Stainless Steel

Stainless steel can be defined as steel grades that have a particularly low content of harmful elements such as phosphorus, sulfur, arsenic or tin.

In the production of stainless steels, elements like sulphur, arsenic or tin are removed from the melt. This can be done by adding chalk, for example. This lime binds harmful elements to a slag which can be skimmed off.

When harmful accompanying elements have been reduced to a minimum, unalloyed steel is the result. However, despite its purity, it is still susceptible to rust.

By adding at least 10,5% Chromium to the melt, Stainless steel is produced. The more aggressive the environment, the more alloy elements have to be used and depending on the environment, different elements have to be added to the mix.

What makes stainless steel resistant to rust, salt water and chemical substances?

Read our article about rustproof steel!

Rustproof Steel

See also

BRINAR

BRINAR is a wear-resistant steel which is used in mechanically highly stressed areas.

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Construction Steel

Construction steel has excellent mechanical properties and can be processed very well.

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Creusabro

CREUSABRO is a hard steel that can withstand heavy mechanical stress. Here you can find more information!

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