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.

Process Capabilities
Available Coatings
Coating
Zinc Phosphate
Lime
Borax
Reactive lube
Polymer