Why Stainless Steel? –
Stainless Steel as a material is the perfect choice for sculptures and world landmarks such as the Chrysler building in New York, simply because it does not rust and its beauty does not fade away, the material also defines the St. Louis skyline and the futuristic Atomium monument in Brussels.
Stainless Steel’s distinctive characteristics also make it the best choice for many industrial and commercial applications, it’s the best material to manufacture fixtures for the bathroom, the kitchen and the outdoors. In spite of this basic fact no other manufacturer before MGS has used it for this purpose! It had only been used for commercial taps until 1999 when MGS produced the very first stainless steel mixer for domestic use.
Why had the industry stayed away from this noble alloy? Essentially due to the costs and technical difficulties of manufacture, stainless steel is far more costly than brass and it is also much more complex to exploit due to its hardness and far higher melting temperatures. This did not stop MGS because their goal is to offer the best possible product.
Key Technical Features –
- Stainless Steel is 100% lead free… MGS were the first European manufacturer to be certified in compliance with NSF61 Annex G. And also meets the new low lead requirements of the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act, which go into effect in January 2014.
- Stainless Steel doesn’t go through chemical processes such as chroming or plating that produces polluting wastes.
- Stainless Steel is easy to clean and unlike plated taps the surface will not wear away to reveal a raw material.
- Stainless Steel's non-porous surface is incredibly resistant to bacteria and germs, making the most hygienic choice for your bathroom.
- Stainless Steel can be machined to incredibly tight tolerances making it’s precision unmatched in the tap industry.
Stainless steel is an eco-friendly material and is also 100% recyclable and approximately 60% of its production comes from recycled material and this percentage is set to increase in the future. Another comforting eco fact is that if stainless steel should end up in a waste site it has zero effect on soil and water unlike other metals that will effect and damage their surroundings.
Unlike brass, stainless steel does not contain any lead at all (a poisonous metal that is gradually being controlled, removed and reduced in all hygiene based environments and manufacturing due to its detrimental impact) MGS’ production is extremely clean and eco-friendly, as they have no plating processes included, and these processes produce toxic wastes.