Wherever durability and particular expectations on stability and material neutrality are imposed over years, stainless steels are the first choice. Examples: construction of sewage disposal systems, environmental engineering for hazardous substances, the food industry, fixings and facings.
Architects and designers have long-since elected the stainless steel material range to "design steel". These days design elements made of stainless steel have become indispensable for almost all basic commodities, building components and service facilities. Some terms are indicative of the aesthetics of stainless steel:
Compared to competing materials such as e.g. plastic, aluminum, etc., steels and especially stainless steel are particularly environmentally friendly. This begins with a significantly better energy and resource balance in the production and ends with the better recyclability and use in the raw material circulation. Choosing stainless steel is a decisive step towards a better and more livable environment.
Not for nothing has Building Research Institute in Berlin (our supreme planning authority) declared stainless steel material no. 1 when it comes to major support and fixing situations in building construction. Thanks to material forming stainless steel becomes harder, one speaks of strain hardening And yet stainless steel remains tough without breaking from sudden impacts.
Examples: In dowel technology; to secure 30 kN and more with a dowel, as a visible filigree supporting structure for complex glass roofs or glass façades, as mast guying on offshore yachts to resist even the strongest of storms. These strength properties advantages are becoming increasingly prevailing all sectors of industry. Components are slimmer and lighter thanks to higher strengths. In many areas there is a great savings potential. We therefore strive, together with the Stainless Steel Information Agency in Dusseldorf, the Federal Institute for Materials Research in Berlin and various universities, as well as welding, teaching and research institutes, to the introduction of new high-performance stainless steel grades.
As early as 2002, even before the big price rise wave in stainless steel, we began to investigate new high-performance stainless steels. In 2006 we acquired building inspection authority approval for SAF2304 with the no. Z-03/30/19 for all fixings.
The benefits of lean duplex stainless steel, for example, material 1.4362 as apposed to 1.4571 (A5) or 1.4404 (A4L), can be reduced to the following simplified description: DUPLEX stainless