In this article Ella Newington, Marketing Manager at Hexigone Inhibitors, looks at the co-blending of phosphate inhibitors for sustainable, low-cost corrosion control.
As professionals working within the coatings industry, we are all acutely aware of the issues that corrosion poses and want to provide our customers and end-users with the best quality products to tackle this $2.2trillion global issue (Nace 2016). Anti-corrosion coatings have become a necessity for industries to safeguard the huge investments they make in terms of money, property and safety of workers. Whether coating to protect pipelines, aeroplanes or computer gadgets – customers are united in their battle against corrosion!
Historically, some of the most effective corrosion inhibitors have been based on chromium. However, these chemistries are currently being phased out globally – leaving a gap in the market for a highly effective inhibitor that is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic.
Following strong R&D efforts and lengthy extended testing, many coatings companies have turned to phosphate-based systems. This article highlights a step-change alternative that can save 10-30% on the cost of anti-corrosives as well as offering customers more sustainable coatings that require no hazard warning label.
Read more in the latest issue of PCE-International