There are over 3000 verying grades of steel, all with different uses for each one.  They also come in different forms and kinds. One of the most popular in the Philippines are steel bars – they are often used for constructing fly-overs, new buildings, or renovating old ones to make new uses for the derelict structure.  There are many kinds of steel all with different uses.  Steel bars alone are incredibly versatile in that they can be used as support beams in order to transport large objects.  Steel is such a widely used material all over the world that it can be found in almost everything that we use in our daily lives.  Here we list a few fun facts about steel that makes this alloy all that more interesting.

The Basics

Steel is 100% recyclable, and can be repeatedly recycled without losing its strength.  Millions of tonnes of steel are recycled each year, and for every tonne of steel recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved.  Steel recycling conserves enough energy to power about 18 million households for one whole year.  There are hardly new steels produced today because of the amount of recyclable steel available all over the world.  So when you buy steel, it is guaranteed to have been recycled.  There are hardly new steels produced today because of the amount of recyclable steel available all over the world.  So when you buy steel, it is guaranteed to have been recycled.  When steel is recycled, new technologies are introduced into it, making it more durable than its predecessor.  Steel parts today are better made to resist dents and are up to 30% stronger than they were 10 years ago.

In Cars

The first ever automobile made of steel was first introduced in the year 1918.  Did you know that steel beams are placed inside car doors today in order for better protect its passengers in the event of a crash?  Included with the steel beams inside car doors today are steel safety latches that keep the automobile’s doors closed in the event of a crash.  Among the steel grades used in cars, over half of them have been existence for only 10 years.

In Our homes

Steel food cans are the easiest and most recycled food package in the world.  It is also considered t be the most tamper-resistant food packaging option that is widely available in the world today.  Steel is also a major component of every major appliances today, making these appliances perfectly recyclable.

Steel was introduced as the material to use for skyscrapers in 1883.  Today in all parts of the world, structures are reinforced with steel beams in order to make them more durable.  Steel bars in the Philippines can be seen poking out of ongoing structures that are all over the country at present.  Steel will never be infested with termites, and are impervious to cracks, warping, twisting, rotting, splitting, or settling.  Did you know that roofs made out of steel actually weigh less than roofs made of asphalt?  Not only that, but steel roofs are better protection against the wrath of Mother Nature.