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.

ISSF New Applications Award

In 2021 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.

Award

Winner

Gold Award

Columbus Stainless for the efficient sanitation system to combat the global sanitation crisis (click here)

Silver Award

Outokumpu for the STILRIDE electric scooter – releasing the full potential of flat sheet steel (click here)

Bronze Award

POSCO for the laser welded duplex stainless steel tube for gas  gas heaters (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.

Award

Winner

Gold Award

Acerinox for the INAMESA stainless steel CNC bridge slot water well screen (click here)

Silver Award

Outokumpu for the foam-filled stainless ring structure for the DLR next generation car (click here)

Bronze Award

Aichi Steel for the vertical greening cylinders (vertical forest®) using stainless steel at the Aichi International Convention & Exhibition Center (click here)

Bronze Award

Aperam for the stainless returnable and reusable drum concept (click here)

For all other entries click here.

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

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.

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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