Stainless Steel: The Champion of Environmental Sustainability and Circular Economy for Plumbing Systems
Perhaps not everyone knows that stainless steel is one of the most eco-friendly materials in the world. Recyclability, hygiene, and resistance to corrosion are some of the characteristics that make it a champion of environmental sustainability and circular economy.
In fact, stainless steel is 100% recyclable and in various processes doesn’t lose its original qualities, and can be considered a permanent material.
Stainlessness, the resistance to corrosion, comes from the protective coating that forms on the surface of the metal with simple exposure to air, which stops the oxidation process and the subsequent formation of rust. The mechanism is established due to the presence in the alloy of chromium and other noble metals such as nickel, molybdenum, titanium and nobium.
This porosity-free material is ideal for use in a variety of sectors, particularly where high strength and very high hygienic and sanitary performance qualities are required, such as the plumbing and heating sector.
In addition to those just mentioned, there are many other characteristics that make it one of the most sustainable materials in the world:
- Low environmental impact at all stages of its life cycle, which can be considered endless;
- Durability over time;
- Low disposal costs;
- Fully recyclable and reusable in different applications;
- Production and processing require less energy expenditure than other metals
If damaged, it does not leak any environmentally harmful residues into the environment.
Choosing stainless steel, and thus choosing to use Eurotis CSST piping systems, consequently means making use of a material that is in all respects noble and above all environmentally friendly.
Eurotis is also committed to innovating and investing with an eye to the environment and responsible processes by minimizing manufacturing waste, which is completely recycled.