12-factors-related-stainless-steel-strip-selection

12 Factors Related Stainless Steel Strip Selection: Beginner’s Guide

Stainless steel strip, also called stainless steel strip coil and strip stainless steel.

If you are the beginner of this area, you will be an expert through this guide.

The proportion of the nickel and chromium added is different, and the mechanical properties and application fields of the stainless steel strip produced are different. 

It is mainly manifested in the following 12 aspects.

Standard

What are stainless steel strips standards?

The stainless steels strip can be of the GB, ASTM, JIS, GOST, and DIN standard types, etc.

Usually the ASTM A 240 is the common standard in global market. If you come from Japan, you should consider to JIS standard to order your strips cargo.

Here below are the stainless steel standards from different countries.

  China
         
           GB 1220-92

Russia

GOST 5632-72

Japan

JIS G4303-91

USA

ASTM
             A276-96

BELGIUM
             
BS970Part1
             BSEN10088-1-95

GERMANY
             
DIN17400-96
             DINEN10088-1-95

FRANCE
             
NFA35-578-91
             NFEN10088-1-95

ISO
             
683/13-86
             TR4956/84

1Cr17Mn6Ni5N

SUS201

201

X12CrMnNiN
             17-7-5

X12CrMnNiN
             17-7-5

X12CrMnNiN 17-7-5

A-2

1Cr18Mn8Ni5N

12KH17G9AH4

SUS202

202

X12CrMnNiN
             18-9-5

X12CrMnNiN
             18-9-5

X12CrMnNiN 18-9-5

A-3

1Cr17Ni7

SUS301

301

BS970Part1-96 301S21

NFA35-574-95 Z12CN17.07

14

1Cr18Ni9

12KH18H9

SUS302

302

302S31

DIN17440-96 X12CrNi18-9

Z10CN18.09

12

Y1Cr18Ni9

SUS303

303

303S31

X12CrNiS18-9

Z10CNF18.09

17

Y1Cr18Ni9Se

12KH18H10E

SUS303Se

303Se

303S42

17a

0Cr18Ni9

08KH18H10

SUS304

304

304S31

X5CrNi18-10

Z7CN18.09

11

00Cr19Ni11

03KH18H11

SUS304L

304L

304S11

X2CrNi19-11

X2CrNi19-11

10

0Cr19Ni9N

SUS304N1

304N

0Cr19Ni10NbN

SUS304N2

XM21

00Cr18Ni10N

SUS304LN

X2CrNiN18-10

X2CrNiN18-10

X2CrNiN18-10

10N

1Cr18Ni12

12KH18H12T

SUS305

305

X4CrNi18-12

X4CrNi18-12

X4CrNI18-12

13

0Cr23Ni13

SUS309S

309S

NFA35-578-91 Z15CN23-13

15

0Cr25Ni20

SUS310S

310S

310S31

Z8CN25-20

16

0Cr17Ni12Mo2

08KH17H13M2T

SUS316

316

316S31

X5CrNiMo17-12-2

Z7CND17-12-2

20
             20a

0Cr18Ni12Mo2Ti

08KH17H13M2T

SUS316Ti

316Ti S31635

320S31

X6CrNiMoTi17-12-2

X6CrNiMoTi17-12-2

21

00Cr17Ni14Mo2

03KH17H14M2

SUS316L

316L

316S13

X2CrNiMo18-14-3

X2CrNiMo17-12-2

19
             19a

0Cr17Ni12Mo2N

SUS316N

316N

X5CrNiMo17-12-2

X5CrNiMo17-12-2

X5CrNiMo17-12-2

00Cr17Ni13Mo2N

SUS316LN

316LN

X2CrNiMo17-11-2

X2CrNiMoN17-11-2

X2CrNiMo17-11-2

19N
             19aN

0Cr18Ni12Mo2Cu2

SUS316J1

00Cr18Ni14Mo2Cu2

SUS316JIL

0Cr19Ni13Mo3

08KH17H15M3T

SUS317

317

316S33

X5CrNiMo17-13-3

00Cr19Ni13Mo3

03KH16H15M3

SUS317L

317L

Part-4 317S12

X2CrNiMo18-15-4

X2CrNiMo18-15-4

24

0Cr18Ni16Mo5

SUS317J1

1Cr18Ni9Ti

12KH18H10T

321

321S31

X6CrNitI18-10

X6CrNiTi18-10

11

0Cr18Ni10Ti

08KH18H10T

SUS321

321

321S31

X6CrNiTi18-10

X6CrNiTi18-10

15

0Cr18Ni11Nb

08KH18H12B

SUS347

347

347S31

X6CrNiNb18-10

X6CrNiNb18-10

16

0Cr18Ni9Cu3

 

SUSXM7

XM7

X3CrNiCu18-9-4

X3CrNiCu18-9-4

X3CrNiCu18-9-4

0Cr18Ni13Si4

SUSXM15J1

XM15

0Cr26Ni5Mo2

SUS329J1

1Cr18Ni11Si4AlTi

15KH18H12G4TYU

0Cr13Al

SUS405

405

405S31

X6CrAl13

X6CrAl13

5

00Cr12

SUS410L

Z3CT12

1Cr17

12KH17

SUS430

430

430S17

X6Cr17

X6Cr17

8

YCr17

 

SUS430F

X6CrMoS17

8a

1Cr17Mo

 

SUS434

X6CrMo17-1

X6CrMo17-1

X6CrMo17-1

9c

00Cr30Mo2

 

SUS447J1

00Cr27Mo

 

SUSXM27

XM27

1Cr12

 

SUS403

403

410S21

X6Cr13

X6Cr13

3

1Cr13

12KH13

SUS410

410

410S21

X12Cr13

3

0Cr13Ae

 

SUS405

405

403S17

X6Cr13

X6Cr13

1

Y1Cr13

 

SUS416

416S21

X12CrS13

7

1Cr13Mo

 

SUS410J1

X12CrM126

2Cr13

20KH13

SUS420J1

420

420S37

X20Cr13

X20Cr13

4

3Cr13

30KH13

SUS420J2

420

420S37

X30Cr13

X30Cr13

5

Y3Cr13

 

SUS420F

4Cr13

40KH13

X46Cr13

X46Cr13

X46Cr13

1Cr17Ni2

14KH17H2

SUS431

431

431S29

X17CrNi16-2

X17CrNi16-2

96

7Cr17

 

SUS440A

8Cr17

 

SUS440B

9Cr17

95KH18

SUS440C

11Cr17

 

SUS440C

Y11Cr17

 

SUS440F

9Cr18Mo

 

SUS440C

440C

9Cr18MoV

 

X90CrMoV18

X90CrMoV18

X90CrMoV18

0Cr17Ni4Cu4Nb

 

SUS630

ASTM A564M-95 S17400

ISO683/16-76
             1

0Cr17Ni7Al

09KH17H7YU

SUS631

17700

X7CrNiAL17-7

X7CrNiAl17-7

X7CrNiAl17-7

2

More Information: Please view worldstainless.org

Grade

Common use stainless steel strips grades are often represented by digital symbols.

There are 200 series, 300 series, and 400 series.

  • 200 Series: Chromium-nickel-manganese austenitic stainless steel
  • 300 Series: Chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steel
  • 400 Series: Ferritic and martensitic stainless steel

They are expressed in the United States standard, such as 201, 202, 304, 316, 410, 420, 430, etc.

Chinese stainless steel grades are It is indicated by element symbols plus numbers, such as 1Cr18Ni9Ti, 0Cr18Ni9, 00Cr19Ni10, 1Cr17, 3Cr13, 1Cr17Ni7, etc.

Before sending us the inquiry of stainless steel strips, you should indicate the detailed grade of them. 

Application

Stainless steel strips have excellent strength, precision surface finish, and are widely used in many industries such as aerospace, petrochemicals, automobiles, textiles, electronics, home appliances, computers, and precision parts processing.

When customers need stainless steel strip for welded pipe production, we will help display our case study for reference.

And our staff work for many applications with rich experience.

stainless-steel-strip-for-industry-application

Thickness

The conventional thickness of cold rolled stainless steel strip is between 0.1mm and 3mm, and hot rolled strip thickness will be 3mm to 6mm.

Superb thin stainless steel strip thickness(0.02mm to 0.1mm) can be produced as customers requests.

Width

The conventional width of cold rolled stainless steel strip is between 10mm and 600mm

hot rolled strip width will be 600mm to 2000mm.

Special width(minimum 1.4mm) will be manufactured as customer’s requirements.

Tolerance Of Thickness And Width

stainless-steel-strip-tolerance

Stainless Steel Strips Thickness Tolerance: Normally it would be +/-0.01mm. For precision stainless steel foils applications, it would be +/-0.002mm.

Stainless Steel Strips Width Tolerance: Normally it would be +/-0.10mm. For precision stainless steel strips applications, it would be +/-0.02mm.

You can check our below excel list for reference.

Thickness(mm)
Width<125mm
125mm≤Width<250mm
250mm≤Width<600mm
≥0.03-0.10
±0.06T
±0.10T
±0.10T
≥0.10-0.15
±0.01
±0.015
±0.020
≥0.15-0.20
±0.015
±0.020
±0.025
≥0.20-0.25
±0.015
±0.020
±0.025
≥0.25-0.30
±0.018

±0.025
±0.030
≥0.30-0.40
±0.020±0.025
±0.030
≥0.40-0.50
±0.025
±0.030
±0.040
≥0.50-0.60
±0.030
±0.030
±0.040
≥0.60-0.80
±0.030
±0.040
±0.040
≥0.80-1.00
±0.030
±0.040

±0.050
≥1.00-1.20
±0.040
±0.050±0.050
≥1.20-1.50
±0.050
±0.060±0.060
≥1.50-2.00
±0.060
±0.070±0.070
≥2.00-2.50
±0.070
±0.070±0.080
≥2.50-3.00

±0.080
±0.080±0.090

Coil Inner Diameter

Coil inner diameter can be divided into many types such as 200mm, 300mm, 400mm, 500mm, etc.

According to customer’s plant equipment core diameter, choosing the right coil inner diameter of each stainless steel strip.

Surface Treatment

Through different processing methods of cold rolling and surface reprocessing after cold rolling, the surface finish of stainless steel can have different types.

The surface processing of stainless steel strips have NO.1, 2B, 2D, No. 4, HL, No. 6, No. 8, BA, TR hard, Rerolled bright 2H, polishing bright and other surface finishes, etc.

Edge

Rolling Edge

Slit Edge

Deburred Edge

Square Edge

Square With Round Angle Type Edge

Round Edge

stainless-steel-edge-selection

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of stainless steels strip includes hardness, YS, TS, elongation, etc.

Many customers are very concerned the hardness when buying stainless steel strip from China market. Hardness is directly related to the chemical composition of the stainless steel. Different states also have a great influence. Our hardness range is from 150HV to 600HV.

The surface processing of stainless steel strips have NO.1, 2B, 2D, No. 4, HL, No. 6, No. 8, BA, TR hard, Rerolled bright 2H, polishing bright and other surface finishes, etc.

GradeStandard
Yield Strength
Rp0.2 (N/mm²)
Tensile Strength
Rm (N/mm²)
Elongation %

Hardness
(HV)
Hardness
(HRB)
201ASTM A240
≥ 275
≥ 520
≥ 35
≤ 260
≤ 101
202ASTM A240
≥ 275≥ 520≥ 40≤ 218
≤ 95
301ASTM A240
≥ 205≥ 520≥ 40≤ 200≤ 90
304ASTM A240
≥ 205≥ 515
≥ 40≤ 210
≤ 92
304LASTM A240
≥ 205≥ 520
≥ 40≤ 200
≤ 90
316L
ASTM A240
≥ 177≥ 480
≥ 40≤ 200
≤ 90
316Ti
ASTM A240
≥ 205≥ 520
≥ 40≤ 200
≤ 90
317L
ASTM A240
≥ 205≥ 515
≥ 40≤ 218
≤ 95
309S
ASTM A240
≥ 205≥ 515≥ 40≤ 218≤ 95
310S
ASTM A240
≥ 205≥ 520
≥ 40≤ 200
≤ 90
321
ASTM A240
≥ 205≥ 520
≥ 40≤ 200
≤ 90
347
ASTM A240
≥ 205≥ 520
≥ 35≤ 200≤ 90
410S
ASTM A240
≥ 205≥ 440
≥ 20≤ 210
≤ 92
420J2
ASTM A240
≥ 225≥ 540
≥ 18≤ 180
≤ 80
430
ASTM A240
≥ 206≥ 450
≥ 22≤ 200
≤ 88
2205
ASTM A240
≥ 450≥ 620
≥ 25≤ 293
≤ 30
2507
ASTM A240
≥ 450≥ 620
≥ 25≤ 290
≤ 30
253 MA®ASTM
≥ 310≥ 600
≥ 40≤ 217
≤ 95
254 SMO®ASTM
≥ 300≥ 650
≥ 35≤ 223
≤ 96
654 SMO®ASTM
≥ 430≥ 750
≥ 40≤ 250
≤ 100
904L
ASTM
≥ 216≥ 490
≥ 35-
≤ 90
UNS N08926ASTM
≥ 295≥ 650
≥ 35-
≤ 100
UNS S17400ASTM ≥ 725≥ 930
≥ 10-
-

Weight

For some shipment case, agent of shipping companies do not allow the more weight cargo loading. So each coil with the packaging all gross weight should not be more than 1500kg.

In other condition, customer’s factory line only slit light weight stainless steel strip. So they hope all coils net weight can not be more 600kg.

When you want to place the order to us, please advise how many tons should be packaged before shipment.

Packaging Type

Standard export wooden pallet or wooden case are workable. Also we can meet special requirements from your requests. Delivering strip in coil, hard paper core inside. Eye to wall and eye to sky are both available.

In addition, clear labels are tagged on the outside of the packages for easy identification of the strip before shipment.

Special packaging methods can be done as your requests.

stainless-steel-strip-packaging-type

What We Can Do For Your Stainless Steel Strip Project?

Our ability is supplying high quality stainless steel strip material which allows us to provide our clients they need to create superb stainless steel end products.

HZW is one of the leading stainless steel strips suppliers in China, Experts in manufacturing and exporting precision products with 16 years’ rich experience. Call us any time or email us [email protected] for more benefits here.

In case you have any question, feel free to contact HZW team. Here HZW will help you in all your solutions of stainless steel strip.