304 -304L Stainless Steel

  • 304l

Steel Grade 304 / 304L | UNS S30400 / UNS S30403 | 1.4301 / 1.4307

What is Type 304 Stainless Steel?

304 stainless steel is a versatile and dexterous stainless steel. It is a widely used material across a number of industries, as a result of the ease in which it can be formed into a vast number of shapes. Sectors using 304 stainless steel include:

  • Food processing - across the food industry, strong and non-corrosive equipment is of paramount importance. 304 stainless steel exhibits superb anti-corrosion properties, and as a result, is suitable for the processing and handling of most food products. 

  • Chemical industry - stainless steel demonstrates a number of properties that are advantageous in chemical applications. For example, it is resistant to corrosion and heat.

Ultimately, 304 stainless steel is easy to form, weld and fabricate, and as a result, it a suitable material for a number of applications within industry.

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Typical chemical and mechanical properties of Type 304 and Type 304L stainless steel:

  Chemical Analysis (%)  PREN Mechanical Properties 
   C  Cr Ni Mo   Proof Stress Tensile Elongation 
 304 .08 18.5 9  -  19 235 530-730 40 
 304L .03 18.5 9  -  19 200 500-700 40