Eco Pickled Surface, EPS, is a proven, patented process to replace acid pickling of flat rolled steel. It is used around the world to descale any hot rolled steel, including stainless. Unlike acid pickling, the EPS process is safe and completely harmless to the environment. The economics of EPS processing are more favorable than acid pickling and it produces a demonstrably superior product. Explore the many advantages of EPS . . .
Handles 'Tough-to-Pickle' Steels
EPS pickles high carbon, AHSS, silicon steels fast and uniform. Acid is slow and unreliable.
Flexible EPS Line Configurations
Lines designed for coil, sheet or plate … wide or narrow. Even hybrid EPS-acid pickling lines.
EPS Economics Beat Acid Pickling
EPS capital/installation costs, operation and maintenance costs less than acid pickling.
EPS' High Performance Surface
Clean, rust resistant and oil-free, it’s optimized for paint adherence and appearance.
Manufacturers Prefer EPS Steel
The clean, oil-free surface is better for laser cutting, welding, stamping, rollforming.
Auto OEMs Demand EPS Steel
They’ve tested, trialed and now routinely use EPS pickled steel in vehicles around the world.
EPS GLOBAL INSTALLATIONS
EPS UPDATES - Latest Developments
The newest EPS pickling line to enter operation features some notable firsts: (1) first EPS line in western Europe, and (2) first EPS line that can produce either coils . . .
Outside North America, an EPS line can be expensive due to freight, import taxes and a strong US dollar. To offset these, we now offer a new, lower cost option for EPS pickling lines.
EPS customers receive superior flatness due to the EPS Coil Line’s tension leveling capability. But occasionally when processors visit the TMW EPS Coil Line, they ask . . .
I’m very impressed with EPS. We proved it is rust-resistant and obtained excellent salt spray test results. It even removes silicon streaks. And with no oil, there’s less smoke in our thermal processing and our paint pretreatment system stays much cleaner.
We produce the highest quality steel products in the most efficient, sustainable way possible. EPS is the natural fit – it produces a much better surface finish than acid pickling, it is more efficient, and it has no negative impact on the environment.
Our customers love how EPS’ clean, oil-free surface laser cuts, how it lets them increase laser speed, and how the dry surface helps them throughout their other fabricating processes. Nothing else we supply elicits the positive feedback EPS does.
What attracted us to EPS was the dry surface. We bell anneal EPS coils and they leave no oil in the annealing bell or vent lines. EPS’ clean, consistent surface masks the silicon streaks that acid pickling highlights. We’ve been very happy annealing and cold reducing EPS.