Austral Wright Metals – part of the Crane Group of Companies, is the result of the merger of two long established and well respected Australian owned metal distribution companies. Austral Bronze Crane Copper Ltd and Wright and Company Pty Ltd. Grade 404GP™ can be used instead of grade 304 stainless steel in most applications. The corrosion resistance of Grade 404GP™ is at least as good as grade 304, usually better: it is not affected by stress corrosion cracking in hot water, and is not subject to sensitisation when welded. Grade 404GP™ is a new generation ferritic stainless steel made by a premium Japanese mill with state-of-the-art new generation steelmaking technology – with Extra Low Carbon. Grade 404GP™ can be worked by all the methods used with 304. It work hardens similar to carbon steel, so it doesn’t cause all the hassles familiar to workers with 304. The very high chromium content – 21% – of Grade 404GP™ makes it much better than the common ferritic grade 430 for corrosion resistance. So don’t worry that Grade 404GP™ is magnetic – so are all the duplex grades, e.g. 2205. You can use Grade 404GP™ as a general purpose stainless steel instead of the old workh...