Water-based and Solvent-based Corrosion Inhibitors

August 25, 2017
Water-based and Solvent-based Corrosion Inhibitors

Birchwood Technologies offers a full line of water-based and solvent-based inhibitors and sealants to prevent rust and corrosion on all metal surfaces. Birchwood Technologies rust preventative and corrosion inhibiting products enable selection according to needs for lubricity, dryness and decorative appeal.

Manufacturers can select the exact rust preventative that will best suit their needs. The different product formulations allow for variables such as the type of metal surface in question, term of protection needed, and conditions of exposure in handling, shipping and storage. Special considerations such as removability and post-treatment operations can be considered in the selection of the correct product.

24 To 72 Hours Salt Spray Protection With Water-Based Products

Following similar ASTM grading, Birchwood Technologies water-based products provide a range of protection levels and surface appearance. These products include a water dilutable oil, a dry water-based sealant, a satin-gloss acrylic polymer, and a high-gloss urethane polymer sealant. None of these aqueous products have any VOC content or flash point.

Widely used on tooling, motion control components, automotive parts and in many other applications, all Birchwood Technologies sealants are available in 5 gallon and 55 gallon quantities, and may be ordered online.

48 To 120 Hours Salt Spray Protection With Solvent-Based Products

Birchwood Technologies solvent-based products provide robust protection for various metal surfaces, including raw steel/casting inventory, in-process parts, finished products in distributor warehouses, or parts in long-term storage or overseas shipment. Rust inhibitors are graded based on their performance in ASTM B117 salt spray testing and/or ASTM D1748 humidity testing. Depending on the rust inhibitor selected, the user can achieve protective coatings with either a slightly oily water-displacing film, or a dry-to-touch, non-oily sealant, or a soft-waxy, self-healing film. Three of the products are also available in high flash point, low-VOC versions for areas with sensitive air quality requirements.

Related Glossary Terms

  • flash


    Thin web or film of metal on a casting that occurs at die partings and around air vents and movable cores. This excess metal is due to necessary working and operating clearances in a die. Flash also is the excess material squeezed out of the cavity as a compression mold closes or as pressure is applied to the cavity.

  • lubricity


    Measure of the relative efficiency with which a cutting fluid or lubricant reduces friction between surfaces.