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Electrolytic Polishing Bath Additives


Q. Are there additives for acid baths used in electropolishing stainless steel that serve to minimize the formation of sludge?

Have metal chelating agents been used for this purpose before?

Thanks for your help.

Claude [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]


A. Claude:

Yes there are proprietary electropolishing solutions. offered by such firms as Electro Polish Systems, Menomenee Falls, WI; Molectrics, Cleveland, OH. You will also find some immediate information on this issue from Metal Coating Process Corporation<. Good luck.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey


RFQ: I would be obliged if someone could furnish me with a list of companies who make commercial electropolishing units for laboratory research purposes (as much detail about the companies as possible please -- e.g., location fax no. tel. no., etc.)

Mary O [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]


A. Mary:

Metal Coating Process Corp. offers small EP units for R&D, pilot plant, and limited production operations. You will find us listed in the Suppliers Directory on this web site, or click on through and you can contact us through our own web site.

Please furnish a complete address with telephone and fax numbers so we can furnish you with printed literature.

Ed Bayha
Metal Coating Process Corporation - Charlotte, North Carolina

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