Benefits of Stainless Steel AISI 304 Material
Despite the fact the price of stainless steel AISI 304 has recently seen tremendous fluctuations dependant on the intense activity of the nickel price on the Stock market, its increased resistance to corrosive factors in the Catering Industry as well as its mechanical properties have justifiably described it a “Lasting Value”.
The price of AISI type 304 Stainless Steel is primarily dependant on 2 factors that have to do with the alloy’s composition. These are the prices of Nickel and Chrome. In recent years, the first of the two presented fluctuations of up to 55%!
The uniqueness of this material in combination with the economic crisis allowed alternative forms of stainless steel (such as 200 series) to enter the market, or for the use of other forms to be used in different applications (such as the 400 series), whose prices were in fact lower, but there was a significant decline in quality.
Leaving the financial analyses to the experts, for a catering establishment entrepreneur there are a number of factors that influence the smooth operation of his business with the health and safety of his customers taking priority; 18/8-10 AISI type 304 stainless steel is synonymous with these. The choice is a one-way street for entrepreneurs that do not compromise quality because they know that the investment in quality is guaranteed.
The two quality features that distinguish it from other materials are its extremely high resistance to corrosion & its great appearance, which is the result of its mechanical properties. In fact, from the very beginning, these were the two advantages that established it as the primary manufacturing material for machinery and other constructions used in the Catering Industry.
Hygiene and appearance is always a win-win combination and these establish AISI type 304 as a superior choice in the Catering Industry and in its applications.