Stainless steel sheets

Stainless steel sheets, also called stainless steel plates, 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 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 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 steel plate has excellent resistance to intergranular corrosion and maintains good corrosion resistance in the unheated state.

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

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

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

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

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

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 Construction Industry, Aircraft Industry, Medical Apparatus, and Instruments, Electronic Parts, Kitchenware, Machine & Equipment, and Architecture & Decoration.

So we can classify it by application:

(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 Supplier

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 perfect stainless steel factory with professional production technology in China.

HuaXiao provides a variety of stainless steel sheet products that use the 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

Raw materials

The price of stainless steel mainly depends on the price of Nickel, Chromium, and the fluctuation of these metal prices will directly affect the price of stainless steel plates.
In addition, the origin and quality of stainless steel are also important factors affecting the price.

Product Type

Generally speaking, the same thickness of the cold rolled plate is more expensive than the hot rolled, and the mirror sheet is relatively high.
The surface treatment will also affect the price, for example, the price of sandblasted stainless steel sheet is higher than that of an ordinary stainless steel sheet.

Surface Treatment

The surface treatment of the stainless steel plate will also affect its price. For example, polished, sandblasted, brushed and other surface treatments are more expensive than ordinary stainless steel because they require more time, materials, and labor costs, and also require the use of more delicate processes.

How do Chinese Stainless Steel Plate Suppliers 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

  • Check whether the main chemical composition, such as chromium and nickel meets the standard requirements.
  • Check whether there are other harmful elements in the stainless steel plate, such as lead, mercury, and other heavy metals, which are harmful to human health.

3. Mechanical Performance Testing

  • SS plate Tensile, Yield, Extension Rate
  • Hardness
  • 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

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.


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 4 feet stainless steel plates.

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.

The surface of stainless steel plate is easy to clean, but in the process of use also need to pay attention to maintenance. The surface of stainless steel plate is easily contaminated by fingerprints, oil and other pollution, so the surface should be kept dry and clean in daily use. For the more serious surface contamination, you can use professional stainless steel cleaner to clean. At the same time, the use of chlorine-containing cleaners and acidic cleaners should be avoided to avoid corrosion and damage to the stainless steel surface.

Stainless steel plate can be processed by cutting, stamping, bending, welding and other processing methods. Among them, cutting can be carried out by shearing, flame cutting, plasma cutting, etc.; stamping can be processed by punching, stamping, etc.; bending can be carried out by bending machines and other equipment; welding can be carried out by TIG, MIG, etc.

Stainless steel sheet has high environmental performance because its material is a renewable resource, and has the advantages of long life and easy recycling. In addition, stainless steel plate does not produce harmful substances in the process of use, and the pollution to the environment is relatively small.

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