Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

November 25th, 2021

CFCM IGLCoatings 400The new product is a uniquely graphene reinforced anti-corrosion clear coating.

IGL Coatings recently launched Ecoclear Aegis. The newly launched product is a graphene reinforced anti-corrosion clear coating.

Uncontrolled corrosion can be deadly, affecting individual safety or environmental consequences - costing trillions of dollars yearly, corrosion affects everyone. With proper corrosion management, the asset's lifetime can be extended, saving costs, preventing irreversible damage to the environment. Coatings are one of the most common and cost-effective solutions but have their flaws.

Traditional anti-corrosion coatings often employ thick paint pigments, which often cover the entire surface to prevent permeation. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult to identify and locate corrosion at an early stage. The need for an anti-corrosion clear coating is nigh.

IGL Coatings' greener solution to this problem was Ecoclear Aegis. As a transparent and greener anti-corrosion clear coating, Aegis is a solution to the corrosion problem. Able to withstand and protect against the most atmospheric corrosive conditions (C5), its transparency provides the ability to identify early signs of corrosion, allowing for early preventive measures. Unlike ordinary anti-corrosive coatings, Ecoclear Aegis reveals defects and creeping corrosions due to its nature of transparency and clarity, enabling early detection and averting costly irreparable damage.

"The graphene used in Aegis is very different from the Nanoplatelete system used in our automotive coatings. Aegis's Graphene is rolled into tube forming graphene nanotubes," said Keong Chun Chieh, CEO of IGL Coatings. "Graphene nanotubes made it lighter, stronger and more resistant to corrosion; this fully optimized the system's hydrophobicity and anti-corrosive properties." Graphene also made Aegis significantly lighter, stronger and more durable compared with other existing solutions. At only 50µm a layer, Aegis is durable and strong, undergoing 3,000 hours in the salt spray chamber; this translates to approximately 7.5 years in a marine environment (or 15 years in a non-marine environment). In line with IGL's core values, Aegis is free from heavy and toxic metals such as chromium, lead, xylene and isocyanate, making it safer during application processes for applicators.


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Feature Video: DeVilbiss TEKNA Gun Flexes on Muscle Car Show

CFCM TeknaGun 400

Carlisle Fluid Technologies’ DeVilbiss TEKNA spray gun was recently featured on an episode of Detroit Muscle on Power Nation TV to bring a 1973 AMC Javelin back to life. Featuring a high finish quality and operator ergonomics, The TEKNA gun’s high transfer efficiency provides materials savings for solvent or waterbase paints.

The spray gun technology, which has been used in automotive refinishing processes for many years, is designed to spray all types of materials and comes with high efficiency or HVLP air caps that produce large spray patterns with even material distribution.


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New Bacharach Sling Psychrometer

CFCM slingpsychrometer 400Paul N. Gardner USA, global distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries, has introduced a new offering: The compact, portable Sling Psychrometer.

As an easy way to measure relative humidity levels quickly, this uniquely compact Bacharach Sling Psychrometer accurately determines per cent relative humidity without the necessity of consulting complex tables. There is no need to wet the wick each time a reading is taken, and it contains a slide rule calculator which correlates wet and dry bulb thermometer indications for direct reading of relative humidity. When not in use, the thermometer case telescopes into the handle for protection.

The Sling Psychrometer consists of two thermometers that are turned by vigorously swinging the handle and exposing the thermometers to rapid air movement. These two thermometers are called dry bulb and wet bulb. The bulb of one thermometer is placed in direct contact with the room air to measure dry-bulb air temperature. The bulb of the other thermometer is covered with a silk or muslin sleeve that is kept moist to record the wet bulb temperature. Evaporation cools the wet bulb more than the dry bulb, and the humidity is obtained as a function of change in temperature. The atmospheric humidity is determined by calculations, steam tables, or using a psychrometric chart.  

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