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316L Stainless Steel

Last updated: December 17, 2016

What Does 316L Stainless Steel Mean?

316L stainless steel is a type of metallic alloy of stainless steel that is austenitic and contains nickel and molybdenum, which make it corrosion resistant.

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Corrosionpedia Explains 316L Stainless Steel

316L stainless steel is a highly corrosion resistant type of stainless steel as the properties of nickel and molybdenum in high concentrations help prevent crevice and pitting corrosion. 316L stainless steel is very durable and resistant to chemical contaminants and acidic solutions such as bromides, sulfuric acid and chlorides.



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