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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.

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.

Railcars in Stainless Steel - A Sustainable Solution for Sustainable Public Transport

Utilising stainless steel to create railcars increases the sustainability profile of the rail industry. Its durability and minimal maintenance requirements make stainless a good choice economically. Energy saving lightweight designs, a high level of recycled content and 100% recyclability at-the-end of life are the cornerstones of stainless steel’s environmental profile. Add the bright contemporary finish of stainless steel and the sustainability profile of the rail industry is further strengthened. Stainless steel in railcars is a good example of how the social, economic and environmental factors of material selection interact to make a technical solution sustainable.

Sustainable Duplex Stainless Steel Bridges

Duplex stainless steels are increasingly used as structural materials in building and architecture because of their exceptional mechanical properties. Their room temperature yield strength in the solution annealed condition is more than twice that of standard austenitic stainless steels not alloyed with nitrogen. Over the last few years, they have started playing an increasingly important role in the construction of bridges, wherever specific environmental conditions combine with the need for high load-bearing capability.