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10.03.2023 - Blog

Iron - The classic among metals

Time-tested and indispensable

Iron is one of the oldest and longest known metals that man has encountered in his development. That is why iron is considered one of the most important raw materials. It is used and processed almost everywhere. Due to its good current and heat conductivity, it finds many uses in the electrical industry. Its high density and stability make it a preferred material in the construction industry and a material in the automotive industry.

Another characteristic of iron is that it can be processed in its pure state or with various alloying additions such as titanium or chromium to produce steel and stainless steel, better known as stainless steel. This type of iron has a very high corrosion resistance and thus finds further fields of application such as in the shipbuilding industry. Due to its versatile use, there are a large number of surfaces that can be deposited on iron. Rieger's portfolio includes chromium, nickel, copper and tin. The upstream chemical processes, such as pickling, and the mechanical processes, such as grinding and polishing, can also be found here.