(PRWEB) June 9, 2005
ÂThe oxide layer formed during the laser cutting process manifests itself as a loosely adhering scale that easily chips and cracks from the metal surface upon impact. Therefore, its removal is necessary before painting. Otherwise, adhesion failure, customer complaints and warranty claims will result,Â said Tom Fabek, VP Sales & Marketing.
The removal of laser oxide scale can be accomplished by mechanical means such as paying workers to use grinding wheels or abrasive blasting, but they are often expensive and inefficient. Using specialty chemicals in automated spray wash systems to remove laser oxide scale requires more up-front planning, but pays significant dividends in terms of efficiency, product quality, lower total product life cycle costs and increased profits.
ÂLaser oxide scale removal products that are composed mostly of sulfuric acid are extremely aggressive. They remove the laser scale but a negative side effect is that the sulfuric acid often causes damage to the tunnel washers. To address this problem, we have developed an effective laser scale cleaner that does not contain any sulfuric acid,Â said Dan Gaba, Technical Director of Chemical Methods.
Now in its 35th year, Chemical Methods is a leader in developing and marketing innovative surface treatment chemicals, metalworking fluids and corrosion inhibitors. The company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. More information about the company and its capabilities is available at our web site http://www.chemicalmethods.com or call 1-216-476-8400.
Contact: Tom Fabek, VP Sales & Marketing, Chemical Methods, Inc. 1-216-476-8400 x.218
Source: Chemical Methods, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.chemicalmethods.com
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