General Questions & Answers


Why is Pickling and Passivation applied to stainless steel?

Pickling and Passivation are chemical treatments applied to the surface of stainless steel to remove contaminants and assist the formation of a continuous chromium-oxide, passive film. Pickling and passivation are both acid treatments and neither will remove grease or oil.





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Pickling and Passivation
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