Cortec Expands its EcoShield 386 Portfolio with a New Fast-Dry Version: EcoShield 386 FD

Date: 25/08/2020

Cortec launched EcoShield 386 FD, a new fast-dry water-based DTM anti-corrosion coating, which expands the EcoShield 386 portfolio.

Cortec® Corporation has recently launched EcoShield® 386 FD, a new water-based anti-corrosion coating that combines the environmental advantages of a water-based coating with the EcoShield® 386 micro corrosion inhibiting technology in a topcoat that will force-dry in 5 to 10 minutes.

The new solution can be exploited by manufacturers of pipes, tubes, and other metal components who don't have enough time to cool and dry the coated parts before continuing the production process. The faster drying time of EcoShield® 386 FD makes it easier to handle components that need to be processed and stacked or packed right away, reducing or eliminating the problem of hot coated parts sticking to each other only to be pulled apart and cause coating failure and corrosion later.

What is EcoShield® 386 FD and how it works

EcoShield® 386 FD is a water-based acrylic one coat system (topcoat) that can be applied DTM at 1.5-3.0 mils (37.5-75 μm) DFT (dry film thickness) to provide protection in harsh, outdoor, unsheltered applications. It contains 0.6 pounds of VOCs per gallon (72 g/L) and is an alternative to solvent-based and zinc-rich paints. It relies on a complex mixture of non-hazardous "nano" sized corrosion inhibitors to provide a more continuous layer of corrosion protection in micro cavities where traditional inhibitors may leave gaps due to their larger relative particle size. EcoShield® 386 FD can be applied clear or matched to most custom colours for minimal change in surface appearance.

The new coating is part of Cortec's ongoing effort to develop environmentally responsible corrosion solutions.