Actually, stainless steel is a term that covers a wide range of alloys. It contains an alloy of iron, chromium, carbon, silicon and manganese. Various properties of these alloys allow stainless steel to be used in a number of different industries.
So where exactly is stainless steel used? One of the main industries using stainless steel is architecture and civil engineering. Due to steel main features such as corrosion resistance, flexibility and durability, it is widely used as a building material on large scale, exterior cladding, roofing etc. It is also commonly used as a material for handrails, door or window fittings. There are a lot of architecture projects where stainless steel is used – Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Frank Gehry`s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and many more.
Another field is medicine, medical equipment to be more precise. Surgical and dental instruments, MRI scanners, and orthopedic beds – all these things are normally made from stainless steel, because steel is highly hygienic and easy to clean.
Large amount of stainless steel is consumed by food and kitchenware production companies. Specially produced 410 and 420 is used for the finest knives and grade 304 for spoons and forks. Why stainless is so important in food service section? This reason was already mentioned above – fast and efficient cleaning. Stainless steel doesn’t impart any taste to the food served and due to it characteristics can be cleaned with strong anti-bacterial cleaning dilution.
Stainless steel is capable of handling extreme heat, that’s why it is used in the construction of power stations of any kind.
As we may see, stainless steel is an attractive material for a wide array of applications. Shanghai Metal Corporation is leading manufacturer and supplier of a different steel products on Chinese and international market. We offer best quality products, fast services and reasonable prices.
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