Pickle & Passivate – For Stainless Steel
As part of the welding and manufacturing process, weld discolouration from heat input and foreign surface contamination from any carbon steel tooling can occur. The pickling and passivation process removes any welding discolouration or surface contaminants and restores the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. An industrial aesthetic look is often required for finished goods, such as refrigeration shelves, food processing trays and baskets. In essence, any finished product that will be seen, should be cleaned in one way or another. The ‘pickled’ finish has a uniform, yet dull industrial (almost satin) appearance.