Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

At International Rec, we accept and recycle a wide range of stainless steel scrap including all industrial grades and, the kitchen sink! Please contact us to discuss your specific needs. We are here to help.

What is Stainless Steel?

Stainless steel is a name given any steel alloy that contains the element chromium, or to be specific at least 9% Chromium. Other metals can be alloyed with stainless steel, the second most common being Nickel.

Large and small quantities of Stainless steel and Nickel Alloys are always required and premium prices are paid for all grades. We pay the highest prices in cash for the following items:

  • Chemical Equipment
  • Coal Hopper Linings
  • Cooling Coils Cryogenic Vessels and Components
  • Dairy Equipment
  • Evaporators
  • Feed water Tubing
  • Food handling Equipment
  • Milking Machines
  • Nuclear Vessels & Components
  • Oil Well Filter Screens
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Sanitary Fittings and Valves
  • Shipping Drums
  • Still Tubes
  • Textile Dying Equipment

If you have any grade available, which is not listed above, please contact us for our immediate attention.

Stainless Steel Pipe

Stainless Steel Pipe

What is the most valuable stainless steel?

Non-magnetic stainless steel will usually be worth a little more than aluminum these days. And the great part is that the weight adds up much faster than aluminum per unit of volume.

What are the different grades of stainless steel?

The grades are numbered from 1xx-6xx. In general, the 400 series is the cheapest, and doesn’t normally contain nickel and is therefore magnetic. The 3xx series stainless is non magnetic and most commonly recycled at scrap yards. 304 stainless steel contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel (commonly called 18-8). The 316 grade stainless is more valuable as it contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum.