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 2019

In 2019 the following projects were awarded:

Best Technology Award

  • Gold Award: Outokumpu – for the bend-formed body structure for small electrified vehicles
  • Silver Award: NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation - for KAGRA, the large cryogenic gravitational-wave telescope of Japan
  • Bronze Award: POSCO – for STS439, a ferritic stainless steel with enhanced formability for exhaust systems of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles and 
    NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation – for stainless steel sheet as used in turbine housing [CK-SMiTH]


Best Development Award

  • Gold Award: Outokumpu – for the duplex stainless steel bridge
  • Silver Award: NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation – for the sediment discharging facility at the Biratori Dam
  • Bronze Award: Aperam – for the stainless steel floor for garbage truck hoppers and
    The Indian Stainless Steel Development Association – for the applications that lead the way to a safe and sustainable future


For full details of the winning entries as well as all other entries click here.

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

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.

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