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100 Years of Stainless Steel

This video provides a brief history of stainless steel since its invention in the early 20th century and highlights its longevity as a building and construction material. Whole Building Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), infrastructure design longevity requirements, and similar assessments are increasingly focusing on the importance of avoiding material replacement. Whenever a material is replaced prematurely (during the life of a building or structure), there is a significant negative environmental impact. Properly specified stainless steel can last the life of a building or structure.

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Stainless Steel - Recycled for Lasting Value

Stainless steel is one of the most sustainable construction materials that can be specified. 92% of the stainless used in building and construction is diverted from landfills and recycled back into new steel.  It is an indefinitely recyclable resource with no loss of properties or function.   This instructive and easy-to-understand video explains the role that recycling plays in the integrated melting production of stainless steel.

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