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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 18 SR® Stainless Steel
    • Very good oxidation resistance up to 1900° F
      Application: Burners, Furnace Parts, Spacer Rings in Catalytic Converters

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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
  • 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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Plate/Sheet/Strip NITRONIC®

NITRONIC® Steels = austenitic, nitrogen-strengthened stainless steel.
Excellent corrosion resistance also at low temperatures, high strength, good magnetic permeability

  • NITRONIC® 30 Stainless Steel (UNS 20400)
    • Good wet-abrasion resistance
    • High resistance to aqueous and atmospheric corrosion
    • Improved stress corrosion cracking resistance
      Application: Automotive hose clamps , Truck and Bus Frames, (Spaceframe), Sewage Treatment Plant Structures, Bulk Solids Handling Equipment, Magnetic Ore Separator Screens, Chutes and Wearing Plates
  • NITRONIC® 40 Stainless Steel (1.3965, UNS S21900)
    • High strength with good resistance to oxidation and toughness at subzero temperatures
      Application: Structural Parts in Aircraft, Fasteners, Flanges and Hydraulic tubing, Cryogenic Applications

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9227 Centre Pointe Drive
West Chester, Ohio 45069
(513) 425-5000

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(513) 425-4200

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