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Corrosion: Environments and Industries

Edited by
Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13C
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-184-9
Publication date:
2006
Book Chapter

Material Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry

By
Paul K. Whitcraft
Paul K. Whitcraft
Rolled Alloys
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Published:
2006
Page range:
810 - 812
Publication history
October 11, 2006

Abstract

This article discusses the corrosion characteristics of superaustenitic stainless and duplex stainless steels, which are used in pharmaceutical industry. It describes passivation treatments and the electropolishing of stainless steels. The article informs that electropolishing is not a passivation treatment, although the proper execution of the process will result in a passive surface. The article concludes with a discussion on roughing, which is a phenomenon of particular interest to the pharmaceutical industry.

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Paul K. Whitcraft, 2006. "Material Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry", Corrosion: Environments and Industries, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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