Band-It Stainless Steel Guide

Band-It Stainless Steel Guide is here to help you pick the correct Metal for your application. Please call us if you need further assistance. Stainless Steel information is provided by Band-It Index Company.

Austenitic Stainless Steel: Austenitic stainless steels are usually non-magnetic. This class of stainless steel includes both the 200 and 300 series alloys, which are hardenable by cold working. The 200 Series alloys possess mechanical and corrosion resisting properties similar to 300 Series materials. The 300 series alloys contain chromium and nickel as their major alloying additions. Type 304 (also known as 18-8) is the most widely used of all stainless steel alloys. Austenitic Stainless steels exhibit high hardness and yield strength as well as excellent ductility.

Type 201 Stainless Steel: Type 201 is an austenitic chromium-nickel-manganese steel, with excellent tensile properties. It offers good resistance to oxidation and many mild to moderate corrosive agents. Type 201 is used where greatest strength is required. It is the BAND-IT material most commonly used.

Type 304 Stainless Steel: Type 304 is an all purpose austenitic, low carbon 18-8 chromium-nickel stainless steel. It has good corrosion resistance and weldability. Type 304 is the most widely used stainless steel. It is found in chemical and food processing equipment, hospital and paper mill equipment, heat exchangers, etc.

Type 316 Stainless Steel: Type 316 Stainless Steel is an austenitic chromium-nickel molybdenum stainless and heat resisting steel with superior corrosion resistance. It is extensively used in marine atmospheres and environments where it is subjected to various chemicals, salts, acids, and high temperatures. Type 316 has superior creep strengths at elevated temperatures.