301 Stainless Steel Strip Coil

Type 301 (UNS S 30100) is an austenitic chromium-nickel strip coil stainless steel that can attain high tensile strength and ductility by cold-working.

301 Stainless Steel Specifications:

ASTM A240 for annealed condition
ASTM A666 for tempered material*

Composition per ASTM A240
Carbon .15 Max
Manganese 2.00 Max.
Phosphorus .045 Max.
Sulfur .030 Max.
Silicon 1.00 Max
Chromium 16.00 – 18.00
Nickel 6.00 – 8.00
Nitrogen .10 Max.
Mechanical Properties (Annealed, Per ASTM A240)
UTS 75,000 ksi Min
Elongation % in 2″ 40.00 Min
Rockwell Hardness RB95.00 Max

* Tempered mechanical properties are available upon request.

301 Stainless Steel Strip Coil Applications:


  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Flatware
  • Counters
  • Sinks
  • Appliance components


  • Trim
  • Moldings
  • Wiper parts
  • Fastener parts


  • Hinges
  • Doors
  • Frames
  • Roll formed sections
  • Spring clips
  • Clamps

Food processing

  • Various equipment including conveyor belts

Structural parts

  • Aircraft
  • Trailer bodies
  • Rapid transit cars
  • Cargo containers

Magnetic Properties:

301 stainless steel flat rolled coil is non-magnetic in the annealed condition but becomes magnetic when cold worked.


Type 301 is used in fabrication by bending, roll forming, blanking, stretch bending and drawing. It’s high work hardening rate helps minimize wall thinning when deformed. Deep drawing may require intermediate annealing or higher nickel content.

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