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Steel Service Centers

Pickling & Passivation Information for U. S. Steel Service Centers
As a primary supplier of raw materials, your steel service center ships metal products of all types to fabricators in your region of the United States or nationwide. For Stainless Steel, Nickel, Titanium, and Aluminum alloys, fabricators demand that the materials they receive arrive in good condition. For fabricators, customer requirements often include passivation requirements for finished items, and metals that arrive with rust and corrosion add to the work and finishing treatments required to produce products that meet their customers’ standards.

In addition, fabricators may inquire about pickling & passivation products. At Quality Welding Products, we market and distribute high-quality pickling & passivation products from Antox, a leading European supplier of metal finishing products. Many of our customers are the same fabricators served by your steel service center. For many fabricators who would like do handle their own pickling & passivation, it can be difficult to locate a supplier of those products. When your customers inquire about pickling & passivation, QWP has the answers and top-quality products they need. By recommending Quality Welding Products as a source, you’ll be recommending the leading supplier in the United States.

Pickling & Passivation Products for Steel Service Center Use
Along with pickling & passivation products designed for use for surface treatment of finished products, Antox also manufactures several products that are useful for Steel Service Centers. By removing rust, discoloration, and corrosion from the materials you market, they help you achieve the quality your customers expect in your shipments. Antox products especially useful for Steel Service Centers are listed below. Please see the MSDS and Product Data Sheets for these products to assess their suitability for your needs:

  • Antox Aclean 118 - For Aluminum, Stainless Steel, and Carbon Steel, this Citric acid-based cleaner degreases, removes light oxide coatings, and passivates. 1 Kilo & 20 Kilo sizes.
  • Antox 75E - As a pre-weld treatment and degreaser for 300-series Stainless Steel and Nickel, it removes surface oxides and brightens the finish. Available in 1, 5, and 20 Kilo sizes.
  • Antox 2001T - Specifically designed for oxide removal and pickling & passivation of Stainless Steel (300-series). Ideal for small areas. The kit comes complete with a wooden spatula applicator, a felt pad for application, plus acid-resistant gloves and eye protection.

  • Quality Welding Products, Inc. – Metal Surface Treatment Products
    At QWP, we welcome inquiries about all aspects of pickling & passivation and other metal finishing surface treatments. QWP can supply products to meet the surface treatment needs of steel service centers, fabricators, and metal finishers. Contact us at any time with your questions and requirements.