Product Types

Steel Plate

Kloeckner is proud to offer customers one of the largest inventories of steel plate in North America.

Download Spec Sheet


Kloeckner is one of the only steel distributors in North America to stock higher-grade plate products, including armor, PVQ, and tempered plates. With a diverse product line that spans the complete steel plate group, we pride ourselves on the unparalleled breadth of our inventory.

Learn More About Each Steel Plate Format

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the standard size of steel plate?


    Steel plate is typically stocked in 36″, 48″, and 60″ widths and 96″, 120″, and 144″ lengths. Kloeckner Metals can also provide cut-to-size steel plate to exact customer specification.

  • How do I calculate the weight of steel plate?


    The weight of steel plate depends on its thickness, width, and length. To calculate the weight of steel plate, please use our carbon steel plate weight calculator.

  • What thickness does steel plate come in?


    Steel plate generally starts at a thickness of 3/16″. Under 3/16″, it is considered sheet, not plate. It is precisely because of plate’s thickness that it is found in structural applications like heavy equipment, construction, bridges, and more. Above 3″, steel plate is known as heavy steel plate. Kloeckner Metals routinely stocks A36 up to a thickness of 16″, but we will supply plate to customer specification, in thickness and other physical properties.

  • What is steel plate used for?


    Steel plate is just one of many types of steel that are commonly offered by steel plate suppliers. Other types include bars, sheets, structurals, pipes, tubes, and more. Steel plate can be further divided into different types—including structural steel plate, HSLA steel plate, abrasion-resistant steel plate, and more—and are selected based on the physical and mechanical properties that result from their unique chemical compositions. You will find steel plate in structural and construction applications, marine and offshore equipment, military applications, and pressure vessels.

  • How is steel plate made?


    Steel plate is made by rolling steel through different sets of rollers until it achieves a desired thickness and specific material properties. Each stage of the rolling process results in a steel plate with a distinct properties and finish.

Additional Product Types

From mill to customer, we provide a streamlined ordering, manufacturing, and distribution process of over 200,000 products, eliminating the costs that come from working with multiple vendors. You’ll find that we stock the largest variety of products available and can customize any product to meet your specific requirements. A small selection is below.
Kloeckner is a leading processor and distributor...
Steel Pipe & Steel Tube
Kloeckner is dedicated to offering customers a...
Carbon Flat Roll
Kloeckner is at the forefront of the...
Structural Tubes
Kloeckner is dedicated to offering customers breadth...


Outdated or Unsupported Browser Detected

The Kloeckner Metals website uses modern technologies. Unfortunately, your browser doesn't support those technologies.

Download the latest version of one of these browsers to experience the site:

Do Not Remind Me Later