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In this section of the site you will find six different ways of accessing technical help about stainless steel. In addition to this, you can use the general search engine (above right) to look for specific information.

About Stainless Steel

This section provides an introduction to stainless steel: how it was discovered, what it is, how it is made, what it is used for.


The FAQ section covers the questions we are most regularly asked. They range from basic questions through to more technical questions.

Technical Library

This is the main resource of technical information. It includes our extensive library of technical articles and publications about stainless steel.

Special Topics

In order to help users, we are developing new pages which focus on particular topics.

Technical Enquiries

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please use our technical enquiry form to submit any questions. Alternatively, you can contact the Stainless Steel Advisory Service on Telephone 0114 292 2637 or Fax 0114 292 2633.

Publications & Products

This section contains a selection of BSSA publications that you can purchase through this website.

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