Competitors: Because of the low cost and very little control, this was taken over by
non – union companies over the years. Lead linings are supplied by NELCO and other union companies
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The use of PVC linings like Koroseal have in the recent years declined, because over
the years the plating shops have started using drop-in PVC liners. Some plating
and anodizing shops still use lead line tanks and use the Sheet lead liners for anodes, to conduct the electric required for plating and anodizing.
6% antimonial sheet lead is used in Anodizing tanks because the lead is hard and conducts the cool 72 degrees temperature needed for the anodizing process. 6% antimonial lead pipe cooling coils are used to chill the acid.
Chemical sheet lead (99% pure) is primarily used for storage tanks and vessels that contain acid and waste acid.
Acid resistant materials such as lead and other materials, used to line tanks and vessels.
NELCO has Lead lined and repaired tanks in plants listed:
Dow (Union Carbide)
Solvay plants (Rhodia)