Did you know? In autumn 2015, the UN set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be met by 2030. Since then, Outokumpu has contributed to these SDGs – and continues to do so – either through the way we operate or through our products.
Did you know? Stainless steel is the world's most recycled material, and it fits perfectly into a circular economy. By choosing Outokumpu stainless steel, customers gain clear business benefits.
Did you know? Larger coil widths help to reduce the number of welds, resulting in smoother production. Outokumpu offers a range of sizes.
Did you know? Based on industry reports, 304 accounts for approximately 50 percent of all stainless steel used.
Did you know? Outokumpu steel has the highest share of recycled content in the industry: 87 percent in 2015. What would it mean if that number was one per cent higher?
Did you know? There are four types of stainless steel: austenitics, ferritics, duplex and martensitics – all with varying characteristics in terms of strength, corrosion resistance, hardness and weldability.
Did you know? ‘Outokumpu’ is a Finnish word that translates roughly as ‘mystic hill’. It is also the name of a town in Eastern Finland where rich copper ore deposits were discovered in 1910.
Did you know? An item made of stainless steel can be fully recycled after decades of service. At the moment, about 82 percent of stainless steel is recycled at the end of its life making it most recycled material in the world.
Did you know? Stainless steel has an exceptionally smooth surface that withstands disinfectants well and makes it hard for bacteria to cling to and grow.
Did you know? In the early 1900’s, Harry Brearley was working on another problem when he discovered that adding the element chromium into ordinary steel greatly improves its corrosion resistance.
Did you know? Some stainless steels perform better in corrosive marine environments, some are better suited to high temperatures, while yet others offer much greater strength.
Did you know? Outokumpu is the only stainless steel producer who has a fully integrated production chain. Take a look yourself: watch the video about stainless production in 8 minutes!