Compound steel is composed of various grades of Fe and C. The aim of alloyage is to alter the properties of steel in the sense of density and inhibition of corrosion, wear resistance, acid resistance etc. so as to improve all the physical, chemical, and electrical properties.
Stainless steels contain a minimum of 10,5% chromium, and less than 1,2 % of carbon. There are more than 200 different types of stainless steel subdivisions.
Besides chromium its alloying elements are manganese, chromium, nickel, tungsten, and so on.
Nickel is used to produce a formable, high strength steel.
- The major uses for Compound steel are in:
- Soap trade
- Automotive industry
- Household appliances
- Spare parts exposed to water and steam
- Food industry
- Manufacture of surgical instruments
- Paper industry
- Chemical equipment
- Containers exposed to high pressure
- Heat exchangers
spare parts exposed to heavy duty use
For the types of compound steel we collect see; „ Scrap metal categories „