201 Stainless Steel
Chemical Composition
Iron:                72%
Chromium:         16%-18%
Manganese:       5.5%-7.5%
Nickel:              3.5%-5.5%
Silicon:             1%
Nitrogen:          0.25%
Carbon:            0.25%
Tensile Strength:     99,400 PSI
Yield Strength:        42,400 PSI
Elongation:             56%

*These numbers are "Typical" properties and may not be required to meet this grade. Please check with your Alro Sales Representative if physical properties are required for your application.*
Typical Uses
Typical applications for 201 stainless include:
  • appliances
  • restaurant equipment
  • cooking utensils
  • sinks
  • automotive trim
  • windows and doors
  • railway cars
  • trailers
  • hose clamps.

201 Stainless Steel

Alro stocks 201 Stainless Steel, a lower-cost alternative to the more conventional 304 stainless. 201 stainless steel contains approx. half of the nickel content of 304. Instead the nickel is replaced with alloy additions of manganese and nitrogen. This change also results in a higher strength stainless steel than 304. Copper is added to compensate for the increased work-hardening rate. Type 201 is an austenitic chromium-nickel-manganese stainless steel that was developed originally to conserve nickel. This alloy is non-magnetic in the annealed condition, but becomes magnetic when cold worked.