ISSF Awards 2021

Published 25 May 2021

Every year the ISSF awards members for good practices and novel ideas in the areas of best technology, best market development, safety and sustainability. Also in 2021 it is our pleasure to announce the winners of our annual awards in these four different categories.

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)

Safety Award

For awarding companies in the safety section, the jury looked for practical innovations to reduce the number of safety incidents in the workplace, develop transferrable countermeasures to avoid specific types and develop workers skills to directly reduce the number of safety incidents.

Award

Winner

Gold Award

NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation for the improvements from “danger experience education” based on actual disasters (click here)

Silver Award

Aperam for the COVID-19 management project (click here)

Bronze Award

Columbus Stainless for the reinforcement of the lockout key system (click here)

Sustainability Award

In this category, the jury was looking for new developments that delivered one or more of the following improvements: a clear reduction in operational emissions (GHGs), a clear reduction in production energy intensity, an improvement in material efficiency, an investment in new processes and/or products that have a positive environmental impact, the development or enhancement of the company environmental management system.

Award

Winner

Gold Award

Bahru Stainless for the acid pickling sludge to clay brick project (click here)

Silver Award

Acerinox for improving the efficiency in graphite electrodes in the EAFs (click here)

Bronze Award

North American Stainless for the environmentally beneficial reuse of refractory tundish linings to avoid sending these materials to landfill and reduce the purchasing of new steelmaking consumables (click here)

 

The jury congratulates all contestants for the excellent work done in striving for innovation and improvement in all areas. All entries are available from two brochures, one on New Applications (click here) and one on Safety and Sustainability (click here).

The recording of the Awards Ceremony is available from our YouTube channel. Click here.

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