Stainless steel is well known for its resistance to corrosion and because of this, is used in a wide array of applications such as architecture, surgery, dentistry and the automotive manufacturing industry, to name but a few.
Although the process was developed many years ago, the procedure was slow and extremely expensive. However, with changes here and there as well as a significantly reduced raw material prices, dramatic changes led to an incredible growth in the steel-making industry during the 1970s until today.
Shelving is one of the simplest ways in which the metal is used in today’s modern life is as shelving.
Stainless Steel Shelves can be found just about anywhere. They are used in shops, offices, schools, restaurants, hospitals and in any other places where shelving is needed. The reason why these shelves are so popular is because of the many benefits they offer, which include:
Strength — if strength is essential to you when choosing shelving, then you cannot go wrong with heavy-duty shelves made from stainless steel. By installing a heavy-duty system with welded beams, you have shelves capable of holding weights of up to 1,000 pounds each! Welding is the procedure where metal pieces are joined together permanently by means of melting and fusing them at high temperatures. It is one of the oldest and most reliable ways of joining metals, to create heavy-duty, exceptionally strong shelving.
Durability — compared to other metals, this material is easy to maintain. Being a non-porous metal, it can be cleaned many times in a day, using any type of cleaning solution or chemical to keep it in a sanitary condition. This easy-to-clean aspect makes it especially suitable for storing greasy or oily items. Another benefit of it being non-porous means that viruses and bacteria cannot penetrate the surface and are removed completely when cleaned with a sanitizing solution.
Rust resistance — shelves made from this material are just the thing you need to keep your premises sleek and professional-looking. It is extremely hardy and resistant to rust no matter how often you clean it, using any type of chemical-laden cleaner you choose. Water, air and strong chemicals are no match for it, since it contains a high percentage of chromium, which forms a protective layer of oxide on the steel, effectively preventing any corrosion from occurring.
Aesthetic appearance — apart from having all of the above benefits, stainless steel shelves are also extremely popular for their practicality and aesthetic appearance. They give any area a bright, reflective and streamlined look which, with some easy maintenance will keep that “just-installed” look for many years to come.