Grade 316 is the standard molybdenum-bearing grade, second in importance to 304 amongst the austenitic stainless steels. The molybdenum gives 316 better overall corrosion resistant properties than Grade 304, particularly higher resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments.

Stainless steel Alloy 316 is used in number of applications like in pharmaceutical plants and food processing units, hospital equipments, surgical implants, marine and coastal parts, and industrial equipments that grip the corrosive procedure chemicals that is used to make products such as inks, rayon’s, paper, textiles, bleaches, rubber and photographic chemicals. Important point to consider, SS316 has lower carbon content to evade carbide precipitation in welding functions.

316 stainless steel has a unique material composition with additions of 0.08 Carbon, 0.75 Si, 2.0 Manganese, 0.03 Sulfur, 0.045 Phosphorous, chromium 16.0-18.0, Molebdenum 2.0-3.0, Nickel 10.0-14.0, N 0.10. 316 SS shows unique physical properties a min. tensile strength of 515 Mpa and a min. yield strength of 205 Mpa, hardness Rockwell B (HR B) max 95, hardness Brinell (HB) of 217 max.

Equivalent grades for standard SS316, UNS S31600, WERKSTOFF NR. 1.4401 / 1.4436, AFNOR Z7CND17‐11‐02, EN X5CrNiMo17-12-2 / X3CrNiMo17-13-3, JIS SUS 316, BS 316S31/ 316S33.


HS Code - 73043939

Grade - 316

Wall Thickness - 0.3mm - 3mm

Width - 1250 and 1500

Max Length - Customised Available

Finish - 2B, Matt/N4, Hairline, Mirror/N8

Form - Sheets and Coils

Stainless Steel Grade 316 Application

Aerospace Structures
Food Production
Hotel Industry
Pharma Processing
Storage Tanks
Textile Industry
Architectural applications
Medical applications
Oil & gas industries
Photographic equipment
Oil & petroleum refining
Food processing equipment
Stainless steel base plates
Pulp and paper processing