A coating is only as good as the preparation of the underlying substrate. Preparation of a substrate involves cleaning and roughening it to achieve an appropriate surface profile to facilitate the chemical bond and mechanical adhesion between the substrate and the applied coating.

Corrosion gnaws its way stealthily through bridges, machines and buildings, whether of metal, concrete, glass, or plastic. Germany-based Dechema, the Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, estimated annual global losses due to corrosion at an astounding €3.3 billion ($3.91 billion) some six years ago.

Tests carried out on UK’s Flexcrete’s Cementitious Coating 851 have confirmed the compound’s ability to provide an effective barrier to chlorides for a minimum of 29 years.

Cortec, a leader in VpCI and MCI corrosion control technologies, has developed a unique liquid concentrate formulation that addresses three key problems in closed loop systems and many other water to metal applications.