Beadalon stainless steel wire is made of Type 316L Stainless Steel, this half round wire is malleable but will still hold its shape under moderate stress. Useful for weight-bearing portions of wire-wrapped jewelry. Also great for holding pieces together. Beadalon stainless steel wire is an excellent alternative to half-hard sterling wire.
Wire size: 18ga - .040" x .020" (1.02 x 0.51mm)
Length of wire in pkg: 5.25m (17.2ft)
Type 316L is a low carbon grade of 316 stainless steel which is has a high resistance to corrosion. This property makes it commonly used in watches, marine applications and nuclear processing plants.