The Benefits of
Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a corrosion-resistant alloy of iron, chromium and, in some cases, nickel and other metals.

Completely and infinitely recyclable, stainless steel is the “green material” par excellence. In fact, within the construction sector, its actual recovery rate is close to 100%. Stainless steel is also environmentally neutral and inert, and its longevity ensures it meets the needs of sustainable construction. Furthermore, it does not leach compounds that could modify its composition when in contact with elements like water.

In addition to these environmental benefits, stainless steel is also aesthetically appealing, extremely hygienic, easy to maintain, highly durable and offers a wide variety of aspects. As a result, stainless steel is the material of choice for a range of building and construction applications, including roofs, facades, stormwater recovery systems, swimming pools, road and pedestrian bridges and interior decor .

Aesthetics

With a wide range of surface appearances, stainless steel brings an element of creativity to architectural design.

Durable

Stainless steel is a durable material that maintains its appearance and requires very little maintenance.

Economics

Thanks to a long lifespan and low maintenance requirements, stainless steel offers a low ratio between the final cost and the lifecycle of the structure.

Properties

Durable, corrosion-resistant, and very good mechanical resistance.

Environment

By providing the world's "greenest stainless steel", we are at the forefront of sustainability.

Aesthetic

The versatility of stainless steel 

Stainless steel brings a level of creative freedom to architectural design that is rarely matched. Our impressive range of thicknesses and wide range of surface finishes includes everything from the most matt to the most brilliant and even the colorful. Thanks to its versatility, stainless steel not only enables the creation of complex shapes, it also pairs well with other materials, such as glass, wood, stone, etc.

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Sustainability

Stainless steel families have common properties that make them an almost universal material, well suited to the challenges of the present day. Each category and each shade – thanks to its specific composition – is distinguished by specific advantages.

  • Longevity
    Stainless steel retains its intrinsic properties throughout the life of the building: does not disintegrate, does not break at low temperatures even the most negative.
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    The maintenance of the stainless steel depends on the environment in which the building is located, the surface appearance chosen and the frequency of cleaning.
    Stainless steel withstands aggressive cleaning agents used to erase graffiti
  • Corrosion resistance
    Our wide range of products allows to find a nuance and a surface aspect adapted to all atmospheric atmospheres and to all the uses.
  • Scratch resistance
    Surface finishes such as Uginox Touch and Uginox Leather are particularly scratch-resistant and are therefore suitable for transit areas (elevator, escalator, metro station, floor).
    Impact resistance
    Due to its high yield strength, stainless steel resists shocks and mechanical aggression.
    UV resistance
    Stainless steel is UV resistant, unlike other materials coated with an organic component.

Technical properties

Stainless steel has excellent mechanical characteristics

  • The yield strengths vary from one grade to another, ranging from 320 MPa for austenitic 304 stainless steel up to 620 MPa for duplex stainless steel, allowing the use of lower thicknesses for a single grade. outfit.
  • Its coefficient of expansion also varies from one shade to another. For ferritic stainless steels, it is about 1.1 (mm / m for 100 ° C), undeniable asset on the cover where the authorized lengths are higher than for other commonly used materials.
  • Stainless steel retains its mechanical properties even at very low temperatures; it does not become fragile even in the case of negative temperatures. This quality is an important asset in cold regions and makes it the ideal mountain material.
  • Stainless steel is a non-flammable material. The creep temperatures are higher than those of many metallic materials, the mechanical characteristics decrease from 650 ° C.

Stainless steel resists corrosion
The choice of shade and appearance will be made according to the environment to which the building is exposed.

  • It is important that the choice of surface appearance is compatible with the environment encountered.
  • In the same way, the low-roughness aspects, such as UGINOX BRIGHT, are the most resistant to corrosion because they are unlikely to retain contaminants and are more easily “self-cleaning”.

Environment

100% recyclable

Completely and infinitely recyclable, stainless steel is the “green material” par excellence. In fact, within the construction sector, its actual recovery rate is close to 100%. Stainless steel is also environmentally neutral and inert, and its longevity ensures it meets the needs of sustainable construction. Furthermore, it does not leach compounds that could modify its composition when in contact with elements like water.

Thanks to these qualities, stainless steel is ideally suited to such building and construction applications as: roofs, facades, rainwater recovery systems, swimming pools, vehicle and pedestrian bridges, and even interior decor. Let us help you choose, implement, and maintain the right stainless steel solution for your building and construction needs.

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Whether you are an architect, roofer, designer, construction company, prime contractor, or distributor, our team of experts can help you with your projects.

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Need help choosing the right stainless steel for your project?

Please call us at +1908 988 0625

Whether you are an architect, roofer, designer, construction company, prime contractor, or distributor, our team of experts can help you with your projects.

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Take a look at the many projects that have benefited from stainless steel.

Our portfolio includes everything from the latest trends in everyday buildings to some of the world’s most aesthetically daring designs.

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