Super Austenitic Stainless

The solution to personal care corrosion problem

R.E. Avery - November 01, 2012

Personal Care Products Facility

The personal care industry makes products such as deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, body wash, detergent, and more. Manufacturers may use aggressive chemicals to develop new formulas for improved products. Many of these formulas include chlorides (salt) as a major ingredient. The chemicals produce the desired end result, but they can sometimes damage the equipment used in the process.

Type 316L (UNS S31603) stainless steel is often the material of choice for the construction of piping systems used in manufacturing of personal care products.

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