As a general rule, Ra – typically referred to as ‘average roughness’ – of the surface of EPS-processed strip steel will be higher than that of the acid pickled steel it replaces. Upon hearing this, some may incorrectly . . .
Major hot dip galvanizers in both the USA and Europe performed trials with EPS-processed coils last year and recently provided us with their results. The USA galvanizer reported ‘excellent results’ but wishes . . .
The US automotive OEMs General Motors and Chrysler have approved the use EPS-processed steel as a replacement of acid pickled for end use product application . . .
Important news from EPS Producer Stripco, who is running a single cell EPS Coil Line at their recently expanded facility in Mishiwaka, Indiana: EPS is processing the difficult-to-pickle grades of steel at roughly the same speeds . . .
A major steel mill that produces a number of specialty high strength steels recently had several sheets of 100K yield steel processed through the EPS Sheet Line at TMW. The sheets were 1500 mm x 3000 mm across and 12 mm (0.4725 inch) thick . . .
A large steel mill produces stainless 420R, which is very hard: 220HV. It is also rather brittle, hence it cannot be acid pickled in a continuous line; it must be run on a push-pull type line . . .
A recent ‘high-tech’ evaluation of comparable samples of EPS processed steel and acid-pickled steel produced convincing visual evidence of how the EPS surface texture produces a smoother, more consistent paint finish . . .