in the long run. Here are just a few of the benefits of using stainless steel for your next project.
All stainless steels have a very high resistance to corrosion. Low alloyed grades can resist corrosion in atmospheric conditions, while highly alloyed grades can resist corrosion in even acids, alkaline solutions, and chloride bearing environments. Stainless steel holds up well in extreme temperatures, with some grades maintaining its extreme strength at high temperatures, and others remaining incredibly tough at low cryogenic temperatures.
Stainless steel has the unique ability to self heal, making it tremendously durable. Chromium in the steel allows for the formation of chromium oxide film (invisible to the eye) on its surface. When damage occurs, this layer is activated by oxygen within the air or water, activating the self healing properties.
Strength to Weight
A significant advantage to using stainless steel is its high strength to weight ratio. The cold work hardening properties of some stainless steels can reduce material thickness and reduce weight and cost while other stainless steels can be heat treated to create enormously high strength components.
Stainless steel is as eco-friendly as you can get, being 100 percent recyclable. In a world that is more and more environmentally conscious, making responsible choices in the materials chosen for a project is increasingly important.
Stainless Steel is a low maintenance, high strength, durable and environmentally responsible choice for a wide range of projects. From steel rolling and forming to structural rolling and plate rolling, KYJO Steel specializes in creating form for function, harnessing the amazing abilities of stainless steel.
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