Austenitic stainless steel (304, 304L, 316, 316L...) has become indispensable in the chemical industry due to its unique properties. It is a metal that offers good resistance to corrosion, thanks to the formation of a protective layer of chromium oxide.
In addition, stainless steel can withstand a wide range of temperatures, making it ideal for transporting chemicals that need to be heated or cooled, or subjected to large temperature variations.
Stainless steel is inherently easy to clean, thanks to its smooth surface. It can be further improved by polishing to remove any irregularities that could harbour impurities.