International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

What is ISSF?


The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) is a non-profit research organisation, which serves as the world forum on various aspects of the international stainless steel industry. ISSF was founded in 1996.

Who are its members?

ISSF has two categories of membership: company members and affiliated members.

Company members are producers of stainless steel (integrated mills and rerollers). Affiliated Members are national or regional stainless steel industry associations.ISSF now comprises 72 company and affiliated members in 27 countries.

Jointly they produced 75 to 80% of all stainless steel manufactured in 2009.

ISSF members are also members of IISI unless they choose otherwise.

ISSF - Members throughout the world

The value and output of the International Stainless Steel Forum come from the contributions made by member company personnel.

The 27 countries in which ISSF members are located (as of May 2010) are:

Australia; Bahrein; Belgium; Brazil; China; Finland; France; Germany; India; Italy; Japan; South Korea; Mexico; New Zealand; Poland; Russia; Slovenia; South Africa; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Thailand; Taiwan, China; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom and the United States.


In the beginning of 2009, the ISSF members adopted a Vision for the stainless steel industry:

Stainless steel provides sustainable solutions for everyday life.


There are various presentations publications on offer to download from their website


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