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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...

Stainless Steel in Brazilian Stadiums

On 12 June the FIFA World Cup was kicked off. 12 cities in Brazil have opened their stadiums for this World Cup. Two recently renovated stadiums have extensively used stainless steel on their façades, one being Castelão in Fortaleza, the other one being the Allianz Park Palmeiras in São Paulo...

Armada Platform Accomodation Modules

The Armada Platform is operated by BG Group and exploits three gas and condensate fields in the Central North Sea, 250 km east of Aberdeen. It comprises a four legged steel spaceframe jacket supporting a single integrated deck containing wellhead, process and accommodation facilities...

Stainless Steel in Figures 2014

The 2014 edition of Stainless Steel in Figures is the third since the publication was launched in 2012. “Our goal is to build our own reliable statistical database, with regular up-dates and consistent reporting standards, which members can use for their own decision making purposes,” notes ISSF Secretary-General, John Rowe...

Indian Parliament Library Building Domes

The Parliament Library building in New Delhi, India, was completed in 2002. Given the significance of the building, the developers (Central Public Works Department) were keen to use the best materials possible, with the latest technologies. It was also imperative for the building to blend in with the surrounding environment...

What Industry needs for competitiveness and growth

Dr. Veronique Steukers from the Nickel Institute puts forward industry's case for the framework conditions needed for competitiveness and growth and discusses the main issues of concern that must be tackled by EU Industrial Policy...

Hardness Testing Explained

A new Euro Inox paper explains the principles of Vickers, Brinell and Rockwell hardness testing on stainless steel and other metallic materials...

Increasing Interest in Structural Stainless Steel

Decorative stainless steel panels are widely used in façades, roofs and elevators because they are attractive and long-lasting. Increasingly, engineers now use stainless steel for load-bearing structures in challenging environments...

ISSF 2014 Sustainability Award Winners

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) presented its annual Sustainability Awards during the organisation’s 18th conference (ISSF-18) held in Rome. The ISSF has split the Sustainability Award into two categories from this year, to recognise sustainability initiatives in two categories – People and Profit/Planet...

World's Greenest Building to Use Stainless Steel

The interest in stainless steel structural components is illustrated by the specification of 15 tons of custom beam sections in 316 for a building at 625 W. 57th St. in New York City. In addition, 181 tons of stainless steel cladding is involved.

Stainless Steel Improves Thermal Insulation of Buildings

Stainless steel has low thermal conductivity – the common EN 1.4404 (316L) grade, for example, at 15 W/mK. This value is less than one third that of constructional steel, which is about 50 W/mK.

Racing Bikes - Steel's Great Comeback

Advanced steels and frame designs may now be heralding a new age of racing bicycles. A UK-based racing team has brought steel frames back into the professional bicycle racing circuit...

Stainless Steel Production Reaches 38.1 Million Metric Tons In 2013

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released preliminary figures for 2013 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 7.8% to 38.1 million metric tons (mmt). With the exception of Western Europe and Africa, all regions achieved positive growth...

Global Stainless Steel Production in the 3rd Quarter 2013 Remains Strong

Preliminary figures released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) show that global stainless crude steel production increased by +5.5% for the first 9 months of 2013...

A New Guide for Stainless

Nancy Baddoo of the Steel Construction Institute has written an article for the AISC Design Guide 27 titled Structural Stainless Steel. The article details the first US specification for stainless steel in structural applications...

Stainless Steel in the Home

Stainless Steel is part of our daily lives, it is long lasting, hygienic, resistant, attractive, easy to clean and ecological. A presentation explains why stainless steel is so often the best choice for applications in the home...

Stainless Steel - A Safe Choice in Swimming Pool Environments

In indoor swimming pool environments, the selection of the right grade of stainless steel can be safety-critical...

New Issue of the Nickel Magazine

The Nickel Institute is pleased to announce that a new issue of Nickel magazine, Volume 28-3, is now available...

ISSF Stainless Steel Figures 2013 Report Released

The publication STAINLESS STEEL IN FIGURES 2013, which was recently made available by the world organisation of the stainless steel industry, ISSF is available now...

Keeping a Roof over Our Heads

2013 marks 100 years since stainless steel was discovered in Sheffield. The BSSA have selected 50 applications and features that demonstrate how stainless steel has influenced our lives so far...

Something Old, Something New

2013 marks 100 years since stainless steel was discovered in Sheffield. The BSSA have selected 50 applications and features that demonstrate how stainless steel has influenced our lives so far...

Protecting London

The iconic Thames River Barrier comprises four piers of wooden structure clad in maintenance-free 0.3mm thick type 316 (1.4401) stainless steel sheet...

Celebrating 100 years of Stainless Steel

From small beginnings a hundred years ago, stainless steel has grown to be an integral part of our lives...

Stainless Steels at High Temperatures

Stainless steels, otherwise used for their exceptional resistance to aqueous corrosion, are also used at high temperatures when carbon and low-alloyed steels do not provide adequate corrosion resistance and mechanical properties...

Stainless Steel Makes the Cut

2013 marks 100 years since stainless steel was discovered in Sheffield. The BSSA have selected 50 applications and features that demonstrate how stainless steel has influenced our lives so far...

ICDA Chromium 2012 December 4th to 6th Stockholm Sweden

To celebrate 100 years of stainless steel, ICDA organized a Round table on Chromium and stainless steel towards the next 100 years between stainless producers and end-users...

Stainless Steels at High Temperatures

Stainless steels, otherwise used for their exceptional resistance to aqueous corrosion, are also used at high temperatures...

Stainless Steel in Biogas Production

The equipment to produce biogas constantly comes into contact with corrosive elements. Properly specified stainless steels can withstand the corrosive materials in a biogas plant...

Presentations from the SSDA Workshop in New Delhi

Following the SSDA Workshop in New Delhi last week, all the presentations have been uploaded on the Worldstainless Extranet...

Bright Future for Stainless Steel

Pascal Payet-Gaspard, Secretary General of ISSF spoke at the plenary session of the BIR Stainless Steel & Special Alloys Committee...

World Stainless Production Shrinks Slightly in First Quarter

The ISSF released preliminary data which shows that stainless steel production shrank by 2.8% in the first three months of 2012...

Special Edition of Nickel Institute's 2012 Magazine

The Nickel Institute has produced a special edition of their May 2012 Nickel magazine which celebrates the 100 year Centenary f Stainless Steel...

ISSF Releases 100 Years of Stainless Steel Video

International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released a video titled 100 Years of Stainless Steel Video marking the centenary since stainless steel was first discovered and commercialised...

Updated Corrosion Performance of Alternative Stainless Steels

Many stainless steel products are located along the NZ coast line and therefore exposed to the marine environment...

Upcoming Changes to the Stainless Steel Welding Standard AS/NZS 1554.6

AS/NZS 1554.6 is a Standard supporting Design Standard AS/NZS 4673:2001 Cold-formed Stainless Steel Structures and for the Standard to continue to be used as extensively, its relevance needs to be maintained by regular updating...

Can Stainless Steels be used for Domestic Water? - SSW

Stainless Steel World - Well-known metallurgist Ko Buijs looks at the facts...

ISSF Report: Stainless Steel Production in 2010

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) released the preliminary stainless steel crude steel production figures for the full year 2010...

Wastewater Pre-treatment has Stainless at Heart

Wastewater pre-treatment has stainless at heart Farra Engineering Ltd is a Dunedin-based engineering firm that has been providing engineering solutions for over 140 years...

Aotea Square Stainless Runs Through It

Auckland’s most popular inner city outdoor space has been undergoing a facelift and stainless steel elements played several parts...

Thinking Outside the Block

Novaloo realised there was a need for an attractive public toilet that would be relatively vandal-proof...

Chemical Attraction

A recent highly successful NZSSDA seminar focussed on surface finishes on stainless steel...