NEI Corporation has introduced a flexible coating product specifically designed to protect oxidizing steel and aluminium exposed to corrosive chemicals or harsh environmental conditions.
The technology was developed in New Zealand and has been used throughout the South Pacific for more than 40 years. In collaboration with the Goldseal Group, NEI is now offering the product for sale in North America under the name Nanomyte TC‐3001. Unlike conventional paint, which will chip or crack when exposed to stress from vibration, expansion or flexing, TC‐3001 will move, bend and conform to the substrate that it covers. The coating can last 10 to 15 years or more, in the field with little or no maintenance.
Nanomyte TC‐3001 is unique in that traditional solvents and binders are replaced by a high‐solids carrier. The material is heated until liquefied, then applied by hot airless spray. The result is a smooth, uniformly thick coating. Cracks and crevices in pre‐existing paint and even spalled concrete, can be filled as the metal surface is covered. TC‐3001 is able to protect the metal substrate by adapting to changing environmental conditions. The coating maintains its resiliency and structural integrity over time, better than conventional anticorrosion paints and coatings.