AL-6XN® Stainless Steel Wire Mesh – Alloy Overview

AL-6XN stainless steel wire mesh is a high-purity, super-austenitic stainless steel alloy. Aided by its nitrogen content, AL-6XN is often used in settings where a higher tensile strength is required than can be found in common austenitic stainless steels, and similar levels of ductility and impact strength are still needed. Additionally, when superior welding, forming, strength, and corrosion resistance properties are all required, AL-6XN wire cloth is selected over both duplex stainless steels (better performance) and nickel alloys (similar performance, lower cost). Some characteristics of AL-6XN stainless steel wire cloth which dictate its use are:

  • Super-austenitic stainless steel.
  • Withstands outdoor exposure without rusting.
  • Superior corrosion resistance in broad range of industrial and chemical settings.
  • Similar resistance to chloride solutions as offered by many nickel alloys.
  • Excellent resistance to chloride ion stress corrosion cracking.
  • Stable to 1000°F; max operating temperature of 1900°F.
  • Can be cut, formed, and welded.

Industries & Applications

AL-6XN stainless steel wire cloth was originally designed for seawater applications, and displays good resistance to a wide array of other very corrosive environments. It is principally used in seawater, oil field & refinery (especially offshore settings), and food processing applications. Additional industries and applications which commonly use AL-6XN stainless steel wire cloth include:

  • Chemical Processing
  • Desalination
  • Medical Device
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Power Plant
  • Reverse Osmosis

Common Aliases

AL-6XN stainless steel is also commonly referred to as:

  • UNS N08367
  • Incoloy® 25-6HN

AL-6XN Stainless Steel Wire Mesh – Typical Chemistry

UNS N08367 - AL-6XN® Stainless Steel Wire Mesh - Typical Chemistry
AL-6XN® Stainless Steel
ASTM A580Min000002023.560.180
ASTM B691Min000002023.560.1800

Typical Standards

AL-6XN Stainless Steel Wire Cloth – Harmonized Tariff Codes: Chapter 73

Woven AL-6XN Wire Mesh:

  • 0-30 Mesh: 7314141000
  • 31-91 Mesh: 7314142000
  • 92+ Mesh: 7314149000

Welded AL-6XN Wire Mesh:

  • 3.937″+ Center-to-Center AND .1181″+ Wire Diameter: 7314200000
  • <3.937″ Center-to-Center OR <.1181″ Wire Diameter: 7314390000

Manufacture/Supply-to-Order Capability

Phoenix Wire Cloth can manufacture-to-order any combination of mesh opening size + wire diameter(s) to supply you with the woven or welded AL-6XN stainless steel wire mesh, bolting cloth, milling cloth, or filter cloth that you require. In addition, we can slit, cut, punch, form, heat treat, powder coat, etc. AL-6XN wire mesh to deliver the exact material you require.

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*AL-6XN® is a registered trademark of Allegheny Technologies, Inc. (ATI)

*INCOLOY® is a registered trademark of Special Metals Corporation

*All alloy and company names are trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply affiliation or endorsement.