A Prime Choice in the UK Market
Intamet is a leading stainless steel supplier in the UK. We really value the many great qualities of stainless steel. With over 25 years of experience in the supply of confirming products to the industry, we have a unique perspective on its significance and versatility.
With a composition that includes at least 10.5% chromium, stainless steel is not just another metal; it's a testament to engineering excellence. Chromium prevents corrosion and staining, keeping structures and products looking good and functioning well for a long time.
Beyond its chemical resilience, the physical durability of stainless steel is unparalleled, making it a trusted ally in demanding environments. Stainless steel is used numerous applications, such as Petrochemical, Marine, Nuclear, skyscrapers, architecture, transportation, and household items. It is strong and can be found everywhere. Its adaptability to both aesthetic and functional demands makes it an irreplaceable asset in modern manufacturing and design.
Types of Stainless Steel
Austenitic Stainless Steel
Non-magnetic in nature, it boasts superior formability, thanks to its nickel and manganese content. This makes it a favourite for crafting kitchenware, from pots and pans to sinks and cutlery. Furthermore, its resistance to low temperatures makes it ideal for appliances, ensuring they function optimally even in colder environments. The combination of formability and resistance gives it a unique edge, merging functionality with aesthetics.
Ferritic Stainless Steel
Recognised for its magnetic properties, this type offers commendable corrosion resistance. Predominantly composed of iron and chromium, ferritic stainless steel is known for its ability to resist stress corrosion cracking. It's an ideal choice for car exhaust systems because it can withstand high temperatures and tough environmental conditions. Its affordability and weldability further make it a popular choice in various industries.
Martensitic Stainless Steel
Renowned for its strength and hardness, martensitic stainless steel is the go-to for crafting knives and precision cutting tools. Its carbon content gives it the ability to be heat-treated, achieving higher levels of mechanical properties. This type is used in surgical instruments and gear shafts, showing its ability to work well in delicate and strong situations.
Duplex & Super Duplex Stainless Steel
A hybrid that marries the attributes of both ferritic and austenitic types. This fusion results in a material that offers in the region of twice the strength of regular austenitic or ferritic stainless steels.
It is commonly used in chemical processing because it can resist chloride stress corrosion cracking. It can often be used in marine applications in Super Duplex variants because it can withstand the corrosive effects of seawater. Its balanced microstructure ensures both strength and corrosion resistance, making it a versatile choice for challenging environments.
A Sustainable Choice for the Future
Stainless steel isn't just about strength and durability; it's also a nod to sustainability. In today's world, the materials we use are important for the environment and the future of our planet.
Stainless steel, with its 100% recyclability, stands as a testament to eco-friendly engineering. Unlike many materials that degrade over time, stainless steel can be melted down and repurposed without any degradation in quality. This cyclical process ensures that we minimise waste, championing a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach.
Moreover, the production of stainless steel is a testament to efficiency. Consuming less energy compared to the production of many other metals, it showcases an industry striving for environmental responsibility. This reduced energy consumption not only lessens the carbon footprint but also translates to cost savings, making stainless steel an economically viable choice as well.
Maintenance and longevity further highlight stainless steel's sustainable credentials. Products made from this material have a longer lifespan because it is resistant to rust and stains. As a result, there is less need for frequent replacements. This longevity, combined with its low maintenance needs, ensures that resources are used judiciously, further minimising environmental impact.
Beyond its green credentials, the adaptability of stainless steel is unparalleled. Its diverse types, each with unique properties, cater to a vast array of industries. From the shimmering facades of modern architectural marvels to the intricate components of advanced machinery, stainless steel's presence is ubiquitous. It can handle tough conditions like ocean spray and hot furnaces, which makes it very important.
Intamet is an independent UK company that supplies stainless steel worldwide, and through years of experience know what industries need in order to support the demand for sustainable options. We take immense pride in our curated range of stainless steel grades, each tailored to meet specific industry requirements. Our commitment goes beyond just supplying; we aim to be partners in progress, championing a future where quality meets sustainability.
Stainless steel is not just a material; it's a statement. A statement of strength, resilience, and a commitment to a greener tomorrow. And at Intamet, we are proud to be at the forefront of this sustainable revolution.
Please see the grades Intamet can supply along with their available forms
|GRADE||WERKSTOFF NUMBER||AVAILABLE FORMS|
|304L||1.4301 / 1.4307||TUBES, PIPES, FITTINGS, FLANGES, SPECIAL SECTIONS, HOLLOW SECTIONS, SHEET, PLATE, HOLLOW BARS, SQUARE BARS, CHANNELS|
|304H||1.4948||PIPES,ROUND BARS, FITTINGS, FLANGES, PLATE,|
|310||1.4845||TUBES, PIPES, ROUND BARS, FITTINGS, FLANGES, PLATE,|
|314||1.4841||TUBES, PIPES, ROUND BARS|
|316L||1.4404/1.4435||TUBES, PIPES, FITTINGS, FLANGES, SPECIAL SECTIONS, HOLLOWSECTIONS, SHEET, PLATE, HOLLOW BARS, SOLID BARS, SQUARE BARS, CHANNELS|
|316Ti||1.4571||TUBES, PIPES, FITTINGS, FLANGES, SPECIAL SECTIONS, HOLLOWSECTIONS, SHEET, PLATE, HOLLOW BARS, SOLID BARS, SQUARE BARS, CHANNELS|
|316H||1.4401 / 1.4919||PIPE,ROUND BAR, PLATE,|
|316LN||1.4429||ROUND BAR, PLATE,|
|321/H||1.4541/ 1.4878||TUBE, PIPE, SHEET,ROUND BAR, PLATE, SQUARE BAR, FITTINGS, FLANGES|
|347/H||1.4550 / 1.4878||TUBE, PIPE, SHEET,ROUND BAR, PLATE, FITTINGS, FLANGES|
|904L||1.4539||PIPE, FITTINGS, FLANGES|
|317L||1.4438||PIPE, FITTINGS, FLANGES, BAR, PLATE|