Energy & heavy industry Stainless steel for chemical process industry

The chemical process industry faces uniquely rigorous challenges in material selection. Outokumpu solutions reflect industry needs for performance in extreme temperatures, highly corrosive environments, high-pressure handling and high purity of final product, with constant focus on reliability, safety and cost optimization.

Offering a matchless range of stainless steels, the Outokumpu Supra, Ultra, Forta and Therma ranges are particularly well suited to the chemical industry applications in sheet and plate, quarto plate and coil and strip. For potential weight savings in storage tanks and tanker compartments, consider our high-strength duplex stainless steel, an increasingly popular choice in this industry.

Outokumpu’s technical expertise and highly responsive service centers deliver significant added value. Online tools – like our pressure vessel calculation and storage tank calculation tools – help you navigate grades and material consumption with confidence.

Benefits of using stainless steel in chemical process industry


  • Cryogenic applications
  • Storage tanks
  • Heat exchangers
  • Pressure vessels and reactor internals
  • Tanker compartments
  • Tubes, pipes and fittings


  • Superior corrosion resistance
  • High-strength, light-weight duplex for cost savings throughout the project
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • High resistance to stress-corrosion cracking
  • Long service life; low life-cycle cost


  • Design support; welding and handling training 
  • Just-in-time deliveries of tailor-made material 
  • Pioneer developer of duplex stainless steel
  • Pioneer developer of 6Mo and 7Mo superaustenitic stainless steels Ultra 254 SMO and Ultra 654 SMO
  • Pioneer developer of micro-alloyed heat resistant MA steel grades Therma 153 MA and Therma 253 MA


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