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Protective Coating Reaching New Heights in Sustainability and Performance

AnCatt protective coating free of heavy-metal

NEWARK, DE –A new heavy metal-free product has successfully withstood over 12,000 hours of salt fog test (ASTM B117) with no rusting or blistering, and it may soon replace chromate-based pigmented coatings.

Anti-corrosion, novel, easy to use three-layer coating system from AnCatt Inc. is groundbreaking and utilizes a conductive polymer to protect a wide range of metals, including: steel, galvanized steel, silver, copper, titanium and aluminum, in the most severe corrosion environments.

“Today’s alternatives, such as hexavalent chromate (chromium VI), are highly toxic, carcinogenic, and under tightening regulations,” says Sue Wang, Business Development Manager of AnCatt. “Even the less toxic zinc falls short, since it cannot protect aluminum or galvanized steels and is less effective in severe corrosion as a sacrificial antidote.”

Currently there is no chromate-free pretreatment/primer system which can provide corrosion protection in neutral salt fog exposure chambers as well as fully chromate-based coatings.

“Since the reporting of anti-corrosion effect of polyaniline in 1981, hundreds of papers and patents have been published or issued on polyaniline anti-corrosion coatings as an environmentally friendly alternative,” adds Wang. “Still, there is no such product on the market today.”

We believe AnCatt’s exciting new technology will change the anti-corrosion pigment and coating landscape. Imagine stewardship for structural steel, pipeline, tanks, bridges, offshore platforms, aircraft and marine hulls—at a low material cost, easily manufactured—with amazing features like self-healing.

AnCatt Inc. welcomes business interest and is in talks with potential partners. For more information, please see: http://www.ancatt.com.

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