Steel

Steel

The steel is the king of metals. Born as an alloy of iron and carbon almost 4 thousand years ago, it went through a long improving process that makes it today worldwide ubiquitous.

From the second half of the XIX century, the modern era of steelmaking began. Due to the 1855’s Bessener process, the steel production became way cheaper and more efficient; the material soon started to lead the industrial revolution, setting new standards for infrastructures and machineries.

In the modern age, the wealth of the steel industry is often considered a development indicator.

Focus on the material

Steel is a sustainable material because it can be recycled multiple times - steel chain

Stainless

There are several kinds of steel. On top of them, the stainless one is probably the best because it retains all the features of the normal steel adding a better resistance to corrosion. At a chemical level, the stainless steel (also known as inox) differs for a bigger amount of chromium which usually is over the 10% and forms an oxide layer as protection.

The stainless steel is completely recyclable through a process of down-cycling, that allows to save the 90% of the building material for new lower level purposes.

Steel is a sustainable material because it can be recycled multiple times - constructions

The King of metal

The stainless steel has some unique and relevant properties.

- Tensile strength, that makes is a great solution for building;

- Ductility, that enables to deform and work the material to different shapes not breaking it;

- Super durability, which guarantees a very long life cycle;

- Great conductivity for both electricity and heat;

- Resistance to rust and corrosion. It is inoxidable;

- Silver colour, that makes it shiny and highly aesthetical.

And do not forget: it is astonishingly recyclable.