201 Stainless Steel

201 stainless steel is a type of austenitic stainless steel that belongs to the Cr-Ni-Mn-N family. It is a low-cost alternative to traditional stainless steel grades like 304, offering similar properties at a more affordable price. 

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304 stainless steel


C: ≤0.08, Si: ≤1.0, Mn: ≤2.0, Cr: 18.0~20.0, Ni: 8.0~10.0, S: ≤0.03, P: ≤0.045

Name201 Stainless Steel (J1/J2/J3/J4/J5)
TypesCoils, Sheets / Plates, Pipes, Cable railing, etc
StandardISO, ASTM, SUS, GB
Thickness0.5~3mm, pr as required
Width3~2500mm or as required
Surface2B / No.1 / 1D
TechniqueHot rolled / Cold rolled
ProcessingWelding, Heat treatment, Hot forming, Cold forming, Cutting
Delivery7~25 days
MOQSheets: 2tons / Coils: 6tons
PackingWaterproof Paper, Stainless Steel Belt, Wooden Pallet, Customized
Export toRussia, Korea, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Dubai, etc.

Container Size
20ft GP: 5898mm(Length)x2352mm(Width)x2393mm(High)
40ft GP: 12032mm(Length)x2352mm(Width)x2393mm(High)
40ft HC: 12032mm(Lengh)x2352mm(Width)x2698mm(High)
Price TermFOB, CNF, CIF

Chemical Properties (%)

C: ≤0.08, Si: ≤1.0, Mn: ≤2.0, Cr: 18.0~20.0, Ni: 8.0~10.0, S: ≤0.03, P: ≤0.045

Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength [ksi (min)]: 45
Yield Strength [0.2% ksi (min)]: 95
Elongation (%): 40
Hardness (HB): ≤100

Physical Properties

Tensile strength σb (MPa)≥520Conditions yield strength σ0.2 (MPa)≥205
Elongation δ5 (%)≥40Section shrinkage ψ (%)≥60
Hardness≤ 187 HB; ≤ 90 HRB; ≤200 HVMelting point (℃)1398 ~ 1454
Specific heat capacity (KJ kgK)0.50Thermal conductivity (W m. K)16.3 (100℃), 21.5 (500℃)
Resistivity (20 ℃, 10 Ωm.)0.73Longitudinal elastic modulus (20 ℃, KN/mm)193
Foshan Topson Stainless Steel Co., Ltd

Available Processing

We have high-tech equipment for processing stainless coils and sheets/plates with skilled workers.

1. Bending

2. Stamping

3. Welding: TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding, resistance welding, laser welding

4. Polishing

5. Brushing

6. Passivation

7. PVD coating

Common Applications

201 stainless steel has wide-ranging uses in different industries. Its properties and cost-effectiveness make it a viable option for various products and components where a balance between performance, aesthetics, and affordability is required.

♦ Household appliances: Refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, microwaves, and washing machines
♦ Kitchen utensils: Pots, pans, cooking utensils, and cutlery are made from 201 stainless steel.
♦ Automotive industry: It finds application in exhaust systems, mufflers, catalytic converters, and trim parts.
♦ Construction: It can be employed in handrails, balustrades, door and window frames, façade cladding, and decorative elements.
♦ Industrial equipment: It is used to manufacture storage tanks, conveyor systems, machine frames, valves, and pumps.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Are you a factory, manufacturer or trader?

A1. Foshan TOPSON Stainless Steel Co., Ltd. is a professional stainless steel factory with nearly 15 years of experience in stainless steel production. All our goods are dispatched directly from the TOPSON mill.

Q2. How can you ensure the quality of your product?

A2. Our stainless steel sheets and coils have to go through TWO/THREE checks in the manufacturing process, including production, cutting sheets (If requested) and packing.

Q3: Why is 201 stainless steel recommended?

A3:201 stainless steel offers several advantages and benefits, making it a popular choice in various applications. While it may not be the most corrosion-resistant stainless steel grade, its cost-effectiveness, versatility, and ease of fabrication make it a valuable option in many industries.

1. Cost-effective alternative. Compared to higher-grade stainless steel like 304 or 316, 201 stainless steel is more affordable.
2. Good corrosion resistance. It is particularly suitable for indoor applications and environments with low to moderate corrosive exposure.
3. Versatility and aesthetics. 201 stainless steel can be readily formed, shaped, and fabricated into various products and components.
4. Ease of fabrication and maintenance. It can be bent, stamped, deep drawn, and welded using common techniques, allowing for efficient production.
5. Availability and supply. 201 stainless steel is widely available in the market, ensuring a stable and consistent supply for manufacturers and customers.

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