De-greasing of Pressed Reed Blades
After the pressing operation of Reed Blades, there will be some amount of pressing dust, oil and other particles that need to be cleaned off. The De-greasing operation of Reed blades prior to sputtering ensures that the contact coating bonds well, and is uniform.
In the de-greasing process, the reed blades are put through an ultrasonic cleaning four stage vapour process in a special solvent and then cleaned with Alcohol and dried. Cleaned reed blades can be stored safely in pre-degreased, airtight storage boxes for up to a period of 2 weeks prior to annealing, in a humidity controlled area.