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Able to withstand temperatures of up to 2240ºF, stainless steel foil also offers a high strength to weight ratio and resistance to oxidation at high temperatures. Read More…

Stainless Steel Foil Stainless steel foil offers increased corrosion resistance, strength and electrical resistance as compared to traditional metal foils such as aluminum and copper foil.
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Sound Beach, NY  |  631-821-1101

We provide the best products in the stainless steel industry. Our customers know they can trust us for quality, affordability, and convenience. Our multiple locations make it easy to get what you need within days!

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Source 21, Inc. $$$

Chester, NY  |  845-469-3899

Cada Stainless is a distributor of stainless steel in strip, coil & sheet. All grades of stainless steel available- annealed, tempered in 301,302,304,316, straight and L grades, 17/4, 17/7, 420,430,440, temper rolling to specific thicknesses & tolerances available.

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Cada Stainless & Alloys $$$

Pompton Plains, NJ  |  800-838-1978

Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers. We don’t want customers who use us one time, we want to establish lifelong relationships with customers that last generations. Contact us for more info!

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Metal Associates $$$

Long Island City, NY  |  800-767-9494

Metalmen provides worldwide distribution of all stainless steel. With our wide range of products, we offer expert market advice and complete metalworking as a custom response supplier serving industry.

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Metalmen Sales Inc. $$$

Winchester, KY  |  859-745-2650

MetalsDepot, created in 1999 as the retail arm of Ledford Steel Company, specifically satisfies small quantity metals orders. We will cut aluminum and a wide variety of other metals to length at low costs and won’t demand minimums. Click on our name to the left for simple, speedy ordering.

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MetalsDepot® $$$

Toledo, OH  |  800-333-4140

Distribution of stainless steel and other metals in metric sizes is our specialty. Parker Steel is the largest U.S. distributor of metric-dimensional stainless steel. We can custom cut your lengths, and supply you with the grades and sizes you need.

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Parker Steel Company $$$
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Generally referred to as tool wrap, the most common application of stainless steel foil is to provide increased dimensional stability that helps prevent surface decarburization and other contamination of tool steel parts while they are undergoing heat treatment as well as being cool hardened.

Additional applications of stainless steel foil include shielding for high vacurm applications, x-ray imaging, heating elements and turbine engines. Formed using rolling mills and annealing processed, stainless steel foil can also be used to form stainless steel foil tape, which bonds to most metals and provides advantages such as vapor barrier protection and waterproof sealing.

Common industries that utilize stainless steel foil include manufacturing, medical, automotive, aerospace, defense, petrochemical, laboratory, nuclear and marine. Even though the material is very strong, stainless steel foil can be sheared, perforated or punched in order to better fit the desired application.

Stainless steel foil is typically made from the 200 and 300 series of stainless steel grades, which are all types of austenitic stainless steel. A non-magnetic type of stainless steel, austenitic stainless steel has the highest ratio of chromium and can be used in mild, harsh and corrosive environments. As a result, stainless steel foil is non-magnetic and highly corrosion-resistant.

The most common grades used to make stainless steel foil are 304 and 316. 316 stainless steel is an austenitic alloy that contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. As a result, 316 stainless steel foil is characterized by its high corrosion resistance as well as having excellent characteristics for forming and welding. 304 stainless steel is the most popular type of austenitic stainless steel and it is comprised of iron, 18-20% chromium and 8-10% nickel.

In addition, 304 stainless steel is easily formed and welded but is not a free-machining material. As a result, 304 stainless steel foil can withstand higher temperatures than aluminum foil as well as being Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) compatible. Additional grades used to form stainless steel foil include 430, 201, 301, 309, 302, 321 and 347.

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