Welcome Guest to Coatings World    Login || Register
Last Updated Friday, September 4 2015

ISO Certifies Axalta’s Abcite 1060 for Offshore Corrosion Protection Applications

Published May 22, 2014
The Abcite 1060 powder coating system from Axalta Coating Systems has passed the equirements of ISO 20340 for single layer protective paints for applications offshore and related structures. In addition, the coating system offers flexible and primer-free application, requires virtually no maintenance and is durable.
Coatings for parts and components used in offshore environments have to fulfill stringent requirements. High humidity and saline air in combination with intense UV radiation create a highly corrosive environment. At the same time, the coating is exposed to extreme mechanical stress in the splash zone. Abcite, which already meets the requirements of ISO 12944-6 for corrosion protection class C5-M High and Im3 High, has proved its worth for many years under these conditions, the company stated.
ISO 20340 is regarded as the most important corrosion test for the performance of protective paint systems for offshore and related structures. In this test coated and scribed steel substrates are exposed to typical damage mechanisms including salt spray, UV radiation, and temperature shocks for 25 weeks. Abcite met the demanding requirements of ISO 20340. After 25 test cycles no external damage of the coated layer was observed and the scribed areas did not show any delamination or corrosion infiltration.
Abcite was applied to the steel substrate without a primer or any other adhesion promoters and as a mono-layer, illustrating that it offers a degree of corrosion protection usually achieved by a three- to five-layer liquid paint system. There are both economic and ecological advantages to using Abcite. Compared to three-layer, solvent-based liquid paint systems, material savings estimated at more than 40 percent are possible, and the coating process consumes less energy. Furthermore, Abcite does not contain solvents, bisphenol or any hazardous substance subject to selected national regulations.
Abcite is also an ideal coating solution for corrosion protection in other applications. It has been successfully used to coat piping and fittings (inside and outside) for potable water and sewage transportation, traffic and road facilities (traffic lights and traffic signs), vessels, buildings, industrial plants as well as fences and outdoor furniture.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Receive free Coatings World emails
Sign up now to receive the weekly newsletter, and more!

Enter your email address:
Company Spotlight
BASF Corporation
100 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ, 07932
View Profile
Houchi Chemical Co., Ltd
No.56, Fu Chow Street
Taipei, Taipei, 100
View Profile
18F, No.85, Sec. 1, Chung-Shiao E. Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
View Profile
Micro Powders, Inc.
580 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, NY, 10591
View Profile
AZ Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.
No. 458-6, Sinsing Road Hu Kou Township Hsinchu Country 303, Taiwan
Hsinchu Country, Taiwan, 303
View Profile
Sunin Machine Co., Ltd.
No.96, Chiao Ho Rd ,Chungho Dist
New Taipei City, Taiwan , 235
Taiwan Roc
View Profile
Shamrock Technologies, Inc.
Foot of Pacific Street
Newark, NJ, 07114
View Profile
Siltech Corporation
225 Wicksteed Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4H 1G5
View Profile
Follow Coatings World On