Based on the company’s extensive research and product development, and first published in 1934, the handbook has become an indispensable tool among many corrosion engineers, metallurgists, designers and other specialists to meet the challenges of corrosion in selecting the correct stainless steel grade for each specific application.
Each year, corrosion damage causes significant financial losses for companies and whole societies across the world. Stainless steel is corrosion-resistant, strong, hygienic and fully recyclable. These properties make it an ideal choice for a variety of industrial and consumer applications. Several life-cycle studies indicate that for many applications, the total cost of stainless steel is lower than that of competing materials, since stainless steel needs minimal maintenance.
As new steel variants are constantly being developed, the brand new 11th edition of the Outokumpu Corrosion Handbook sees important updates in the in-depth articles and technical descriptions, which cover numerous applications and industry sectors. New topics include chapters of stainless steels for automotive applications and bio gas plants. The Handbook also reflects Outokumpu’s new product categorization, which is according to performance; corrosion resistance, strength, hardness, service temperature, surface appearance and machinability. This new approach to arranging products is designed to help customers and specifiers identify alternative products of similar or superior properties within the same performance group and so select the product that best matches their specific performance needs. In addition, the corrosion tables are available on-line at steelfinder.outokumpu.com.
About Outokumpu Group
Outokumpu (outokumpu.com) is a global leader in stainless steel. We create advanced materials that are efficient, long lasting and recyclable thus building a world that lasts forever. Stainless steel, invented a century ago, is an ideal material to create lasting solutions in demanding applications from cutlery to bridges, energy and medical equipment: it is 100% recyclable, corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free, durable and hygienic. Outokumpu employs more than 12 000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with headquarters in Espoo, Finland and shares listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.