B.A. McKean -
June 01, 2010
Stainless steel is first a product; and, after a useful life, often measured in decades, it becomes a resource. This is true of all types of stainless steels but especially the nickel-containing grades which make up 55-60% of all stainless steel.
It is wrong to think of end-of-life stainless steel as “only” scrap. The best way to make new nickel-containing stainless steel product – product that is cost-effective, environmentally safe and energy-efficient – is to start with nickel-containing stainless steel. That means scrap stainless steel is the first and best “resource” for steelmakers.