Stainless Steel is the most used type of steel in which today’s steel industry is concentrated.
There are various stainless steel grades and standards.
AISI 301, AISI 302, AISI 304, AISI 316, 321, 430 etc. There are varieties. Stainless Washbasin in AISI 304 quality-Cr. Ni is used. Steels of AISI 304 and AISI 316 grades are included in this group.
There are 18% chromium and 10% nickel in 304 and such stainless steels show excellent corrosion resistance. It is a type of austenitic stainless steel containing 17% chromium, 12% nickel and 2.2% molybdenum in its 316 composition and they find use in much more serious corrosive environments such as chlorinated environments where 304 is insufficient. AISI 304 quality raw material is preferred and recommended for the health industry.
As surface, AISI 430 quality and AISI 304 quality metal are very similar. A magnet is held on its surface to understand the type of raw material used in the Stainless Washbasin. If the magnet sticks, it will be understood that the raw material of the Stainless Sink is AISI 430 quality.
However, it is possible to determine the best and most accurate result by taking a small piece of raw material with a test to be performed in the Laboratory.