Ever since the 1920s, stainless steel has been an integral part of the construction field due to its higher resistance to corrosion brought about by pollution, coastal salt exposure, deicing, etc. Alloys Types like 444, 316 and duplex 2205 containing molybdenum and stainless steel function better in corrosion resistance.
Marina Bay Sands Art And Science Museum in Singapore is a fine example and specialised in metal fabrication Singapore as the building and infrastructure segment found that approximately 92 % of stainless steel is collected for recycling at the end of its life. Also the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) filed a fact sheet which stated that 75 to 85 % of post consumer recycled content has been found in North American produced 300 series stainless steel like the Type 316.
According to the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF), recycled stainless steel was estimated to be about 60 % in 2002. The stainless steel has the added benefit of being 100 % recyclable with no down cycling. When Molybdenum is added to stainless steel, the corrosion power of the alloy increases. All these properties make it ideal for construction of parking lots, buildings, sculptures, etc, that lasts for many years.
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