Stainless steel is the leading metal in environmental manufacturing. Compared to others, it’s considered one of the most environmentally friendly for use in construction because of its favorable rankings with high recycled content, the potential for product reuse, durability, maintenance requirements, impact on energy and water consumption, and influence on indoor quality and light.
Tri-Mac Manufacturing specializes in stainless steel jobs, and we’re prepared to meet all of your manufacturing needs, whether it’s individual components or entire machine systems, at competitive pricing. We’re experts in ensuring high-quality standards with stainless steel.
What Is Environmental Manufacturing?
Environmental manufacturing is creating products through economically-sound processes that minimize environmental impact; it conserves energy and natural resources. By using environmental manufacturing processes, we can enhance employee, community, and product safety.
Other facets that make stainless steel a very environmentally friendly product: it’s 100 percent recyclable with no reduction in quality, has a high scrap value, and its recyclability means it is diverted from landfills and recaptured for new use. On average, the stainless steel recycled content rate is 60 percent. Because the U.S. utilizes more stainless steel, recycled contents can be higher.
How it Helps the World Around Us
Thanks to its high-recycled content and reuse rate, stainless steel plays a significant role in resource conservation. This environmentally manufactured product provides alternative energy equipment, as well as the generation of solar, biomass to energy, nuclear, geothermal, and wave energy power. When air scrubbing systems are made with stainless steel, they make existing energy production cleaner.
The extensive use of stainless steel in public water and sewerage treatment facilities helps store and transport potable water, thus minimizing environmental loss and cleaning wastewater. Stainless steel is being increasingly used for onsite water storage, treatment, or filtration units, allowing for the reduction of potable water consumption.
Another benefit of stainless steel is its ability to reflect solar energy from its surface or high solar reflective index (SRI) value. This feature helps to reflect and dissipate heat away from high slope roofing, wall, and sunscreen panels, thus reducing air conditioning and other energy consumption requirements.
When stainless steel is properly selected, fabricated, and maintained, it can last over centuries. Stainless steel does not need a coating that has to be reapplied or a finish that deteriorates over time. In architectural projects, stainless steel can last up to 80 years without appearance deterioration or metal replacement.
Additionally, stainless steel is a sustainable choice because it produces no VOC emissions. This attribute is essential in buildings where interior air quality control is critical. Steel can be thoroughly steam sanitized and is unlikely to perforate duct walls due to corrosion.
Stainless steel is also a great option for its scratch and impact-resistant qualities. Just as remarkable is its ability to be cleaned thoroughly without damage or the use of environmentally hazardous or dangerous chemicals, which makes it ideal for public use.
If you’re looking for any type of fabrication or environmental manufacturing in stainless steel, consider Tri-Mac’s expert service in meeting all of your needs.
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