2.2.2 Stainless Steel2019-05-03T12:01:00+01:00

2.2.2 Stainless Steel

Stainless steel (high-alloy steel):

  • Additional alloyants: Chromium, nickel and molybdenum
  • Produces a very inert surface layer (“passivation”) that largely prevents corrosion. This often allows use under higher humidity and temperature.
  • The passivation of the surface layer much reduces the development of physical interactions, for example with an adhesive in the form of adhesion forces.
  • For that reason, mechanical pretreatment alone often gives inadequate long-term stability.