Polishing is a surface treatment process we use to create a smooth and shiny surface on metal. The process involves removing small surface irregularities and defects to achieve a fine finish. The polishing methods we use are manual polishing, machine polishing and electrolytic polishing.  

Methods of polishing  

Metal polishing can be carried out in different ways depending on the desired finish and precision requirements.   

Manual polishing: Manual polishing involves the use of abrasive materials and polishing agents applied by hand to achieve a smooth surface. It is ideal for small parts and finer details where precision is important.  

Machine polishing: Machine polishing uses different types of machines to streamline the process, which is necessary for larger volumes and parts with complex shapes. Machines provide a consistent finish and are faster than manual polishing.  

Electrolytic polishing: Electrolytic polishing, also called electropolishing, is a chemical method in which the metal is placed in an electrolyte solution and an electric current is applied. This removes microscopic defects and produces a very smooth surface, which is particularly useful for stainless steel and other high-alloy materials.  



Polishing is used in many industries, including the pharmaceutical industry where hygiene and clean surfaces are essential to ensure equipment and components are free of contaminants, the food industry to prevent bacterial growth and facilitate cleaning, the automotive industry to give vehicle components an aesthetically pleasing finish and protect against rust, and the electronics industry to improve conductivity and reduce electrical resistance.  

Advantages of polishing


Polished surfaces are visually appealing and reflect light, giving the metal a mirror-like finish.  


Particularly in the pharmaceutical and food industries, polished surfaces are important because they are easier to clean and less likely to harbor bacteria.

Corrosion resistance

Polishing removes surface cracks and defects that can act as starting points for corrosion, improving the life of the metal.  

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For more information about our polishing services or to discuss your specific needs, please contact Matenco. Our team of experts is ready to help you with high quality and reliable solutions.  

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