Stainless steel is an exceptionally versatile material used for a wide variety of applications. Its relatively strong and can withstand the effects of abrasion, corrosion, and exposure to extreme temperatures. Stainless steel sheet metal and plate products are typically more expensive than mild steel alternatives, but offer higher levels of strength, durability, and anti-corrosive properties.
Several alloying elements are found in the metal, most significantly chromium which is responsible for the metal’s anti-corrosive characteristics. A high concentration of chromium means that the steel is naturally resistant to corrosion and can be easily cleaned. This makes stainless steel ideal for catering and medical equipment because it can be wiped clean. The metal also has aesthetic appeal and is available in a range of finishes.
The 304 stainless steel is one of the most popular grades of stainless steel. It is easy to roll and can be formed to a variety of shapes. It can also be easily welded to other materials. 304 stainless steel is also available in a variety of finishes including pickled, descaled and patterned.
When choosing a supplier of stainless steel sheets, be sure to check their quality standards. Ensure that they use only high-quality, branded stainless steel coils and that their production processes comply with ISO9001:2008. In addition, a good supplier will have a scientific and detailed operation manual to make sure that all staff operate under international standards. As a result, you can be confident that your finished product will meet your requirements.