Stainless steel fibers can be used in heat-resistant materials for many different applications, notably in the automotive, machine building, and equipment industries. They are the ideal alternative to fiberglass in terms of heat resistance and dampening properties, and as they are soft and flexible they are easy to shape, bend, weld, or mold into diverse components. Stainless steel heat-resistant materials exhibit interesting mechanical properties such as high tolerance to corrosion, even when exposed to high temperatures. They are non-flammable, chemically inert to other materials, and feature excellent dampening properties. This results in long-lasting stability.