Whether at the splash or tidal zones, top side, bottom side or immersion- offshore production can be particularly problematic. Salt water and other corrosive compounds threaten steel’s strength and integrity by posing the risk of oxidation.
Our primer includes zinc, known for its ability to act as a protective coating for steel thanks to its galvanic properties. This means that zinc will oxidize before steel does when exposed to harsh saltwater environments.
The addition of conductive carbon nanotubes (CNT) drastically improves the conductivity of the coating, since CNT has 1000 times the conductivity of copper. This allows for more efficient use of the metal content in a galvanic primer like ours.
Electrons from zinc are donated along the CNT quantum network to maximize cathodic protection of the steel beneath.
With an affinity for steel and the strength provided by the CNT reinforced film, TESLAN demonstrates far superior adhesion to any other protective coating. Pull test results routinely exceed 5,500 lbs./sq.in.
CNT’s mechanical properties can be engineered into epoxy and impart those properties into the film. These benefits include tremendous tensile strength, up to 200 times of steel providing outstanding barrier properties, the ability to eliminate microcracking and prevent film breakdown from weathering. You can expect nothing less from the strongest material known to man.