New Product Announcement: Surface Treatment Gel


Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution, LLC, in partnership with Corrosion Innovations, recently announced the release of its new gel surface treatment product for use prior to applying protective coatings.

Corr-Ze 200 Gel can be used in a two-step surface decontamination process, applied directly to prepared, rusted metal surface areas. Once the gel has had time to dwell on the corroded site, it is recommended to be rinsed with the company’s Corr-Ze 100 for optimal results.

According to the press release, surface contaminants are removed at a microscopic level to provide coating adhesion and include, but are not limited to:

  • Water-soluble contaminants: chlorides, sulfates and nitrates; and
  • Non water-soluble contaminants: sulfides, flash rust and blast media.

Corr-Ze 200 is reportedly non-toxic, meets SSPC-SP 8 Pickling Standard and is biodegradable, reducing carbon footprints by eliminating the need for repeat surface preparation and same-day coating in most environments.

The gel is water-based and dries quickly, leaving no film or residue, and can be applied by brush, roller, airless or conventional spray. The minimum dwell time at 70 F (21 C) is approximately a half hour.

The corrosion treatment will not damage blasting equipment like valves, ceramic rods or dynamic seals, unlike similar products, according to CRW.

“With more than 200 years of combined coatings and surface preparation experience, CRW Consulting & Distribution's team of NACE-certified corrosion experts are devoted to identifying and treating impurities that unnecessarily cost time, money, and precious resources,” wrote the company. “The organization is proud to provide a simple yet powerful solution to the chronic problem of premature coating failure.”


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