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Electropolishing 101

Wire Rack Electropolishing

Stainless steel wire racks commonly undergo electropolishing in order to achieve decorative appearances, as well as clean, passive surfaces for sanitary applications.

How Does Electropolishing Work?

Electropolishing is a “reverse plating” process in which a combination of electrical current and chemicals remove the outer layer of a metal part. To give your shelves an electropolished finish, electropolishers submerge the metal parts in a chemically charged solution that creates a uniform, bright and clean surface.

Benefits of Wire Rack Electropolishing

After Wire Rack Electropolishing

After Wire Rack Electropolishing

Before Wire Rack Electropolishing

Before Wire Rack Electropolishing

Wire racks are commonly electropolished for increased longevity and aesthetics. When you have your metal shelves finished with electropolishing, you can effectively remove weld discolorations and improve corrosion resistance. Because businesses often use racks that come into contact with food, beverages, pharmaceuticals and other products, they require passive and sanitary surface finishes. By electropolishing wire racks, you’ll be able to effectively remove embedded and surface contaminants and eliminate potential initiation sites for corrosion. In addition, the smooth surface will increase cleanability and reduce the chance of cross-contamination.

Our Metal Shelf Finishing Capabilities

After Wire Rack Electropolishing

After Wire Rack Electropolishing

Before Wire Rack Electropolishing

Before Wire Rack Electropolishing

As an electropolishing leader, Able provides metal shelf finishing for a variety of industries. Stainless steel racks that are electropolished have an increased performance life because they are passive, clean, and suited for corrosive environments. Our facilities receive and ship orders 12 hours each day. We also offer multiple shipping options, including next-day and same-day delivery, so you can receive your electropolished wire racks when you need them. This final step finishing service can greatly improve the functionality and appearance of your wire racks and shelves.

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