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Stainless Sheet / Strip

Stainless Steel / Strip

Stainless Steels for automotive applications, like exhaust systems represent a major part of this business segment. These steels, made by AK Steel in the USA are marketed through AK Steel International across the world.

A large stock of wide coils in Europe combined with a number of slitting facilities guarantee just-in-time shipments of tailored customer requirements.

Strong technical support with regard to application and production, development of new parts and new production procedures together with the dealing of claims, is readily available on a local European basis.

Secondary Stainless Steels

Non-prime / Secondary material of Stainless Steels is available on request, please follow this link: access request form.


Ferritic Stainless Steels

Available is standard mill finish.

  • 409 ULTRA FORM® Stainless Steel (1.4512, UNS S40900)
    • Superior formability
    • High oxidation resistance
    • Low cost stainless steel
      Application: Exhaust systems for economical use
  • 439 ULTRA FORM® Stainless Steel (1.4510, UNS S43035)
    • Better oxidation resistance than 409 ULTRA FORM® Stainless Steel
    • Better corrosion resistance than 409 ULTRA FORM® Stainless Steel
      Application: Exhaust systems
  • 436L ULTRA FORM® Stainless Steel
    • Better oxidation and corrosion resistance than Type 409, Type 430 and Type 439
    • Resistant to Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in the presence of chlorides
    • Excellent formability
      Application:Automotive Exhaust Components, Fuel Filler Tubes, Heat Exchangers
  • 18 Cr-Cb™ Stainless Steel (1.4509, UNS S44100)
    • Higher oxidation resistance
    • Improved creep resistance at high temperatures
    • Low expansion coefficient
      Application: Exhaust Systems, Burners, Heat Exchangers, Furnace Parts
  • 444 Stainless Steel
    • Equivalent to Type 304 in many corrosion environments and has lower coefficient of expansion and better thermal conductivity
    • Superior chloride stress corrosion cracking resistance to Types 304 and 316
    • High quality corrosion resistance and resistance to chloride stress corrosion cracking
      Application: Automotive Components, Brewery Equipment, Food Processing, Water Tanks
  • 409Ni Stainless Steel
    • Superior weldability and toughness for thicker gauge (>3.05mm)
    • Cost effective alternative to mild and low alloy steel superior corrosion resistance
      Application: Exhaust Flanges, Bus Frames, Hopper Car Bodies, Discharge Chutes
  • 435/436 Stainless Steel for the automotive trim
    • Typical a bright, cold rolled finish
    • Good corrosion resistance
    • High functionality and beauty
      Application: Beltline Trim, Pillar Post Trim, Wheel Covers, Window Bezels
  • 18 SR® Stainless Steel
    • Valuable for applications requiring high-temperature scaling resistance
    • Properties are superior to Types 409, 430, 304, 309 and 310 under cyclic conditions
    • Very good oxidation resistance up to 1038 °C (1900 °F)
      Application: Furnace and Heating equipment, Baffle plates, Industrial ovens
  • CHROMESHIELD® 22 Stainless Steel
    • Exceptional corrosion performance
    • Dual stabilized with Ti and Nb
    • More corrosion resistant than Type 430, Type 441 and Type 304 (in some environments)
      Application: Appliances, Architectural, Cookware, Food Service Equipment, Tubing    
  • CHROMESHIELD® 29 Mo Stainless Steel
    • High chromium (Cr) Superferritic stainless steel
    • Outstanding resistance to chloride induced pitting, crevice corrosion and Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC)
    • Dual stabilized with Ti and Nb
    • Can be an alternative to titanium (Ti) and high nickel (Ni) grades
      Application: Chimney Liners, Condenser Tubing, Furnace Vents, Heat Exchangers

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Sheet/Strip PH Grades

PH = Precipitation Hardening
Excellent Corrosion Resistance, High Strength, Easy Heat Treatment

  • 17-4 PH® Stainless Steel (1.4542, UNS S17400)
    • High strength
    • Excellent corrosion resistance
    • Good toughness properties
      Application: Aerospace components, Food, Chemical and Petrochemical industry, Measuring Technology, High Pressure components
  • 15-5 PH® Stainless Steel
    • Ferrite-free version of the 17-4 PH
    • High strength and hardness
    • Good corrosion resistance
    • Excellent transverse mechanical properties
      Application: Aerospace, Chemical, Food Processing, Metal Working, Paper Industries
  • 17-7 PH® Stainless Steel (1.4568, UNS S17700)
    • Good formability
    • High strength
    • Excellent fatigue properties
    • Good corrosion resistance
    • Minimum distortion on heat treatment
      Application: High loaded flat springs, belleville spring washers, eyelets, strain gauges at temperatures upt to 600° F (316° C), Aerospace components

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West Chester, Ohio 45069
(513) 425-5000

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