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Stainless steel was first discovered in the early 1900s, and has since been an incredibly popular material choice for number of applications. It is typically a steel alloy with more than 10.5% chromium content.

Whereas ordinary steel will easily rust corrode or stain, stainless steel does not, making it particularly useful for a number of different industrial applications, such as in the manufacture of washers. There are a number of different grades of stainless steel, ensuring that, whatever your particular requirements, there is usually a grade of stainless steel which is suitable for your particular application.

The chromium level of stainless steel forms a film of chromium oxide, which prevents corrosion to the surface of the steel by blocking the access of oxygen to it. Stainless steel comes a number of different finishes, including brushed, satin and matte. It is this variety in the material which makes stainless steel so popular throughout industry and manufacturing.

Stainless steel washers are available in a number of different grades, sizes and diameters as well as in any quantity you might require. The typical washer is flat and designs to spread the load of a screw or bolt, thereby preventing damage to the surface of the appliance. In Europe, metric Form A flat washers are generally the most popular ones used, with the thinner Form B washers made to the old British Standard.

Many different types of washers, including spring washers and penny washers are available, each with their own specific intended uses. Penny washers, for example, are designed to spread loads on thin sheet metal or make a connection with an enlarged hole, whereas spring washers are used for precision spacing and maintaining spring forces.

Stephens Gaskets is a leading steel washer manufacturer, dedicated to producing and supplying stainless steel washers and mechanical solutions to some of the world’s most vital industries.

Our stainless steel washers are amongst the most popular washers here at Stephens Gaskets. Stainless steel is one the strongest materials we supply, making it an ideal material to use for washer metal due to its strength and stability. A stainless steel washer has a considerably large amount of chromium within it that creates a protective layer over the washer, which prevents surface corrosion and rusting. The chromium properties mean that stainless washers will not stain or corrode as easily as normal steel or other metals, so it is ideal for outside projects.


Stainless steel washers will help prevent corrosion in your device or mechanism, and will also withstand corrosion, meaning metal washers have the potential to last much longer than other materials.

Stephens Gaskets Limited is a long-standing stainless steel washers manufacturers having been established in 1947 and as steel washer manufacturers, we can produce steel washers in 150 different stainless steel grades, which means we can always meet your needs.  However, if you require something more specific we offer a bespoke service.

We supply all of the popular types of stainless steel washers, as well as many of the less-popular ones, but can often manufacture washers to suit your own specific needs, so please do call us if you require any further information or would like to enquire about bespoke washer manufacturing.

Stephens Gaskets Limited
Units 1-4 Alston Road Oldbury Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2PP
Phone: 0121 544 5808 Fax:121 544 4188, E-mail: sales@stephensgaskets.co.uk