Stainless Steel Alloy 304, A2

Type 304 Stainless Steel, also known as A2, is perhaps the most versatile and widely used stainless steel on the market. It is austenitic, resistant to corrosive acids, and due to its lower carbon composition, it is perfect for high-temperature situations and when seeking to minimize carbide precipitation.

Because it is so popular, Type 304 is used in a wide variety of applications for many different industries including:

  • Chemicals
  • Food and Beverage
  • Dairy
  • Cryogenics
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Domestic tools industry
  • Architectural
  • Dyeing
  • Marine
  • Kitchen

Type 304 Stainless Steel also is known for forming and welding properties, as well as for its appearance and ease of cleaning and fabrication. To be considered Type 304 Stainless Steel, an alloy must include the follow chemical composition:

  • Cr 18-20%
  • Ni 8-10.5%
  • Mn 2%
  • Si 0.75%
  • N .10%
  • C .08%
  • P .045%
  • S 0.030%

Continental Steel can supply a variety of different sizes and shapes of Type 304 Stainless Steel. As with everything we sell, our Type 304 Stainless Steel meets or exceeds all the most demanding industry standards.

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