Stainless steels containing a good amount of chromium but without addition of nickel and other elements capable of forming austenite.
Ferritic stainless steels have, compared to the austenitic, a lower carbon content, a good amount of chromium but with no nickel addition. They have a ferritic structure, whence their name, and – like iron – ferritic steels present magnetic features at temperature that are below 750 degrees C.
The main features of ferritic steels are:
Ferritic steels can be used, among others, for finishing for construction, cutlery and tableware, automotive, cladding etc.