304 stainless steel is a common material in stainless steel, with a density of 7.93 g/cm³; it is also called 18/8 stainless steel in the industry, meaning it contains more than 18% chromium and more than 8% nickel; high temperature resistance of 800 ℃, with good processing performance , With the characteristics of high toughness, it is widely used in industry and furniture decoration industry and food and medical industry. However, it should be noted that food-grade 304 stainless steel has stricter content indicators than ordinary 304 stainless steel. For example: the international definition of 304 stainless steel is basically 18%-20% of chromium and 8%-10% of nickel, but food-grade 304 stainless steel is 18% of chromium and 8% of nickel, which is allowed to fluctuate within a certain range, and Limit the content of various heavy metals. In other words, 304 stainless steel is not necessarily food grade 304 stainless steel
Common labeling methods on the market include 06Cr19Ni10 and SUS304, of which 06Cr19Ni10 generally means national standard production, 304 generally means ASTM standard production, and SUS 304 means Japanese standard production.
304 is a general-purpose stainless steel that is widely used to make equipment and parts that require good overall performance (corrosion resistance and formability). In order to maintain the inherent corrosion resistance of stainless steel, the steel must contain more than 18% chromium and more than 8% nickel.