Stainless steels which – beside the necessary percentage of Chromium – contain a good amount of Nickel and possibly of Molybdenum.
Austenitic stainless steels have a considerable percentage of precious elements (NI, Cr, Ti, Nb,Ta), and this is the reason for their usage versatility and their application in those productions where beside a good moldability, an excellent corrosion resistance is required (e.g. stainless steel pumps, hobs etc). Their resistance to the majority of chemicals makes them particularly valued in the chemical industry.
Among the qualities of the austentic stainless steels we would also like to list: