Moda 430Ti/4520
EN 1.4520

General characteristics

Moda 430Ti/4520 is an alternative to Moda 430/4016 with better formability and weldability for stamping, drawability applications, and complex shapes. It is a medium-chromium ferritic stainless steel that can be used in many mildly corrosive environments. Because of its titanium alloying, Moda 430Ti/4520 can be welded in all dimensions without becoming susceptible to intergranular corrosion. It is possible to use Moda 430Ti/4520 at elevated temperatures, like for instance in the cold end of automotive exhaust systems.

Typical applications

  • Counter tops
  • Flue induction connectors
  • Automotive applications


Product forms, available sizes and finishes


Product typeFinishesThicknessWidth
Cold rolled coil and sheet2B, 2D, Bright annealed0,40-3,00≤ 1250
Hot rolled coil and plateHot rolled white3,00-6,00≤ 1250
Chemical composition


The typical chemical composition for this grade is given in the table below, together with composition limits given for the product according to different standards. The required standard will be fully met as specified on the order.

The chemical composition is given as % by mass.

TypicalModa 430Ti/45200.0216.2Ti
EN 10088-21.45200.36-0.42<112.5-14.5<0.015Si:<1 P:<0.040 S:<0.015 Ti Nb
Mechanical properties



StandardGradeRp0.2Rp1.0RmElongationImpact strengthRockwellHBHV
Product type: Cold rolled coil and sheet
Typical (thickness 1 mm)Moda 430Ti/452026528543073HRB
Product type: Hot rolled coil and sheet
Typical (thickness 4 mm)Moda 430Ti/45203103354603376

1)Elongation according to EN standard:
A80 for thickness below 3 mm.
A for thickness = 3 mm.
Elongation according to ASTM standard A2” or A50.

Corrosion resistance

Moda 430Ti/4520 has good corrosion resistance in solutions of many halogen-free organic and inorganic compounds over a wide temperature and concentration range. It can withstand many sufficiently diluted organic and mineral acids depending on the temperature and concentration of the solution. Moda 430Ti/4520 may suffer from uniform corrosion in strong organic and mineral acids, as well as in hot concentrated alkaline solutions.

In aqueous solutions containing halogenides, e.g. chlorides or bromides, pitting and crevice corrosion may occur depending on the halogenide concentration, temperature, pH-value, concentration of oxidizing compounds, and crevice geometry, if applicable. For a short period of time, for instance during cooking of food in stainless steel dishes, Moda 430Ti/4520 can tolerate even relatively high chloride concentrations. The presence of corrosion-inhibiting or accelerating compounds like e.g. transition metal ions or organic compounds may influence the corrosion behavior of Moda 430Ti/4520. Due to its ferritic crystal structure, Moda 430Ti/4520 is not prone to chloride-induced stress corrosion cracking.

Moda 430Ti/4520 can be used for indoor applications in rural areas and urban environments where chloride contamination is low. The best material performance is usually reached with the help of adequate design, correct post-weld treatment, and regular cleaning during use (if applicable).

Due to its titanium content, the risk of sensitization to intergranular corrosion is strongly reduced when compared to non-stabilized ferritic grades. Moda 430Ti/4520 can be used in the temperature range in which chromium carbides would precipitate in non-stabilized ferritic grades. Its maximum service temperature in dry air is 800 °C. The presence of other corrosive compounds in the hot environment, like water or sulfur compounds, may reduce the maximum service temperature significantly.

For more information on corrosion resistance, please refer to the Outokumpu Corrosion Handbook or contact our corrosion experts.

Pitting corrosion resistanceCrevice corrosion resistance

PRE Pitting Resistant Equivalent calculated using the formula: PRE = %Cr + 3.3 x %Mo + 16 x %N
CPT Corrosion Pitting Temperature as measured in the Avesta Cell (ASTM G 150), in a 1M NaCl solution (35,000 ppm or mg/l chloride ions).
CCT Critical Crevice Corrosion Temperature is the critical crevice corrosion temperature which is obtained by laboratory tests according to ASTM G 48 Method F


Physical properties



DensityModulus of elasticityThermal exp. at 100 °CThermal conductivityThermal capacityElectrical resistanceMagnetizable



More detailed information concerning welding procedures can be obtained from the Outokumpu Welding Handbook, available from our sales offices.

Standards & approvals



EN 10088-21.4520