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The principle material used in D&D Hardware products is Stainless Steel. Other material such as brass, zinc alloy or other material are also used for specific site requirements or aesthetic reasons.
D&D products are manufactured from a high corrosion resistant Chrome-Nickel Stainless Steel combination. The first rate material is resistant to corrosion and environmental substances.
Stainless steel's are divided into grades (and sub grades) which are determined by their specific constituent elements e.g Chromium and Nickel; these grades help identify whether that steel is more or less suitable for any given application and ,for example in guidance on the materials corrosion resistance, mechanical or thermal performance or machinability.
Specifiers should be aware that in recent years, primarily due to the rise in price of key element such as nickel, that many non-internationally recognised grades of stainless have appeared on the market with varying, and sometimes unknown performance characteristics. The main example of this appears to be the substitution of Manganese for more expensive Nickel which is generally understood to significantly reduce the corrosion resistance of the end product.
Regular Cleaning of stainless Steel products with a clean cloth and mild detergent in warm water is recommended. Cleaning should always be followed by a rinse in clean hot water and the surface then wiped dry with a clean towel. Abrasive and acid based cleaning materials should not be used .