Stainless Steel Beads

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Stainless steel beads have a density of 7.9g/cc.   They are used mostly for grinding leaves and seeds. They are made of Type 316 stainless steel - the most corrosion resistant available.

Cat. No. 11079115ss        1.5mm dia       45g
Cat. No. 11079123ss        2.3mm dia       90g
Cat. No. 11079132ss        3.2mm dia       90g
Cat. No. 11079635ss        6.35mm dia     100 beads

*Note: These beads are not sold in one pound amounts.

Stainless steel beads can be cleaned and reused.  For bead cleaning methods, see

A more economic and time-saving option is to used chrome steel beads.  These beads are much less expensive than stainless beads. Consequently, they can be used once and discarded (i.e., no cleanup).

With either stainless steel or chrome steel beads, common polypropylene microvials will break if 'dry' grinding or cryo-grinding is attempted.  Our stainless steel microvials with silicone rubber caps or our XXTuff polypropylene vials are recommended for this application.