Stainless wire is stainless steel wire, which, due to its chemical composition, is highly resistant to corrosion. Stainless wire, like galvanized wire, is used in cases where products made from it will operate in an aggressive environment. Stainless wire is used for the production of cables and ropes for operation on marine vessels, in the chemical and food industries. In some cases, stainless wire is used to produce razor wire, which will be used to protect marine vessels from being seized by pirates, as well as in many other cases. Stainless wire is much more expensive than conventional steel wire, but has a much longer service life.