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How Tough Are Stainless Steel Tags28 May 19


So exactly how tough is stainless steel and why is it the most popular material for tags? Stainless steel tags can be easily stamped or engraved as required, meaning you can personalise a tag for very specific purposes. They have been proven over decades to mark equipment and label machinery, whilst offering the following advantages:

·        - Superb strength

·        - Affordability

·        - High ductility

·        - Stain and chemical resistant

·        - Can be sterilised if desired

·        - Well-suited to extreme temperatures

·        - Easy to clean and maintain


A brief background on stainless steel

Stainless steel has been around since the early 1900s and though there is some debate over the original inventor of this material, it’s said to be discovered by Harry Brearley, an English metallurgist. On the 13th August 1913 Brearley created a steel with 12.8% chromium and 0.24% carbon, and this is argued to have been the first ever stainless steel. Since then, the material has grown in popularity and its potential has been well and truly recognised, proving to be a game changer within the cutlery industry, whilst it can now be found in almost every sector of the manufacturing industry.


Perfect for industrial and marine applications

Stainless steel tags are the go to options for the majority of harsh environments, including high and low temperatures. For example, whether you require marine grade tags with deeply engraved colours or large volumes of industrial tags using laser engraving, stainless steel is the best option. There can be some disadvantages with this highly durable material, however, if you do not have access to the highest technology machines and proper techniques, it can be a very difficult metal to handle. Fortunately, here at 2G Products, we’ve been producing bespoke stainless steel tags since our story began over two decades ago. We can also provide different templates to choose from, whilst we’ve developed a strong reputation in the industry and we’re equipped to manage small or large quantities. We also take pride in fast turnarounds and high quality products that are manufactured to last, whilst you’re guaranteed:


·         In-house manufacturing.

·         - A range of thicknesses and styles.

·         - 316S Stainless Steel (Marine Grade).

·         - Laser marked or engraved and paint filled.


So no matter how simple, complex or unique your project is, we’re confident we can deliver a solution that’s right for you. We also specialise in aluminium, plastics and durable decals, so if we feel stainless steel is not the best material for your needs, we’ll provide unbiased advice, ensuring you get the very best quality at an affordable price. If you’d like to learn more about us and how we can help you, please call our friendly team on +44 (0)1224 682 682 or email us at