The History of Stainless Steel—Part 3

The First Commercial Stainless Steels

March 07, 2013

Early stainless steel cutlery

By the end of the first decade of the 1900s, the properties of chromium and chromium-nickel steels were beginning to be better understood and this, in turn, led to the independent development of stainless steels by metallurgists working in several countries.

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Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018

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Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.