Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Stainless steel coil

Pickling stainless steel is a key determinant to reduce production costs and  minimize the environmental footprint. Nitric acid-free material innovations deliver improved performance, efficiency, and sustainability at every stage of the manufacturing process and replace harmful mixed-acid chemicals.

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At a glance

58.6M

tons

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estimated production of stainless steel in 2022

HNO3

Free

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Henkel cleanox provides nitrite free pickling of stainless steel

5-15%

of acid waste

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generated in standard stainless-steel pickling line

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  • Aluminum coil

  • Aluminum components

  • Steel coil

  • Steel components

Improving stainless steel coil

Henkel solutions deliver innovative stainless steel coil processing technologies that improve quality, efficiency, and sustainability throughout the value chain. That includes cold rolling, cleaning, pretreatments, and surface treatments to stay ahead of regulations for safety, health, and the environment.

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Pickling

As the first step before cold rolling operations, solutions used in pickling have a big impact on later steps in the steel coil process and the properties of the final product. BONDERITE® pickling inhibitors enable better pickling with a brighter, more homogeneous surface. In addition, inhibitors reduce iron loss, which incurs savings greater than the cost of the inhibitors.

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