New water-based, micro-corrosion inhibiting topcoat

Cortec® Corporation has launched EcoShield® VpCI®-380 topcoat for the industrial market. According to the company, EcoShield® VpCI®-380 is a fast drying, water-based fluoropolymer modified acrylic one-coat system that can be applied direct to metal and provides corrosion protection and weatherability on metals in harsh outdoor environments.

As a water-based fluoropolymer modified acrylic one-coat system it has many special advantages for protection in challenging environments, such as excellent UV resistance colour and gloss retention and resistance to cracking or chipping upon prolonged exposure to sunlight. Its good hardness, moisture resistance, and fast-dry properties make it an excellent choice for air-dry/force-dry industrial finished. It also has good corrosion protection, having passed more than 1,000 hours in ASTM B117 salt spray conditions and ASTM D1748 humidity conditions at 100-112.5 µm dft, concluded the company.

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