The features of stainless steel
At IRINOX we only and exclusively work with stainless steel, which we see as a symbol of strength. That is why we imagined and designed a symbol, a glyph that contains within itself all the main advantages of this noble material.
Offering standard products of high quality is inherent in the mission of many. But achieving excellence in the realisation of customised solutions of considerable complexity and variability is for few.
Our passion for a material as noble as stainless steel, our sense of responsibility towards our customers and our ambition to always exceed their expectations make us take care of every design, every cut, every weld.
Stainless steel is known for its mechanical properties, which are also very accurately defined at the regulatory level.
Of the various stainless steels, AISI 304L is the most widespread due to its excellent mechanical properties, especially at low temperatures.
Added to this is the material's excellent resilience and high fatigue resistance, with little susceptibility to indentations.
Silver, copper, gold and aluminium are good conductors of heat, but steel has completely different properties, especially stainless steel.
Machining stainless steel means shaping products using a material with excellent heat resistance, even at very high temperatures.
In fact, it offers even better rigidity than carbon steel when it exceeds certain temperatures.
The presence of chromium in stainless steel favours the formation of a thin, transparent oxide film (passive film), which forms on contact with oxygen in the air and protects the underlying material from external corrosive agents.
AISI 316L steel has an even higher resistance than AISI 304L, thanks to the presence of molybdenum, so much so that it is especially recommended in the chemical and food fields.
Resistance over time
Stainless steel is one of the most durable materials existing in nature.
This is possible due to its high corrosion resistance, which, thanks to its passivated surface layer, makes it immune to the destructive action of external agents, making it ideal for use in even the harshest environments.
The high hygiene of stainless steel depends on many factors working in synergy.
The fact that it does not have any surface coatings, which could lead to damage to it and surface discontinuity, making it a possible receptacle for dirt and bacteria. But also the fact that it is not porous, so it does not absorb specific hazardous substances.
Finally, it is easy to clean, so bacteria and dirt have a very hard time settling on stainless steel surfaces (proven low bactericidal concentration after cleaning cycles).
Stainless steel is a material that only needs routine maintenance and care to ensure that it always shines.
This is possible thanks to the thin, transparent passive layer on the surface of stainless steel, which, even if it is damaged, has the ability to immediately heal itself in the presence of oxygen in water or air.
This is why, even years later, stainless steel remains bright and shiny without the need for further treatment.
Stainless steel is a very durable material with a low rate of scrap and/or landfill disposal.
It is a highly recyclable material, which can be reused up to 90% even in different sectors (down-cycling) without in any way losing quality.
On average, a new stainless steel product contains 60% recycled material, a large part of which comes from processing waste, but this will not affect its quality in the slightest.
Stainless steel is a highly flexible material in that it offers the builder the possibility of shaping the material at will, realising customised structures even with very specific and meticulously crafted customisations, without ever reducing its strength and durability.
The versatility of stainless steel makes it a favourite choice for applications in sectors with very demanding technical and hygienic requirements, where the numerous properties of this material guarantee durability and reliability.
These include first and foremost the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical industries; but also oil & gas, transport & infrastructure, cosmetics, marine, energy.
Stainless steel is one of the most durable materials existing in nature due to its high resistance to corrosion.
Time does not seem to affect its surface, which, thanks to its passivated layer film, protects it from the aggression of external agents, wear and abrasion.
Stainless steel is much more than just a metal. Its beauty is inherent in its modern, clean aesthetics, its surface uniquely capturing light and reflecting it, for a refined and timeless style.
It condenses the art of resistance: it is known for its exceptional imperviousness to corrosion, stains and weathering, adapting perfectly to any application.