Preservation Sciences presents Navy test results of its environmentally safe anti-rust product at MegaRust 2006
Preservation Sciences Inc., a company that develops and manufactures industrial coatings and preservative technologies, presented a technical white paper on Flash OFF at MegaRust 2006 in Norfolk, VA, last week. Emery Ellinger, COO of Preservation Sciences, presented the results from Corrpro Companies Inc. on testing completed for the U.S. Navy on Flash OFF used in conjunction with Sherwin-Williams coatings...
NORFOLK, VA, June 19, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Preservation Sciences Inc., a company that develops and manufactures industrial coatings and preservative technologies, presented a technical white paper on Flash OFF at MegaRust 2006 in Norfolk, VA, last week. Flash OFF is a patented product developed by Preservation Sciences to take advantage of the trends toward more effective, easier to use products to fight corrosion.
Emery Ellinger, COO of Preservation Sciences, presented the results from Corrpro Companies Inc. on testing completed for the U.S. Navy on Flash OFF used in conjunction with Sherwin-Williams coatings. The completion of the non-skid coatings shows that Flash OFF did not affect the adhesion of Sherwin-Williams non-skid coatings.
Ellinger's technical presentation started by addressing the problems and costs of surface preparation in the marine and shipyard industry. Until recently, the industry has traditionally used grit blasting to remove paint and coatings. "Hydro-blasting," which uses high pressure water to remove coatings, is emerging as a newer technology in many of the shipyards. However, flash rust is inherent with most hydro-blasting.
Furthermore, the presentation also highlighted why traditional rust inhibitors have not adequately worked because they affect the adhesion of the coatings. Most inhibitors use nitrites, nitrates and amine-based systems. Many of these inhibitors are film forming agents which therefore affect the adhesion of coatings.
The presentation illustrated the performance of the Flash OFF product versus the competitive products, and it also specified the cost advantage of using Flash OFF due to the efficiencies of application over competitive systems. The U.S. Navy and other commercial users demand performance as well as a financial justification for the use of such products.
MegaRust 2006, Marine Coatings and Corrosion Conference brings together many segments of the marine industry: commercial, government, military, shipyards, offshore and coatings manufacturers. MegaRust 2006 combines six forums:
• National Surface Treatment Center's Rust Conference
• Commander Fleet Forces Command's Fleet Corrosion Control Forum
• National Shipbuilding Research Program SP-3 Meeting
• Submarine Preservation Conference
• Navy Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility's Coating Group
• U.S. Coast Guard's Coatings & Corrosion Control Tiger Team Meeting
The MegaRust symposium provided a valuable entree into the marine marketplace because of the key decision makers from the marine, offshore and U.S. Navy attending this show.
Preservation Sciences Inc. (www.preservationsciences.com) is a company that researches, manufactures and markets preservative products for the food, beverage and industrial markets.