Stainless Steel - 100 Not Out!100 years of Stainless Steel

2013 marks 100 years since stainless steel was discovered in Sheffield. The BSSA have selected 50 applications and features that demonstrate how stainless steel has influenced our lives so far.



Roll Out the Barrel!

Brewing beer kegs

Today, more than 30% of all stainless steel produced goes into products related to the food and beverage sector.

For consistency of quality and taste, brewing beer requires a perfectly cleanable and neutral material. In addition, the fermentation process sets free corrosive gases which require a highly corrosion resistant material. The first stainless steel fermenting vessel was used to brew beer in 1928 and is still the material used in breweries today.

From brewing to storage, stainless steel beer kegs are a standard product with more than 60 million gallons of beer being sold in kegs each year. Stainless steel kegs give a much longer service life than other materials being robust and easily cleaned – making this the cost effective solution for storage.

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