Stainless steel is a generic term for alloy steels containing 10.5% or more chromium. These steels are corrosion resistant. This resistance to attack is due to the oxide film formed on the surface of the steel which forms naturally when exposed to oxygen. Although extremely thin, this invisible, inert film is tightly adherent to the metal and extremely protective. All stainless steels have a resistance to corrosion however care must be taken to choose the correct alloy to suit the application.
At MICO Metals we stock Stainless steel in various forms and grades from many top local and international sources. We also work with top mills to produce new grades such as 445M2 and 404GP. For further information on these & other products please contact one of our sales representatives and/or select one of the links below to download a product catalogue in .pdf format.