Our stainless steel products are at the heart of modern society and deliver benefits far into the future.
Stainless steel is an ideal material to create lasting solutions in demanding applications. Its uses are endless. Thanks to its unique properties such as durability, low-maintenance and resistance to corrosion, stainless steel is not only the strongest, but also the most economically sustainable choice.
The sustainable choice
Outokumpu stainless steel has the lowest carbon footprint in the industry. Outokumpu’s carbon footprint is 70% lower than the global industry average. We publish environmental product declarations (EPDs) on our main products using life cycle inventory data. This means our customers are able to calculate the sustainability performance of their product life cycles. At Outokumpu we constantly research and develop new ways of operating to reduce the environmental impact of stainless steel and its production. Our growing environmental efficiency is based on long-term efforts and continuous improvement.
Our products almost fully use recycled steel as a raw material. In fact, we have the highest-recycled material content rate in the industry of over 90%, which includes steel scrap and waste streams from our production. This significantly reduces the need to extract new minerals and ores from the ground and minimises the environmental impact of our production processes.
Stainless steel is completely recyclable, making it a top choice of material to build our future — it offers maximum overall benefits with minimal impact on the environment. What ends today is tomorrow’s beginning — your old spoon might become a part of a skyscraper in New York or a pan in a kitchen in Paris.
70% lower carbon footprint
Outokumpu’s carbon footprint is 70% lower than of the global industry average. Key reasons for our low carbon footprint are our own ferrochrome, high recycled content and the use of low carbon electricity.
Tailored to your needs, flat products are suitable for various industries from appliances and automotive to construction, heavy industry and beyond. Our flat product forms include coil, strip, precision strip, sheet, plate and quarto plate.
Whatever your application, long products offer a solution for demanding applications in automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, construction and others. Our long products include wire rod, wire, bar, rebar, billets, blooms, slabs and ingots.
Outokumpu’s legacy of innovation and consistent quality means that we have just the right product for every application. We offer several ranges based on performance to make choosing the best product for your application easier.
Outokumpu’s stainless steels can be divided into different categories which are ferritic, martensitic and PH grades, duplex and austenitic. The best steel depends on the application and together we can find the right one for every application