Embrittlement of steels, can cause brittle fracture under stress, this occurs as a result of the absorption of hydrogen, phosphorus or carbon during cleaning, electroplating phosphate coating and heat treatment processes.

De-embrittlement Service

Typical electrolytic processes which cause hydrogen embrittlement are: acid zinc, bright cadmium, bright nickel & bright chrome.
De-embrittlement is a heat treatment process which is carried out after electroplating where hydrogen embrittlement is likely to take place.

Typical electrolytic processes which cause hydrogen embrittlement are: acid zinc, bright cadmium, bright nickel & bright chrome.
De-embrittlement is a heat treatment process which is carried out after electroplating where hydrogen embrittlement is likely to take place.

De-embrittlement Treatment