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Permanent corrosion protection is more effective and less expensive than standard heavy-zinc galvanize
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 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
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Longtime veteran of steel industry to lead sales and marketing efforts for major coil coater and coatings manufacturer
Effective immediately, Mike Tieri, 59, has been named Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Chemcoaters, Inc., a leading coil coater as well as a manufacturer of proprietary coating chemistries at its sister company, Eco Green, both based in the heart of the American steel industry, Gary, Indiana. This appointment was announced by company president Bill Capizzano.
Mike joined Chemcoaters in 2013, following a long career in steel sales dating back to 1993 at Cresco Steel, then Viking Materials and Kloeckner Metals. Subsequently, Mike was a Sales Manager for Chicago Tube & Iron, Kloeckner and JDM Steel.
Prior to this promotion, Mike served as Director of Sales & Marketing for Chemcoaters and Eco Green, spearheading the efforts on both companies’ sales initiatives, key account management, sales strategy and new business development. He works closely with the company’s ad and PR agency on brand building and development of the messaging to the mills, service centers and OEMs in the industry. Recently, he developed a highly successful campaign for the Chemcoaters coil washing service, using a “Car Wash” theme he developed with the agency. Mike was also honored in 2016 by the Metal Service Center Institute for his innovative and clever social media campaigns.
Mike and wife Jill live in Tinley Park, Illinois, have five children and six grandchildren. They are members of Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Based in Gary, Indiana, Chemcoaters, Inc. is a leading supplier of green coil coatings, as well as traditional prepaint and protective coil coatings such as dry film lubes and other RoHS-compliant coatings. Virtually no VOCs or HAPs are present in the process. 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 on their unique and proprietary patented coating that evidences this fact to all interested parties.
For more information, please contact:
Bill Capizzano, President
700 Chase Street
Gary, IN 46404