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Pickling & oiling

Laura Metaal Staalcenter Maastricht has a unique continuous sheet pickling line that was specially developed for and with us. The quality of the outgoing material is unmatched.


Hot-rolled non-alloy and low-alloy steel is covered with a mill scale. This layer is undesirable for further treatments, in particular laser cutting. The best method for removing the mill scale is pickling. Pickling is a chemical cleaning method for metal surfaces, whereby the rust layer, the mill scale or an oxide scale is removed. For steel, the best results are achieved by pickling in hydrochloric acid.


After pickling, the material is extremely clean and smooth, which makes it more suitable for laser cutting. A light oil layer is applied to avoid rust.


Product specifications

  • Suitable for laser cutting
  • Material thickness up to 30 mm
  • Maximum dimensions:

    - Width: 2050 mm

    - Length: 8000 mm

    - Thickness: 30 mm at 4000 mm length and 20 mm at 8000 mm


  • Suitable for high tensile strength steels
  • Suitable for tear plates



We are capable of pickling and oiling small batches for you in a short amount of time