Inhibispheres® - key advantages compared to traditional anti-corrosion pigments:
- Green cost-effective solution: The Inhibispheres® use significantly less active (10-30 times less) for similar performancesdue to their sustained released capability. In contrast to more traditional anti-corrosion pigments, the incorporation of Inhibispheres® inside a paint will not attract additional safety labels on the final product, and you can also produce environmentally friendly coatings based on purely organic inhibitors (metal free), and thus future-proof your formulation.
- Simplification of the paint system: The addition of Inhibispheres® does not interfere with optical properties. This means that they can be added to the top coat, providing anti-corrosive properties while maintaining the gloss. This would potentially allow thereplacement of a primer and topcoat system by a single coating (direct-to-metal). This represents a significant cost saving for the end user and the potential to design a premium product for the paint manufacturer.
- Additive: The addition of Inhibispheres® to existing anti-corrosion paint formulations can extend the duration of the corrosion protection without significant reformulation.
- Compatibilisation: Encapsulation inside the Inhibispheres® enables the use of inhibitors which will normally react with, or result in the destabilisationof the paint chemistry.
Ease of process: The Inhibispheres® can be easily incorporated in a wide range of paints including waterborne, solvent basedand powder coating formulations. The Inhibispheres® are extremely resistant mechanically and can be grinded (pearl mill) or even extruded (powder coating). Finally, the Inhibispheres® do not affect the mechanical or chemical resistance properties of the coating