The global stainless steel community marking a century since stainless steels were first created, patented and produced. Over that time, stainless steel has grown to be an integral part of our modern world. To celebrate the anniversaries, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has launched the website www.stainlesssteelcentenary.info dedicated to the history of stainless steel and its innovative applications.
The metallurgists and industrialists who pioneered the stainless steel industry could scarcely have imagined how it would grow. Production has increased dramatically over the past ten years to a record 31 million metric tonnes in 2010. That growth is only likely to increase as the sustainability benefits of stainless steel become better known. Its relatively low carbon footprint and 100% recyclability are ensuring that stainless steel will have a major role to play in a sustainable future world.
The website and exhibition utilise the 100 Years of Stainless Steel logo which was specifically developed for the celebrations. As well as appearing on the website and throughout the exhibition, the logo can also be utilised by registered companies and publications who are planning special events to mark the centenary. (To register as a supporter, please contact ISSF.)
The logo represents the number 100 and reflects the brightness of stainless steel and the thin, subtle and elegant applications that can be created from this innovative material. Both flat and long stainless steel products are represented in the logo.
ISSF - Jo Claes, Phone: +32 (0) 2 702 89 15 Fax: +32 (0) 2 702 89 12