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Alloy Descaling




Photo above shows as-annealed (left), Kolene conditioned (middle) and pickled (right) 316 stainless steel strip


Kolene® offers numerous options for conditioning and descaling the tenacious oxides formed on stainless steels and superalloys during thermal processing.  By chemically converting these oxides to more reactive and soluble forms, downstream processing can be dramatically improved:


• better pickling performance - faster with cooler, more dilute acids 
• less base metal loss - results from thinner oxides and milder acid conditions
• increased quality and productivity - less pitting and faster throughput


Effective on all shapes and forms, including continuous A&P lines for strip, long goods and shapes, and batch processing of wire coils.  In addition to oxide conditioning, our processes are also reactive with lubricant residues such as graphite and molybdenum disulfide and solidified glass lubricants common on extrusions and forgings.


Contact us to discuss your scale conditioning needs, or visit our main site for complete information including brochures, equipment photos, and more:

Kolene scale conditioning processes


For information about lubricant removal after forming operations, please follow

Kolene Lube Removal