Stainless steel and sustainability

  • P. Payet-Gaspard


The paper focuses on the Sustainability of Stainless Steels.
It first analyses the growth of stainless steels over the last years. Then it focuses on sustainability and gives an
evaluation of the CO2 emissions of Stainless Steels from cradle to gate. It gives as well an evaluation of the
recycling rates of stainless steels according to the market applications and an evaluation of the overall cycle of
manufacturing and scraps in 2005 on a world wide basis. It concludes with a presentation of some
remarkable applications focusing on green energy and future growth markets.