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How Does Rust Occur?

July 15, 2019

How Does Rust Occur? Rust formation on metals Rust is actually a natural phenomenon that occurs when certain metals are exposed to oxygen and water for a certain period of time. But in reality, the main metals that rust are iron and steel. Other metals will corrode but will not rust. Rust forms on metals because a chemical change occurs. The very air and anything with matter around us is made up of different chemicals, and these, in turn, are […]

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Time and Money Wastage on Rust: The True Cost of Rust or Corrosion

July 5, 2019

Time and Money Wastage on Rust: The True Cost of Rust or Corrosion Rust or corrosion is the costly enemy of many economies. It can cause billions of dollars in annual losses for companies. According to a study conducted by NACE International, rust and corrosion in the United States alone are costing losses of $276 billion, or 3.1% of its Gross Domestic Product. Similarly, other industrialised countries are also experiencing corrosion issues of almost the same magnitude. In a research […]

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Why Choose Unituff (formerly Seal’n’Peel) Coating for Rust Prevention?

June 30, 2019

Why Choose Unituff (formerly Seal’n’Peel) Coating for Rust Prevention? A Seal‘n’Peel type of protective coating for rust and corrosion prevention is the superior way to temporarily protect non-porous surfaces of metal products, materials, parts, and equipment for prolonged storage against damage due to corrosion deterioration. The advantages of using Seal‘n’Peel protective coating include: No masking needed. Easy to apply (usually by brush, roll-on, or pressure spray). Easily removed by just peeling off. No chemicals are required to assist removal. Can […]

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The Importance of Rust Prevention in Storage

June 25, 2019

The Importance of Rust Prevention in Storage Anything in prolonged storage, especially if made of metal, will always increase the likelihood of storage corrosion. The best prevention for this is to minimise storage time. Proper storage limits the collection of water due to rain, snow, and condensation on panel surfaces. Under roof storage is naturally the best type of storage and the most preferred. Should metal be stored for a prolonged period out of necessity, the material should be stored […]

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Anti-Corrosion Coatings and Coating Applications

June 15, 2019

Anti-Corrosion Coatings and Coating Applications Anti-rust, anti-corrosion, or metal or protective coatings protect metal components against the destructive degradations of exposure to industrial chemicals, environmental factors, oxidation, salt spray, and moisture. Anti-corrosion protective coatings are additional protection for metal surfaces and acts as a barrier to inhibit the contact between corrosive materials and chemical compounds. In addition to corrosion prevention, protective coating provides chemical protection, non-stick performance, and abrasion resistance. Coatings provide anti-corrosive properties to ensure metal components have the […]

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The Corrosion Resistance of Metals

June 5, 2019

The Corrosion Resistance of Metals Metal Corrosion The air around us is a medley and assortment of various types of water vapours and gases. These gases and water gradually react with the surfaces of metals and forms sulphates, carbonates, sulphides, and oxides. The formation of these compounds slowly eats into metals. This phenomenon is called metal corrosion. The process of corrosion of metals usually happens in reactive metals. These metals corrode when exposed to the mixture of damp air and […]

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Rust Proofing Methods to Prevent Rust from Forming

May 31, 2019

Rust Proofing Methods to Prevent Rust from Forming Rust is that ugly orange-brown flake of iron oxide that forms inside hidden crevices or on surfaces of metal that contains iron that is exposed to water, air, and heat. It is a type of steel corrosion that is highly destructive and can cause overall damage to any structure. The rusting process starts when iron reacts with oxygen in combination with water, salt water, acids, and other harsh chemicals. As the iron […]

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Types of Stainless Steel

May 25, 2019

Types of Stainless Steel Stainless steel is a type of steel alloy containing at least 10.5% chromium content by mass and a maximum of 1.2% carbon by mass. Stainless steel is most notable for its corrosion resistance, and this increases with raised chromium content. Additions of molybdenum can also enhance corrosion resistance. Stainless steel is commonly seen around in the form of tubing, wire, bars, plates, and sheets used in tankers and storage tanks for chemicals and food products, industrial […]

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Choosing the Right Preventive Coating for Metals

May 15, 2019

Choosing the Right Preventive Coating for Metals Metal corrosion is the chemical or electrochemical reactions that occur between metals and the environment. This reaction causes a negative effect on the metal’s surface properties. One way to prevent corrosion, or rust, is to apply some form of corrosion resistant coating on metal. However, before utilising any kind of corrosion resistant coating, we first need to understand the types of metal corrosion and their contributing properties: Fretting Corrosion This type of rusting […]

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All You Need to Know about Corrosion Protection Products

May 5, 2019

All You Need to Know about Corrosion Protection Products Corrosion is the primary chemical reaction between any type of metal and its environment or elements from that environment. When corrosion occurs, the metal begins to oxidise. Metal oxidation or corrosion comes in different types. However, the most severe type is atmospheric corrosion. For instance, the combination of rain followed by the sun’s heat can be the onset of rust, thereby corrosion. So, what are the different types of corrosion protection […]

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