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Staincord 316L-16

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A Molybdenum bearing extra low carbon, rutile type electrode.

  • Welding Ferritic Stainless Steel Alloys
  • Common 300 Series Stainless Steels
  • SMAW
  • MMAW
  • Flat Position - Fillet Joint
  • Flat Position - Butt Joint
  • Horizontal Position - Fillet Joint
  • Horizontal Position - Butt Joint
  • Vertical Position - Up
  • Overhead Position - Fillet Joint
  • Overhead Position - Butt Joint


Staincord 316L-16 is a Molybdenum bearing, 19Cr/12Ni/2.5Mo extra low carbon, rutile type electrode exhibiting superior all positional (except vertical down) performance with an improved moisture resistant “Pink” flux coating for weld metal of high radiographic integrity.

The smooth arc action of Staincord 316L-16, together with low spatter and excellent slag control/detachability, promotes exceptional weld appearance and profile. Other features include high arc stability and easy restriking on low voltage AC welding machines.

Typical Applications

Recommended for welding 316, 316L and common 300 series stainless steels such as 301, 302, 304 and 304L. Also suitable for welding ferritic stainless steel alloys such as 3Cr12.


  • AS/NZS 4854-B - E316L-16
  • AWS A5.4: E316L-16
Typical All Weld Metal Chemical Analysis   
Typical All Weld Metal Mechanical Analysis
Yield StrengthTensile StrengthElongation
380 Mpa600 MPa40%
Electrode Size (mm)Packaging (kg)Approx No. of Rods per kgPart Number
Full Pallet Quantity 
Electrode Size (mm)Weight (kg)
2.0, 2.5 & 3.2900