Stainless steel is an iron alloyed with a minimum of 10.5% chromium. Other alloying elements are added to enhance the formability, strength and toughness. These include metals such as Nickel, Molybdenum, Titanium and Copper. Non-metal additions are also made, the main ones being Carbon and Nitrogen.
Stainless steel is divided into 5 types:
The main advantages of using stainless steel are cleanliness, corrosion resistance, low maintenance and 100% recyclable.
Commonly available in flat bar, square bar, round bar, plate, sheet, angle, box section and tubing. Also available in the form of channel, T section, I beam, but by special order from overseas stockholders. If it is not available as a Hot Rolled or Cold Rolled stock item, the