Our work with AISI 316 stainless steel
Long before sustainability became an issue of concern, d line made a promise that we would create things that are timeless in their design and enduring in their strength, so that they wouldn’t need to be bought for a purpose more than once.
It was based on unfussy, minimalist design that would never date. And it was based on the use of raw, resilient, acid-proof, non-corrosive AISI 316, as the strongest, most hard wearing steel for these types of purposes.
AISI 316 stainless steel is the core material in any d line product. That’s how we can promise a lifetime product guarantee of 20 years, because we now, that the quality in material will last for decades. Furthermore, in the production of stainless steel no chemicals are used, nor any contaminating surface treatments.
We purchase our steel locally in Europe, because it conforms with our high quality standards and is in close proximity to our production facility. We buy only steel for the need we have, and keep just enough in reserve to react quickly if an urgent order comes in. This is not only because we don’t want to be responsible for mining and producing steel that’s not needed, it’s also to avoid the emissions that powering a large-scale storage facility demands.
When we have used the steel for the purpose we bought it for, we ensure nothing is thrown away. All our metals scraps are carefully sorted and 100 per cent recycled, as a way to repurpose, reuse and aviod unnessecary waste.