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NZSSDA awards at Metals Industry Awards Gala Dinner, 15 September

At the Industry Awards Gala Dinner on the evening of the Metal Industry Conference in Christchurch last month, the NZSSDA presented two Stainless Steel Awards, one for Excellence employing stainless steel, and the other for Innovation in Stainless Steel design...

NZSSDA at Metals Industry Conference, Christchurch, 15 September

The biennial Metals Industry Conference was held at the Addington Raceway & Events Centre in Christchurch on the 15th September, with warm sunny weather to welcome delegates to the rebuilt city. The NZSSDA played a lead role at the Conference, with a Plenary lecture given by Steve Scott, NZSSDA Chair...

Stainless steel production increases by 10.2% year-to-date in 2016

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) have released interim figures for 2016 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 10.2% year–to–date...

Impressive new stainless steel sculpture wows crowd

Light on the Land, a stainless steel sculpture designed by Urenui artist Howard Tuffery, was unveiled for the first time along the city's coastal walkway on Friday, much to the delight of the 80 strong crowd...

Successful stainless steel laser fusion expert seminar by NZSSDA

The NZSSDA in cooperation with Stainless Structurals Asia Pte Ltd, and NZSSDA members Vulcan Steel and Rivet Ltd organised an expert seminar Laser-fused stainless steel sections – The structural solution on 28 September...

Stainless steel production reached 10.3 million metric tonnes in the first three months of 2016

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first three months of 2016 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 0.4% year–on–year to 10.3 million metric tonnes...

Len Lye Centre is the jewel in the crown of the New Zealand art and culture

The New Plymouth District Council won a national award for Best Creative Place at the Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards, held in Dunedin recently. The award recognised the contribution arts and culture initiatives can make towards creating a more prosperous town, city, district or region...

Nickel Magazine December 2015

The December 2015 edition of Nickel magazine available for download free to NZSSDA members...

Stainless Steel Production Reached 31.3 Million Metric Tons in the First Nine Months of 2015

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) released figures for the first nine months of 2015 totaling 31.3 million metric tons stainless steel melt shop production, a decrease of 0.5% year–on–year. Production increased in the Americas and in China...

New ISSF Web Site About Stainless Steel Reinforcing Bar

To raise awareness of the life cycle cost advantages of stainless steel reinforcement bar, an international group of experts compiled a dedicated web site on stainless steel reinforcement bar and its benefits...

Stainless Steel Confirmed as Safe for Food Preparation

ISSF welcomes the publication of an independent report, commissioned by Team Stainless, confirming the continuing safety of using stainless steel in food preparation, following the introduction of new test criteria in Europe...

50 year evaluation of St Louis Stainless Steel Gateway Arch

Stainless steel’s corrosion resistance made it a natural choice to achieve the desired longevity and aesthetic requirements of the exterior of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, USA. While it is celebrated for its elegant symbolism and amazing size, many people do not realise that it was also visionary and innovative as the world’s first large structural application for stainless steel...

Stainless Steel Production Turns Out At 10.4 Million Metric Tons in the First Three Months of 2015

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first three months of 2015 showing that at 10.4 million metric tons (mmt) stainless steel melt shop production was at the same level year–on–year. Production increased in the Americas and in Asia without China...

2015 Excellence & Innovation in Stainless Steel Awards Call for Nominations

The NZ Stainless Steel Development Assn (NZSSDA) is proud to be an industry association partner supporting Metals NZ’s biannual celebration of the New Zealand metals industry’s contribution to our country...

Stainless Steel In Figures 2015

The 2015 edition of Stainless Steel in Figures is the fourth since the publication was launched in 2012. New in for this edition is the added chapter on the stainless steel raw materials and a Chinese version...

Built To Last Stainless Steel In Architectural Applications

Only a couple of years after the invention of stainless steels, architects started discovering its potential for building and construction - in both visible and non-visible applications. ..

Stainless Steel Benefits for Elderly People

Life expectancy is increasing strongly. As more and more people are getting older and older, society must be prepared to cater for the specific needs of elderly people. A new publication shows how stainless steel contributes to improving their quality of life...

Code of Practice for the Fabrication of Stainless Steel Plant & Equipment aka Blue Book

The Third Edition of the Code of Practice for the Fabrication of Stainless Steel Plant & Equipment referred to as the “Blue Book”, is now available. The “Blue Book”, as it is generally known as in industry, has established itself as a key document for the specification of stainless steel plant in New Zealand. It has been recently revised by the New Zealand Stainless Steel Development Association (NZSSDA)...

Duplex Stainless Steel Revolutionizes Structural Design

A feature article Duplex Stainless Steel Revolutionizes Structural Design, authored by Catherine Houska, was published in the May issue of The Construction Specifier. With a circulation of 52,000, it is the North American building and construction industry’s leading technical journal for specifiers and other decision makers...

Mark Your Diaries for ASSDAs 22nd Annual Conference Pacrim Stainless 2015

PacRim Stainless is the Australasian stainless steel industry's premier annual event, hosted by the Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA). The 2015 conference provides a broad range of national and international speakers and delegates, plus a variety of opportunities to network and share knowledge...

Latest Publication from Nickel Institute

Nickel Institute is pleased to announce that its latest publication Nickel Compounds, The Inside Story is now available. The publication aims to provide a non-specialist audience with an overview of the uses of nickel compounds...

April 2015 Edition of Nickel Magazine Out Now

The April 2015 edition of Nickel magazine is now available online...

The Experience of End Users of Stainless Steel

IMINOX produced several videos of interviews with end users of stainless steel in different applications. In the videos, the interviewees share their experiences in using stainless steel and the advantages that the material offered...

Structural Applications of Ferritic Stainless Steels

Despite many attractive characteristics, ferritic stainless steel is currently under-used in the construction industry due to a lack of reliable information relating to structural behaviour. A three year pan-European project was completed in 2014 which studied the structural performance of ferritic stainless steels...

Nickel Essentials

A handy fact-sheet to explain why nickel is essential is now available in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Italian. They can be downloaded from the Nickel Institute web site...

Recycling Ferritic Stainless Steel

To help develop and grow the systematic separation of ferritic stainless steel scrap in the metals recycling chain, both in the factory and at the end-of-life of products Team Stainless developed a brochure...

Stainless Steel Production Reaches 30.9m Metric Tonnes in First 9 Months of 2014

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first nine months of 2014 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 8.9% year–on–year to 30.9 million metric tons (mmt). Production increased in all regions except for Central and Eastern Europe...

Stainless Steel in Agricultural Applications

From a simple feeding pail to the most advanced fully robotised milking equipment, stainless steel is found on farms in numerous applications, where it is an alternative to plastics, light metal and above all galvanised steel. This brochure from ISSF explains why stainless steel in used in agricultural applications and highlights a some of them...

Stainless Steels for Lecturers and Students of Architecture and Civil Engineering

This training programme (10 short didactic modules) has been designed for students and lecturers of architecture and civil engineering, but can be of interest to all who want to learn about stainless steels...

Ra Rq Rz Roughness Values Explained

A new concise Euro Inox publication explains the roughness measures Ra, Rz and Rq and addresses their respective advantages and limitations...

Nickel Magazine Urban Living Issue Out Now

In this edition of Eco-building, Urban Mass transit experience, Ni in infrastructure, Micro-digesters and Stainless Steel tanks for transport...

Stainless Steel in Automotive Applications

Less widely known is the important functional role that stainless steel has to play in automotive construction which, in volume terms, greatly outstrips the market for decorative trim. Here, the unique properties of the material make it the optimum choice for unseen, but vitally important component parts...

Stainless Steel in Self-Service Machines

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has launched a new publication on Stainless Steel in Self-Service Machines. This new brochure from ISSF explains why stainless steel is an ideal material to be used in self-service machines and highlights some common applications like vending machine fronts, keypads, mechanical parts, beverage dispensers, drinking water dispensers and vending machines, milk vending stations, ticket machines and access control and coin-operated controls...

Third Edition of Duplex Brochure Published

The International Molybdenum Association has published the third edition of ‘Practical Guidelines for the Fabrication of Duplex Stainless Steels’. Significantly revised and updated from the second edition published in 2009, the brochure includes a new chapter on weld overlay, new grades and information on the new formable duplex stainless steels...

New position papers from the Nickel Institute

The Nickel Institute recently published two new position papers which are available for download from the Nickel Institute web site...

Stainless Building and Construction Library Launched

Architects, engineers, fabricators, building owners, contractors and others working with stainless steel in building and construction can now get all the technical resources they need in one place – at no charge...

Nickel Essentials - Interesting Facts About It

The Nickel Institute has released a new publication to inform a general audience on nickel, its main properties as well as some other interesting facts...

Australian Stainless Magazine Issue 54 Out Now

Published by the Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA), Australian Stainless is a leading industry magazine devoted to showcasing the unique diversity and durability of stainless steel...

25th Anniversary for ISSDA celebration

This celebration of Indian Stainless Steel Development Association (ISSDA) is going to be a historic event because this marks the transformation of India from a country catering stainless steel mainly for the kitchenware industry 25 years ago to a country proud to become the third largest producer and second largest user of stainless steel in the world...

Clean Cooking with Stainless Steel

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has launched a new publication on Clean Cooking with Stainless Steel...

Les Braves Tribute Sculpture

In 2004, the creation and installation of a major work of art entitled "The Braves" on the mythic Omaha Beach in Normandy was done; this comprises a set of three monumental stainless steel sculptures in homage to courage...

Stainless Steel for a Sustainable Future

As Sustainability is about much more than just the environment, the new animation and brochure show how Stainless Steel contributes to a sustainable world in areas ranging from transport, healthcare, water provisions and food...

Guidelines for Corrosion Prevention in Stainless Steel in Architecture Building and Construction

An updated version of the Nickel Institute's Guidelines for Corrosion Prevention in Stainless Steel in Architecture, Building and Construction is available now. The Nickel Institute's expert Catherine Houska has revised one of the most popular Nickel Institute's publication - Stainless Steels in Architecture, Building and Construction Guidelines for Corrosion Prevention...

Stainless Steel Long Products in Renewable Energy and Energy Saving Applications

Mitigating climate change is one of the major challenges today. The development of renewable energy sources and energy saving calls for a wide range of technologies, in which stainless steels prove useful...

ASSDA publishes new Food Code of Practice

The Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA) has published its 3rd edition of the Food Code of Practice, a free technical specification covering the requirements for the design, fabrication, inspection, transport and installation of stainless steel plant and equipment in the food and beverage industry...

Stainless steel production reaches 20 9 million metric tons in the First Half Year of 2014

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for HY1 2014 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 10.6% year–on–year to 20.9 million metric tons (mmt). Production increased in all regions except for Central and Eastern Europe...

Cooling with Stainless

Stainless steel plays a key role in a new generation of adsorption chillers, the heart of environmentally friendly cooling equipment. A significant percentage of the energy consumed is used to keep rooms within a specific temperature range...

Stainless - The Graphic Novel


STAINLESS is a 64 page, full colour, graphic novel based on the inspiring life story of Harry Brearley and his discovery of Stainless Steel in South Yorkshire in 1913...