19.05.2016

Lasting asset protection

Large industrial facilities and steel structures have a lot of surface area open to attack. Only several layers of an anti-corrosion coating can ensure that wind turbines, steel bridges and ships fulfil their purpose and pay off in the long run.
Covestro has developed a pioneering solution that offers a number of advantages: Pasquick technology makes corrosion protection cheaper and less time-consuming than conventional processes, while delivering results that are just as long-lasting and high in quality. One reason is because it reduces the number of coats required.
“Both operators and contractors benefit from Pasquick,” said corrosion protection expert Thomas Bäker of Covestro. “Eliminating one of the coating steps saves contractors time and labour costs. They gain flexibility, meaning they can meet tighter deadlines or take on more projects in the same period.”
However, Pasquick also benefits wind park and plant operators, shipyards and municipal bridge maintenance offices: Reducing the number of coating steps can save on labour costs, which in turn reduces the overall cost of the coating process. Furthermore, structures can return to service sooner.
Anti-corrosion coatings based on polyaspartic raw materials fulfill the requirements of ISO 12944 and have a low solvent content. They are efficient and recommended by leading coating manufacturers. Even various industry standards are now moving in this direction.