We offer a range of electropolished stainless steel furniture and we have been asked many times why an electropolished finish is superior to a brushed finish for cleanroom furniture. We answer that question here.
Improves corrosion resistance
It dramatically enhances corrosion resistance by preferentially removing free iron, embedded particles and inclusions introduced during manufacturing (potential sources of crevice and pitting corrosion) as well as by increasing the chromium to iron oxide ratio.
Improves surface smoothness
It levels microscopic peaks and valleys. 50% or better RA improvement on mechanically polished surfaces may be possible.
Improves surface reflectivity and brightness
Besides a very attractive lustrous finish, it gives improved heat and light reflection characteristics.
Hygienically clean surface
It provides a hygienically clean surface that is resistant to bacteria growth due to a smoother surface and the dissolution of embedded contaminants.
Less friction and surface drag are features of electro polished surfaces. This results in reduced product adhesion and ease of cleaning.
As electro polishing is not a surface coating there is no risk of the surface distortion or peeling over time.
It gives a chrome-like appearance for formed sheet metal components without the high costs and environmental disadvantages of chrome plating.
Polishing & passivating inaccessible areas
The way the electropolishing process is conducted means that polishing & passivating inaccessible areas & intricate surfaces is possible, for areas that are inaccessible to mechanical polishing.
Shop the range of electropolished furniture now, or see the video below which visually shows the difference electopolished stainless steel can have when removing contamination.