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Sustainability is about much more than just the environment.

The stainless steel industry also aims to operate in an economically sustainable way that respects the well-being of its employees and the people and communities associated with its businesses.

The stainless industry is constantly looking for ways to improve its environmental performance.

More information about stainless steel and sustainability can be found on this website.

Desalination in stainless steel

Successful desalination requires a material that can resist the aggressive corrosion caused by seawater and brine. Utilising stainless steel to create fresh water further increases the sustainability profile of the desalination industry. The durability and minimal maintenance requirements of stainless make it a good choice economically. The high-level of recycled content and 100% recyclability at the end of its life are the cornerstones of stainless steel’s environmental profile. High performance stainless steels, including duplex grades, are the perfect choice for desalination.

Stainless Steel in Drinking Water Supply

Its inert and corrosion-resistant nature makes stainless steel an ideal material for contact with drinking water in all stages from extraction to domestic plumbing. Stainless steel is the only metallic material that is suitable for any usual drinking water composition.
This new brochure from ISSF explains why stainless steel is an ideal material for contact with drinking water and highlights applications in water intake, water preparation, water storage and distribution.

Stainless Steel in Solar Energy Use

There are many approaches to producing electricity and domestic hot water from solar energy. Whatever the technology, stainless steel has a role to play. It can be used as part of a substrate of amorphous cells or as a collector material in solar thermal panels. It can be found in ancillary components such as frames, fasteners and connectors. Stainless steel can also be an essential element in downstream equipment such as tanks and heat exchangers. Wherever it is used, stainless steel makes a contribution to the sustainability and eco-friendliness of our built environment.