New applications

To encourage the members of worldstainless to increase their work on market development, and to provide inspiration for new ideas, we present Awards at our Annual Conference for the Best New Applications for Stainless Steel in two categories: Best New Technology and Best New Development.

The range of entries has varied widely, giving a good spread of ideas to other members. The purpose of these Awards is not only to reward excellence in individual company achievements but also to increase market development by adding to the pool of creative new ideas.

New Applications Award

In 2022 the following projects were awarded:

Best Market Development Award

In this category the jury was looking for highly original concepts that promote bespoke stainless grades, have a significant global market potential and offer strong environmental improvements in terms of preservation of scarce resources and/or reduction of GHGs and/or reduction in lifetime operational and maintenance costs.

Gold Award

Acerinox for the ‘Vertical Farming’ concept. Click here.

Silver Award

NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation for the Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier the “SUISO FRONTIER”

Bronze Award

North American Stainless for the Stainless Steel Vehicle Defence Barriers


Best Technology Award

In this Award category the Jury was looking to recognise original concepts that make significant contributions in either the production methods for stainless steels or for the application efficiency of stainless steels in service, in both existing and new applications.

Gold Award

POSCO for the High Performance Ferritic Stainless Steel for Large-Scaled Washing Machines and Dryers. Click here.

Silver Award

Taiyuan Iron & Steel for the "Hand tearable steel" -- Wide ultra-thin stainless steel precision strip

Bronze Award

SIJ Acroni for the Technological development of heat and surface treatment on duplex and super duplex stainless steels SINOXX 4462 and SINOXX 4410

For all other entries click here.

For the entries of previous years, please click on the year: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Book of New Applications

The Books of New Applications include examples of stainless steel applications from around the world. They are available as a pdf in several languages. Clicking on the language will open the pdf.

Applications for stainless steel long products

Stainless steel is often associated with corrosion resistance... and quite rightly. However, stainless steel can do much more thanks to its other properties. 

The examples in this booklet illustrate just some of the many uses for stainless steel long products. Such a wide variety of applications and processing routes call for over 200 stainless grades, a complexity inherent to long products.

Download the booklet
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