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BRAND-NEW

New Interpon Powder Coatings White Paper New Interpon powder coatings white paper helps businesses explore innovations and solutions in corrosion protection.

W

ith the damaging effects of corrosion estimated to cost more than

Jorrit van Rijn, Global Segment Manager Industrial in AkzoNobel Powder

1.5% of a country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), businesses are

Coatings, says corrosion protection coating jobs can be complex

increasingly aware of the critical need to protect the products, buildings,

tasks and various factors need to be taken into consideration. The

and other structures they create.

substrate and how that substrate is pre-treated are key: “Getting this

But since different metal surfaces present different issues and require

right will determine which powder coating system to use, based on

different approaches to corrosion protection, choosing the right

the environment and conditions to which the surface will be exposed,”

system based on location and application is critical. It not only protects

Jorrit explains. “Choosing the right products to protect metal surfaces

reputations, but it also protects lives.

from the damaging and costly effects of corrosion is essential, but

Against this backdrop, AkzoNobel’s Interpon powder coatings team

so too is understanding the different categorization of corrosion and

has published a new white paper that explores the principal causes

how to meet international standards. Our White Paper helps take

of corrosion and how they can be prevented. It begins by looking at

the guesswork out of choosing the right system to meet your specific

the differences between ferrous and non-ferrous substrates and the

needs.”

different kinds of chemical and mechanical pre-treatments available.

Jorrit says that whether working through Interpon’s approved applicator

It highlights the International Standard against which protective paint

network or being supported by its technical support team direct, they

systems are measured (ISO 12944), and explains how to accurately

help businesses arrive at the right decision: “With the support of our

benchmark competing products, to ensure like-for-like comparisons and

local R&D laboratories, which can provide extensive testing services,

judgments are made. It details the categorization of corrosion (based

and our bespoke System Finder tool, we can guide our customers to the

on C1 being very low risk to C5 very high) and specifically the different

appropriate coating system for the most difficult of tasks.”

systems available within Interpon’s Redox range of powder coatings,

© AkzoNobel

including its latest innovation, Redox One Coat.

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