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Sustainability and steel infographic


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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 infographic

  1. 1. WWW.SHAPECUT.COM.AU 1800 ShapeCUT (1800 742 732) ShapeCUT has been offering quality steel cutting in Brisbane for over 20 years. A historical track record of quality products is important to us, as is the latest news and information in steel cutting. Call ShapeCUT for all your steel cutting needs in Brisbane. December 2017 ShapeCUT SUSTAINABILITY AND STEEL 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. RECYCLING STEEL 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. ABOUT SHAPECUT 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. SUSTAINABILITY AND STEEL