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How to create the perfect life cycle

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.

Outokumpu believes stainless steel we deliver to our customers will eventually come back to us. No matter how many times stainless steel is melted, the new product is always 100 percent up to specification. We call it the perfect life cycle.

The recycled content of Outokumpu’s stainless steel is as high as 87.1%, and the products are fully recyclable at the end of their life cycles. Four value propositions showcase Outokumpu’s strengths, which answer key sustainability needs. Together, these are called Stainless Stainless.

  • Recycling maximized – Our stainless steel contains the highest proportion of recycled content on the market, and we keep pushing this further to conserve virgin raw materials.
  • Nothing to hide – Just like the stainless steel we produce, Outokumpu’s supply chain is pristine. To qualify to work with Outokumpu, our suppliers and contractors are held to the same stringent requirements.
  • Pays for itself – From the life cycle point of view, durability is another important property to consider. Choosing Outokumpu’s stainless steel means making the right choice at the beginning of the life cycle: Manufacturing something only once – instead of twice or even three times during a certain time period, owing to breakdowns or repairs – consumes fewer resources.
  • Indispensable – Our stainless serves as the backbone of industries like solar power, biofuels, wind energy, green construction, food preparation and low-carbon transportation. It is also used in seawater purification and surgical equipment.