304 Stainless Steel
What is 304 stainless steel?
304 stainless steel or A2 as its widely known, is the most common stainless steel available. Containing both chromium (between 18–20%) and nickel (between 8–10.5%) metals as the main non-iron constituents, its an austenitic stainless steel meaning It is less electrically and thermally conductive than carbon steel and is essentially non-magnetic. It has a higher corrosion resistance than regular steel and is widely used because of the ease in which it is formed into various shapes.
How ACS use it:
ACS uses 304 stainless steel for masonry support, wall ties and windposts as standard. ACS works closely with our customers to ensure their requirements are met and the appropriate material has been selected for the project. ACS will always recommend 316 stainless Steel when the project is near the coast or has exposure to chemicals such as factories and agricultural areas.
For more information about the ACS manufacturing process, please contact our technical department