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Stainless Steel Advantages

Stainless Steel Advantages

Unsurpassed Strength. Resilience. Resistance. Versatility. Durability.

All of the above describe major benefits of using Stainless Steel in our Library Book Returns.

Stainless Steel is an alloy that contains 10.5 to 11 percent Chromium. It contains a thin layer of oxides that protect the metal. If this layer suffers a breakdown, it's able to repair itself and continue to protect the metal. 

Stainless Steel does not readily corrode, rust or stain.  


Impact, Wear and Abrasion Resistant

**The #1 reason libraries choose American Security Cabinets for their Book Drops**

Stainless steel has excellent fatigue, impact, wear and abrasion resistance. Due to its unique self-healing property, if the surface is scratched or damaged otherwise, this thin layer, which is only a few atoms thick, immediately rebuilds with the assistance of oxygen from air or water. This is the reason why stainless steel does not require any coating or other corrosion protection to remain bright and shiny even after decades of use.

It is hygienic due to the smooth and minimally porous surface.

Low Maintenance

Stainless Steel is more resistant to wear and abrasion than aluminum or other materials. 

The surface can be cared for regularly with a basic stainless steel cleaner.

The brushed stainless steel surface of our Book Returns make it easy to remove graffiti and other harsh elements. All you have to do is use a scouring pad to remove the grafitti. No harsh chemical cleaners are needed.

Long Lasting

An Interior Book Drop from American Security Cabinets can last for a lifetime, forever. All it requires is a quick polish here and there with a stainless steel cleaner to keep it looking brand new!

Our Exterior Book Drops last over OVER 20 years on average. Rest assured that your Exterior Book Drop will give you years upon years of use and can easily be polished using a stainless steel cleaner to keep it looking new. 

Fire Resistant

Stainless Steel is known for it's high temperature oxidation resistance. The grade of stainless steel used for our Book Drops can be used to resist scaling at temperatures over 1800° F. 


Stainless Steel makes for an attractive appearance for any object the material is used for. It can be polished to a satin or mirror finish with a basic stainless steel cleaner.

Recyclable and Sustainable Resource

Stainless Steel is 100% recyclable. Over 65% of a Library Book Return from American Security Cabinet is recyclable.

Stainless Steel has a very low carbon footprint. Recycling stainless steel saves enough energy to power about 18 million households for a year.

Contact us today to order your book return or get more information.

888.268.0294         sales@ASCABR.com



American Security Cabinets
2605 5th Street North
St. Cloud, MN 56303
888-268-0294  |   sales@ascabr.com

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