Coatings Industry News

Main News Page

Coating Claims Physical Self-Repair

Monday, April 6, 2015

Comment | More

NEI Corporation says its new intermediate coating physically mends itself when damaged.

Nanomyte MEND-RT is a self-healing, polymer nanocomposite for use as an intermediate in coating systems on metal substrates.

When physically damaged, the self-healing layer repairs the damage autonomously at near-ambient conditions, closing and sealing the gap and protecting the metal from exposure, the company says.

Nanomyte Mend-rt
NEI Corporation

NEI photos show corrosion resistance for panels after 1,250 hours in a salt spray test: (a) is a commercial non-chromate coating system, and (b) is a commercial non-chromate system with Nanomyte MEND-RT.

According to the company, the new ability to physically close that gap provides an alternative to the chemical self-healing of chromate coatings.

Application & Customization

The coating can be applied by dip, spray, brush or drawdown methods in any chromate-free coating system where self-healing is desired.

The product will not deteriorate the original properties of the coating stack, the company says. It can be applied to ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys, such as magnesium, aluminum, copper, zinc and steel.

Given the variety of coating systems used in different applications, NEI says it can undertake an in-house study to evaluate the product's efficacy in a specific system. Also, the MEND-RT formulation can be customized to suit the requirements of an application, according to NEI.

More information:


Tagged categories: Coating Materials; Corrosion protection; Metals; Nanotechnology; NEI Corp.; North America; Protective Coatings; Self-healing

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

DeFelsko Corporation

Modern Safety Techniques

SAFE Systems, Inc.

Fischer Technology Inc.

AWWA (American Water Works Association)

Sauereisen, Inc.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.


Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL

The Technology Publishing Network

PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us