What End Users Have To Say About EPS
EPS-pickled steel is being used around the world – several different grades, in a wide variety of products. Manufacturers use it because it solves problems related to quality and cost. These are mostly problems inherent in working with acid-pickled steel that is coated with oil. The EPS optimized, rust resistant, oil free surface makes all the difference.
Below is a small sample of what EPS end users – and those who distribute EPS to end users – have to say about its performance.
“We’re launching an exciting new method of how we process our mild and stainless steel material to remove mill scale and rust. This innovative technology, “Eco Pickled Surface” or EPS, creates an ideal proﬁle for paint adhesion especially on stainless steel. In addition, it preps the steel better than any acid chemicals currently available for wash systems.”
Central Moloney, Inc. ‐ Manufacturer of Electrical Transformers – Pine Bluff, Arkansas
“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.”
DeJong Manufacturing Company ‐ Sheet Metal Fabricator – New Sharon, Iowa
“Since stocking EPS Unlimited, our customers comment on how well the clean, oil-free surface laser cuts, how it lets them increase their laser speed, and how the dry surface helps throughout their other fabricating processes. Nothing else we’ve ever supplied elicits the positive feedback EPS Unlimited does.”
O’Neal Steel ‐ National Service Center Network – Birmingham, Alabama
“My top EPS user does everything from laser cutting, to press brake, to welding, to powder coating. He says he has no trouble performing any process on EPS. From 14ga to 1/2” and from CQ to Grade 50, anything he has ever done worked as well with EPS as it did with P&O. There is no question whatsoever that for him EPS completely replaces P&O. “
Southern Metals Supply ‐ Metals Service Center – Little Rock, Arkansas
“Eco Pickled steel eliminates fumes from welding and lasering process making it safer for our workers and the environment. Not only is it safer during our thermal processes, it offers a cleaner surface for paint adhesion. This minimizes the use of degreasing agents used in paint preparation, which further impacts the environment in a positive direction.”
Yarder Manufacturing Company ‐ Custom Sheet Metal Fabricator – Toledo, Ohio
“The EPS pickling removes scale and gives us a very smooth, oil-free surface, while the Stretcher Leveling gives us the reliable flatness we need. As a result, we’re experiencing consistent laser cutting with a significantly reduced scrap rate and improved cutting speed.”
Kloeckner Metals ‐ International Steel Distributor – Roswell, Georgia
“This combination of EPS Processing and Stretcher Leveling creates an unrivaled value among prime steel products. A demanding customer of ours raves about EPS Unlimited. The stress-relieved sheets laser great and their surface quality gives a consistently high-quality paint finish.”
The Steel Works, LLC. ‐ Steel Processor and Distributor – Granite City, Illinois
“Our customers see great value in EPS Unlimited dry compared to a traditional pickled and oiled surface. They have been able to increase laser cutting speeds by 20 to 30% and on top of that, can skip shot blasting prior to painting.”
Peak Metals, Inc. ‐ Specialty Steel Distributor – Northbrook, Illinois
Become An EPS End User – Start An EPS Trial
Manufacturers wanting to use EPS will often first perform various tests on EPS samples or run trial quantities of EPS processed material through their manufacturing operations. We’ve supplied a handful of the EPS ’tiles’ ➤ to some customers and EPS’d several coils sent in from other customers.
If you are interested in obtaining EPS samples for your inspection and testing, or would like to have your own coils EPS processed, please submit your request using our CONTACT FORM.