AIF – Stainless Steal Expert

The benefits of glass bead treatment on stainless steel

Renowned for its corrosion resistance, durability and aesthetic appeal, stainless steel is a popular material in many industrial and domestic applications.

However, to make the most of its properties, it must be subjected to various surface treatments to improve its quality. One of these highly beneficial treatments is glass bead treatment.

That’s why, at AIF, we have a glass bead vault measuring 35 ft long x 15 ft wide x 12 ft high. We can provide you with our expertise for small parts as well as large assemblies.

As our company specializes in stainless steel, we treat only this material in the vault, so there’s no chance of cross-contamination.

What’s more, we use very fine glass beads to ensure the smoothest possible finish and the highest quality.

But do you know the benefits of this glass bead treatment?

1) Improved corrosion resistance:

Glass bead treatment cleans the surface of stainless steel, removing contaminants, impurities and rust deposits. By removing these unwanted layers, stainless steel regains its original corrosion resistance, enabling it to better withstand harsh environmental conditions such as humidity, harsh chemicals and high temperatures.

2) Uniform appearance:

Over time, stainless steel can develop wear marks, scratches and imperfections that affect its appearance. Glass bead treatment restores the surface, making it more uniform, smooth and shiny. This not only improves the material’s appearance, but can also enhance the brand image of finished products using stainless steel.

3) Optimized mechanical properties:

Glass bead treatment can enhance the mechanical properties of stainless steel, improving its fatigue resistance and reducing the risk of premature cracking or breakage. This improved mechanical strength is of great importance for industrial applications subject to high stress, such as components used in machinery, transport equipment and infrastructure.

4) Improved durability for coatings:

Before applying protective or decorative coatings, it is essential to prepare the stainless steel surface properly. Glass bead treatment provides a clean, adherent surface, facilitating the uniform application of coatings such as paints, varnishes or epoxy powders.

5) Environmentally responsible treatment:

Glass bead treatment is an environmentally friendly process that does not require any toxic or harsh chemicals. What’s more, the glass beads used are generally recycled and can be reused several times, reducing waste and environmental impact.

With this glass bead treatment, AIF offers you a fast, low-cost solution for extending the service life of stainless steel, making it better suited to your needs.