Maintenance & Engineering

Corrosion of steel, aluminum, and other structural metals erodes the safety and financial stability of industries and countries alike. For generations, polymer paints have acted as a physical barrier to keep corrosion promoters such as salt water and oxygen away from steel and aluminum substrates. This works until the paint is scratched, chipped, or breached and corrosion promoters enter the gap between the substrate and polymer coating. Then the coating can act like a greenhouse—trapping water, oxygen, and other corrosion promoters—allowing corrosion to spread.

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