Power sector anti-corrosion specialist plastocor-international is to perform new research into anti-fouling solutions for the energy market in collaboration with The Chemours Company, a leader in non-stick coatings which owns the Teflon brand.
The two companies unveiled their alliance this morning at European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe in Paris.
The inspiration for the collaboration arose from the intuitive assumption that non-stick surface characteristics can play an important role in the reduction of fouling in the targeted applications.
The research takes an ambient curing, non-VOC epoxy coating system made with plastocor technology as the base and looks to enhance that system by adding the typical low friction, nonstick surface properties that Teflon coatings bring.
“By joining forces with Chemours’ expertise in non-stick technology, we aim to bring an enhanced solution to our customers,” said says Felicia Kreiselmaier, chief executive of plastocor-international, which provides solutions for condensers, heat exchangers and cooling water cycle equipment.
“Our prevailing excellent abrasion resistance and corrosion protection combined with outstanding non-stick properties will tackle the biofouling problem specifically. This will result in further reduction of unscheduled downtime and significant cost savings.”
Wilbert Broeksmit, Global Product Manager Coatings at The Chemours Company, added: “It is always exciting when two companies like ours find each other and are able to merge the best of both technologies. There is no doubt in my mind that we will come up with a solution that will significantly improve anti-fouling in the targeted applications.”
Meet plastocor-international at POWERGEN Europe this week at Stand J20. To register visit https://powergeneurope.com/