Sunday, June 18, 2006

bodypiercing with surgical steel 316L

Piercemania 316L / 316LVM SURGICAL STEEL: The most widely used material in the piercing industry.
Surgical stainless steel jewelry rarely causes allergic reactions.
Surgical Steel does not corrode or tarnish.
There is no nickel content difference between the 316L and the 316LVM.(Ni 11.51)
Stainless Steels are categorised into four general classes, based on composition: 200 series steel contains chromium, nickel and maganese, 300 series contains chromium and nickel, 400 series contains chromium and 500 series contains low chromium. The most corrosion resistant are 300 series steels, hence their popularity for medical implants and body jewelry. However, not all 300 series steels are suitable for invasive body piercing applications.
We use two steels for body jewelry. 316L surgical steel and 316LVM Surgical Steel. Although these high grades all contain nickel, they do not release nickel salts into the body and do not induce contact nickel dermatitis. (nickel evolution is below 0.01 ug/cm2/week).
Surgical Stainless Steels (316L) are used for body pins, bone plates, total joint prosthetics, bone nails, staples, intercranial drainage valves, bone fixation screws, among many other applications. Body jewelry listed here is manufactured from equivalent or higher standard material.
Piercemania steel body jewelry items have been electropolished, which is a sophisticated surface finishing technique, where electrochemical activity slowly erodes a thin layer from the surface of the jewelry resulting in MICROSMOOTHING. The resultant surface is ultra smooth and crevice free. It has a higher surface integrity and efficiency than jewelry polished by other means.
Our 316L/LVM Surgical Stainless Steel meets ISO 5832-1 and ASTM F138 standards.(Chemical Composition & Tensile Test available done 02/03/2006)

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