Stainless steel products are fully recyclable. Sandvik Materials Technology use as much recycled material as possible in its own metallurgy. For example, in a common stainless steel, we use no less than 85% recycled material.
The dust-borne metals trapped in filters in the steel melting plant are also reused (subsequent to treatment) in our own steel-making processes. Grindings and chips from the production are recycled to the melting plant.
Research is ongoing to utilize other rest materials to develop useful products for use either internally or for external customers.