A good primer is an excellent key to a successful coatings system - especially when corrosion protection of metals is at stake. This high performance, water-based epoxy primer maximizes durability and corrosion inhibition.
The coating technology discussed in this article is a 100%-waterborne, high-ratio zinc silicate. When used as a single-coat system – or when complemented with a topcoat for aesthetics – the product delivers superior and complete corrosion-prevention benefits that are unmatched when compared to other "IOZ" systems used in the marine environment.
When thinking of corrosion protection in the auto industry, it is easy to focus on rust prevention for vehicles and auto parts themselves. But it can be just as important to protect the tooling and dies used to make the auto components.
UK-based manufacturing start-up Hexigone Inhibitors Ltd. has received a $1.2 million investment to expand global sales of its smart corrosion inhibitors, which are reported to offer superior protection and a sustainable solution to key industries worldwide.
When it comes to tackling reinforcement surface prep and ongoing protection, this rust primer stands out among competitor materials with clear performance and application advantages to mitigate rebar corrosion.
NACE International, the Worldwide Corrosion Authority, estimates that the global cost of corrosion is $2.5 trillion a year or 3.4% of Gross Domestic Product (NACE International, 2016). In amongst these financial headlines is a huge cost to the environment.
There are two main challenges facing protective coatings in high-moisture conditions: the issue of durability in a moisture-laden or immersion environment that is naturally more corrosive than a dry environment and the challenge of being able to properly cure a coating in the presence of moisture.
In the development of a low- VOC, self-healing epoxy hybrid primer, this company leveraged its self-healing technology to design a waterborne protective primer with an unprecedented combination of corrosion resistance and eco-friendliness.
NanoRustX (NRX) NanoPrime works by chemically reacting with iron and iron oxide (rust) to form iron phosphate and creates a nano bond with both metallic and painted surfaces. The chemically bonded layer is insoluble and extremely corrosion resistant.