Different Grades of Stainless Steel Wire Mesh Made of Different Stainless Steel Materials

Wetter supplies stainless steel wire mesh processed from various grades of stainless steel material, mainly SUS304, 304L, 316 and 316L. Also 309, 310, 430 and 430L. Different grades of stainless steel has various properties and chemical composition as detail listed in the form below. The material decides the property of the finished stainless steel wire mesh products. Our customers can choose stainless steel material according to your demand and budget.

What is Stainless Steel?

With the addition of 11% or more chromium to steel, the alloy becomes non-staining under most conditions that corrode plain steel, thus the term stainless is applied.

Stainless Steel Woven Wire Mesh with Material 316L

Stainless Steel 304L Woven Mesh with Square Opening

Major SS Types and Properties:

Type 304 Wire Mesh:
Often referred to as "18-8" (18% chromium, 8% nickel) T-304 is the basic stainless alloy most commonly utilized for wire cloth weaving. It withstands outdoor exposure without rusting and resists oxidation at an elevated temperature up to 1400 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Typical 304 stainless wire cloth applications include use with chemicals, food products, pharmaceuticals and exposure to moisture.

Type 304 L Wire Mesh:
Type 304 L is very similar to T-304, the difference being the reduced carbon content for better weaving and secondary welding characteristics.

Type 309
A heat resistant alloy (23% chromium, 12% nickel) which is useful in temperatures up to 1700 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Type 310
Retains good strength and toughness at high temperatures and may be used to advantage where a combination of strength, toughness and oxidation resistance is essential. Where reducing or carburizing conditions are encountered at high temperatures, T-310 is preferred.

Type 310 has a coefficient of expansion slightly lower than most other chromium - nickel alloys.

Type 316
Stabilized by the addition of 2% molydbenum, T-316 is an "18-8" alloy.

Type 316 has better resistance to pitting corrosion than the other chromium-nickel stainless steels where brines, sulphur-bearing water or halogen salts, such as chlorides are present. A valuable property of T-316 is high creep strength at elevated temperatures. Other mechanical properties and fabricating characteristics are similar to T-304.

Stainless Steel Wire cloth woven of T-316 has extensive use in chemical processing when better corrosion resistance is required than the regular chromium-nickel types.

Type 316 L
Type 316 L is very similar to T-316, the difference being the reduced carbon content for better wire cloth weaving and secondary welding characteristics.

Chemical Composition Comparison List of Stainless Steel Wire Material 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 430 and 430L

Chemical Composition(%)
  304 =<0.08 =<1.00 =<2.00 =<0.045 =<0.030 8.00~10.50 18.00~20.00 -
304H >0.08 =<1.00 =<2.00 =<0.045 =<0.030 8.00~10.50 18.00~20.00 -
304L =<0.030 =<1.00 =<2.00 =<0.045 =<0.030 9.00~13.50 18.00~20.00 -
316 =<0.045 =<1.00 =<2.00 =<0.045 =<0.030 10.00~14.00 10.00~18.00 2.00~3.00
316L =<0.030 =<1.00 =<2.00 =<0.045 =<0.030 12.00~15.00 16.00~18.00 2.00~3.00
430 =<0.12 =<0.75 =<1.00 =<0.040 =<0.030 =<0.60 16.00~18.00 -
430A =<0.06 =<0.50 =<0.50 =<0.030 =<0.50 =<0.25 14.00~17.00 -

304 Mechanical properties:

Material SUS304
tensile strength(Mpa) 520
yield strength (Mpa) 205-210
Elongation(%) 40%
Hardness HB 187 ,HRB 90,HV200
Density(g/cm³ ) 7.93
melting point 1398-1420
Cr(%) 17.00-19.00
Ni(%) 8.00-10.00