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Trade names associated with stainless steels


This list of trade names is for guidance only when trying to identify steel types from old or obscure drawings or specifications.
The list does not attempt to list the trade names of BSSA member companies, but some that crop-up frequently are included. BSSA member company product data should be obtained from their own literature or web-sites.
The list should not be considered to be totally comprehensive or complete. It is a historical listing and any contact details, (company names and telephone numbers), given cannot be guaranteed to be current. No responsibility can be taken for its accuracy. Where shown, contact companies details may need to be rechecked.

Trade names table


Note, where ‘Non-SS’ is shown in the Nearest Grade column, this indicates that the trade name as not a stainless steel.
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Trade Name Nearest Grade Description
1925hMo 1.4529 Austenitic 20% chromium, 25% nickel, 6% molybdenum superaustenitic stainless steel (Krupp Thyssen Nirosta)
2205 1.4462 Duplex 22% chromium, 5% nickel, 3% molybdenum duplex stainless steel
253MA 1.4835 Heat Resisting 21% chromium, 11% nickel, 1.5% silicon heat resisting stainless steel (AvestaPolarit)
254SMO 1.4547 Austenitic 20% chromium, 18% nickel, 6% molybdenum superaustenitic stainless steel (AvestaPolarit)
520B 1.4594 Martensitic-PH 13.5% chromium, 5.5% nickel, 1.5% molybdenum precipitation hardening grade
904L 1.4539 Austenitic 20%chromium, 25% nickel, 4.5% molybdenum austenitic stainless steel
Abrazo Non-SS British Steel wear plates
Abro Non-SS Wear plates from James Fairley Abra Service Division 0121-327 7522
Alencoflex Flexible hoses with stainless steel braid outer covers from Alenco Hilyn, Enfield
Alloy 160 1.4713 1.4713 Heat resisting grade 7% Cr, Al – Bohler UK 0121-552 2575 – See Sicromal 8
Aluchrom VDM Trade Name for Fe-Cr alloys
Aquamet 22 Nitronic 50 Nitronic 50 type for propeller shaft applications – see Clements Engineering (St.Neots) Ltd for details
Armourcote PTFE stainless composite coating for reducing friction from Armourcote Surface Treatments
Battle Stainless steel holloware from GW Pearce, Birmingham
Brightray Non-SS Nickel alloys from Inco Alloys
Bundy Non-SS Brake pipe material from Armco also see Fulbraiz
Chemico Non-SS General purpose cleaner for stainless steel from The County Chemical Company, Birmingham 0121-744 2294
Chichester Stainless steel ware from Goodwood Metalcraft TEL 01243-784626 (also see Dexam International)
Colorcoat Non-SS Prepainted mild steel strip from British Steel (Corus Strip products)
Compass B555 Non-SS Wear plate with Brinell Hardness of 555HB – Sleema Engineers TEL 01922-408088
Corrbloc Mild steel strip clad with stainless steel
Corten A Non-SS Weathering steel from Corus Strip (British Steel)
Corten B Non-SS Weathering steel from Corus Plates (British Steel)
Cres US military abbreviation for “Corrosion Resistant” implies any stainless steel ie not grade specific
Crominox Aciers Crominox, Luxembourg now merged with Cromweld Steels as a 3Cr 12 supplier
Cromweld 3Cr12 1.4003 Ferritic 3Cr12 ferritic stainless from Cromweld Steels, Stoke on Trent TEL 01782-374139
Cronifer Krupp VDM Trade Names for stainless steels
Cronix Krupp VDM Trade Names for Ni-Cr heating element alloys
Cunifer Non-SS Krupp VDM Trade Names for copper-nickel alloys
Damac DL12 Non-SS Spot test paste supplied by Broadway Products
Delcrome Non-SS See Stellite – Product of Deloro Stellite, Swindon
Deloro Non-SS See Stellite – Product of Deloro Stellite, Swindon
Dessox Non-SS Oakite Ltd descaling compounds
Duranel Clad plates involving combinations of stainless steel, aluminium and copper
Durasteel Non-SS Steel sheet with organic coating over zinc-nickel plated surface, originally from Japan (Nissan). Cape-Durasteel, Wellingborough TEL 01933-440555
Durbar 304, 316 Floor or chequer plate – 304 & 316 now imported from Belgium (ALZ), stocked by Ancon CCL
Durehete Non-SS Heat resisting bar grades for bolting applications from Corus Engineering Steels, Rotherham
E-Brite 26-1 Ferritic stainless steel with 26% Cr and extra low carbon (0.005% Max) from Airco Vacumetal, USA
EM 528 Rolls Royce specification for 448 type turbine blade steel
Esshete Non-SS Heat resisting steel grades from Corus Engineering Steels
Ezeform Patterned stainless steel strip from Atlas Steels, Canada for roofing applications
FAK 223 2205 Also see “FALC 223” Duplex Stainless of a 2205 type from Krupp
FDP 1.4541 Austenitic “Firth’s Decay Proof” (321) – see Firth Vickers ‘Staybrite’
Fecralloy Heat resistance wire, strip, bar grade 20% Cr, 5% Al,0.1% Y (yttrium) from Resistalloy, Sheffield TEL 0114-244 8634
Ferralium 255 1.4507 Duplex Superduplex stainless steel available from Langley Alloys Ltd, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Ferritescope Magnetic permeability meter calibrated to show percentage of ferrite in austenitic stainless steels. from Fischer Instrumentation
Ferro-Di Die casting process for stainless steel, GKN Crewe Technical Centre
FMB 1.4401/1.4436 Austenitic “Firth’s Moly Bearing” (316, 2.25-3.0% Mo) – see Firth Vickers ‘Staybrite’
Fliteline PTFE flexible tubing with stainless steel braided wire sheathing for steam & water tubes from Unitubes, Slough TEL 01753-34931
Genklene Non-SS Solvent containing trichloroethylene (not advised for health & environment reasons)
Hadfields Manganese Steel Non-SS Manganese steel, 12-14%Mn, for extreme wear resistant applications. Available from Corus Scunthorpe 01724-405779 Tim Peregrine
Hastelloy Non-SS Nickel based alloys
Haynes Alloys Non-SS Nickel based alloys, see Haynes Alloys brochures on shelf No2, cabinet No1 TEL 0161-223 5054
Hexmetal Non-SS Armours for refractory linings from Causeway Steel Products, Gravesend TEL 01474-67871
Hi-Proof 316LN Nitrogen bearing austenitics eg 316 bar for reinforcement, warm worked for 460 N/mm2 strength class
HR 3C 310 25Cr – 20Ni – Nb – N variant of 310 as sulphurizing resistant grade from Sumitomo Metal Ind.
HWT 430Ti Hot Water Tank grade similar to 430Ti, with 19% Cr from Allegheny Ludlum
Hydroloy Hydroloy HQ913 low erosion weld deposit austenitic grade available as weld deposit electrodes from Deloro Stellite
Hyform 409 1.4512 Ferritic AvestaPolarit 409 type with titanium for automotive silencer tubing etc
Hyplus 29 Non-SS Corus Plates product
Hypress Non-SS C steel strip grade from Corus Strip Products, Brinsworth
Immac 5 1.4845 Heat Resisting Heat resisting 310 (25 / 20) type originally a Firth Brown trade name
Immaculate V Heat resisting 310 (25 / 20) with vanadium
IN744X Microduplex superplastic experimental stainless steel
Incoclad Non-SS Nickel cladding alloys
Incoloy Non-SS Nickel heat resisting alloys (Incoloy DS 37Cr – 18Ni , Incoloy 800 same as Esshete 800)
Inconel Non-SS Nickel alloys
Inox French (Spanish, Italian) general term for “stainless”, not grade specific
Invar (Nilo 36) Non-SS Nickel alloy with 36% iron zero thermal expansion rate
Jethete Martensitic stainless steel for aircraft turbine blades & engine casings
Kanthal Non-SS Heat Resistant & heating element alloys for furnace heating applications from Kanthal Ltd, Stoke on Trent TEL 01782-224800
Kromar D70 Cobalt containing stainless steel used for cluster bomblet flights made by Hunting Engineering. Believed to be an obsolete application.
Kunifer 10 Non-SS Brake pipe grade from Yorkshire Imperial Metals TEL 01532-701107
M153D Proprietary specification for a 316 free machining type with titanium additions type from IMI Witton
Macalloy Non-SS Reinforcement bar from Allied Steel & Wire (McCalls) TEL 0114-242 6704
Meehanite Non-SS Cast Irons from The International Meehanite Metal Co, Reigate TEL 01737-244786
MEK Non-SS Methylethyl ketone – solvent for removing plastic film & adhesives from stainless steel sheet
Meten 9 1.4828 Heat Resisting Heat resisting stainless steel grade similar to Red Fox 34 from Mechanical Engineers, London
Monel Non-SS Nickel-copper alloys
Mu Metal Non-SS Alloy of 77% Ni,5% Cu, 4% Mo & Iron – Soft magnetic alloy with a high magnetic permeability
NACE Non-SS National Association of Corrosion Engineers (US)
Ni-Hard Non-SS Abrasion resistant castings 3.5/4.5 % Ni
Nichrome Non-SS Nickel Chromium heat resisting alloys for furnace heating elements
Nicorros Non-SS Nickel-copper alloys.
Nicrofer Non-SS VDM Trade Name for Ni-Cr-Fe & Ni-Cr-Fe-Mo alloys (TEL 01372-67137) – Nicrofer 3220=Incoloy 800,Nicrofer 3718=Incoloy DS,Nicrofer 4221=Incoloy 825,Nicrofer7216=Inconel 600,Nicrofer 7520=Nimonic75
Nilo Non-SS Low expansion nickel alloy
Nimar Non-SS Maraging Steels from Corus Engineering Steels
Nimonic Non-SS Nickel based heat resisting eg Nimonic 75, 80, 90
Niresist Non-SS Nickel cast iron from Lennox Foundry TEL 01322-383281
Niroflex Stainless steel safety clothing – CMT Industrial Supplies, Swansea 01792-798600
Nirosta Krupp Thyssen Nirosta (KTN) trade names for stainless steels, use Werkstoff numbers for grades eg “Nirosta 4301” as 1.4301 (304)
Nitralloy Non-SS Old ESC trade names for nitriding alloys En 41A & B, try Henry Whitham,Sheffield TEL 0114-244 0744
Nitronic 50® Also marketed as “Aquamet”
Nitronic 60®
Novamet Non-SS Metal flakes from Hart Coating Technology TEL 01384-291513
Nu Eli t 18/2 ferritic stainless, titanium stabilized ferritic stainless (low interstitial) – old Nyby Uddeholm brands
Nu Monit Titanium stabalised ferritic stainless (low interstitial) – old Nyby Uddeholm brands
Nuovinox Aberneath Industries clad stainless bar products TEL 01639-820666
Oztelloy Stainless steel plating on various substrates – Tri-Kem Ltd Wellingborough – 01933-228877
Pernifer Non-SS Krupp VDM Trade Names for 36% nickel-iron low expansion alloy
Planclad Ductile Planetary Mill Ltd clad strip 304L, 430 & 410 stainless on carbon steel substrate
Polaris Non-SS Polaris stainless steel reviver (cleaner-polisher for table ware, sinks etc) – Dexam International
Poral Porous sheet and strip (Pechiney Ugine Kulmann), not now available
Prodec Avesta Sheffield free machining grades (Degerfors plate & bar)
Red Diamond Non-SS Wear resistant plates (Spartan Redheugh Ltd, Gateshead now closed)
Red Fox Corus Engineering Steels Heat Resisting types RF310, RF309 & RF34 (RF34 also known as Meten 9 – 1.4828)
Regaflex 316 Flexible tube for flue linings in 316 type from Rega Metals Products
Remanit Originally Thyssen trade name — usually has werkstoff number added eg Remanit 4301
Rigitube Patterned tube for vehicle handrails (grab rails) – Rimex (Rigidized Metals)
Sanicro Sandvik trade name eg Sanicro 28 (UNS N08028)
Sanmac Sandvik improved machinability bar
Sea-Cure 446 Ferritic grade for seawater heat exchanger tubing- 26Cr, 3Mo, 2.5Ni UNS S44660
Sicromal 10 1.4742 Heat Resisting Heat resisting grade 17% Cr, AL – (Energy Alloys Rotherham 01709-788000)
Sicromal 12 1.4762 Heat Resisting Heat resisting grade 24% Cr, Al – (Energy Alloys Rotherham 01709-788000)
Sicromal 8 1.4713 Heat Resisting Heat resisting grade 7% Cr, Al – Bohler UK 0121-552 2575 as Alloy 160 or Energy Alloys Rotherham 01709-788000
Silver Fox Samuel Fox, later British Steel (Corus) Engineering Steels trade names
Sistema Men Loose lay stainless steel floor tiles from Inova Furniture Contracts Ltd, London
Snaptite Quick fitting couplings for fluid transfer lines in stainless steel with teflon seals from Adflow International Tel 01734-713733
Sno-Trik High-pressure stainless steel pipe fittings from Techmation Ltd (UK agents for Sno-Trik Co.) Tel “01-958 3111”
SS (41,400) Non-SS Japanese Structural Grades
St (37,52 etc) Non-SS German Structural Grades See BSEN 10025
Staballoy UNS S28200 – 17 Cr, 20 Mn 0.55 N
Staybrite Generic trade names for Firth Vickers grades, such as FSL,FDP, FMB etc
Stavax 420 Tool steel type 0.38 C 13 Cr ie martensitic 420 type originally Uddeholm, later VEW Special Steels 0121-552 5681
Steelex 304,316 Stainless steel roofing systems from Lee Steel Strip, Sheffield (now AvestaPolarit Strip)
Steelit Non-SS Complete Paint system for SS items from Stainless Steel Coatings Inc
Stellite Non-SS Cobalt hardfacing alloys – Deloro Stellite, Swindon TEL 01793-822451
Stelvetite Non-SS Corus Strip plastic coated carbon steel strip products
Supatube Welded SS Tube – weld bead drawn for hygienic & heat exchanger applications – Stelco Hardy, Treorchy
SuperDux 64 Superplastic duplex stainless from Nippon Yakin Kigyo Co 25 Cr, 6.5 Ni, 3.2 Mo
Temet 25 Nitronic 50 Propeller shaft bar grade from Teignbridge Propellers Ltd, Newton Abbott TEL 01626-333377 FAX 01626-60783
Thyroplast Thyssen stainless steel generic trade name, Werksoff number used to identify specific grade
Triclad Sandwich with mild steel core & stainless surfaces from Allegheny, USA – see Triply
Trinsul Insulated profiled stainless steel sheet from Precision Metal Forming, Cheltenham 01242-527511
Triply Sandwich with mild steel core & stainless surfaces from Universal Cyclops, USA – see Triclad
Tufftriding Salt bath nitrocarburising. Improves wear, seizure and galling resistance of 304 and 316 austenitic stainless steels, available from Keighley Laboratories Ltd.
Uginox ArcelorMittal Stainless Europe trade names covering range of steel grades
UltiMet 180 & 240 grit satin finishes from WS Metalstock Ltd
Uranus Creusot Loire trade names examples Uranus B6, 50, 45N, 47 etc – stockist is James Fairley Athena
V2A 304 Krupp (Germany) trade names covering 304 types
V4A 316 Krupp (Germany) trade names covering 316 types
Waspalloy Non-SS Nickel-chromium alloys
Waukesha Non-SS Nickel alloy for anti-galling applications from Dewramet Ltd, Glasgow
Zalutite Non-SS AL, Zn Si coating on mild steel for car exhausts – Corus Strip Products
Zeron 100 1.4501 Duplex Super duplex stainless steel (Rolled Alloys)
Zintec Non-SS Zinc coated mild steel from Corus Strip Products


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