What is ViwateQ® Finishing?
ViwateQ® Finishing represents an entirely new method of surface treatment. This treatment process is both effective and efficient in bringing the surface of stainless steel to an optimal condition. Moreover, given that ViwateQ® Finishing is a chemical-free method, it has zero impact on the environment.
ViwateQ® Finishing is not a pickling process, but it removes the oxide film and simultaneously all unwanted contaminants, including the burned weld area. Immediately after the process is finished, a new oxide layer is created by natural passivation.
TNO concluded that, compared with other commonly used surface treatments, ViwateQ® Finishing is the best cleanable on micro-scale.
Besides better cleanability and corrosion resistance, the surface structure of ViwateQ® Finishing also offers the advantage of improved rolling characteristics of dry foods.
The ViwateQ® method was nominated for the 2011 Herman Wijffels Innovation Award (a Rabobank initiative).
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