​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Austenitic gra​des​​​ –
your first choice for
most ​​applicat​​ions​

A wide range of industries – including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, food and drink and pulp and paper – already rely on Outokumpu austenitic 200 and 300- series stainless steels.  

Outokumpu austenitic stainless steels include the workhorse grade Core 304/4301 EN 1.4301 (ASTM 304) as well as enhanced grades for improved corrosion resistance. Outokumpu ​Radionox®​ is used in the nuclear industry.

The latest addition to Outokumpu austenitic stainless steels is the Supra 316​plus​, which is completely new in the market. The high-chromium austenitic 4420 grade is acid-resistant an​d is suitable for example in:

  • construction
  • pulp and paper
  • structures
  • piping
  • water treatment applications

As with all our stainless steels, austenitic grades are produced to the strictest quality standards and performance requirements. They have good fabricability, resistance to atmospheric corrosion and resistance to many organic and inorganic compounds.

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Product properties​​​


Austenitic stainless steels benefit from very high ductility and toughness. When delivered in the quench-annealed state they are very soft and formable, and when delivered as cold stretched or hard rolled they have increased hardness and strength. The strength of austenitic grades is increased with increased levels of carbon, nitrogen and, to a certain extent, molybdenum.

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  • View all technical specifications online including mechanical properties, chemical composition, physical properties and corrosion characteristics.

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 Weldability

In general, austenitic stainless steels have excellent weldability. They do not require post-weld treatment and can be readily welded by a full range of conventional welding methods, including:
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
  • Gas tungsten arc welding, TIG (GTAW)
  • Gas metal arc welding, MIG (GMAW)
  • Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)
  • Plasma arc welding (PAW)
  • Submerged arc welding (SAW)

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 Corrosion resistance

Standard austenitic stainless steels are general purpose steels with good corrosion resistance to atmospheric corrosion and to many organic and inorganic chemicals.

This makes them well suited for processing, storing and transporting foodstuffs and beverages and many other applications.

For more information

  • Open the Downloads tab to download Outokumpu austenitic stainless steel datasheets
  • Check Steel Finder to find information about PRE (Pitting Resistance Equivalent), CPT (Critical Pitting Temperature) and CCT value (Critical Corrosion Temperature)
  • Check the Online Corrosion Table and search by chemical name or formula corrosion rates for stainless steel grades
  • Find an Outokumpu sales office near you to get the printed version of the Outokumpu Corrosion Handbook

 Cases

 

 

Beauty prevails amid desert sands in Kuwaithttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/cases/beauty-prevails-amid-desert-sands-in-kuwaitBeauty prevails amid desert sands in Kuwait
Outokumpu stainless steel works in the extremes in power plant in Jyväskylä, Finlandhttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/cases/stainless-steel-works-in-the-extremes-in-power-plantOutokumpu stainless steel works in the extremes in power plant in Jyväskylä, FinlandAleksi VuorenmaaProject manager, Jyväskylä Energy GroupWe needed a material that could withstand the conditions in the flue gas duct and chimney, while also being cost-efficient. Stainless steel responded to these expectations well. The main reason for our choice was its high corrosion resistance.
Bailey of Sheffield jewellery lasts more than a lifetimehttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/cases/bailey-of-sheffield-jewelleryBailey of Sheffield jewellery lasts more than a lifetimeScott BaileyFounder, Bailey of SheffieldI liked the idea of being in Sheffield and manufacturing something out of stainless steel, because this is where the material originates from. The provenance has such a great heritage and a long history in making things.
Steely strength and speed through the decadeshttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/cases/steely-strength-and-speed-through-the-decadesSteely strength and speed through the decadesCarl Jallinder-BjörkmanTechnical Project Manager, SJBeing able to upgrade the X2000 fleet, instead of investing in new trains, is about four times cheaper and has a significant positive impact on our environmental footprint.
Stainless steel pints close the loop on litter at Glastonbury Festivalhttp://www.outokumpu.com/en/stainless-news/cases/stainless_steel_pints_close_the_loop_on_litter_at_Glastonbury_FestivalStainless steel pints close the loop on litter at Glastonbury FestivalSteve MosbyKey Account Manager, OutokumpuUnlike plastic, which never fully degrades and cannot effectively be recycled, stainless steel is 100 percent recyclable with no loss of quality.

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