Outokumpu Stainless Ltd ASR Rod Mill

Outokumpu sustainable stainless steel at the Wire 2012 fair

Outokumpu, a global leader in stainless steel, presents its Long Products for wire and cable users to the Wire 2012 International Wire and Cable Trade Fair held March 26–30, 2012.

High quality and high performance products are leading the way in sustainability in the stainless steel industry. For Outokumpu, sustainability is embedded in the company’s strategy.

The stainless steel product as such is fully recyclable and maintenance free. In Outokumpu operations, sustainability stands for continuous development of processes to minimise the environmental impact of production and enhancing safe and healthy workplace.

The company’s latest sustainability achievement is the CARES certification for Sustainable Reinforcing Steel granted to Outokumpu as the first stainless reinforcing steel producer. CARES UK makes a thorough assessment of a producer’s quality and environmental management systems as well as the company’s social responsibility and sustainable sourcing practices.

Compared to carbon steel rebar, stainless steel provides corrosion protection in demanding applications, such as long-life structures like temples and monuments, in marine environments, and where non-magnetic reinforcement is required.

The rebar product offering also includes advice on its specification and a full range of complementary products, including mesh and couplers.

At the fair, Outokumpu also presents its special grades, including high-performance and high-temperature austenitic grades as well as duplex grades. Long Products range comprises wire rod, bar, rebar and semi-finished products. Wire rod in coil, used to manufacture stainless steel wire and final applications, comes in an extensive range of sizes for rounds. The wire rod is complemented by flats, hexagons, squares and rebar.

The hot and cold rolled stainless steel for the construction industry have ECO EPD certificates, and they support the BREEM (UK), LEED (US) and DNGB (Germany) environmental assessment methodologies used in the construction industry today.

Outokumpu specialists are on hand at Stand G17 in Hall 11 at the event venue Düsseldort Fair Grounds.

For further information:
Please visit Outokumpu at Hall 11 G 17 or contact

Murray Adair, General Manager Sales and Development, mobile +44 752 529 8366, email murray.adair(at)


Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel with the vision to be the undisputed number one. Customers in a wide range of industries use our stainless steel and services worldwide. Being fully recyclable, maintenance-free, as well as very strong and durable material, stainless steel is one of the key building blocks for sustainable future. Outokumpu employs some 8 000 people in more than 30 countries. The Group’s head office is located in Espoo, Finland. Outokumpu is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.