Material quality of steel has crucial influence on accuracy and durability of surgical instruments. It is fundamental for the efficiency and durability of the product. Steel alloys of the highest quality are the basic material for scissors and shears. Scissors used to cut cordite (an explosive substance resembling twine) must not produce sparks. Scissors used to cut magnetic tape must not interfere with magnetism. This quality steel provides the basis for exceptional cutting performance depending on the manufacturing process two different qualities of steel are used by manufacturers.
High-grade stainless for stamped household shears
Scissors and shears made of high-grade stainless steel
The majority of scissors and shears by Danube Elma Enterprises are made of high-grade stainless steel of either Japanese or German origin. Stainless steel is manufactured from iron, about 1% carbon, and at least 12% chromium. It is particularly recommended for scissors that come into contact with moisture because the steel will not rust in the damp air. It has also the advantages of being light and rustproof.