​​​​​​​​​Typical ​​stainless steel
grades used by industries

 

Stainless steel is a versatile product that can be adapted to suit a wide range of applications. The wide variety of different alloys ensures that for each challenge there is an appropriate grade with performance optimized to meet the balance of needs – often ranging between strength, corrosion resistance, ductility and cost. 

​​Duplex ​Austenitic ​Ferritic
​Architecture, building & construction ​All grades ​1,4301/4307
1.4404 1.4420
1.4003  1.4016
1.4509  1.4521
​Automotive ​1.4301/1.4307
High temperature
1.4003 1.4509
1.4510  1.4512
1.4521
​Catering & appliances ​​1.4301/1.4307
Cr-Ni
1.4016  1.4509
1.4510 
​ChemicalMost grades ​​1.4301/1.4307
1.4404Cr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
High performance
High temperature
​Pharmaceutical​​Most grades ​​1.4301/1.4307
1.4404Cr-Ni-Mo
High performance
High temperature
​Chemical tankersMost grades 1.4404Cr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
High performance
​Desalination​All grades

​​1.4301/1.4307/1.4404
Cr-Ni Cr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
High performance

​Energy​All grades

1.4404 Cr-Ni Cr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
High performance
High temperature

1.40031.4521
High temperature
​Flexible pipe ​All grades
​Food & drink ​All grades ​​1.4301/1.4307
1.4404Cr-Ni Cr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
High performance
1.45091.4521
​Heat exchangersMost grades ​​1.4301/1.4307
1.4404Cr-NiCr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
High performance
1.45091.4521
​Hydrometallurgy ​All grades High performance
​Elevators & escalators ​​1.4301/1.4307
1.4404Cr-Ni
1.4420
1.40161.4509
Medical equipment 1.4404  Cr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
​Mining​All grades ​​1.4301/1.4307 1.4404
Cr-Ni 1.4420
High performance
High temperature
1.4003
​Nuclear ​​Radionox®
​Oil and gas​​​All grades 1.4404Cr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
High performance
High temperature
​Pulp and paper ​All grades ​​1.4301/1.4307
1.4404Cr-NiCr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
High performance
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​Railway​​Most grades ​​1.4301/1.4307
1.4404 1.4420
1.40031.4509
​Storage tanks ​All grades ​​1.4301/1.4307
1.4404Cr-NiCr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
Tank containersMost grades ​​1.4301/1.4307
1.4404Cr-NiCr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
Textiles​​Most grades1.4404Cr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
​Urea tank trucks ​All grades ​​1.4301/1.4307
1.4404Cr-NiCr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
​Water heaters & boilers ​All grades 1.4404Cr-Ni
Cr-Ni-Mo 1.4420
1.4521
​Water treatment​All grades​​​1.4404Cr-NiCr-Ni-Mo
High performance 1.4420
1.4521