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Intercoat® Chemguard – a New Type of Corrosion Protection

Permanent corrosion protection is more effective and less expensive than standard heavy-zinc galvanize

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G235 treated with Hexavalent Chemtreat (top) vs. G40 treated with InterCoat® ChemGuard (bottom).Test: ASTM B117 salt spray test on hot dipped galvanized.

A leading coil coater and manufacturer of proprietary coating chemistries has recently introduced InterCoat®ChemGuard, a new type of corrosion protection for galvanized steel.

InterCoat®ChemGuard uses a new type of coating technology that utilizes covalent bonds and enhances the effectiveness of zinc and substantially improves corrosion protection on galvanized steel. Standard practice to protect metal from corrosion for approximately the last 70 years has been to coat it with zinc. Heavier zinc coatings have normally been applied to provide longer protection.  This was the industry standard practice, until now.

InterCoat®ChemGuard, instead, reacts with the zinc to form a permanent, covalent bond on the surface of the metal. The product is applied over a light layer of zinc, which reacts with the zinc to dramatically improve its corrosion protection properties. The bond which is formed at the molecular level cannot be washed or worn off. This is different and more effective than the typical barrier coating.  This revolutionary process allows bending, stamping, post-painting and even shearing, while providing self-healing characteristics that help protect newly exposed zinc that naturally occurs during secondary processing.

InterCoat®ChemGuard is a major development for any user looking to extend the corrosion resistance of galvanized steel.  The product is RoHS compliant and continues to protect during stamping, roll forming, shearing and is weldable. With a low coefficient of friction, it actually enhances these processes.  InterCoat®ChemGuard is designed to be applied on the galvanize line or, for custom formulas, by the original coil coater and developer of this unique compound.

Intercoat Chemguard Salt Spray Test

G40 bare (left) after 144 hours and G40 with InterCoat® ChemGuard (right) after 2520 hours. Test: ASTM B117 salt spray.

InterCoat®ChemGuard offers significant cost savings because it allows for lighter zinc to form the bond. It is not necessary to apply heavy zinc; it reduces the need for zinc coatings heavier than G30, in many applications on the market today. The product also eliminates the need for temporary corrosion protection coatings, often used in shipping and materials storage, including hexavalent chrome, a known carcinogen, making it more environmentally friendly for all building, architectural, transportation and consumer appliance applications.

It is applicable to many industries, including automotive, aerospace, construction, electrical conduit, wall studs, furniture, fixtures, appliances, outdoor and highway railing, agricultural, lawn and garden and other products using galvanize.

For more information on this product, please visit the website at: www.lowerzinc.com


To discuss, or arrange a trial, please contact:

Bill Capizzano, President
Chemcoaters, Inc.
700 Chase Street
Gary, IN 46404
Email:  BillC@chemcoaters.com
Phone:  219-977-1929

or

Mike Tieri, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Email: MikeT@chemcoaters.com
Phone: 708-715-7759

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Chemcoaters Addresses EQ Controversy Directly

 

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ASTM B117 salt spray test results, performed on HDG G235 with hexavalent chemtreat vs. HDG G40 with InterCoat® ChemGuard 315, as exposed for 1500 hours. The RoHS compliant coating applied by Chemcoaters is made with trivalent chrome vs. hexavalent chrome, a known carcinogenic.

“G40 hot dip galvanized with Intercoat® ChemGuard will substantially outperform G235 and offer a much lower overall cost,” states director of sales & marketing Mike Tieri

In a forceful announcement made today, Chemcoaters, Inc. (Gary, Indiana) directly addressed the EQ (Equivalent Coating) controversy with the statement above, attributed to Mike Tieri, Director of Sales & Marketing for the company, a leading green coil coater based in Gary, Indiana.

Elaborating, Mr. Tieri cited the following example.

“For 16 ga coil (0.056 specifically), the zinc coating to a G30 thickness is currently adding $1.90 cwt. By contrast, G235 thickness zinc coating is $11.10 cwt. To apply our Intercoat® ChemGuard to G30 is no more than $4.00 cwt, so the economics are unquestionable. Since G30 is commercially available from many more sources, it means service centers, OEM’s and processors can use a lighter and obviously less-expensive zinc coating thickness, have a metal product that is considerably easier to form and shape, reduce SKU’s, increase inventory turns, increase corrosion resistance (see graphic) and save money immediately. Doesn’t get much better,” Tieri mused. He further noted that this example is not always applicable, given the size of the coils supplied to Chemcoaters.

The InterCoat® ChemGuard product can also remain bare, be painted or welded, plus it’s RoHS compliant and can even be tinted in a spectrum of colorations, according to Tieri.

Chemcoaters, Inc. is a leading supplier of various coil coatings and cleaning services for the coiled metals market. The company’s patented InterCoat® ChemGuard 300 coating is formulated with trivalent chrome vs. hexavalent chrome, making it environmentally friendly in all building, architectural, transportation and consumer appliance applications.   InterCoat® ChemGuard 300 coating has superior corrosion resistance, as well. Chemcoaters offers a presentation that evidences this fact to all interested parties.  

 

For more information, please contact:

Mike Tieri
Director of Sales Marketing
Chemcoaters, Inc.
700 Chase Street
Gary, IN 46404
Phone:  877-411-2905
Email:  miket@chemcoaters.com
Website: www.chemcoaters.com
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Chemcoaters Service Center Workshop & Plant Tour

Take a few hours to gather some great information and ideas to make your 2015 a great year!

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Come on over to Chemcoaters for networking, lunch and to see new and exciting things to amaze your customers!

When: Thursday February 26, 2015

Where: Chemcoaters, Gary, IN (more details below)

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

What:

  • Information about the products and processes that can help your customer
  • Learn all about Intercoat© ChemGuard and the customers it can help
  • Dry Film Lubricants, Thin Film Acrylics, Reclamation
  • Markets and the products that can help you succeed in them
  • Technical Experts to address all questions and concerns
  • Tour of the coating line and facility
  • Lunch will be served
  • Networking
  • Gift for participating

“If you’ve been to a workshop before, this will give you more insight and get you even more familiar with everything we do and how you can use it to develop more business.”

“If this is your first chance to learn about Intercoat© ChemGuard, you’ll be amazed at how this can help some of your current customers, and just may unlock the door that has been locked up this point!  Invest in yourself!”

Call Mike Tieri to reserve your spot for a fun, interesting and informative session!

Mike Tieri
Director of Sales Marketing
Chemcoaters, Inc.
700 Chase Street
Gary, IN 46404
Phone:  877-411-2905
Email:  miket@chemcoaters.com
Website: www.chemcoaters.com
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