U.S. specialty metals producers are some of the most efficient and environmentally sound in the world. For decades, SSINA has represented the industry on environmental issues related to the production process, from air and water quality to hazardous waste disposal to chemical and risk management issues. SSINA helps companies comply with a vast array of environmental statutes and serves as an advocate before, and resource to, policymakers as they craft legislation and regulatory policy affecting specialty metals producers.
While the production of high performance metals is inherently energy-intensive, SSINA members have a proud history of continually exploring ways to become more energy efficient. In recent years, they have made significant reductions in their energy intensity and, in turn, their carbon emissions and overall environmental footprints. At the same time, the industry is a leader in sustainability – from the use of recycled scrap as a primary feedstock to the production of materials and end products that last longer and require less maintenance than competitors.
In addition to being a major consumer of energy, the specialty metals industry is a major supplier to a variety of energy markets. From legacy oil and gas production, to energy storage and transmission, to alternative and renewable energy systems, specialty metals like stainless steel play a critical role in energy production and delivery.
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