At Johnstown Wire Technologies, rod pickling and coating can be done in either an automated or a manual cleaning facility. Hot rolled rod is typically cleaned and coated in the Automated Cleaning House, where the process is run completely by programmable controls, providing a consistently high quality product.
Both Cleaning Houses exclusively use hydrocloric acid to provide the cleanest, smoothest surface. Caustic permanganate is available for any hard-to-clean job.
All rod sizes and bar sizes up to 1.125″ diameter and 52″ coil OD can be cleaned and coated. Coil weights up to 6000 pounds can be processed.