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  • Difference from 304 and 430 stainless steel
    Jan 22, 2018

    stainless steel pipe

    304 and 430 are the commonly used stainless steel, both of them can use to food processing equipment. But there are some differences.

    1. Difference in chemical composition

    1).The Chrome content of 430 is 18%, and no Ni. Therefore 430 stainless has the impressive look and feel of 18% chrome, as well as a durable, high polish finish. It provides excellent resistance to rust and corrosion. 430 stainless holds up relatively well to heavy commercial use but have no a shiny appearance as 304.

    2).The Chrome content of 304 is 18%, Ni is 8%, This rich blend of chrome and nickel provides maximum rust and corrosion protection. 18/8 stainless is regarded most highly and is found in the finest stainless steel flatware.

    2. Difference in cost

    304 stainless steel is a commonality steel, the cost and price is higher than 430. but 430 is more economical and alternative, if the cost is less, people always choose 430 to control.

    3. Difference in grade and magnetism

    304 stainless steel belongs to the austenitic stainless steel, 430 belongs to ferritic stainless steel. 430 stainless steel magnetic, but 304 hasn't.

    4. Difference in usage

    1). 304 stainless steel always use to production of kitchen sinks, counter tops, food processing equipment and other equipment regularly exposed to corrosive environments. 

    2). 430 always use for automotive trim, the insides of clothes dryers and dishwashers. 

    In one word ,304 is broader use than 430. But 430 is a economical choice for all applications.


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