Ferritic stainless steels comprise one of the 5 major categories of stainless steels. In common with other stainless steels, they are highly resistant to corrosion. Unlike other types of stainless, they do not contain nickel and their price is stable, an invaluable asset.
Ferritics are not new… But their quality has improved significantly, rendering their former “inferior” image obsolete and unjustified.
Varied and demanding applications
By virtue of their many properties and the variety of grades, today ferritic stainless steels are used in a multitude of applications. Among them, two success stories: automotive exhausts and washing machine drums.