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.



How Does Your Garden Grow... ?

With a little help from stainless steel spades, rakes, and shears! Stainless steel is the blossoming choice for garden tools because it is resistant to rust, long lasting and incredibly durable for those weeds that are a bit tough to dig out.

Stainless steel is also favoured for its visual appearance in the garden and is often used for water features, sculptures and even sun dials. Such features emphasise the reflectivity of stainless steel by using a bright mirror polished finish.

The Chelsea Flower Show is celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2013 alongside stainless steel celebrating 100 years since its discovery in Sheffield.

Find out more about our centenary activities here.

Find out more about the 100 Not Out! campaign

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