Stainless steel first gained popularity for use in when it came to creating cutlery. The material was fantastic for this application. The reason for this is that it is corrosion resistant, has exceptional hygienic qualities, and is strong. With so many great properties, the number of different uses of the material in the food and drink industry quickly expanded. Food grade stainless steel is still very widely used today.
Many reasons to utilise food grade stainless steel
One of the best properties of this material is that it does not react to the substances it comes into contact with. In other words, it won’t contaminate them, either with flavours or discolouration. This makes it great for creating everything from containers to processing equipment.
On top of the inert nature of the material, it is also very easy to clean. As a result of this, it will remain hygienic. The corrosion resistance enhances this. This is because cleaning won’t damage the material. Add in the strength and you have components that will last and perform to a high standard.
There are various types of food grade stainless steel available. They offer slightly different properties depending on the additional elements that have been used in the alloy. These can enhance characteristics like heat resistance. This allows the material to better suit the application. Additionally, the different grades have their own surface finishes.
The challenge with this material is the work hardening effect. When the steels are worked, they become harder. Therefore, they are more difficult to adapt further. This can create challenges when it comes to creating different shaped components. Additionally, the material might require special welding. This is why you should choose to work with experts.
Turn to Multiform for all your tube needs
At Multiform Tubes, food grade stainless steel is a material we have a lot of experience with. We provide bespoke tubing for companies throughout the food and drink industry. Our team works hard to ensure we meet needs effectively. We have the skills to adapt the tube in a variety of ways. As a result, we can provide precise, high quality finished products. We do this for various sectors.
Get in touch with Multiform to discuss your requirements. We would also be more than happy to talk about our work in more detail.