Like the semiconductor manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies place a significant premium on super-clean metal surfaces. As FDA contamination control requirements tighten, the use of electropolished equipment surfaces by this important industry has escalated dramatically. Delstar offers electropolishing and passivation metal finishing services for the pharmaceutical industries. The passivation process is used to create a thin layer to help prevent corrosion while removing iron compounds from the surface.
Today, virtually any high-purity piping or tubing system is electropolished, as well as the inside surfaces of pharmaceutical mixers, dry product delivery systems, filters, strainers, vessels, dies, dryers, choppers, cooling coils, plate coils, heat exchangers and other important hardware. For product-on-product, microbiological or other contamination problem, electropolishing offers the ultimate solution for stainless steel pharmaceutical components. The electropolishing process removes particulates, contaminants and other items on the surface by removing the top layer of metal. In the pharmaceutical industry, electropolishing helps improve the production and improves flows with reduced adhesion.