What’s the difference between 304 and 316 stainless steel?

The simple answer is 304 contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel while 316 contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. The molybdenum is added to help resist corrosion to chlorides like sea water and de-icing salts. This makes 316 more suited to locations near salt air.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 17 January 2018

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