Nanomaterials maker NEI Corp. has introduced a flexible coating product designed to protect oxidizing steel and aluminum exposed to corrosive chemicals or harsh environmental conditions.
The technology was developed in New Zealand and has been used throughout the South Pacific for more than 40 years. In collaboration with the Goldseal Group, NEI is now offering the product for sale in North America under the name Nanomyte TC-3001.
Established in 1970, the Goldseal Group manufactures, promotes and applies Goldseal CSI (Continuous Substrate Interaction) Technology. The manufacturer describes the product as "not a hard film" but "a responsive, interactive coating that adapts to the changing conditions in a highly corrosive environment."
Nanomyte TC-3001 is based on Goldseal's Continuous Substrate Interaction (CSI) Technology.
The technology is 97% solid as packaged, applied by standard hot airless spray equipment direct to corroding surfaces over steel, galvanizing or sound previous coatings without grit or soda blasting, according to Goldseal.
The company's core business is encapsulating barrier coatings for corrosion control in severe environments.
NEI says TC-3001 "will move, bend and conform to the substrate that it covers" without chipping or cracking under stress from vibration, expansion or flexing. The coating can last "10 to 15 years or more in the field with little or no maintenance," the manufacturer says.
NEI says the high-solids material is heated until liquefied, then applied by hot airless spray, creating a "smooth, uniformly thick coating" that can fill cracks and crevices in existing paint and in spalled concrete as the surface is covered.
The coating "maintains its resiliency and structural integrity over time," according to NEI.
TC-3001 is formulated as a single-pack, single-application encapsulating barrier coats that are corrosion neutralizing and lubricating. The compound is designed for factories, refineries, boats, barges, bridges, wharfs and other extreme environments associated with aggressive chemicals and marine deposits.
"We are excited by our collaboration with the Goldseal Group, because it gives us the chance to offer our customers a new corrosion solution backed by 40 years of field results," said Dr. Fred Allen, president of the Anticorrosion Coatings Division at NEI Corp. "TC-3001 is not a replacement for paint, but a proven alternative for use in extremely harsh corrosive environments."
More information: www.neicorporation.com.