Trade Names Associated With Stainless Steel By

Trade Names Associated With Stainless Steel table

Note, where ‘Non-SS’ is shown in the Nearest Grade column, this indicates that the trade name as not a stainless steel.
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Trade NameNearest GradeDescription
1925hMo1.4529Austenitic20% chromium, 25% nickel, 6% molybdenum superaustenitic stainless steel (Krupp Thyssen Nirosta)
22051.4462 Duplex22% chromium, 5% nickel, 3% molybdenum duplex stainless steel
253MA1.4835 Heat Resisting21% chromium, 11% nickel, 1.5% silicon heat resisting stainless steel (AvestaPolarit)
254SMO1.4547Austenitic20% chromium, 18% nickel, 6% molybdenum superaustenitic stainless steel (AvestaPolarit)
520B1.4594Martensitic-PH13.5% chromium, 5.5% nickel, 1.5% molybdenum precipitation hardening grade
904L1.4539Austenitic20%chromium, 25% nickel, 4.5% molybdenum austenitic stainless steel
AbrazoNon-SSBritish Steel wear plates
AbroNon-SSWear plates from James Fairley Abra Service Division 0121-327 7522
AlencoflexFlexible hoses with stainless steel braid outer covers from Alenco Hilyn, Enfield
Alloy 1601.47131.4713 Heat resisting grade 7% Cr, Al – Bohler UK 0121-552 2575 – See Sicromal 8
AluchromVDM Trade Name for Fe-Cr alloys
Aquamet 22Nitronic 50Nitronic 50 type for propeller shaft applications – see Clements Engineering (St.Neots)Ltd for details
ArmourcotePTFE stainless composite coating for reducing friction from Armourcote Surface Treatments
BattleStainless steel holloware from GW Pearce, Birmingham
BrightrayNon-SSNickel alloys from Inco Alloys
BundyNon-SSBrake pipe material from Armco also see Fulbraiz
ChemicoNon-SSGeneral purpose cleaner for stainless steel from The County Chemical Company, Birmingham 0121-744 2294
ChichesterStainless steel ware from Goodwood Metalcraft TEL 01243-784626 (also see Dexam International)
ColorcoatNon-SSPrepainted mild steel strip from British Steel (Corus Strip products)
Compass B555Non-SSWear plate with Brinell Hardness of 555HB – Sleema Engineers TEL 01922-408088
CorrblocMild steel strip clad with stainless steel
Corten ANon-SSWeathering steel from Corus Strip (British Steel)
Corten BNon-SSWeathering steel from Corus Plates (British Steel)
CresUS military abbreviation for “Corrosion Resistant” implies any stainless steel ie not grade specific
CrominoxAciers Crominox, Luxembourg now merged with Cromweld Steels as a 3Cr 12 supplier
Cromweld 3Cr121.4003 Ferritic3Cr12 ferritic stainless from Cromweld Steels, Stoke on Trent TEL 01782-374139
CroniferKrupp VDM Trade Names for stainless steels
CronixKrupp VDM Trade Names for Ni-Cr heating element alloys
CuniferNon-SSKrupp VDM Trade Names for copper-nickel alloys
Damac DL12Non-SSSpot test paste supplied by Broadway Products
DelcromeNon-SSSee Stellite – Product of Deloro Stellite, Swindon
DeloroNon-SSSee Stellite – Product of Deloro Stellite, Swindon
DessoxNon-SSOakite Ltd descaling compounds
DuranelClad plates involving combinations of stainless steel, aluminium and copper
DurasteelNon-SSSteel sheet with organic coating over zinc-nickel plated surface, originally from Japan (Nissan). Cape-Durasteel, Wellingborough TEL 01933-440555
Durbar304, 316Floor or chequer plate – 304 & 316 now imported from Belgium (ALZ), stocked by Ancon CCL
DureheteNon-SSHeat resisting bar grades for bolting applications from Corus Engineering Steels, Rotherham
E-Brite 26-1Ferritic stainless steel with 26% Cr and extra low carbon (0.005% Max) from Airco Vacumetal, USA
EM 528Rolls Royce specification for 448 type turbine blade steel
EssheteNon-SSHeat resisting steel grades from Corus Engineering Steels
EzeformPatterned stainless steel strip from Atlas Steels, Canada for roofing applications
FAK 2232205Also see “FALC 223” Duplex Stainless Steel of a 2205 type from Krupp
FDP1.4541Austenitic“Firth’s Decay Proof” (321) – see Firth Vickers ‘Staybrite’
FecralloyHeat resistance wire, strip, bar grade 20% Cr, 5% Al,0.1% Y (yttrium) from Resistalloy, Sheffield TEL 0114-244 8634
Ferralium 2551.4507 DuplexSuper duplex stainless steel available from Langley Alloys Ltd, Newcastle-under-Lyme
FerritescopeMagnetic permeability meter calibrated to show percentage of ferrite in austenitic stainless steels. from Fischer Instrumentation
Ferro-DiDie casting process for stainless steel, GKN Crewe Technical Centre
FMB1.4401/1.4436Austenitic“Firth’s Moly Bearing” (316, 2.25-3.0% Mo) – see Firth Vickers ‘Staybrite’
FlitelinePTFE flexible tubing with stainless steel braided wire sheathing for steam & water tubes from Unitubes, Slough TEL 01753-34931
GenkleneNon-SSSolvent containing trichloroethylene (not advised for health & environment reasons)
Hadfields Manganese SteelNon-SSManganese steel, 12-14%Mn, for extreme wear resistant applications. Available from Corus Scunthorpe 01724-405779 Tim Peregrine
HastelloyNon-SSNickel based alloys
Haynes AlloysNon-SSNickel based alloys, see Haynes Alloys brochures on shelf No2, cabinet No1 TEL 0161-223 5054
HexmetalNon-SSArmours for refractory linings from Causeway Steel Products, Gravesend TEL 01474-67871
Hi-Proof316LNNitrogen bearing austenitics eg 316 bar for reinforcement, warm worked for 460 N/mm2 strength class
HR 3C31025Cr – 20Ni – Nb – N variant of 310 as sulphurizing resistant grade from Sumitomo Metal Ind.
HWT430TiHot Water Tank grade similar to 430Ti, with 19% Cr from Allegheny Ludlum
HydroloyHydroloy HQ913 low erosion weld deposit austenitic grade available as weld deposit electrodes from Deloro Stellite
Hyform 4091.4512 FerriticAvestaPolarit 409 type with titanium for automotive silencer tubing etc
Hyplus 29Non-SSCorus Plates product
HypressNon-SSC steel strip grade from Corus Strip Products, Brinsworth
Immac 51.4845 Heat ResistingHeat resisting 310 (25 / 20) type originally a Firth Brown trade name
Immaculate VHeat resisting 310 (25 / 20) with vanadium
IN744XMicro duplex super plastic experimental stainless steel
IncocladNon-SSNickel cladding alloys
IncoloyNon-SSNickel heat resisting alloys (Incoloy DS 37Cr – 18Ni , Incoloy 800 same as Esshete 800)
InconelNon-SSNickel alloys
InoxFrench (Spanish, Italian) general term for “stainless”, not grade specific
Invar (Nilo 36)Non-SSNickel alloy with 36% iron zero thermal expansion rate
JetheteMartensitic stainless steel for aircraft turbine blades & engine casings
KanthalNon-SSHeat Resistant & heating element alloys for furnace heating applications from Kanthal Ltd, Stoke on Trent TEL 01782-224800
Kromar D70Cobalt containing stainless steel used for cluster bomblet flights made by Hunting Engineering. Believed to be an obsolete application.
Kunifer 10Non-SSBrake pipe grade from Yorkshire Imperial Metals TEL 01532-701107
M153DProprietary specification for a 316 free machining type with titanium additions type from IMI Witton
MacalloyNon-SSReinforcement bar from Allied Steel & Wire (McCalls) TEL 0114-242 6704
MeehaniteNon-SSCast Irons from The International Meehanite Metal Co, Reigate TEL 01737-244786
MEKNon-SSMethylethyl ketone – solvent for removing plastic film & adhesives from stainless steel sheet
Meten 91.4828 Heat ResistingHeat resisting stainless steel grade similar to Red Fox 34 from Mechanical Engineers, London
MonelNon-SSNickel-copper alloys
Mu MetalNon-SSAlloy of 77% Ni,5% Cu, 4% Mo & Iron – Soft magnetic alloy with a high magnetic permeability
NACENon-SSNational Association of Corrosion Engineers (US)
Ni-HardNon-SSAbrasion resistant castings 3.5/4.5 % Ni
NichromeNon-SSNickel Chromium heat resisting alloys for furnace heating elements
NicorrosNon-SSNickel-copper alloys.
NicroferNon-SSVDM Trade Name for Ni-Cr-Fe & Ni-Cr-Fe-Mo alloys (TEL 01372-67137) – Nicrofer 3220=Incoloy 800,Nicrofer 3718=Incoloy DS,Nicrofer 4221=Incoloy 825,Nicrofer7216=Inconel 600,Nicrofer 7520=Nimonic75
NiloNon-SSLow expansion nickel alloy
NimarNon-SSMaraging Steels from Corus Engineering Steels
NimonicNon-SSNickel based heat resisting eg Nimonic 75, 80, 90
NiresistNon-SSNickel cast iron from Lennox Foundry TEL 01322-383281
NiroflexStainless steel safety clothing – CMT Industrial Supplies, Swansea 01792-798600
NirostaKrupp Thyssen Nirosta (KTN) trade names for stainless steels, use Werkstoff numbers for grades eg “Nirosta 4301” as 1.4301 (304)
NitralloyNon-SSOld ESC trade names for nitriding alloys En 41A & B, try Henry Whitham,Sheffield TEL 0114-244 0744
Nitronic 50Also marketed as “Aquamet”
NovametNon-SSMetal flakes from Hart Coating Technology TEL 01384-291513
Nu Eli t18/2 ferritic stainless, titanium stabilized ferritic stainless (low interstitial) – old Nyby Uddeholm brands
Nu MonitTitanium stabalised ferritic stainless (low interstitial) – old Nyby Uddeholm brands
NuovinoxAberneath Industries clad stainless bar products TEL 01639-820666
OztelloyStainless steel plating on various substrates – Tri-Kem Ltd Wellingborough – 01933-228877
PerniferNon-SSKrupp VDM Trade Names for 36% nickel-iron low expansion alloy
PlancladDuctile Planetary Mill Ltd clad strip 304L, 430 & 410 stainless on carbon steel substrate
PolarisNon-SSPolaris stainless steel reviver (cleaner-polisher for table ware, sinks etc) – Dexam International
PoralPorous sheet and strip (Pechiney Ugine Kulmann), not now available
ProdecAvesta Sheffield free machining grades (Degerfors plate & bar)
Red DiamondNon-SSWear resistant plates (Spartan Redheugh Ltd, Gateshead now closed)
Red FoxCorus Engineering Steels Heat Resisting types RF310, RF309 & RF34 (RF34 also known as Meten 9 – 1.4828)
Regaflex316Flexible tube for flue linings in 316 type from Rega Metals Products
RemanitOriginally Thyssen trade name — usually has werkstoff number added eg Remanit 4301
RigitubePatterned tube for vehicle handrails (grab rails) – Rimex (Rigidized Metals)
SanicroSandvik trade name eg Sanicro 28 (UNS N08028)
SanmacSandvik improved machinability bar
Sea-Cure446Ferritic grade for seawater heat exchanger tubing- 26Cr, 3Mo, 2.5Ni UNS S44660
Sicromal 101.4742 Heat ResistingHeat resisting grade 17% Cr, AL – (Energy Alloys Rotherham 01709-788000)
Sicromal 121.4762 Heat ResistingHeat resisting grade 24% Cr, Al – (Energy Alloys Rotherham 01709-788000)
Sicromal 81.4713 Heat ResistingHeat resisting grade 7% Cr, Al – Bohler UK 0121-552 2575 as Alloy 160 or Energy Alloys Rotherham 01709-788000
Silver FoxSamuel Fox, later British Steel (Corus) Engineering Steels trade names
Sistema MenLoose lay stainless steel floor tiles from Inova Furniture Contracts Ltd, London
SnaptiteQuick fitting couplings for fluid transfer lines in stainless steel with teflon seals from Adflow International Tel 01734-713733
Sno-TrikHigh-pressure stainless steel pipe fittings from Techmation Ltd (UK agents for Sno-Trik Co.) Tel “01-958 3111”
SS (41,400)Non-SSJapanese Structural Grades
St (37,52 etc)Non-SSGerman Structural Grades See BSEN 10025
StaballoyUNS S28200 – 17 Cr, 20 Mn 0.55 N
StaybriteGeneric trade names for Firth Vickers grades, such as FSL,FDP, FMB etc
Stavax420Tool steel type 0.38 C 13 Cr ie martensitic 420 type originally Uddeholm, later VEW Special Steels 0121-552 5681
Steelex304,316Stainless steel roofing systems from Lee Steel Strip, Sheffield (now AvestaPolarit Strip)
SteelitNon-SSComplete Paint system for SS items from Stainless Steel Coatings Inc
StelliteNon-SSCobalt hardfacing alloys – Deloro Stellite, Swindon TEL 01793-822451
StelvetiteNon-SSCorus Strip plastic coated carbon steel strip products
SupatubeWelded SS Tube – weld bead drawn for hygienic & heat exchanger applications – Stelco Hardy, Treorchy
SuperDux 64Super plastic duplex stainless steel from Nippon Yakin Kigyo Co 25 Cr, 6.5 Ni, 3.2 Mo
Temet 25Nitronic 50Propeller shaft bar grade from Teignbridge Propellers Ltd, Newton Abbott TEL 01626-333377 FAX 01626-60783
ThyroplastThyssen stainless steel generic trade name, Werksoff number used to identify specific grade
TricladSandwich with mild steel core & stainless surfaces from Allegheny, USA – see Triply
TrinsulInsulated profiled stainless steel sheet from Precision Metal Forming, Cheltenham 01242-527511
TriplySandwich with mild steel core & stainless surfaces from Universal Cyclops, USA – see Triclad
TufftridingSalt bath nitrocarburising. Improves wear, seizure and galling resistance of 304 and 316 austenitic stainless steels, available from Keighley Laboratories Ltd.
UginoxArcelorMittal Stainless Europe trade names covering range of steel grades
UltiMet180 & 240 grit satin finishes from WS Metalstock Ltd
UranusCreusot Loire trade names examples Uranus B6, 50, 45N, 47 etc – stockist is James Fairley Athena
V2A304Krupp (Germany) trade names covering 304 types
V4A316Krupp (Germany) trade names covering 316 types
WaspalloyNon-SSNickel-chromium alloys
WaukeshaNon-SSNickel alloy for anti-galling applications from Dewramet Ltd, Glasgow
ZalutiteNon-SSAL, Zn Si coating on mild steel for car exhausts – Corus Strip Products
Zeron 1001.4501 DuplexSuper duplex stainless steel (Rolled Alloys)
ZintecNon-SSZinc coated mild steel from Corus Strip Products

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