Pickling is a process that cleans a steel coil of its rust, dirt and oil so that further work can be done to the metal. This is accomplished through a continuous process. The steel is uncoiled and sent through a series of hydrochloric acid baths that remove the oxides (rust). The steel is then rinsed, dried and recoiled.
Nova Steel performs the pickling process at the following location:
Stoney Creek, Ontario