A century of innovation

From small beginnings a hundred years ago, stainless steel has grown to be an integral part of our lives. Utilised primarily for its corrosion resistance, stainless steel is also found in applications where strength, innovation and aesthetics are important.

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    The Thames Barrier piers consist of wooden structures clad in maintenance free 0.3 mm stainless steel sheet.

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    Stainless steel is used to improve fire safety in tunnels.

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    The first surgical implants in stainless steel were performed as early as 1926.

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    11 million washing machines using stainless steel drums were produced in China in 2010.

  • There are more stainless steel facts in our gallery.

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This exhibition commemorates the 125th anniversary of Böllinghaus Steel and the 29th anniversary of the town status of Vieira de Leiria.

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  • 100 Years of Stainless Steel in Portugal

    Böllinghaus Steel, in association with the Municipality of Vieira de Leiria, would like to invite you to visit the exhibition “100 Years of Stainless Steel”, property of the International Stainless Steel Forum. This exhibition commemorates the 125th anniversary of Böllinghaus (...)


    ISSF would like to thank all the visitors and contributors to the 100 Years of Stainless Steel Exhibition which could be seen at the Stainless Steel World Conference & Expo in Maastricht from 12 to 14 November. We hope you have enjoyed what you have seen! If you would like to have more (...)

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