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What is stainless steel used for

Stainless steels of various kinds are used in thousands of applications. The following gives a flavour of the full range:

Domestic – cutlery, sinks, saucepans, washing machine drums, microwave oven liners, razor blades

Architectural/Civil Engineering – cladding, handrails, door and window fittings, street furniture, structural sections, reinforcement bar, lighting columns, lintels, masonry supports

Transport – exhaust systems, car trim/grilles, road tankers, ship containers, ships chemical tankers, refuse vehicles

Chemical/Pharmaceutical – pressure vessels, process piping.

Oil and Gas – platform accommodation, cable trays, subsea pipelines.

Medical – Surgical instruments, surgical implants, MRI scanners.

Food and Drink – Catering equipment, brewing, distilling, food processing.

Water – Water and sewage treatment, water tubing, hot water tanks.

General – springs, fasteners (bolts, nuts and washers), wire.

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