Stainless steel is the natural choice for commercial and industrial food preparation facilities thanks to the smooth surface that can be easily cleaned and sterilised without degredation. With a long service life and minimal maintenance, stainless steel is the go-to material for equipment, benchtops and drainage channels.
But how sustainable is stainless steel?
Whether you’re working on a restaurant, brewery, winery, or hotel, all commercial and industrial buildings need proper building drainage. But this doesn’t mean that these solutions cannot be eco-friendly and sustainable. In fact, the more sustainable the system is, the more benefits there are in regard to cost, time, waste reduction, and reusability of the products.
When it comes to choosing the right plumbing solutions, stainless steel drainage systems are at the top of the list for sustainability.
Stainless steel as a material has many environmental benefits, not only in the way that it is used but also in its production process and reusability. Modern and efficient production methods produce less waste and ensure that we minimise the amount of products that get rejected. Any waste that is created has a high scrap value and gets recycled back to the steel producers for reuse, rather than landfill.
Stainless steel’s ultimate tensile strength means that as a thinner and less wasteful material, it will still hold up when comparing its high strength-to-weight ratio. This is important in the production process, transportation methods, installation, and any post-installation maintenance.
Stainless steel drainage systems are an increasingly popular choice with today’s designers in food and beverage manufacturing, commercial kitchens, and the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Stainless steel offers a host of benefits compared to more traditional materials, including long-term durability and aesthetics. For engineers, the superior hygienic performance, ease of installation, on-site health and safety benefits are just a few of the key advantages.
Stainless steel offers many positive sustainability benefits to the construction sector. Its durability, longevity, aesthetics, whole life costs, and superior corrosion resistance makes it the material of choice.
ACO offers a wide range of products designed to protect your business and the environment. Our aim is to constantly improve every aspect of safety while delivering a hygienic and functional system.
As a world leader in the manufacturing of stainless steel drainage systems, ACO has production facilities around the world and at our Australian head office in Western Sydney with considerable expertise in the working and fabrication of stainless steel drainage. We are dedicated to achieving the highest possible standards of quality through our organisation.
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