Steel Strip Specifications

The range of International steel grades is vast and it would be impractical to cover a fraction of them on this site. Below are listed the grades of steel that we have most frequently had requests for information submitted to this site. Some of these grades are exclusively steel strip, whilst others are also used in long products. The analyses are for guidance only as the equivalents are never exact.

There are links on the right hand site to companies and organisations that are able to offer more comprehensive steel specification data, or other pages on this site that contain more information on specific steel grades.

Stainless Steel grades can be found  here        More International equivalents can be found  here

The main standards in the United Kingdom concerned with steel strip are :-

BS4360 this is gradually being replaced by EN10025

BS1449 steel plate, sheet and strip – cross reference BS EN 10139

Cold Rolled Drawing Qualities ( Mild Steel )

Euronorm

Germany

UK

USA

EN 10139

DIN 1624

BS 1449

ASTM

%C

%Mn

%Si

%S

%P

%Al

%Cr

%other

DC04

St4

CS1

SAE 1006

.03 – .06

.18 – .40

.02 max

.02 max

.02 max

.02 – .06

DC04/DC03

St4/RRSt3

CS1/CS3

SAE 1006

.04 – .08

.40 max

.03 max

.02 max

.02 max

.02 – .06

DC01

St2

CS4

SAE 1010

.08 – .13

.30 – .40

.03 max

.03 max

.03 max

.02 – .06

SAE 1018

.14 – .17

.60 – .80

.15 – .25

.02 max

.025 max

.02 – .09

Steel Grades for Forming

Euronorm

Germany

UK

USA

EN 10111

Din 1614

BS1449

%C

%Mn

%Si

%S

%P

%Al

%Cr

%other

DD14

SAE 1006

0.08max

0.35max

0.025max

0.025max

DD13

RStW24

HR1

SAE 1006

0.08max

0.40max

0.030max

0.030max

DD12

RStW23

HR2

SAE 1010

0.10max

0.45max

0.035max

0.035max

DD11

StW22

HR3/HR4

SAE 1010

0.12max

0.60max

0.045max

0.045max

Structural Steels

Euronorm

Germany

UK

USA

EN10025

Din 17100

BS4360

ASTM

%C

%Mn

%Si

%S

%P

Yield min Tensile

S235

40A

A283C

0.22 max

1.60 max

0.50 max

.050 max

.050 max

S235JR

Rst37-2

40B

S275

43A

A570Gr40

0.25 max

1.60 max

0.50 max

.050 max

.050 max

245

430/510

S275

St44-2

43B

S355

50A

A572Gr50

S355JR

50B

S355JO

St52-3U

50C

0.22 max

1.60 max

0.60 max

0.40 max

0.040 max

490/620

Micro-Alloyed Steels

Euronorm

Germany

UK

USA

%C

%Mn

other*

Min Yield N mm²

Tensile N mm²

EN10149

SEW092

BS1449

SAEJ1392

With Nb. Ti. or V as grain refining element

S315MC

QSTE 340TM

40/30

045XLK

.12 max

1.30max

315

390-510

S355MC

QSTE 380TM

43/35

050XLK

.12 max

1.50max

355

430-550

S420MC

QSTE 420M

46/40

060XLK

12 max

1.20 max

S460ML

QSTE 500TM

50/45

.12 max

1.60 max

460

520-670

S550MC

QSTE 550TM

60/55

080XLK

There are numerous branded Micro-alloyed or high strength steels including Corus (Tenform),

Carbon Steels For Quenching and Tempering

Euronorm

Germany

UK

USA

EN 10132 – 3

DIN 17200

BS 1449

ASTM

%C

%Mn

%Si

%S

%P

%Al

%Cr

%other

C22E

CK2/C22

SAE 1020

.18 – .22

.60 – .70

.10 – .35

.02 max

.03 max

.01 max

C35E

CK35/C35

SAE 1035

.33 – .38

.50 – .70

.10 – .35

.010 max

.02 max

.02 – .06

.20 – .27

C40E

CK40/C40

CS40

SAE 1040

.37 – .42

.60 – .75

.15 – .25

.015 max

.02 max

.05 max

.25 – .35

CS40

SAE 1043

.40 – .45

.70 – .90

.10 – .35

.010 max

.02 max

.02 – .06

.20 – .30

C50E

CK45/C45

CS50

SAE 1050

.45 – .50

.65 – .80

.10 – .35

.010 max

.02 max

.02 – .06

.22 – .30

C60E

CK60/C60

SAE 1055

.57 – .61

.60 – .90

.15 – .30

.008 max

.02 max

.02 – .06

.25 – .35

Case Hardening Steels

Euronorm

Germany

UK

USA

EN 10132 – 2

DIN 17210

BS 1449

ASTM

%C

%Mn

%Si

%S

%P

%Al

%Cr

%other

C10E

CK10/C10

CS12

SAE 1010

.10 – .13

.40 – .60

.15 – .25

.008 max

.02 max

.01 max

16MnCr5

16MnCr5

.14 – .19

1.0 – 1.3

.40 max

.02 max

.02 max

.015 max

.80 – .11

Carbon Steels for Heat Treatment

Euronorm

Germany

UK

USA

EN 10132 – 4

DIN 17222

BS 1449

SAE J403

%C

%Mn

%Si

%S

%P

%Al

%Cr

%other

CK 50

CS50

SAE1050

.45-.55

.50-.90

.05-.35

.040 max

.045 max

C67S

CK67/C67

CS70

SAE 1070

.68 – .73

.60 – .85

.15 – .25

.01 max

.02 max

.20 – .30

C75S

CK75/C75

CS70

SAE 1074

.70 – .75

.60 – .80

.15 – .30

.025 max

.025 max

.02 – .05

.20 – .30

C85S

CK85

CS80

SAE 1085

.80 – .90

.40 – .70

.15 – .35

.025 max

.025 max

.40 max

CK101

CS95

SAE 1095

.90-1.00

.30-.60

.05-.35

.025 max

.025 max

Boron Steels

Euronorm

Germany

UK

USA

EN 10083

DIN 1624

BS 1449

ASTM J1268

%C

%Mn

%Si

%S

%P

%Al

%Cr

%Boron

22Mnb5

22B2

.22/.25

1.20/1.40

0.20/0.30

.004 max

.025 max

.0,15-0,35

.002.0035

30MnB5

28B2

15B30

.27/.33

1.15/1.45

0.20/0.30

.004 max

.025 max

.0,15-0,35

.0010/.0050

There are a number of branded variations on boron grades including SSAB, (Docal)   Corus and Rukki,

An excellent link to alloy steels here

Alloy Steels  

Uni 7845

Germany

UK

USA

DIN

BS

SAE

%C

%Mn

%Si

%S

%P

%Al

%Cr

%V

16MnCr5

5120H

.13-0.19

1.0-1.3

.15-.40

.030 max

.030 max

.80-1.1

50CrV4

50CV4

735A50

6150

.47-0.55

0.70-1.10

0.15-0.40

.035 max

.035 max

.10-.20

42CrMo4

2CrMo4

4140

.38 – .45

.60 – .90

.40 max

.035 max

.035 max

0.90 – 1.20

15CrMo5

.12 – .18

.80 – 1.10

.15 – .40

.015 max

.025 max

.05 max

0.90 – 1.20

100Cr6

100Cr6

52100

.95 – 1.10

.25 – .45

.15 – .35

.025 max

.030 max

1.35 – 1.65

25CrMo4

25CrMo4

.22 – .29

.60 – .90

.40 max

.035 max

.035 max

.90 – 1.20

30CrMo4

4130

.27-.34

.40-.70

.15-.40

.035 max

.035 max

.90-1.10

BS EN 10083-1 :1991 Quenched and Tempered Steels

Name

Number

Name

Number

Name

Number

Name

Number

C22E

1.1151

C45E

1.1191

38CrS2

1.7023

25CrMoS4

1.7213

C22R

1.1149

C45R

1.1201

46Cr2

1.7006

34CrMo4

1.722

C25E

1.1158

C50E

1.1206

46CrS2

1.7025

34CrMoS4

1.7226

C25R

1.1163

C50R

1.1245

34Cr4

1.7033

42CrMo4

1.7225

C30E

1.1178

C55E

1.1203

34CrS4

1.7037

42CrMoS4

1.7227

C30R

1.1179

C55R

1.1209

37Cr4

1.7034

50CrMo4

1.7228

C35E

1.1181

C60E

1.1221

37CrS4

1.7038

36CrNiMo4

1.6511

C35R

1.118

C60R

1.1223

41Cr4

1.7035

34CrNiMo6

1.6582

C40E

1.1186

28Mn6

1.117

41CrS4

1.7039

30CrNiMo8

1.658

C40R

1.1189

38Cr2

1.7003

25CrMo4

1.7218

36NiCrMo16

1.6773

51CrV4

18,159