Activol® 1658 – Pickling Acid Additive

Activol® 1658 is a wetting and detergency additive for pickling and acid brightening baths. It is extremely stable to both high electrolyte and oxidation and can be used in the nitric and nitric/hydrofluoric acid combinations used for pickling stainless steels, zirconium, titanium, and other highly alloyed or exotic metals. This acid additive is classified as a medium “foamer” and will produce a foam blanket to hold down toxic oxide fumes and steam vapor.

Activol® 1590-CP – Acid Inhibitor

Activol® 1590-CP is an acid additive for hydrochloric acid pickling solutions which imparts both “wetting” and detergency, while inhibiting base metal attack and offering fume control. Particularly useful in low temperature batch or continuous operations, Activol® 1590-CP prevents over-pickling and provides acid savings, reduces metal weight loss, fumes and hydrogen embitterment. This acid additive produces a bright uniform finish, prolongs pickle tank life, increases the speed of the pickling process and makes clear solutions in all acid concentrations which will not break down in acid storage tanks.

Activol® 1357 – Acid Inhibitor

Activol® 1357 is an acid additive for sulfuric, hydrochloric, nitric and hydrofluoric acid pickling and cleaning solutions and may be used as specialty additive on titanium in nitric acid baths. Activol® 1357 reduces surface tension, accelerates acid action and provides detergency in solution. This product also serves as a mild acid inhibitor to minimize acidic attack on base metal during scale removal. It promotes complete rinsing and reduces fume formation.