2B Mill Finish Stainless Steel

The #2B finish, often known as a “mill finish” represents the unpolished cold rolled material. It is dull, low-reflective, and has no grain or direction. This is the most affordable and popular stainless steel finish. It’s the standard finish for common stainless steel grades including 201, 304, 304L, 316L, 430, and 441. KDM stock a wide range of stainless steel with a 2B finish. Request a quote now!

26 Gauge Stainless Steel 2B Mill Finish
26 Gauge Stainless Steel 2B Mill Finish
24 Gauge Stainless Steel 2B Mill Finish
24 Gauge Stainless Steel 2B Mill Finish
22 Gauge Stainless Steel 2B Mill Finish
22 Gauge Stainless Steel 2B Mill Finish
20 Gauge Stainless Steel 2B Mill Finish
20 Gauge Stainless Steel 2B Mill Finish
18 Gauge Stainless Steel 2B Mill Finish
18 Gauge Stainless Steel 2B Mill Finish
16 Gauge Stainless Steel 2B Mill Finish
16 Gauge Stainless Steel 2B Mill Finish
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2B Mill Finish Stainless Steel By Sizes (5)

2B Surface Finishes Stainless Steel Types

We’ve listed below the different types of stainless steel. Each in 2b surface finish. You can choose to receive a finished product from us, or we can work with your raw materials to polish them.

If you have any queries, please contact one of our specialists. We can help you get the supplies you need for your project.

  • Sheets, Flat Bars, Plates, Angles
  • Round Bars, Channels, Pipes
  • Tubes, Extruded Shapes, etc
2B Surface Finishes Stainless Steel Types
2B Mill Finish Stainless Steel Typical Application

2B Mill Finish Stainless Steel Typical Application

The stainless steel with a 2B finish is used for diverse industries including architectural, industrial, and marine settings. It is also applicable use in the chemical and food processing industry.

Generally used for bakeware, flatware, wheel covers, solar panels, plumbing fixtures, and industrial equipment. Beverage, food product handling, chemical plant, functional sheet metal products, non-decorative sheet products, and more.

2B Mill Finish Stainless Steel Key Features

  • Smoother, slightly reflective, and not polish
  • It has a matte grain effect
  • Available in a range of thicknesses and dimensions
  • Aesthetic appeal, corrosion-resistant, durable structure
  • Low maintenance requirements and ductile
  • Can or cannot have a scratch-resistant layer applied to one side
  • Customize specific cut-to-length sheet
2B Mill Finish Stainless Steel Key Features
Step by Step Guide Ordering

Step by Step Guide Ordering

  1. Select a Thicknesses
  2. Standard Or Cut To Size Sheet

Shape Options: Square, Rectangle, Circle

Cut Type: Shear Cut or Laser Cut

Choose a Measuring Unit

  1. Enter A Quantity
  2. Fabrication Options
What Does Stainless Steel with a 2B Finish Mean?

It is an extra layer of the material.

This is accomplished by cold rolling, heat treating, pickling, and applying light rolling at the end to provide a shiny, reflective finish.

The majority of polished and brushed finishes start with 2B, which is thought to be the most often used surface finish.

Standard 2B finishes are available for typical stainless steel grades like 304, 304L, and 316L.

How Does a 2B Finish Appear?

The #2B Finish is a brilliant, cold-rolled finish that is typically made in the same way as No. 2D.

With the exception that polished rolls are used for the last light-cold rolling pass.

This results in a finish that is more reflecting and resembles a hazy mirror.

What Distinguishes 2B from NO. 4 Stainless Steel?

2B is the most typical stainless steel finish while #4 finish is referred to as the workhorse finish.

Compared with the #4 stainless steel, the 2B appears brighter.

The lines will be finer and the surface will be more reflective as the grit level increases.

2B Surface Finish Comparison: Electropolishing vs. No Electropolishing
  2B Finish without EP 2B Finish with EP
     
Description Produced at the mill by running polished rollers over steel plate. Semi-reflective, smooth. Produced by removing peaks and impurities by dissolving surface metal. A flawless, mirror-like finish.
Common Applications Direct food contact including baking, food processing, tanks pharmaceutical equipment manufacturing Injectable Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Food Processing to reduce bacterial attachment

Sanitation Protocols Caustic sanitary wash down Can withstand long-term caustic sanitary wash down
Defining Standard ASTM A480 ASTM B912
Roughness Average (Ra) 0.3 – 1.0 0.1 – 0.8

Related Patterns

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    #4 Finish Stainless Steel
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    #8 Mirror Stainless Steel
  • B/A Finish Stainless Steel
    B/A Finish Stainless Steel
  • Polished Stainless Steel Sheet
    Polished Stainless Steel Sheet
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