Frequently asked questions about steel wool
METALINO is the most sold steel wool brand in the Netherlands and Belgium. RAKSO s the most sold steel wool brand in Germany. Steel wool is used in various ways. At home, but also in craft and industry, steel wool is a popular tool for cleaning, polishing and polishing surfaces.
Steel wool is a material made of thin steel filaments that are woven together into a mat or cushion. Most people know steel wool in the form of a scouring sponge. It is also used by woodworkers as a replacement for sandpaper. Steel wool has a number of other uses. Many hardware stores sell steel wool. There are several qualities available for different tasks, ranging from grade fine to coarse.
Steel wool was developed in the 19th century and was originally produced from a waste product known as chips. These chips occur when metal is put on a turning lathe. The metalworkers discovered that the fine fibers of the chips seemed to have interesting properties. They could almost behave like a textile. Presumably they started using steel wool at home, after which other people started using it, creating a demand for commercially produced steel wool.
Steel wool is manufactured from special high-quality steel wire. This steel wool consists of pure material, is extremely tear-resistant and extremely elastic. 9 finely graded varieties guarantee perfect results on the most varied surfaces of wood, metal, plastic, stone and glass.
None. METALINO steel wool is for the Dutch and Belgian market. RAKSO steel wool is for the German market. The only difference is the packaging.
Steel wool is a relatively soft material. The grinding and polishing capacity of steel wool mainly results from the fine metal fibers, which work just like knives. The hardness scale shows the areas in which steel wool carefully grinds, carefully leveling and cleans without scratches.
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If kept dry, steel wool can be kept practically unlimited. Only in contact with water or chemicals can steel wool rust. The STAINLESS STEEL WOOL is completely stainless and is used mainly on wet spots, in connection with solvents, on tannic acid wood types and for marble crystallisation. View all stainless steel wool..
Steel wool compared to sandpaper (for indication):
That good quality also takes the environment into account, speaks for itself. That's why all our steel wool is environmentally friendly made from pure ores and valuable recycled metals.
After use you can throw it at the rubbish or at the old iron and will be reused without problems. What is not reused will degrade naturally in the course of time.
Only stainless steel wool is suitable for keeping mice and rats away. Normal steel wool will rust and decay quite quickly. The professional pest controllers prefer stainless steel wool MIDDEL.
We also supply customized stainless steel wool special for dampers, sound insulation, ovens, electrowinning & mining and other industrial applications.
Stainless steel steel wool is resistant to extreme conditions such as heat, moisture, temperature fluctuations. That makes it very interesting for many applications.
All our stainless steel steel wool is made from stainless steel 434 (stainless steel DIN 1.4113) and temperature resistant up to approx. 800 ° C. We can also supply stainless steel steel wool in stainless steel 314 (stainless steel 1.4841) and as HT (stainless steel DIN 1.4762) temperature resistant up to approx. 1200 ° C and non-magnetic (V4A).
Also referred to as 1.4113 or AISI 434.
INOX 434 is a ferritic stainless steel. Has excellent resistance to atmospheric corrosion.
Also referred to as 1.4841 or AISI 314.
INOX 314 is an austenitic stainless steel. This type has the best heat resistance of all Chromium-Nickel steels. Is completely non-magnetic.