Decorstainless International Co., Ltd.
What is Stainless Steel?
Stainless steel is a low carbon steel that has high chromium content. It is this chromium that gives the steel its unique corrosion resistant characteristic. The chromium content of the steel allows for a chromium rich oxide film to form naturally on the metals surface. If the surface is damaged chemically or mechanically the steel is self-healing providing there is oxygen present.
Why choose Stainless Steel?
The many unique qualities of stainless steel make it a leading contender in material choice. It may be overlooked in some instances by architects and designers because it is viewed as a high cost product, however over its lifespan stainless steel is often the supreme value option owing to its endless list of benefits:
● Corrosion resistant
Depending on the choice of grade in response to its environmental setting, stainless steel is highly resistant.
●Fire and heat resistant
Specific grades of stainless steel that have chromium and nickel-alloys retain strength at high temperatures.
The clean-cut visual appearance of stainless steel is easily maintained, contemporary and attractive.
● Long-term value
The lifespan and long-term costs of stainless steel make an attractive and less expensive material choice.
Why choose Stainless Steel?
There are more than 60 grades of stainless steel. Common grades of stainless steel used in the industry are 304 and 316. Both are iron alloys with additional chromium and nickel. The nickel in 316 grades is slightly higher than with 304 grades. However the most important difference is that 316 grades have Molybdenum as an additive to improve the resistance to corrosion. Here we suggest use 304 grades for internal applications and would recommend the use of 316 grades for external applications.
Decorstainless engineers work closely with customers, we utilize the latest AutoCAD and Solid Works to ensure best total value and increased product performance.
Our production facilities, utilize the lastest in CNC manufacturing technology which could precise the demensions exactly.
Our products made from only the type 316 and 304 stainless steel in order to provide superior corrosion resistance and appearance.
Why Clean Stainless Steel?
Stainless Steels need to be cleaned for aesthetic considerations and to preserve corrosion resistance. Stainless steel is protected from corrosion by a thin layer of chromium oxide. Oxygen from the atmosphere combines with the chromium in the stainless steel to form this passive chromium oxide film that protects from further corrosion. Any contamination of the surface by dirt, or other material hinders this passivation process and traps corrosive agents, reducing corrosion protection. Thus some form of routine cleaning is necessary to preserve the appearance and integrity of the surface. Stainless steels are easily cleaned by many different methods. They actually thrive with frequent cleaning and, unlike some other materials, it is impossible to 'wear out' stainless steel by excessive cleaning. Stainless Steel performs best when clean - cleanliness is essential for maximum resistance to corrosion.
Stainless Steel Maintenance Program
All exposed stainless steel surfaces should be wiped over with a clean cloth and warm water with a mild detergent on a frequent and routine basis. For more stubborn dirt or stains use mild, non-scratching abrasing powders such as typical household cleaners. These can be used with warm water, bristle brushes, sponges or clean cloths. For more aggressive cleaning a small amount of vinegar can be added to the powder. Carbon steel brushes and steel wool should be avoided as they may leave particles embedded in the surface, which can lead to rusting. Cleaning should always be immediately followed by rinsing in clean hot water and the surface then wiped completely with a dry towel.The maximum recommendation for routine cleaning is twice a month and more often in areas subject to heavy soiling or frequent use.