The Liquid Quench Fluidization (LQF) process was engineered and developed by Thermcraft , Inc as a green technology . The LQF technology is a liquid quench technology used in the heat treatments of medium and high carbon wire products. The LQF is a Lead-free, environmentally friendly process replacing molten lead, salt or fluidization media. The LQF process is precisely adjustable for each steel grade TT-curve and will result in a higher concentration of the desirable pearlitic structure.
Thermcraft has designed and built successful pilot scale production units and full-scale production units will be built for the different product applications in the wire industry .
United States Patent #US8506878B2, International Patents Pending