NeverWet’s Anti-Corrosion Properties
We spend a lot of time talking about NeverWet technology in its purest form – superhydrophobic products designed to protect your fabric, shoes, and other water-sensitive materials from being ruined by water. However, we haven’t talked much about NeverWet’s anti-corrosion properties, and there is an incredible amount of value in this amazing product.
What is Corrosion?
Simply put, corrosion is the transformation of a refined metal such as steel or copper to its more chemically-stable form, such as its oxide, hydroxide, or sulfide. This is why we often hear about metals being “oxidized” when they appear rusty or discolored. The Statue of Liberty is a fantastic example of corrosion at work – centuries of exposure to rain (especially acid rain as the Industrial Revolution boomed) turned the original copper structure a greenish-blue color, typical of copper oxidation.
How Does NeverWet Help?
As previously stated, corrosion occurs when water disturbs the chemical makeup of refined metals. NeverWet industrial coatings form a protective surface to repel water that would otherwise find its way into the metal, even in a steel surface with an anti-corrosion coating. Water has a tricky little habit of finding a way into metal despite protective coatings, so we at NeverWet worked tirelessly to discover the solution.
Our NeverWet industrial coatings do more than traditional anti-corrosion coatings, which make use of “sacrificial” elements such as zinc to delay the degradation of the metal. These coatings only delay the inevitable, since their only true protection is to allow the water to degrade them rather than the original surface, which will be rendered helpless once again when the protective coating has been eaten away.
How Does the Competition Measure Up?
In comparative studies, Never-Wet technology has demonstrated a marked improvement in corrosion control and proven to fight corrosion four to six times better than the leading steel surface coating. Our coatings are tested in an extremely debilitating environment – a salt fog chamber, which we then compare to top-of-the-line polyurethane coatings currently used on bridges and skyscrapers everywhere.
Want to learn more, or test the magic for yourself? Check out where you can purchase this incredible spray, and ask yourself – what can NeverWet do for you? We look forward to hearing from you soon!