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To render less activated, so as to diminish the activation of cells or cell surfaces.
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ABLE passivates per the ASTM A967 specification, as well as many other industry and customer-specific standards.
In addition to standard zinc passivate, the fixings, bearing and corner joints are also available in stainless steel.
Electropolishing System allows manufacturers of high-value metallic parts to sharpen, deburr, passivate, and electropolish them in-house.
The producers of galvanized steel can now passivate nearly all their galvanized product and reap the benefits of common inventories while reducing the potential for white rust corrosion.
It incorporates Engelhard's unique MaxiMet(TM) technology to passivate metals, such as nickel and vanadium, even when processing highly contaminated resid feeds.