Different terms for stainless steel
Around the world the most common description of this corrosion resistant steel is “stainless steel” despite the fact that it does readily stain, especially if not cleaned and maintained correctly. We often take for granted this term when searching for products or information. We often forget that alongside the work carried out in creating this product by Harry Brearley in Sheffield, England and Elwood Haynes in the US many others where also developing simultaneously.
The most commonly used stainless steel today is known technically as Austenitic stainless steel used in everything from Ferraris to Rolex watches this was patented by Benno Strauss and Eduard Maurer who where engineers working for Friedrich Krupp .The surname is very familiar as part of the origins of the now famous ThyssenKrupp brand. This product produced in Germany is known as Edelstahl. Similarly in France a different term is used inox steel derived from the word “inoxydable”. As the stainless steel producing world has grown many new words are used for instance Asian manufacturers in China and India are the fastest growing producers and their local words in China 不锈钢 and India in Urdu سٹینلیس سٹیل . Some more local terms for Stainless steel are listed below:
Yde acero inoxidable
So you can see stainless steel is a global product whatever the local description is.