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Degreasing is a surface finishing process which involves cleansing of parts using solvents in vapor form in preparation for further operations. Reed Blades are vapour degreased to clean the contact surface prior to contact material deposition.
Solvent degreasing is a process used to prepare a part for further operations such as electroplating or painting. Typically it uses petroleum, chlorine, dry ice or alcohol based solvents to dissolve the machining fluids and other contaminants that might be on the part.