In the field of piercing jewelry, the choice of manufacturing material is fundamental. At Tremun Piercing, we are ardent advocates of Titanium F136 and this article is intended to demonstrate the scientific and technical basis of this decision. We invite you to dive with us into this in-depth analysis on why “Titanium is better than Steel”.
Chemical Properties: The Inherent Strength of Titanium F136 vs Steel
The excellence of Titanium F136 is based on its outstanding resistance and biocompatibility. Endorsed by ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards, this material offers unparalleled resistance to corrosion, even in high-salinity environments such as human sweat, resulting in longer durability.
On the other hand, stainless steel, despite its robust appearance and resistance to corrosion in certain environments, can degrade over time, increasing the possibility of allergic reactions and infections.
In addition, titanium has an additional advantage from the point of view of mechanical strength. Titanium F136 has a tensile strength of 860 MPa and a yield strength of 795 MPa, surpassing the capabilities of stainless steel.
Nickel: Steel’s Silent Challenge
Nickel present in stainless steel can cause significant problems. This element is known to cause allergic reactions in a wide sector of the population. A study published in the journal “Dermatitis” shows that up to 20% of people could develop an allergic reaction to nickel.
Titanium F136 and Biocompatibility: A Vital Commitment
One of the main reasons for the superiority of titanium is its high biocompatibility. This means that the human body does not recognize it as a foreign object. Several clinical studies have shown that Titanium F136 drastically reduces the rate of complications after piercing procedures, compared to stainless steel.
A study published in the journal “Contact Dermatitis” concluded that participants who wore titanium piercings were much less likely to experience allergic reactions and infections than those who wore stainless steel piercings.
Physical Properties: Density and Weight
The density of Titanium F136 is 4.43 g/cm3, considerably lower than that of steel, which usually rounds 7.85 g/cm3. This lower density translates into lighter jewelry pieces, improving user comfort without sacrificing robustness and durability.
Compliance with DFARS and F136 Standards
In addition to its physical and chemical advantages, Titanium F136 complies with DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) regulations, ensuring that no conflict materials are used in its production. This transparency and compliance are hard to find in the steel industry.
Conclusion: Why Tremun Piercing Chooses Titanium F136
With all this evidence and data in mind, it’s easy to understand why we at Tremun Piercing opt for Titanium F136. From its chemical superiority and corrosion resistance, to its exceptional biocompatibility and its compliance with ethical production standards, Titanium F136 surpasses steel in all relevant categories.
We firmly believe that piercing jewelry is not just an aesthetic ornament, but a form of self-expression that should be safe and comfortable for the user. Therefore, if you face the question “Steel or Titanium?” the answer is clear. Not only is Titanium better than Steel, but choosing Titanium F136 can imply a safer and more enjoyable piercing experience. At Tremun Piercing, we are proud to offer the highest quality and safety jewelry for our customers.