Chemical Passivation

Passivation is a material becoming passive in relation to being less affected by environmental factors. Real-world fabrication, welding and handling of stainless steel components will leave surface contaminates. These contaminates, including weld oxides and embedded particles, hinder stainless steel’s natural ability to resist corrosion. Pickling and/or Passivation can remove these surface contaminates, and allow the material to perform as it is engineered.

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