Definition of stainless steel: It is a steel material with chromium or nickel added up to 5 % or more and is called stainless steel. Currently the chromium content of stainless steel fibres for textile use is around 15 % to 18 %.
Stainless steel fibres are made up of eight main elements: carbon, chromium, nickel, iron, copper, aluminium, manganese and silicon. Among the eight main elements of stainless steel fibres, the main function of carbon is to increase hardness and the smaller the content the less likely it is to rust, which is in line with the soft and rust-free use required by textiles; the main function of chromium is to resist acids and bases; the main function of nickel is to resist high temperatures, acids and bases and conduct electricity; the main function of iron is to conduct magnetism; and the main function of copper is to conduct magnetism and The main function of iron is to conduct electricity.
Due to the different roles played by each, the multi-functional uses of stainless steel metal fibres are generated. The main 7 functions are: anti-electromagnetic wave, anti-static, electrical conductivity, high temperature resistance, sound absorption, cutting resistance, friction resistance and filtration.
Because of the multi-functional use of stainless steel metal fibres, thus in the field of clothing and apparel, stainless steel metal fibres can be used to make special workwear, like anti-blast workwear, which can be used in natural gas, oil, gas chemicals, petrol stations, oil tank carriers, coatings, etc.; made into conductive workwear, which can be used in power companies, railway departments, etc.; and made into dust-free and sterile clothing, which can be used in semiconductors, electronics, film, photographic, optical, precision industry, food production, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, medical, computer room, etc.