Invitation to the 100 Years of Stainless Steel Exhibition in Beijing

St. Regis Hotel, Beijing, China

16 and 17 May 2012

The global stainless steel community is marking a century since stainless steels were first created, patented and produced. Over that time, stainless steel has grown to be an integral part of our modern world. To celebrate this historic anniversary, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) and the Team Stainless Network are organising a travelling exhibition titled 100 Years of Stainless Steel.

The exhibition will first open to the members of ISSF on the evening of 15 May. It will be held in the Statesman’s Hall of the St. Regis Hotel Beijing. For the following two days, 16 and 17 May, the exhibition will be open to everyone. You are very welcome to come and visit it. After Beijing, the members of ISSF and the Team Stainless partners will take the exhibition to all parts of the world. This will allow as many people as possible to learn more about this remarkable material.

Although the anniversary is significant, the exhibition is not just about the history of stainless steel. It also features displays which outline the properties of stainless steel and the many high-tech and innovative applications in which it is used. The exhibition will also showcase works of art in stainless steel, for which the material is very appropriate.

Stainless steel is probably best known for its use in applications where hygiene is particularly important, such as hospitals, medical applications and food and water preparation. But stainless steel is also used in many applications we come into contact with every day. These common applications are featured and some people may be surprised to learn just how many times a day stainless steel makes a difference to their lives.

The environmental credentials of stainless steel are also celebrated in the exhibition. It is one of the few materials known to mankind that can be recycled over and over again without losing its properties. As the world strives to protect scarce natural resources, stainless steel will become increasingly important in the future because of this ability.

During the exhibition, a specially commissioned video will be shown. As well as covering the history of stainless steel and its alloying elements, the video also features many applications - from the past until today. It also outlines why demand for stainless steel has increased 10-fold in the 40 years since 1970 and why the industry’s long-term growth rate remains above 6%.

For more information about the 100 Years of Stainless Steel celebrations and to find out when the exhibition will be visiting a location near you, please visit: We look forward to welcoming you to the next century of innovation!

Download the invitation card for the Beijing Exhibition here

Published 09/05/2012 15:27:30 Last Modified 09/05/2012 16:31:58

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