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I am very happy with Elgin Recycling and their staff and will continue to use them for years to come! Zach M. Customer Since 2007 Elk Grove Village ,IL

Stainless Steel Recycling

Stainless Steel is a metal that has a higher resistance to corrosion and oxidation than steel. To be considered stainless steel it must contain a minimum of 10.5% chromium. Other elements, such as: nickel, molybdenum and niobium, are often used to change the chemistry of the steel for a particular application. When chromium is added to steel and combined with oxygen; a thin, few atoms thick, invincible layer is formed that protects the steel underneath; this process also gives unique self healing abilities to the metal. The history of stainless steel dates back to the mid 1800’s to early 1900’s. Early on there were different variations of corrosion resistant metals being explored by several researchers. Harry Brearley is credited by some to be the person that discovered stainless steel for the first time; however, there were previous patents already in place before his discovery. Stainless Steel is used in a wide range of applications from industrial to cutlery to decorative.

We recycle all types of Stainless Steel, Nickel Alloys, Carbide and Tool Steel.

  • 300 Series
  • 400 Series
  • Turnings
  • Nickel
  • Inconel
  • Monel
  • Hastelloy
  • Titanium
  • Carbide
  • Tool Steel
  • Household Items

The St. Louis, Missouri Gateway Arch is clad entirely in stainless steel: 886 tons of type 304 stainless steel.

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