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304 SS

Type 304 Stainless Steel is a Chromium-Nickel austenitic alloy that has a minimum of 18% chromium, 8% nickel and a maximum of 0.08% carbon. It is the most versatile and most widely used stainless steel.

What Is 304 SS?

Type 304 Stainless Steel is a Chromium-Nickel austenitic alloy that has a minimum of 18% chromium, 8% nickel and a maximum of 0.08% carbon. It is the most versatile and most widely used stainless steel. This category of stainless steel has excellent forming and welding characteristics. It also has good drawability and can be used without annealing.

Grade 304 SS is used extensively for home as well as commercial applications. For example, it is widely used in manufacture of sinks, hollow-ware and saucepans. It is also used for making various components in industrial, architectural and transportation applications such as food processing equipment, chemical containers etc.

It is difficult to differentiate between 304 Stainless Steel and 316 Stainless Steel by their looks, as both looks similar. The key difference is the addition of molybdenum in Grade 316, which makes it more corrosion-resistant. Also, it is more resistant to oxidations. Generally, Grade 304 SS is less expensive.

304 SS Price

Grade 304 Stainless Steel is more expensive than Grade 301 due to higher chromium and nickel content in them. The two common varieties that fall under this category are 304 SS Solid and 304 SS Turning.

The table below provides 304 SS Solid export prices as of May 2017.

Region

Price

North America, US East Coast

$0.47 per Lb

US Midwest, West Coast

$0.47 per Lb

China

CNY 9,100 per MT

Europe

US$1,050 per Tonne

Source : ScrapMonster

Also, the table below provides 304 SS Turning export prices as of May 2017.

Region

Price

North America, US East Coast

$0.28 per Lb

US Midwest, West Coast

$0.28 per Lb

China

CNY 8,200 per MT

Source : ScrapMonster

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Where can we sell 304 SS?

Various grades of stainless steel scrap are priced differently. Hence it is advised to segregate the scrap material into various categories according to yard requirements. This will help to maximize the returns from your scrap.

Given below are the names of a few scrap yards in the US that accept 304 SS.

  1. Platte Salvage, Platte, South Dakota.
  2. Muskingum Iron & Metal Co, Zanesville, Ohio.
  3. Aluminum Recycling of Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  4. M&T Recycling, Torrington, Wyoming.

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Want to sell large quantities of 304 SS?

Kitchens, Machine Shops, Buildings and automobiles are the best places from where 304 SS scrap can be obtained in bulk quantities. The modern scrap yards use analyzers to determine the type of stainless steel grade and make payment per pound of each category of scrap.

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