The face centered crystal structure characterizes austenitic stainless steel strips.
This structure is attained by enough amounts of Austenitic elements like carbon, nickel, nitrogen and manganese which are added to chromium and iron alloy.
When compared to ferritic alloys, these austenitic stainless steel strips are capable of retaining ductility at higher temperatures.
Their level of resistance against corrosion ranges from the normal daily use to high use such as when boiling the sea water.
The Austenitic stainless steel together with nickel is perfect for cryogenic or low temperature applications.
Other elements like niobium, aluminum or silicon can be added to give the stainless steel strips properties like oxidation or halide pitting.
Selenium or sulphur is normally added to particular stainless steel grades to help in improving their machinability levels.