This article reports on our evaluation of AMPARMOR™ 2000, an additive designed to impart self-healing functionality to fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) and epoxy powder primer coatings, and AMPARMOR 3000, designed as an option for nonepoxy coatings.
The combination of a high-Tg, hydrophobic, high-MW alkyd with the proper surfactants and levels can produce a highly corrosion-resistant DTM alkyd emulsion when formulated with select pigment dispersants.
For almost 50 years, Tnemec Company Inc. has supplied coatings and linings for water storage tanks, protecting them from corrosion, ultraviolet light degradation and exterior weathering. In 2006, to celebrate water tank coating projects around the world, Tnemec created the annual Tank of the Year contest.
Greenkote PLC, a provider of high-performance anti-corrosion metal coatings headquartered in Brook Park, Ohio, announced the opening of a new facility in Shanghai that will provide Greenkote® coatings to Asia.
Through the use of designed particle morphology and process conditions a latex has been developed that can be formulated into a coating without the use of coalescing solvents that gives excellent corrosion resistance, adhesion to steel, and still is hard enough to give good block resistance and dirt pickup resistance.
The corrosion protection provided by DTM coatings has improved with advances in binder technology; however, when formulating a waterborne DTM every component of the formula contributes to the corrosion performance.
Our June issue is our annual Additives Directory, featuring additive product, supplier and distributor listings. The issue also contains several feature articles on the latest advancements in additive technology.