We have listed some useful information about stainless steel, especially the various advantages for you. Please also have a look at our care instructions for our stainless steel products.
Stainless Steel Today
With the growing awareness about the importance of reducing carbon emissions, many countries are keen on promoting stainless steel which is resistant to corrosion and has prolonged service life, therefore not requiring frequent replacements and repairs
stainless steel is also 100% recyclable and does not degrade when reprocessed, thus allowing for multiple life cycles
The sustainability of stainless steel is unmatched compared to other metals.
What is Stainless Steel?
Low carbon steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass
The name speaks for itself, it resists rust and discoloration
The addition of chromium allows for the notable characteristics of stainless steel
Chromium produces a thin layer of oxide on the surface of the steel known as the passive layer
This prevents any further corrosion of the surface
Increasing the amount of chromium gives an increased resistance to corrosion
Remarkably, the surface layer is self healing
Stainless steel also contains varying amounts of Carbon, Silicon, Manganese, Nickel and Molybdenum
High Corrosion Resistance
Stainless steels contain sufficient chromium to form a thin surface film (passive layer)
The film is self-repairing if it is scratched or temporarily disturbed
The film prevents corrosion from expanding past the surface
Ease of fabrication
Can be cut, welded, formed, and machined
Comes from the passive nature of the metal
resists corrosion, produces no catalytic effect, and does not react with its surroundings
Long Life cycle
Easily cleaned with dish soap and water
Avoid use of abrasive brushes or pads and chloride cleaning solutions
Endless finishing possibilities
matt, glossy, micro bead-blasted, brushed, mirror polished, beaded, engraved, or treated
Why choose stainless steel?
Stainless steel does not fade
Its visual appearance remains fresh
exhibits a longevity other materials cannot match
Lower replacement costs
Easy to clean
Regularly preferred by the food processing, hospital, and pharmaceutical industries
Workability lends to unlimited potential in design
How to take care for stainless steel
The Karcher company provides an exclusive range of high quality lever handles, window handles, pull handles and accessories. Our products are manufactured from a high corrosion resistant chrome-nickel steel combination. This high-grade steel is remarkably resistant to environmental influences. There are however certain extreme environmental impacts which might cause surface corrosion to all kinds of stainless steel.Therefore, we would like to inform you of some simple advice on how take care of your Karcher stainless steel product so that the aesthetic appearance are not compromised.