201 Stainless Steel

201 Stainless Steel Overview

201 stainless steel, an austenitic alloy designed for high performance with a cost-effective formula. By substituting manganese for part of the nickel found in the 300 series like Type 304, 201 achieves a more stable price point. Its unique composition not only delivers superior annealed mechanical properties compared to Type 304 but also facilitates weight reduction through its approximately 10% greater tensile strength. This advantage allows for the use of thinner materials, optimizing resource use.

However, it’s important to note that the reduced Chromium and Nickel content may affect its corrosion resistance relative to Type 304.

Commonly utilized in food service settings, architectural projects, and household appliances, 201 steel is a versatile material catering to a wide range of applications.

What Is 201 Stainless Steel

304 vs 201 Stainless Steel, What Is The Difference Between Them

GHT Steel offers insights into the distinctions between 304 and 201 stainless steel, highlighting the subtle yet significant differences crucial for making an informed choice. While both grades are austenitic stainless steels, 201 is engineered for cost efficiency by substituting manganese for some nickel, resulting in a material with slightly higher tensile strength, which could lead to weight reduction advantages. However, this adjustment means 201 has lower chromium and nickel content than 304, affecting its corrosion resistance.

Applications for 201 stainless steel span from food service environments to household appliances, benefiting from its economical price point. Yet, discerning between 304 and 201 can be challenging without close inspection.

Key Differences:
1. 201 stainless steel has a composition adjustment for economic benefits, featuring less nickel and chromium which impacts its corrosion resistance compared to the more robust 304.
2. 304 stainless steel is recognized for its greater corrosion resistance and is more costly, reflecting its higher quality, especially in harsh environments.
3. Although the physical appearance in 201 cannot help distinguish it from 304, the difference in rust resistance and alongside the stainless steel chemical testing agents.

Both 201 and 304 stainless steels serve varied applications effectively, with 201 offering a cost-effective solution with decent performance, while 304 provides a higher-quality option for more demanding conditions.

  • Appliances
  • Restaurant equipment
  • Automotive trim
  • Windows and doors
  • Railway cars
  • Rrailers
  • Hose clamps.

201 Stainless Steel Application

201 Stainless Steel Tags

Grade 201, Type 201, SS 201Inox 201, AISI 201, SUS 201, Acero 201, UNS S20100, T201, 201J1, 201J2, 201J3, 201J4, 201J5

201 Stainless Steel Technical Table

SS 201 Chemical Compositions Table

Grade Standard C Si Mn P S Cr Ni Cu N

SS 201 Mechanical Properties

Grade Yield Strength Tensile Strength Hardness Elongation(%)
>205 Mpa
>515 Mpa
<HRB 99

Why Choose 201 Steel from GHT

Reliable Stainless Steel Coil Inventory Assurance

Ever been in a bind due to an urgent need for substantial quantities of stainless steel coils, only to find your supplier’s inventory lacking? Such situations can disrupt your workflow and plans.

Our Advantage: With us, that scenario is a thing of the past.  Our inventory is consistently stocked to the brim, ensuring rapid fulfillment of even the largest orders, seamlessly aligning with your business timeline.

Tailored Stainless Steel Material Processing

You might have encountered situations where custom processing is needed, but finding the right supplier to meet your specific demands can be a challenge.

Our Advantage: Our robust processing capabilities are designed to cater to all your customization needs. Be it dimension adjustments, stainless steel finish surface treatments, or other specific requirements, we offer professional one-stop services.

Competitive Stainless Steel Pricing

When searching for stainless steel coil suppliers, pricing is often a key consideration. You might have had to compromise on your ideal supplier due to high costs.

Our Advantage: Through effective cost control and optimized procurement processes, we ensure competitive pricing. This means choosing us not only gets you high-quality products but also services that offer great value for money.

Varied Inventory Stainless Steel Coil Specifications

The quest for stainless steel coils with precise specifications can often lead to dead ends. Finding a supplier who understands and meets these unique requirements is crucial.

Our Advantage: Our inventory is a testament to diversity, encompassing a variety of materials, thicknesses, and widths. We pride ourselves on being able to meet your specific project needs with pinpoint accuracy.

Precision Stainless Steel Shearing Services

Accurate shearing is crucial for the use of stainless steel coils, but not all suppliers can offer such precision services.

Our Advantage: Our shearing services are both professional and efficient, ensuring precise cuts as per your requirements, guaranteeing that the products meet your exact specifications.

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How We Pack 201 2B Stainless Steel Sheet & Coil

In GHT, all of our stainless steel coils are packaged as per international standard to prevent any possible damage or loss. By default, for quantity less than 1 whole compete coil (our MOQ is 5 tons), we will use woven plastic bag to cover SS coils and then fix them upon wooden pallet for further protection. We can also package the SS coils as per your special requirement, though this can incur extra cost.

In GHT, all of our stainless steel sheets are packaged as per international standard to prevent any possible damage or loss. By default, we will use brown paper to cover SS sheets and then bundle them together onto wooden pallets. At times, upon some customers’ requests, we will also apply reinforced package with extra metal straps fixed on the four corners, though this can incur extra cost. For enhanced customer experience, we also accept customized package as per your requests.

201 Stainless Steel FAQ

No. We have only top-class quality SS 201.

Nickel plays a crucial role in defining the mechanical properties of 201 stainless steel by affecting its austenite stability:

1. As nickel content rises within a certain range in 201 stainless steel, there’s a noticeable decrease in strength but an increase in plasticity due to reduced martensitic transformation potential.

2. With a stable austenitic structure, 201 stainless steel exhibits outstanding toughness, even at very low temperatures, making it suitable for cold climate applications. The addition of nickel enhances this toughness further, especially in chromium-manganese austenitic steels.

3. Nickel also mitigates the cold work hardening effect in 201 stainless steel by stabilizing the austenite structure. This stability decreases the likelihood of martensitic transformation during cold working and lessens the austenite’s inherent hardening response, facilitating better cold forming capabilities.

4. Furthermore, nickel significantly boosts the hot workability of 201 stainless steel, leading to improved steel yield during processing.

Yes, we offer 201 cut to size customization services for our 201 stainless steel products based on your specific requirements, from thickness, width to grade. Just let us know your application.

Trial orders can be delivered within a week. For regular orders, it takes 7-30 days roughly.

All 201 products are subject to three checks throughout the manufacturing process, including production, cutting and packaging.

201 stainless steel, while versatile, is not ideal for tableware due to its high manganese (Mn) content. During contact with food, especially when heated, harmful elemental ions may leach, posing health risks.

Additionally, as a low-nickel alloy, 201 stainless steel’s corrosion resistance is comparatively weaker, making it prone to rusting. Tableware frequently encounters water, oil, and salt, conditions under which 201 stainless steel’s durability is compromised.

In contrast, tableware is typically crafted from 304 stainless steel, a high-nickel alloy celebrated for its robust anti-corrosion and rust-resistant qualities, ensuring safety and longevity in diverse dining environments.

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