Stainless steel plant
High quality stainless steel plant containers

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Big Oval
Conica Highline
Conica Facet
Conica Plus
Conica Topper
Standard Topper
Standard Plus
Stainless Steel Plant Containers
Trend Plus
Trend Topper
Trend Conisch
Trend Conisch Plus
Tree planters and seats
Tree planters and seats
Tree planters and seats
Trend Conisch Topper

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The benefits of stainless steel plant containers

Apart from having an attractive lustre, the high resistance to corrosion and staining of stainless steel makes it ideal for many commercial applications including plant containers.   All products shown here are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.  


In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel and CRES (corrosion resistant steel), is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.3% chromium content by mass.


It is a tough, durable material and retains it’s stain resistant properties after scratching as the chromium in the material combines with oxygen in the air for form a microscopic layer of chromium oxide.   This passive layer prevents any further corrosion.


There are hundreds of types and grades of stainless steels and their properties vary in accordance with use.  Some are harder but less malleable, some are resistant to high temperatures but less corrosion resistant.  The most common type in use is the 300 series with 304 and 316 used for high quality plant containers for indoor and outdoor use.   Both types are resistant to impact damage.   316 is extremely durable and is used in swimming pool environments.   All products on this site are 2mm thick 304 grade with 316 grade as an option.   


The plant containers shown here are from European manufacturers.

What about aluminium plant containers?

Many of the planters shown here can be reproduced in aluminium.  Brushed aluminium planters have a brighter more silvery finish whereas stainless steel has a slightly greyer finish.


Aluminium plant containers are lacquered to prevent corrosion and this has the added benefit of making them wipe clean.   Aluminium planters should not be used outdoors.  The lacquer will prevent oxidisation for a short while but will eventually deteriorate allowing the surface to spoil.


Aluminium is less resistant to impact damage and scratching but usually more economical.

Can the plant containers be painted?

The plant containers and accessories can be painted in any BS or RAL colour and containers can also be made to any design.   GRP ( glass fibre) and AC ( advanced composite) plant containers are more economical when comparing size for size and are also available in any BS or RAL colour.   GRP and AC plant containers are less impact resistant but are lightweight and waterproof and suitable for use outdoors.  Please take a look at the colour chart link below.

Colour chart

Take a look at other materials available.

Take a look at a large range of aluminum planters here