Alloy 304/304L (UNS S30400/S30403) is the most widely utilized “18-8” chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steel. It is an economical and versatile corrosion resistant alloy suitable for a wide range of general purpose applications.
It is common practice for 304L to be dual certified as 304 and 304L. The low carbon chemistry of 304L combined with an addition of nitrogen enables 304L to meet the mechanical properties of 304.
Alloy 304/304L resists atmospheric corrosion, as well as, moderately oxidizing and reducing environments. The alloy has excellent resistance to intergranular corrosion in the as-welded condition. Alloy 304/304L has excellent strength and toughness at cryogenic temperatures.
Alloy 304/304L is non-magnetic in the annealed condition, but can become slightly magnetic as a result of cold working or welding.The standard workshop can easily weld and process it through the manufacturing time
ASTM A240/JIS Standard 4304
3.1 MTC is available once order confirmed，all of our products are conformed with JIS G4304 and ASTM A240 standard.
ASTM A240 Chemical Standard
|Steel Grade||Ni% Max.||Cr% Max.||C% Max.||Si% Max.||Mn% Max.||P% Max.||S% Max.||Mo% Max.||Ti% Max.||Other|
|S30400||8.0~10.5||17.5~19.5||0.07||0.75||2||0.045||0.03||–||–||N: 0.1 Max.|
|S30403||8.0~12.0||17.5~19.5||0.03||0.75||2||0.045||0.03||–||–||N: 0.1 Max.|
|S31603||10.0~14.0||16.0~18.0||0.03||0.75||2||0.045||0.03||2.0~3.0||–||N: 0.1 Max.|
ASTM A240 Mechanical Standard
|Steel Grade||N/mm 2 MIN.||N/mm 2 MIN.||% MIN.||HRB MAX.||HBW MAX.||Bendability:||Bendability:|
|Tensile Stress||Proof Stress||Elongation||Hardness||Hardness||Bending Angle||Inside Radius|
PVC film is one of the most important factor when purchasing stainless steel material. Basically, 3 types of PVC films are typically applied.
PE50/PE80 black and white film
This is the most widely used film, the thickness normally ranges from 50 micron to 80 microns. There will not be any special function except protection.,
Laser Film(Novacel 4228)
Laser cutting is often applied as a downstream processing. Laser film is a film that can undertake high temperature. If clients apply the wrong pvc, after laser cutting, the pvc will be wrinkled and sticky to the surface.
There are normally 2 types of blue transparent film, one is the for deep drawing, another one is normal protection film.
Stainless Steel sheet/Plates Packing and Loading Solution
The edge part should be clean and slit, no residues left.
Back side kraft paper
To make sure there is less moisture going into the pallet, water proof kraft paper should be applied.
Standard sheet package
A layer of wooden plate will be put on the top of the pallet. And 3*2 steel strip will be applied.
Block and bundles
Wooden blocks and bundles will apply on the loading of the pallets.
If there are too many pallet in one column，the top part also need be strengthened.
Wooden box package
For stainless steel mirror sheet, we can also apply wooden box.
Normally, different mills will apply 3 types tolerance, like 1.0mm, there will be 0.91-0.92mm/0.94-0.96mm/ 0.98-1.01mm. 3 stages to apply for different application.
Width tolerance mainly depends on the slitting and cutting machine. We use Taiwan and Italy machinery, which can guarantee +/-0.05 to +/-0.1mm
Diagonal Tolerance is a key factor to show whether the cut is correct or not. The normal tolerance is +/-2mm。