Stainless steel is alloy steel resistant to corrosion and corrosive atmosphere environments.
In world practice, new trends are also apparent use of stainless steel in the construction and oil and gas sector.
Stainless steel is widely used in machine tools, transport engineering, creation of various components and devices for the needs of industry. The automotive industry uses ferritic or austenitic grades.
Stainless steel remains an indispensable material for the production of special equipment of airplanes and spaceships.
While manufacturing at many chemical plants corrosive substances are used or produced. Almost all tanks, vessels, reactors, pipes and other equipment of chemical industry are made of austenitic stainless steels.
Much of the equipment at cellulose and paper mills is made of stainless steel. Here is a partial list of industries in which stainless steel is used in our time.