Life cycle inventory and analysis

Stainless Steel is a highly durable material used in many qualified applications. Like all materials, its production and use affect the environment in many different ways. Assessing the overall environmental impact of products requires an integrated approach that considers the product over its entire life cycle - Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). 

ISSF LCI Data are freely available. The ISSF Communications Policy for LCI data asks that you complete this brief questionnaire in order that the appropriate dataset and support can be supplied.

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ISSF LCI data are freely available. The ISSF Communication Policy for LCI data asks that you complete this brief questionnaire in order that the appropriate dataset and support can be supplied.

LCI data request
A general introduction to LCI and LCA

Stainless Steel is a highly durable material used in many qualified applications. Like all materials, its production and use affect the environment in many different ways. Assessing the overall environmental impact of products requires an integrated approach that considers the product over its entire life cycle - Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

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Stainless steel and CO2: facts and scientific observations

Like any other industry, the stainless steel industry aims to reduce its CO2 emissions. The purpose of this document is to clarify what those emissions are and where they originate.

This document is available in English, Chinese and Japanese. Clicking on the language will open the pdf.

Stainless Steel, the green material

Society had become increasingly concerned with the health of the natural environment and the role of materials in impacting the ecosystem. The recognition of and response to environmental concerns is often called "greening." The "greenness" or quality of environmental performance is leading some to consider this in materials selection.
Source: Specialty Steel Industry of North America

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