Stainless steel is a unique metal that is stain and corrosion resistant, hence its name. Fascinatingly, stainless steel can heal itself from contact that could harm it, such as corrosive chemicals. Accordingly, stainless steel is quite prevalent in industrial settings.
If you’re in the market for stainless steel tags, Inland Products is the place to turn to. We offer a wide range of in-stock selections, including stainless steel ID tags, blank stainless steel tags and engraved stainless steel tags. We also offer custom tags made to your specifications. What’s more, we provide your business with stainless steel tags in bulk; we can give you a nearly instant quote if you’d like to see what bulk pricing would cost!
Stainless Steel Grades We Offer
Inland products offers our customers the choice of three different stainless steel grades, and in some instances we can provide others. Each grade we typically offer uses a different mixture of alloys that lend to its differing properties and capabilities.
Our most common offering is Type 430. We use this in all our in-stock stainless steel tags and make it available in either 0.050″ or 0.030″ thicknesses in many cases. Type 430 is the most economical and commonly used of the stainless steel grades. Further, for most applications, its as good as any other grade of stainless steel. It won’t rust, is very strong and heat resistant. However, it lacks the very high corrosion resistance that better grades possess. Type 430 is a magnetic steel, meaning a magnet will stick to it, as it will to regular steel. This is true because it has fewer alloys and more iron ore in it. Conversely, the better grades have a higher alloy content with less iron ore, making them non-magnetic.
Next, we offer Type 304. It’s a bit more expensive because it’s a better grade harder material. Also, it’s more difficult and slower for us to process. Tooling is used in cutting, punching, blanking, shearing or rotary engraving stainless steel. This tooling, when used to process Type 304 stainless steel, takes more of a beating. So, it needs to be sharpened and/or replaced more often. This ads significantly to our processing cost.
Finally, an even higher grade of stainless steel we offer is Type 316. Again, it’s a bit more expensive for the same reasons as Type 304. However, Type 316 is only needed for the most extreme conditions that cause corrosion to lesser grades. These conditions are often constant exposure to strong acids or alkaline materials for example. Also, we sometimes encounter situations where Type 316 is specified in an engineered drawing and must be used to meet specifications for a project.
Advantages of Stainless Steel Tags
Stainless steel tags are eye catching and visually appealing, making it easy for people to see your tags and see the messaging or information on them. In addition, stainless steel tags are extremely durable, and since stainless steel is such a tough metal, it’s scratch and corrosion resistant.
Stainless steel tags can help your business with branding as well when you have them engraved. Please note, our creative team provides our customers with FREE mockups, so you can see what the best layout will be for your message or design.
Our company always puts the customer first and we have over 75 years of experience in the industry. In addition to providing free rapid quotes and mock ups, we’re also known for our quick turnaround times. When you order from us, it won’t take long for our American made stainless steel tags to arrive.
If you have any questions or need help selecting the right stainless steel tags for your needs, contact us today. Need a quote? You can request one here online or email us at email@example.com. Ready to purchase? See our stock items and even purchase custom sizes and shapes from our ecommerce site, IdentificationTags.com.