Grades of stainless steel
Commercial Shade Sails sells only the finest quality hardware. All of our products have been tested to meet Australian standards. This means they have been tested for their sturdy ability to withstand breaking loads.
They have also been manufactured in the highest quality stainless steel for industrial use. There are two such preferred grades, 304 and 316, both of which are resistant to corrosion, are electropolished for an enhanced surface finish, and versatile in their applications:
- 304-grade stainless steel is the most common grade and a good general purpose stainless steel.
- 316-grade is knowns as “marine grade”, as it contains molybdenum to resist the corrosive effects of salt (NaCl) in seawater. It is the best choice if your business or organisation is located near the coast. Although not completely rust-proof, its alloy is even more resistant to corrosion than other common stainless steels.
Almost all of Commercial Shade Sails stainless steel hardware fittings are manufactured in 316 or marine grade.