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Sustainability and steel

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We believe steel is leading us toward a more sustainable future. Used as a construction material for new buildings, in everyday household products and everything in between, steel provides consumers with a sustainable and eco-friendly option.In order to better understand how steel is gaining popularity as a sustainable material, we’re going to consider its longevity, water consumption and contamination, advancements in cutting fluids, waste production and product recycling.

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Sustainability and steel

  1. 1. SUSTAINABILITY AND STEEL
  2. 2. USED AS A CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL FOR NEW BUILDINGS, IN EVERYDAY HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, STEEL PROVIDES CONSUMERS WITH A SUSTAINABLE AND ECO-FRIENDLY OPTION. WE BELIEVE STEEL IS LEADING US TOWARD A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
  3. 3. THE LONGEVITY OF STEEL Steel is a very strong material and the best thing is, its strength doesn’t decrease over time; steel products can last for decades. Its durability is unrivalled by alternatives.
  4. 4. EFFECTS OF STEEL ON WATER WATER IS USED IN THE STEELMAKING AND STEEL CUTTING PROCESSES, MOST OFTEN IN THE COOLING PROCESS TO PRESERVE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT. While the water used in these processes does come into contact with contaminants, most of these can be removed by simple filtration techniques.
  5. 5. STEEL CUTTING FLUIDS ADVANCEMENTS IN ECO-FRIENDLY STEEL CUTTING FLUIDS PROVIDE US WITH MORE OPTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE. Switching from mineral oil-based cutting fluids to vegetable oil-based cutting fluids means we can help the environment, with the added benefit of increasing tool life.
  6. 6. WASTE IN STEEL MAKING AND STEEL CUTTING SLAG IS THE MOST ABUNDANT WASTE PRODUCT FROM THE CREATION OF STEEL. Once considered waste, increasing efforts toward sustainability mean that this by-product is now almost entirely repurposed and used in cement.
  7. 7. DID YOU KNOW THAT STEEL IS 100% RECYCLABLE? STEEL IS TYPICALLY MADE UP OF THREE ALLOYS: NICKEL, IRON, AND CHROMIUM. ALL OF THESE CAN BE ISOLATED AND RECYCLED OR REUSED. ShapeCUT is committed to a sustainable future for our community and our planet. RECYCLING STEEL
  8. 8. SHAPECUT IS QUEENSLAND’S LARGEST, PRIVATELY OWNED STEEL PROFILE CUTTING FIRM. Our dedicated and experienced team specialise in laser cutting, oxy and high-definition plasma cutting. ABOUT SHAPECUT
  9. 9. WWW.SHAPECUT.COM.AU 1800 ShapeCUT (1800 742 732)

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