What is Stainless Steel
Stainless steels are high-alloy steels that have superior corrosion resistance than other steels because they contain large amounts of chrome. They can contain anywhere from 4-30 percent chrome, however most contain around 10 percent.
What makes it corrosion resistant
Chrome reacts with the oxygen of the air and forms chromium oxide. Chromium oxide is a transparent micro film that protects steel against corrosion. This reaction is automatic and is self-initiated whenever there is a destruction on the surface film.
Stainless Steel categories
Chrome makes stainless steel resistant to corrosion. Nickel is making stainless steel resistant to chemicals.
Stainless steels can be divided into two basic groups based on their composition:
- – Chrome Steel (CS)
- – Chrome Nickel Steel (CNS)
Chrome Steel (CS)
Chrome steel is a group of stainless steels that contains only chrome. This makes it resistant to corrosion but not to chemicals. These are also known as magnetic stainless steels.A well known Chrome Steel is AISI430.
Chrome Nickel Steel (CNS)
This is a group of high quality stainless steels that contain Chrome and Nickel. These are known as non magnetic stainless steels. The most common used one is AISI304 or 18/10 meaning that it contains 18% of chrome and 10% of nickel. This makes it resistant to rust as well as normal household chemicals.
Known surface finishes of stainless steel
Stainless steel products are widely known with the Satin finish.
One of the most difficult processes is to make stainless steel bright polished. All our products are available in bright polished finish. So what we are offering is a stainless steel product that has the same look as a chrome plated brass one.
- – Absolutely rust-free.
- – Stainless steel self-protects itself. It forms a chrome oxide transparent film.
- – No surface plating. What you see on the surface is what you have to the whole mass of the product.
- – Heat and flame resistant. Cigarettes and flame do not leave a mark on the surface.
- – 100% recyclable.