Stainless steel sections are actually several products grouped into one, so when we talk about sections, we could be referring to one or more of the following: hexagonal bar, round bar, angles, flat bar, square bar, channels or hollow bar. These products are commonly used in construction, as well as in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food processing, waste water treatment, pulp and paper, and petrochemical industries.
Stainless steel angles are some of the most commonly used sections, and are often used as framing or bracing in applications where a 90-degree angle has to be maintained. They are commonly found in tiled areas, where they’re used to protect the edges of the tiles against chipping, as well as to provide a hygienic and aesthetically pleasing finish. Angles can also be used in the machining of components and parts for other items.
Stainless steel flat bars are commonly used as base plates, brackets, braces and for ornamental work. They are popular because they are easily cut to specific lengths and widths, and have excellent weldability and formability.
Stainless steel hollow bar has excellent and consistent machinability, offering reduced tool wear, increased cutting speeds and quicker set up times. It’s an economical way to supply top quality raw material for machining components, as it minimises waste.
Hollow bar is most commonly used by the following industries:
- Food production
Stainless steel channel is extremely versatile, and has many different applications from shower drainage through to general construction. Channel is popular in bathrooms as, by inlaying it into the floor, drainage takes place without the need for steps or raised lips on the shower floor.
The high corrosion resistance of stainless steel channels makes them very popular in the agricultural industry, where they are often used for feeding fertiliser from a holding bin to the spreading machine.
Steelmor manufactures a complete range of equal angles, flat bar and channels. Our stainless steel sections are stocked in grades 304/L and 316/L, and in sizes from 25mm to 100mm. Contact us today to find out how we can supply you with the quality products you need.