K36 – 1.4526

K36 – 1.4526

K36 – 1.4526

Our KARA range. A molybdenum-containing, niobium-stabilised, 18% chromium Ferritic Stainless Steel.

Main features

Excellent resistance to corrosion (in exhaust environments), pitting corrosion and oxidation (up to 950°C); good performance in industrial and salt spray environments; good formability and polishability; free from ‘roping’; enhanced mechanical properties at high temperatures.


  • Wheel trims, nut caps, interior and exterior automotive decorative mouldings
  • External components of refrigerated trailers
  • Domestic electrical appliances
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Decorative profiles for furniture
  • External facades and interior fittings for buildings
K36 – 1.4526


  • ASTM 436
  • UNS S43600
  • EN 1.4526
  • IMDS ID 336850497

Chemical Composition

Typical values

  • C=0.020
  • Si=0.40
  • Mn=0.25
  • Cr=17.50
  • Mo=1.25
  • Nb=0.50

Alphanumerical designation X6CrMoNb17-1

Dimensional range


  • Thickness: from 0.40 to 4 mm
  • Width: up to 1,524

Sheets and Blanks

  • Thickness: from 0.40 to 4 mm
  • Width: up to 1,250


  • Thickness: from 0.38 to 2.5 mm
  • Diameter: from 15 to 1,000 mm

Surface aspects

  • Cold rolled
  • 2R. For 2B/2D, please consult
  • Hot rolled: please consult

According to thickness.


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K36 (1.4526)

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