304-2B Stainless Steel
Chemical Composition
Carbon:               0.08% (Max)
Manganese:         2.00% (Max)
Silicon:                0.75% (Max)
Phosphorous:        0.045% (Max)
Sulfur:                 0.030% (Max)
Chromium:            18%-20% 
Nickel:                 8%-10.5%                                      

For applications requiring even lower carbon content, 304L stainless steel features carbon content up to 0.03% lower than standard 304 grade steel.

Premium grade 304 stainless 2b sheet is a versatile, anti-rusting and heat resistant steel that maintains numerous applications and makes up 50% of worldwide stainless steel use. Stainless steel 304 2b sheet displays the following properties
Tensile Strength:            74,694 PSI
Yield Strength:               70,343 PSI
Elongation:                    40%

*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
As the world’s most popular stainless steel grade, 304 has a wide variety of use cases, especially where reliable, low-cost corrosion resistance is desired. 304 stainless steel’s applications include:
  • Food Processing Equipment (Including Brewing and Winemaking)
  • Kitchen Benches, Sinks, Appliances
  • Architectural Paneling
  • Chemical Containers
  • Threaded Fasteners
  • Springs

Premium Grade 304 Stainless Steel

Premium stainless steel grade 304-2b is a very low carbon, austenitic chromium-nickel steel with good corrosion resistance, superior resistance to intergranular corrosion following welding or stress relieving, and high malleability. The low carbon content in 304-2b stainless steel limits the formation of harmful carbides to such an extent that this grade may be safely used for most operations of welded construction, as well as where the service temperature is limited to 800° F. Additionally, grade 304-2b sheet is not magnetic in the annealed condition and cannot be hardened through heat treatment.
Request a quote for further pricing information on stainless steel 304-2b sheet, or call us at 888-888-2576 and we will gladly answer any questions that you may have. Alro Steel is your trusted supplier of premium metal products.

What Is 2b Finish?

Stainless steel 2b finish is a smooth finish as opposed to the common brushed finish seen on items like appliances. 2b is moderately reflective which is similar to a cloudy mirror. It is created through cold-rolling annealing and a pickled and pinch-pass, or descaling. A 2b Mill finish is achieved through the addition of a light cold roll pass. This is the most utilized stainless steel finish in the world and it is the typical finish for many grades including 304 stainless steel. This finish is easy to maintain which makes it popular for everything from bakeware and flatware to plumbing fixtures, wheel covers, and many industrial applications such as solar panels and other equipment.