- 100% Recyclable
- High Recycled Content
- Construction Speed
- Keeping Water Clean
Stainless steel is a popular material used in many industries, from landscaping to interior design, maritime construction and architecture. It’s corrosion-resistant and almost maintenance-free. Stainless steel can be used in hot forming processes; i.e. Hot forged Butt-Weld Fittings and Induction pipe bending and Cold Bending applications to be formed into practically any shape or profile. Stainless steel is a great choice for most projects, due to its durability and adaptability. But what makes it even better is that the material is environmentally friendly. Take a look at the carbon footprint of stainless steel.
Stainless steel has a long lifespan over many other materials. Many times, it won’t need to be replaced for several decades. When stainless steel does come to its end of life, either through obsolescence, fashion changes or wear and tear, the main components of stainless steel are easily separated from other materials and can be reused in other applications.
High Recycled Content
Today’s stainless steel is made up of 60 percent or more recycled materials. Stainless steel is highly reusable. World Steel Association says that the steel made today takes just 40 percent of the energy that it did in 1960. This reduces manufacturing emissions and saves energy and resources. Manufacturers are continually trying to innovate design and production to be even more efficient.
The lifespan of stainless steel makes it a sustainable material over many other types of structural systems. Rarely will stainless steel succumb to rust, pollutants or corrosion. Stainless steel is also fire-resistant when compared to other metal building components. There just aren’t many types of materials that can withstand the elements like stainless steel. Thus, you’re not having to replace parts as often, saving you time and money and preventing landfill waste.
Stainless steel is a great material to work with. It doesn’t take long to construct, which reduces energy and emissions. It can be customized in the factory, then efficiently assembled on the job site. You reduce labor costs and carbon emissions.
Keeping Water Clean
Stainless pipes keep water quality standards high. It’s more difficult for bacteria to grow on stainless and because corrosion is reduced, water contamination is much rarer. Using stainless steel in piping for water maintains water cleanliness to require less resources to clean it up.
The Steel Industry Is Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change
Steel manufacturing is not completely off the grid, but according to the World Steel Association’s Director, Henk Reimink, “the steel industry is ready to meet the global challenge of climate change by reducing energy and emission intensity across the industry.” Manufacturers are using smart and intelligent manufacturing to make producing stainless steel less reliant on unsustainable natural resources.
Metal Forming Solutions offers metal forming processes in both Hot Forming and Cold Bending applications and is located centrally within the United States, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We provide metalworking to shape work pieces to complete your project requirements. We’re known globally for our outstanding service and innovation in the metal forming industry. We deliver unique design solutions to our customers with specialized cold bending and/or hot forming techniques. Contact us to discuss technology requirements for your complex projects and our timely deliveries to make your project run smoothly.