Monday, June 25, 2012

Why use Stainless Steel Fasteners

I thought I would keep it simple this morning and just chat about why we use Stainless Steel Fasteners.  Lets look at the main reasons below
 
Strength
The majority of stainless steels are at least 30% stronger than ordinary carbon steel. This not only helps the strength of whatever it is you build, but also extends the lifetime of the fixings.


Corrosion resistance


Stainless Steel is resistant to corrosive elements such as water, alkaline solutions and most chlorine bearing environments, which would rust ordinary steel fixings. This allows the stainless steel fixings to be used for both interior and exterior work and allow for
 a much higher quality finish with a longer lifetime. It also makes stainless steel fixings ideal for marine use. 

Heat resistance
Stainless Steel retains its high strength within high temperature situations. This broadens the use of your stainless steel fixings and allows you to use them for a variety of different jobs.

Hygiene

Stainless Steel is easy to clean in comparison to other metals. This makes it ideal for use in homes and in particular areas such as Kitchens and Bathrooms. 


Aesthetic appearance

The bright, easily maintained surface of stainless steel provides a modern and attractive appearance so is perfect for use around the home.

Ease of fabrication

Despite Stainless Steels enhanced strength, modern steel-making techniques mean that stainless steel can be cut, welded, formed, machined, and fabricated as readily as traditional steels.

Long term value

When the total life cycle costs are considered, stainless steel is often the least expensive material option due to its longer lifetime expectancy. This ensures that your fixings stay stronger for longer, and ultimately, are less likely to break or need replacing over time.

1 comment:

  1. You forgot the aesthetics! There's a reason that cutlery is made from stainless steel, it looks pretty good! Fasteners in general operate in a more hidden way than nasty screws and nails, but stainless steel fixings (like those from EJOT) are pretty darn shiny.

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