Water-Based Corrosion Inhibitors Provide Metal Protection
Birchwood Technologies offers water-based inhibitors and sealants that enable selection according to needs for lubricity, dryness and decorative appeal.
Birchwood Technologies offers water-based inhibitors and sealants to prevent rust and corrosion on all metal surfaces with 24 to 72-hour salt spray protection. These rust preventative and corrosion inhibiting products enable selection according to needs for lubricity, dryness and decorative appeal.
The different product formulations allow for variables such as the type of metal surface in question, term of protection needed, and conditions of exposure in handling, shipping and storage. Special considerations such as removability and post-treatment operations can be considered in the selection of the correct product.
Following similar ASTM grading, these water-based products provide a range of protection levels and surface appearance. These products include a water dilutable oil, a dry water-based sealant, a satin-gloss acrylic polymer, and a high-gloss urethane polymer sealant. None of these aqueous products have any VOC content or flash point.
Used on tooling, motion control components, automotive parts and in many other applications, the sealants are available in 5 gallon and 55 gallon quantities.
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