FERROCOTE ® EGL-1

CASE STUDY − CORROSION PREVENTIVE

 

CHALLENGES


 

A major cold rolled sheet producer who supplied the automotive market was being plagued by rejects due to stain. While some defects were detected when the steel was “ in-process, ” many were not discovered until delivery was made to the customer, resulting in costly claims and rework.

Quaker recommended converting to FERROCOTE ® EGL-1, a product with enhanced corrosion protection properties to reduce:

  • Costly claims
  • Rejections due to stain

The new product was applied to the steel strip after temper rolling, and rejects due to stain were tracked.

 

THE SOLUTION


 

Since switching to FERROCOTE ® EGL-1, the producer has achieved the following benefits:

  • No application changes needed
  • Same coating weights as original product
  • Better tolerance of residual water on strip
  • Easy operator acceptance
  • Easy removal for subsequent processing
  • Automotive approvals
  • Reduction of stain

The introduction of FERROCOTE ® EGL-1 resulted in savings equal to 7 times the additional product costs: