Lapham-Hickey offers the exact hot rolled pickled and oil (HRPO) steel sheet and coil that you need. With expert engineering, ISO-certified production and intensive testing, we deliver HRPO steel to fulfill your requirements. We offer HRPO sheet and coil in a variety of material grades, thicknesses, widths, and lengths as we also offer multi-blanking and slitting services.
What is Hot Rolled Pickled & Oiled Steel?
HRPO steel is hot rolled steel processed with an acid solution – a technique called pickling – to remove contaminants and other unwanted elements such as stains and rust created by exposure to oxygen on the steel’s surface. Dipping the steel into tanks of hydrochloric acid causes a reaction that eliminates these contaminants, called scaling.
After the acid is rinsed off and the steel dried, a thin film of oil is applied to prevent rusting. Pickling and oiling makes the steel durable, malleable and cleaner to paint.
Applications of HRPO Steel
From simple bends to complex draws or structural applications that require a specific strength level, hot rolled pickled and oiled steel is used for a wide range of applications that include but are not limited to:
- Welding finishes
- Industrial storage racks
- Automotive and other stampings
- Air compressor housings
- Agricultural equipment
- Package strapping
- Light poles
- Gas cylinders
Dedicated to Serving You
Lapham-Hickey provides outstanding customer service and the best technical support in the industry. Our service centers are ranked as one of the top 30 in the nation. Our outstanding employees are dedicated and devoted to serve you each and every day.
Providing the Experience You Want
With a deep understanding of steel market cycles, Lapham-Hickey's knowledge of the metal industry is second to none.
- Expert engineers and skilled metallurgists design, develop and deliver reliable, durable products for the most challenging applications
- All locations conform to ISO standards to ensure you get the product you want every single time
- Strong foundation of family ownership. Lapham-Hickey was established in 1926 and is now in the capable hands of a fourth generation