The unique properties of specialty metals such as stainless steel make them particularly suitable for a wide variety of uses, from cookware to aerospace engines (see more in Major Markets). And those same properties translate to sustainability. Ultimately, the most environmentally friendly materials are corrosion resistant and durable, have high-recycled content and recapture rates, provide long service life and reduce resource use.
Stainless steel provides all of these benefits. While the upfront cost of stainless and other specialty steels may be high compared to other materials, these products provide environmental benefits, cost savings, efficiency and certainty over their extensive lifetimes.