Stainless steel sheet, also called stainless steel plate, ss sheet, ss plate or stainless steel sheet metal.

The ss plate has a smooth surface, high temperature resistance, toughness and mechanical strength, and corrosion resistance, alkaline gases, solutions and other media. It is an alloy stainless steel that is hard to rust, but it is not really not rusty at all.

Stainless steel sheet refers to ss plate resistant to corrosion by weak media such as atmosphere, steam and water, while acid-resistant stainless sheet refers to steel plate resistant to corrosion by chemical corrosive media such as acid, alkali and salt.

The stainless steel plate can also be coated with a special coating film on the surface to achieve anti-fingerprint effect.

The stainless steel plate adopts electroplating, water plating, fluorocarbon paint and spray paint to form colorful stainless steel plates. There are other process technologies to form stainless steel plates with different characteristics.

Some Grades of Stainless Steel Plates

201 stainless steel sheet
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201 stainless steel plate has the characteristics of acid and alkali resistance, high density, no bubbles, no pinholes, etc. It is used to produce high-quality materials for various watch cases and watchband chassis.

304 stainless steel sheet
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304 ss plate has good corrosion resistance, heat resistance, low temperature strength and mechanical properties, good hot workability such as stamping and bending, and no heat treatment hardening.

304L stainless sheet
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304L stainless steel plate has excellent resistance to intergranular corrosion and maintains good corrosion resistance in the unheated state.

316 stainless steel sheet
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316 SS sheet has good corrosion resistance, atmospheric corrosion resistance, high temperature strength, and excellent work hardening. Uses: equipment used in sea water, chemistry, papermaking oxalic acid, etc., food industry, photography.

316L stainless sheet
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316L stainless steel plate has the same characteristics as 316, and its resistance to grain boundary corrosion is excellent.

321 stainless steel sheet
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321 stainless steel sheet metal is used to prevent grain boundary corrosion by adding Ti, and is used at 430~900℃, suitable for aircraft, exhaust pipes, boiler drums.

309S stainless steel plate
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309S stainless steel plate has good high temperature resistance and corrosion resistance. It is used in burners, heat-resistant appliances, and exhaust pipes.

2205 duplex plate
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2205 duplex stainless steel plate has high strength, good corrosion resistance and weldability. Used in chemical appliances, pressure vessels, papermaking, energy.

2507 stainless sheet
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The 2507 stainless steel plate has a high content of chromium and molybdenum, so it has excellent resistance to pitting corrosion, crevice corrosion and uniform corrosion.

410 stainless steel sheet
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410 SS plate has good workability, but it is not suitable for use in harsh corrosive environments.

410s stainless sheet
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410s stainless steel plate has ultra-low carbon and good corrosion resistance. Uses: mechanical structural parts, general household appliances, blades.

430 stainless steel sheet
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430 stainless steel plate has low thermal expansion rate, excellent formability and oxidation resistance. 430 SS sheet is used for building decoration, fuel burner parts, household appliances, and home appliance parts.

Stainless Steel Sheet Can Produce Specifications

Name of Stainless Steel Sheet



Stainless steel hot-rolled middle plate


6~80 (mm)


1000~3000 (mm)


4000~12000 (mm)

Stainless steel hot-rolled coil plate


3~14 (mm)


1000~2000 (mm) (including burrs)


less than 6m in coil or open flat

Stainless steel cold rolled coil sheet


0.3~8 (mm)


1000~2000 (mm) (including burrs)


 roll or 1000 or 2438 mm

Application of Stainless Steel Sheets

Stainless steel sheets can be widely used in the building industry, aircraft industry, Medical Apparatus and Instruments, Electronic Parts, Kitchenware, Machine & Equipment, Architecture & Decoration.

So we can classify it by use.

(1)Bridge steel plate

(2)Boiler steel plate

(3)Shipbuilding steel plate

(4)Flat sheet

(5)Automobile steel plate

(6) Spring steel plate

(7)Roof steel plate

(8)Structural steel plate

(9)Electrical steel plate (silicon steel sheet)

(10)stainless steel checker plate

(11)perforated stainless steel sheets

HUAXIAO: Your Professional Stainless Steel Sheets Manufacturer

HuaXiao Stainless Steel Corporation Limited has been engaged in the stainless steel sheets industry for more than ten years, and it has a professional documentary business and a testing team, that strives to best meet customer needs.

As a stainless steel sheets supplier, we have a much more perfect stainless steel factory with professional production technology in China.

HuaXiao provides a variety of stainless steel sheet products that use thickness, material, surface, and length requirements of different industries.

HuaXiao also has certificates from testing organizations such as BV, SGS, ISO, and TUV that are related to stainless steel products.

If the customer has too many questions about the product, our company supports sending samples and meeting customers’ requirements such as visiting the factory.

Stainless Steel Sheets & Plates: The Helpful Guide for Importers

Stainless Steel Sheet Metal Price

The price of stainless steel plates fluctuates with the cost, and the fluctuation is not too large under normal circumstances. But the customer wants to wholesale stainless steel plates. The price is definitely very favorable. The larger the quantity, the greater the discount. Or for customers who are sure to repurchase, we will have a set of pricing rules.

Influencing Factors of Stainless Sheet Cost

1. Raw materials

2. Product Type

3. Specifications/thickness/processing technology, etc.

How do Chinese stainless steel plate manufacturers ensure product quality

Stainless Steel Plate Inspection Ranges

1. Visual inspection

Stainless steel plate size, Stainless steel sheet thickness, Stainless steel sheet width, Stainless steel sheet length, Stainless steel sheet flatness etc.

2. Chemical composition detection
3. Mechanical performance testing

SS plate tensile, yield, extension rate, hardness, and bending

To reassure customers, we can provide Mill Technical Certificate(MTC), as well as other test reports and standard certificates required by customers. and our products can comply with SUS, ASTM A240 sheet, ASTM A480 plate, ASTM A955 sheet, JIS G4304 sheet, JIS G4305 plate, and EN 10088 ss plates standards.

Choice of Stainless Steel Sheets & Stainless Steel Plates

When we chose stainless sheet, operating conditions should be used as a reference, such as manual operation or automatic operation, the performance and type of the hot press, and the quality requirements of the pressed material such as hardness and gloss.

You must also consider economic calculations. Every time a new stainless steel sheet is polished, it is required to produce a low-quality decorative plate.

Apart from this, when choosing the most suitable thickness of the stainless sheet, its service time, quality and rigidity should be considered.

At the same time, the strength requirements of the stainless steel sheets when it is compressed; heat conduction performance; pressure distribution, and the size of the stainless sheet should be as a reference.

If the stainless steel plate is too thin, it is easy to bend, which will affect the production of decorative panels. If the thickness of the stainless steel sheet is too large, the ss plate is too heavy, which not only increases the cost of the stainless steel sheet metal but also brings unnecessary difficulties to the operation.

At the same time, the margin that should be left when the stainless steel plate is processed or used must be as a reference. The thickness of the copper sheet is different, but try to be consistent with the thickness of the same steel plate. Generally, the thickness tolerance of the medium-sized saw plate is 0.05 to 0.15 mm. Our grinding costs vary with requirements.

Generally, it is an ss plate with high tensile strength and high hardness. The greater the resistance to mechanical damage, the longer the durability, but the cost of grinding and processing is also higher.

Understanding The Difference Between Stainless Steel Sheets and Stainless Steel Plates

We usually think that stainless steel sheets and stainless steel plates are the same product. However, they are different in thickness.

Stainless sheets are thinner, usually less than 3mm, and mostly by 2 mm stainless steel sheets and 1 mm stainless sheets.

The thickness of the ss plate is generally higher than 3 mm, which has better tensile strength. Usually buy 10mm ss plates and 4feets stainless steel plates.

Which is better SS 304 or 316?

When the corrosion resistance is not high, 304 stainless steel is better, because the unit price of 316 stainless steel and 304 stainless steel is quoted.

When the gravity coupling is used in the scene, the resistance to chloride ion corrosion and the high-temperature resistance is required, 316 stainless steel is better because 316L stainless steel contains molybdenum (Mo) element, and the carbide formed by it is extremely stable, and can prevent austenite, In addition, molybdenum can make the passivation film more dense and consistent, thereby effectively improving the resistance of stainless steel to chloride ion (Cl-) oxide.

In general, 316 stainless steel and 304 are the better ones. It is necessary to comprehensively consider the specific requirements of actual use scenarios to achieve reliable resistance.