New applications

To encourage the members of ISSF 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.

Book of New Applications

The ISSF 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.

ISSF New Applications Award

In 2020 the following projects were awarded:

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 of stainless steels in service.

Gold Award

Columbus Stainless, for the Turnkey Modular factory cabins (click here)

Silver Award

POSCO, for the Baffle integrated stainless steel fuel tank for PHEVs (click here)

Bronze Award

Nippon Steel Stainless Steel Corporation, for the high performance stainless steel surface mounting technology (SMT) (click here)


Best Development Award

In this category the jury is 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 maintenance costs.

Gold Award

POSCO, for the stainless steel airtight container (click here)

Silver Award

Australian Stainless Steel Development Association, for the Murray Irrigation PIIOP Round 3 project (click here)

Bronze Awards

POSCO, for the stainless steel wave water tank (click here)

Aperam, for the stainless steel anemometric tower for measuring wind speeds (click here)


For all other entries click here.

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

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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