316 Stainless Steel Shim: Ideal for use as steel packing shims, gastkets and more

316 stainless steel shim has an advantage over 304 stainless steel in chemical, petrochemical, food and marine applications and is ideal for gaskets, shims, bursting discs, expansion joints etc. 316 stainless steel is an austenitic grade that has excellent ductility, toughness and corrosion resistance with good strength. The presence of molybdenum gives 316 stainless steel better overall corrosion resistant properties than grade 304. 316 stainless steel is also ideal for use as packing shims and can also be used in some spring applications.

304 stainless steel shims
304 stainless steel shims
316 stainless steel shim rolls
mild steel shim packets

Typical Chemical  Analysis (% by weight)

(Chemical Analysis is a guide only)
















 0.05 1.00 2.00 0.045  0.015 16.50-18.50 10.50-13.00 2.50-3.00
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(Grade 316)


316 stainless steel shim is cold rolled to a half hard temper 320-360VPN.  Supplied in a range of sizes from .025mm (.001″) –  .508mm (.020″) in a variety of ways from shim kits and packets to continuous metres to suit your requirements.

stainless steel shim


Also available in continuous metres 

316 Annealed Stainless Steel      .025mm (.001″)        320mm x 1 metre           Part # SS023


Thickness 300mm x 1 metre
.050mm .002″ SS053
.076mm .003″ SS083
.102mm .004″ SS103
.127mm .005″ SS123
.152mm .006″ SS163
.208mm .008″ SS203
.254mm .010″ SS253
.305mm .012″ SS303
.381mm .015″ SS403
.508mm .020″ SS503
316 stainless steel shim set

STAINLESS STEEL (316) – Packets


Thickness Part # Packaged
.050mm .002″ SSP05 150mm x 150mm x 6 pieces
.076mm .003″ SSP08 150mm x 150mm x 6 pieces
.102mm .004″ SSP10 150mm x 150mm x 6 pieces
.127mm .005″ SSP12 150mm x 150mm x 6 pieces
.152mm .006″ SSP16 150mm x 150mm x 6 pieces
.208mm .008″ SSP20 150mm x 150mm x 6 pieces
.254mm .010″ SSP25 150mm x 150mm x 6 pieces
.305mm .012″ SSP30 150mm x 150mm x 6 pieces
.381mm .015″ SSP40 150mm x 150mm x 6 pieces
.508mm .020″ SSP50 150mm x 150mm x 6 pieces
Assortment SSP1 150mm x 150mm
(2 x .05mm, .08mm, 1 x .12mm x .25mm)
Assortment SSP110 150mm x 300mm
(1 x .05mm, .08mm, .10mm, .12mm, .16mm)
(1 x .20mm, .25mm, .30mm, .40mm, .50mm)

For more information or a quote on our 316 stainless steel shim and kits, call us today on 02 4646 1166.