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Stainless Steel

 

We have a huge range of Stainless Steel round bar in grades 316, 303 & 304. With our new cutting centre, our ability to cut large quantities of stainless billets on short lead times has made us extremely competitive not only on price but also on delivery.

As well as round bar , we also keep flat & hexagon bar in stainless steel.

 

 

 

We stock Stainless Steel in the following forms

Grade303304316
Round
roundroundround
Tube
Hollow Bar
Flat Barflatsflats
Hexagonhexhex
Sheet
Plate

Forms Chart Key

roundRound BartubeTubehollowHollowflatsFlat BarhexHexagonsheetSheetplatePlate

 

STAINLESS STEEL 303   STAINLESS STEEL 304   STAINLESS STEEL 316  

 

All About Stainless Steel

WHAT IS STAINLESS STEEL?

Stainless steel is steel with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass. The Chromium forms a tenacious, stable, oxide film called the passive film. The passive film forms instantaneously in ordinary atmospheres and has the capability of being ‘self-healing’ if the surface of the material becomes damaged in any way, therefore stainless steel does not rust, corrode easily or stain with water like ordinary steel does.Stainless steels are a group of low-maintenance, corrosion resistant steels. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment the alloy will be used in.

STAINLESS STEEL AND THE ENVIRONMENT!

Stainless steel is 100% recyclable; as a result, it is less harmful to the environment than many other materials that are commonly used. The production process uses stainless steel scrap as its primary raw material and new stainless steel is made up of over 70% recycled material. This percentage is increasing as the use of stainless steel expands. Stainless steel products are designed to have a long life – they can usual last for several decades. This long term life tends to be the reason many people choose stainless steel in the first place. Of course there will be a time when the stainless steel does come to the end of its useful life (this could be that it no longer looks desirable in its setting, or something more effective is found for the particular environment in which it is in). Even though the end of life is reached, this does not mean that the stainless steel is not useful as a recyclable product.

 

Stainless steel is made up of:
25% old scrap (such as end of life products)
35% new scrap which is returning from production
40% new raw materials added

Stainless steel products are designed to have a long life – they can usual last for several decades. This long term life tends to be the reason many people choose stainless steel in the first place. Of course there will be a time when the stainless steel does come to the end of its useful life (this could be that it no longer looks desirable in its setting, or something more effective is found for the particular environment in which it is in). Even though the end of life is reached, this does not mean that the stainless steel is not useful as a recyclable product.

What is stainless steel used for? Stainless steels of various kinds are used in thousands of applications. The following gives a flavour of the full range:

Domestic – cutlery, sinks, saucepans, washing machine drums, microwave oven liners, razor blades
Architectural/Civil Engineering – cladding, handrails, door and window fittings, street furniture, structural sections, reinforcement bar, lighting columns, lintels, masonry supports
Transport – exhaust systems, car trim/grilles, road tankers, ship containers, ships chemical tankers, refuse vehicles
Chemical/Pharmaceutical – pressure vessels, process piping.
Oil and Gas – platform accommodation, cable trays, subsea pipelines.
Medical – Surgical instruments, surgical implants, MRI scanners.
General – springs, fasteners (bolts, nuts and washers), wire.

 

 Our Stainless Steel

Stock range

 

303 STOCK

 

304 STOCK

 

316 STOCK

 

 

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