Production Processes of Stainless Steel Cabinets Precautions

Production Processes of Stainless Steel Cabinets, Product Features & Precautions for Use

Production processes of Stainless Steel Cabinets

Stainless steel cabinets are available in various designs, but dominated by lockers, shoe cabinets, wardrobes, kitchen cabinets, wine cabinets, etc. Their production methods are generally the same.


Listed as follows are the essential production processes that need to pay special attention to:

(1) Load capacity: The thickness of sheet metal and frame size are determined by the single-tier load capacity of the cabinet.


(2) Metal sheet finishes: Available are optional satin, matte, glossy and mirror finishes, but the dominance finishes for the cabinet bodies are satin and glossy.


(3) Sheet metals: Cabinets are commonly seen in our daily life, and most of us would buy finished products placing first priority on prices. Low-priced cabinets are mostly imported from mainland China made of #201stainless steel sheet which are relatively cheaper. Initially, it is difficult to distinguish between #201 and #304 materials by looking at the appearance until they have soiled and darkened after being used for a period of time. Some cabinets are made of #430 stainless steel sheets, but their rust resistance property is not as good as #304 ones.



Product features of stainless steel cabinet:

The applicability of wooden cabinets is as good as stainless steel cabinets. Listed as follows are a comparison between wooden cabinets and stainless steel cabinets:


(1) Environmental friendliness: As compared with wooden cabinets, stainless steel cabinets can be dismantled easily in future replacement, and can be recycled to generate relatively fewer wastes. So they are beneficial to environmental protection.


(2) Durability: As Taiwan is an island country, its high humidity climate is the cause of moldy problem. At such, wooden cabinets tend to become moldy and rotten when affected by damp weather. On the contrary, stainless steel cabinets are resistant to rot caused by damp weather, and are more durable.




(3) Healthiness: Due to easy occurrence of moldy phenomenon of wooden cabinets caused by damp weather, and that formaldehyde features anti-rot and anti-mildew effects, so formaldehyde is widely used in the manufacturing processes of wooden cabinets to prevent rot. Formaldehyde is identified as category 1 carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In addition to leukemia and blood cancer, long-term exposure to formaldehyde by children is also considered to cause serious respiratory allergen. Direct skin contact with formaldehyde may possibly cause allergic dermatitis, and inhalation of high concentration of formaldehyde can also induce bronchial asthma (Reference: Low Allergy Symbiosis to Fight Pediatric Allergies Naturally! Published by Sun Color Culture Co., Ltd).


(4) Lightweight: With similar appearance, the weight of a wooden cabinet is heavier than a stainless steel cabinet. So it is energy saving and time saving while moving a stainless steel cabinet.


Precautions for use:

Having a high awareness on the living quality at home, more people are abandoning wooden cabinets to opt for stainless steel cabinets. Listed as follows are some essential tips while buying stainless steel cabinets:


(1) Sheet metal: To avoid unscrupulous manufacturers from using #201or #430 stainless steel sheets in making stainless steel cabinets, you can require them to provide material certifications.


(2) Welding: As welding is used in making stainless steel cabinets, their service life is determined by the quality of welding. So while buying the cabinets, you must check whether or not the welding spots are flat and smooth, and whether or not the existence of welding defects.


 (3) Surface treatment: A good quality stainless steel cabinet has a flat and smooth surface treatment that will not cause any harms to hand when touched with.