Legal Notice - Disclaimer

The content of this website is based upon experience and research and is not a warranty of the performance or properties of any Outokumpu product or of any products manufactured by any other producer.


The information materials and opinions contained on this website, including without limitation in any online tool, graph or table, are for general information purposes only, are not intended to constitute professional advice or warranty, and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific consideration and advice relevant to particular circumstances. Outokumpu, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies disclaim all express and implied warranties with regard to the information materials and opinions contained on this website, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Warranties applicable to Outokumpu products are found exclusively in their respective terms and conditions of sale as stated on the sales contracts, order acknowledgements or invoices related to the sale of such products. Nothing on this website shall create or imply any warranty, whether express or implied by applicable law, beyond or in addition to those included in the terms and conditions of sale as stated on the sales contracts, order acknowledgements or invoices related to the sale of Outokumpu products.


Regarding the use of the online tools, tables, graphs and text contained on this website, it is well known that the performance of metals in service can be profoundly affected by minor changes in the operation environment. For example, small increases in temperature, changes in acidity, presence of trace elements such as halides, conditions of condensation or concentration, and velocity over the surface may affect corrosion performance and other properties of stainless steel.


Furthermore, the fabrication of stainless steel, including mechanical deformation and the variety of joining methods available, and the skill with which these practices are applied may also alter the corrosion resistance and other properties of a stainless steel. The conditions of operation and the conscientious application of correct and appropriate maintenance practice can also affect the performance of stainless steel.


All of these factors, including:

  • accurate anticipation and description of the true operating environments;
  • correct fabrication practices;
  • control of operating conditions;
  • proper maintenance practices,

are the sole responsibility of the designer, fabricator, and user of stainless steel.


Accordingly, neither Outokumpu nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies makes any representation or warranty regarding or accepts any liability for the performance of any stainless steel products either of their own or that of any other producer in any individual application that may be made based on the information materials or opinions provided on this website. The obligations of Outokumpu, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies to users of products are only those expressly set forth in their respective terms and conditions of sale of the products.


Suggestions for or descriptions of the end use or application of products, or methods of working, contained on this website, are for general information purposes only. Neither Outokumpu nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies accepts any liability in respect thereof. Before using products supplied or manufactured by Outokumpu, its subsidiaries or affiliated companies or before using the information materials or opinions contained on this website as a basis for materials selection, end users should satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the product for the proposed end use and as to the applicability of the data provided to that end use.


Outokumpu or any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies may in certain cases also provide additional laboratory data or information based on its knowledge of practical applications. Outokumpu or any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies do not represent or warrant that such laboratory data or information, or the information contained in the tables, graphs and text of the materials provided on this website will meet or conform to any particular application or that any attempt on an end user's part to follow the text or use of the online tools tables and graphs contained on this website will achieve any particular result in any specific application.


Outokumpu does not make any representation or warranty regarding, nor assumes any liability arising out of, the application or use of any product, process or information described herein, nor does Outokumpu convey any license under their respective patent rights or copyrights. By providing the information materials and opinions contained herein Outokumpu grants or conveys no license of any kind in any rights of others, including patent rights, or warrants or represents that use of this information materials and opinions will not infringe any third-party rights.


Outokumpu or any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies will not be responsible for and each of them expressly disclaims any liability for any injury, loss or damage caused by use of any information materials or opinions contained on this website, or any laboratory data or other information provided and in no event shall Outokumpu, its subsidiaries or affiliated companies be liable for any loss or injury, or any damages whether, direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental, consequential or otherwise, resulting from your use of this website or the information materials or opinions contained on this website, even if Outokumpu, its subsidiaries or affiliated companies has knowledge of the possibility of the potential loss or damage.


Some Jurisdictions do not allow exclusion of certain warranties or limitations of liability, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. Outokumpu's liability shall in such cases be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.


Reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the contents of this website are accurate, but Outokumpu, or any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies, accepts no liability for errors or for information found to be incorrect or misleading.


​Outokumpu, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies reserve the right to make changes to the information, materials and opinions contained on this website and in their respective products at any time without notice. Outokumpu do not assume any obligation to correct any errors contained herein or to advise any user of this website of any correction, if such be made.


When there is some doubt about the materials selection, it is always advisable to contact the technical service of the supplier of the material.