Plastic materials are frequently used in process equipment for pickling in steelworks. The purpose of the Plastics for pickling committee, PPC, is to increase the knowledge of how plastic materials in process equipment are affected by acids such as nitric-, hydrofluoric-, hydrochloric- and sulphuric acid.
Within the Plastics for pickling committee, PPC, we want to increase the knowledge of our member companies about how pickling affects plastic material in process equipment. We do this through a close collaboration between suppliers, manufacturers of plastic process equipment and materials, as well as end users such as steelworks and construction companies.
PPC serves as a forum for knowledge exchange between members and RISE researchers, with the opportunity to effectively disseminate new information and research results.
Different projects are executed within PPC. Often a project idea has its origin in problems encountered by the steelworks. Such problems could be difficulties finding relevant corrosion data, unexpected failures or a general need for more knowledge in a specific area.
As a member of PPC, you can take advantage of :
Here's how PPC works to increase the knowledge of plastic materials in contact with pickling acids:
As a member of PPC, you get access to reports from our projects, for example CORSA, Cost effective, reliable and safe acid management at European pickling plants.
Contact us for more information and to become a member of the network.