Inhibispheres® are submicron ceramic particles which can provide specific functionalities to conventional coating formulations. Active materials, such as corrosion inhibitors, can be incorporated inside the ‘Smart Particles’, which can then be mixed into a paint or coating formulation. The particles are mechanically resistant, can survive paint formulation processes (e.g. mixing, grinding, extrusion) and will not adversely affect the mechanical properties of the coating.
Application & Industries
Inhibispheres® can be used to solve corrosion issues in a wide range of industries
Inhibispheres® can efficiently protect assets such as offshore platforms, wind turbines and ships from marine corrosion
Key advantages compared to traditional anti-corrosion pigments:
Inhibispheres® utilise 30 times less inhibitor for equivalent or better corrosion protection
Using Inhibispheres® can produce environmental friendly metal free coatings for effective corrosion protection
Inhibispheres® are safe to use and contains no harmful chemicals
Inhibispheres® do not affect gloss and can provide corrosion protection for glossy coatings
Addition of low levels of Inhibispheres® can help you jump corrosion class
How the Inhibispheres® work?
First, you need to mill the Inhibispheres® into the paint using a bead mill. Don’t worry it won’t damage them
Once you have achieved an Hegman grind of 7, you can spray paint them on the substrate.
When the coating is damaged, water penetrates inside the paint triggering the release of the inhibitors from the spheres.
The inhibitor diffuses from the spheres to the metal surface and stops the corrosion.