201 Stainless Steel Strip Applications
201 stainless steel strip is a lower cost alternative to conventional Cr-Ni stainless steels such as 301 and 304. Nickel is replaced by additions of manganese and nitrogen. This generates a austenitic structure that is non-magnetic or weakly magnetic in the annealed condition. 201 has similar corrosion resistance to 301 and 304, but with a slightly lower work hardening rate. Good formability, weldability and corrosion resistance make it suitable for a wide range of applications, including automotive trim, kitchen appliances, sinks and food service equipment.