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For plating applicators, paraffin residue can cause poor adhesion, delayed blistering or other poor-quality performance of the plated deposit, including poor corrosion resistance. Coventya director of business development Greg Terrell explains how to remove paraffin-based lubricants prior to plating.
Q: We recently ran into a rash of adhesion failures on our rack alkaline zinc line, and we traced it back to a new job. We obtained an SDS on the lubricant used and a main ingredient was a paraffin. What is the best way to remove this? First, why is paraffin a good additive? The metal-forming industry focuses on lubricants that extend the life of the tooling ...READ MORE
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