Paulo Products adds surface treatment capabilities

February 13, 2007

Paulo Products Co. has added two surface treatments at its St. Louis, Mo., facility.

Paulo – St. Louis now has the capability to perform gas nitriding. Gas nitriding is carried out in a sealed retort with an ammonia atmosphere at temperatures at or near 1,000 degrees F. Typical cycle times range from 24 hours to 72 hours. The company can accommodate parts up to 48 inches in length.

The facility also has added the capability to perform a corrosion resistant ferritic nitrocarburizing process on carbon and alloy steels. This process incorporates an oxidizing stage designed to enhance corrosion resistance, as well as improve appearance and overall performance.