New materials are needed …
… because the familiar austenitic steels, such as 1.4301, 1.4541, 1.4404, 1.4401, 1.4571, 1.4539, 1.4529 have, unfortunately, become very expensive once again! The reason is the high percentage of nickel and molybdenum content for some grades. Both alloying elements are traded on the stock exchange "London Metal Exchange" (LME). This means there is a lot of speculation without any real correlation to market demand.
Talk to our stainless steel experts. We can tell you which alternative materials are available on the market and which materials come into question for the corrosion resistance classes I - IV. The duplex steels are a particularly inexpensive alternative. Not necessarily the standard duplex material 1.4462, but rather the lean duplex stainless steels 1.4062, 1.4482, 1.4162, 1.4362 or the super duplex steel 1.4410 for high corrosion resistance.
|Unit weight||max. 5 t|
|Sheet thicknesses||up to 10 mm and more|