Product Types

Stainless Steel

Kloeckner is dedicated to offering customers an unparalleled breadth and depth of stainless steel options.

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Popular for its superior strength, corrosion resistance, and machinability, stainless steel has become a staple of the metals industry. In addition to a full inventory in virtually every shape, size, and grade, Kloeckner offers customized supply chain solutions for stainless steel and is able to deliver product to each customer’s exact specifications.

Learn More About Each Stainless Steel Format

More Details About Each Stainless Steel Grade

  • 201 / 201LN

    201 is an austenitic steel grade. It demonstrates high toughness at lower temperatures, and shows up in the appliance, architecture, and food service industries. The 201LN variant is intended for applications at subzero temperatures. Its strength increases at these low temperatures.

  • 301

    This grade shows high strength and excellent corrosion resistance making it suitable for a wide range of applications across industries. Aviation, automotive, architectural applications and more are common for 301.

  • T-303

    This grade is intended for heavily machined parts and machine fittings. It is most popular in automatic screw machines.

  • 304 / 304L

    A popular stainless grade with high strength and good corrosion resistance that is easy to form. It is often used for complex geometry across industries. The ultra low carbon variant, 304L is superior when it comes to intergranular corrosion resistance.

  • 316L

    316L is an austenitic steel with ultra low carbon content and superior corrosion resistance.

  • 409

    This grade is suitable for applications requiring corrosion resistance, severe forming capability, toughness, and weldability. 409 is primarily purposed in automotive exhaust systems.

  • 430

    430 is a non-stabilized ferritic stainless steel. It has excellent oxidation resistance and is heat tolerant. It is less suitable for welding.

  • 439

    439 is a titanium stabilized ferritic grade that is frequently used for automotive exhaust systems, heat exchangers, and other uses where resistance to stress corrosion cracking and prolonged exposure at elevated temperatures is required.

  • 441

    441 is a niobium stabilized ferritic grade. It is highly resistant to creep, oxidation, and corrosion, even at high temperatures and is mainly used for drawn parts and bent tubing.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I look for in a stainless steel supplier?

    ANSWER:

    A top notch stainless steel provider will offer a range of stainless steel grades in various formats and finishes. They will be trusted partners with reputable stainless steel manufacturers that adhere to precise manufacturing processes and utilize the most advanced machinery. A premium supplier will have unmatched knowledge about their product lines and be able to answer questions regarding anything from chemical composition to machining properties. They will have a thorough understanding of all the needs required to properly handle, transport, and store all stainless products. Attention to detail will also be a notable characteristic of an excellent supplier and they will provide timely communication in the event of product delivery delays or shortages.

  • What is a stainless steel sheeting supplier?

    A stainless steel sheeting supplier is a company that specializes in providing stainless steel sheets to customers in various industries. Stainless steel sheets are flat, thin plates made from stainless steel, a type of steel alloy that contains a minimum of 10.5% chromium.

    Stainless steel sheets have a wide range of applications due to their unique properties, such as corrosion resistance, strength, durability, and aesthetic appeal. They are used in industries such as construction, architecture, automotive, food processing, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing, and many others.

    A stainless steel sheeting supplier sources stainless steel coils or plates from steel mills or other manufacturers and processes them into sheets of various sizes, thicknesses, and surface finishes. They typically stock a wide range of stainless steel grades, such as 304, 316, 430, and others, to meet the specific requirements of different applications.

    The supplier may offer additional services like cutting, shearing, leveling, or forming the stainless steel sheets to customer specifications. They can provide custom sizes, shapes, and finishes according to the needs of the customer, whether it is for large-scale industrial projects or smaller orders.

    Stainless steel sheeting suppliers play a vital role in the supply chain by ensuring the availability of stainless steel sheets and providing a convenient source for businesses and individuals who require these materials. They help customers find the right stainless steel grades and sizes, offer technical support and expertise, and ensure prompt delivery of the ordered products.

    When choosing a stainless steel sheeting supplier, it is important to consider factors such as the supplier’s reputation, experience, product quality, range of available grades and sizes, processing capabilities, customer service, and pricing. By partnering with a reliable supplier, customers can access high-quality stainless steel sheets that meet their specific requirements for their applications.

  • What is the difference between aluminum vs stainless steel?

    ANSWER:

    Aluminum and stainless are two of the most popular and widely used metals around in some cases cross over in applications across shared industries. For example, both show up in the automotive, aerospace, architecture, and appliance industries among many others. Qualities like good corrosion resistance exist in both metals, yet stainless steel is much less likely to rust. And aluminum is nearly a third the weight of stainless steel, making it much better for applications requiring excellent strength-to-weight ratios, like exterior auto body paneling.

  • What is the difference between carbon steel vs stainless steel?

    ANSWER:

    One of the main differences between carbon and SS is the amount of carbon content. Carbon steel has higher carbon content and lower alloy content and will in general rust much more easily when exposed to moisture. Stainless has a much lower carbon content, and a high chromium content which offers added protection against corrosion and oxidation.

  • What is the composition of stainless steel?

    ANSWER:

    All grades include a minimum of 11% chromium content. However, there are a few different types of SS, which are determined by microstructure. They can be austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, duplex, or precipitation hardenable.

  • What is the density of stainless steel?

    ANSWER:

    It is about 7.9 g/cm3. There is very slight variation in density among the various SS grades.

  • Does stainless steel rust?

    ANSWER:

    Rust-resistance is one of the best qualities for SS grades. There are environments wherein SS will corrode and rust, and there is some stainless grades are more likely to do so. However, by and large, stainless steel is a rust-resistant metal when properly maintained, with limited exposure to highly corrosive environments at elevated temperatures.

Services provided to Stainless Steel products

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