Ferritic SS 430

Ferritic SS 430

430 grade stainless steel is a non-hardenable steel that contains straight chromium and belongs in the ferritic group of stainless steels. It displays effective corrosion resistance in slightly corrosive environments and effective oxidation resistance at higher temperatures.

430 stainless steel is categorized as ferritic stainless steel, contrasting the 304 and 316 grades, which are categorized as austenitic steels. This means that it has a body-centered cubic crystalline or a ferrite structure rather than face-centered structure. As such, 430 stainless steel, contrasting its counterparts, is magnetic, due to its ferritic structure.

430 Grade Stainless Steel Specification

SS 430 S43000 BS EN NO NAME 2320 SUS 430
430S17 60 1.4016 X8Cr17

430 Grade Stainless Steel Composition

The 430 stainless steel includes a high content of chromium of about 18%, and very low content of nickel of about 0.5%. Manganese and silicon are present in about 1% with a 0.12% of carbon content. Due to its composition, SS 430 stainless steel sheet is best suitable for restaurant equipment and various automotive moldings.

430 Stainless Steel Chemical Composition

GRADE   Ni Cr Si C Mn P S Mo Fe
SS 430 Min 16 BALANCE
Max 0.5 18 1 0.12 1 0.04 0.03

430 Stainless Steel Properties

AISI 430 stainless steel has excellent corrosion resistance to a wide variety of corrosive media including nitric acid as well as sulphur gases and many organic and food acids. Being ferritic in nature, this alloy has very high resistance stress corrosion cracking.

Grade 430 does not work harden excessively during cold work, is ductile in annealed condition and can be shaped using various mild stretch forming or roll forming operations as well as the more common bending and deep drawing processes. SS 430 is magnetic in every condition and is usually not vulnerable in case of stress corrosion cracking.

430 Stainless Steel Physical Properties

Grade Density (g/cm3) Elastic Modulus (GPa) Mean Co-eff of Thermal Expansion (μm/m/°C) Thermal Conductivity (W/m.K) Specific Heat
Electrical Resistivity (μΩ.m)
SS 430 7.8 200 0-100°C 0-315°C at 100°C at 500°C 0-100°C 460 600
10.4 11 11.4 26.1 26.3

SS 430 offers exceptional resistance to corrosion by sulphuric and phosphoric acids and is often the most cost effective alloy in sulphuric acid service. The additions of copper and molybdenum increase its resistance to general stress corrosion and to specific attacks such as crevice corrosion.


SS 430 grade stainless steel promptly cold forms by the customary methods like contour forming, bending and deep drawing to name a few. Compared to the austenitic grades, 430 steel has a low work hardening rate, which enables easy bending and forming and consequently this grade is less appropriate for stretch forming applications than austenitic grades. Nonetheless, the low-work hardening of 430 grade stainless steel is beneficial in compressive forming (cold stamping, extrusion, coin, upsetting and spinning). In a pure deep drawing, SS 430 has the ability to outdo the performance of SS 304.

The properties of 304 vs 430 stainless steel are different in terms of magnetism and weldability as grade 304 is austenitic while grade 430 is ferritic. Due to the presence of nickel in higher amount in SS 304, it is easily weldable.

Grade 430F, a 430 stainless steel alloy is the free-machining variant of this evaluation, accessible in bar structure for use in programmed screw machines. SS 434 grade is the molybdenum-bearing rendition of SS 430 grade and consists the same blend of the properties. Its molybdenum expansion enhances consumption resistance

Hot and Cold Working – 430 Stainless Steel

430 treated steel can be hot worked in the temperature scope of 1500 to 1900° F. Whenever it has arrived at a uniform temperature, it tends to be manufactured by strategies, for example, forging. The AISI 430 grade stainless steel evaluation is defenseless to inordinate grain development whenever presented to high temperatures for a really long time, which decreases flexibility. It has the ability to be air cooled instantly to the room temperature. Cooling slowly under 1000° F can cause its embrittlement. This evaluation of tempered steel doesn’t solidify when warmth is treated, staying malleable. Treated Steel 430 can be cold worked, yet it doesn’t work solidify as quickly as a 301 or 304 tempered steel.

Heat Treatment

In type 430 stainless steel grade, solution annealing can be performed by heating grade 430 at a temperature range of 815 – 845°C (1499-1553°F). Afterwards it had to be immediately slowly cooled down to 600°C (1112°F) and followed by air-cooling in a quick manner as slow cooling between 540 and 400°C (1004 and 752°F) tends to cause embrittlement.

In case of sub-critical annealing, heating the steel should be done between 760-815°C (1400-1499°F), which should be followed by water quenching or air-cooling. The 430 grade steel cannot be hardened due to thermal treatment.


The 430 grade stainless steel offers great strength and takes the knocks of a working kitchen well. It has a pleasing finish, which is simple to maintain, and the 430 stainless steel price is also low. Various items that are produced by 430 stainless steel suppliers are:

  • 430 Stainless Steel Sheet
  • 430 Stainless Steel Tubing
  • 430 Stainless Steel Pipe
  • 430 Stainless Steel Round Bar
  • 430 Stainless Steel Plate
  • 430 Stainless Steel Rod

What Is 430 Grade Stainless Steel Used In?

The SS 430 grade is well-known for its aesthetic quality over its corrosion resistance; hence it is widely used in appliances and equipment to give it a complete look. 430 stainless steel sheet suppliers may also produce the steel for usage in:

  • Linings for dishwashers
  • Refrigerator cabinet panels
  • Automotive trim
  • Lashing Wire
  • Element Supports
  • Stove trim rings
  • Fasteners
  • Chimney Liners