Stainless Steel fasteners offers superior corrosion resistance as compared to other Carbon Steel and Alloy Steel fasteners. Stainless Steel fasteners usually have a chromium content of 15% - 20% and a nickel content of 5% - 19%. The presence of these chemicals help prevent oxidation and thus the fasteners are corrosion resistant.
Tensile strength of these fasteners varies from 500 MPa to 800 MPa. Common Stainless Steel fasteners are available in 304 and 316 grades.
For detailed information, please refer to complete governing standards.