___ Corrosion is a global issue with severe consequences, including plant shutdowns, resource wastage, product loss or contamination, reduced efficiency, costly maintenance, and the need for expensive overdesign. It particularly threatens the safety and technological advancement in large structures, vehicles, and constructions. Despite the emergence of new materials replacing metals in some areas, metallic parts remain essential in various domains. Addressing this, SiKÉMIA provides tailored corrosion prevention solutions to meet diverse needs and constraints in many companies and technological fields.
Thanks to functional molecules, SiKÉMIA can advise a ready-to-use solution which enables the formation of Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) on your metallic substrates. These SAMs are stable in time and under various conditions (e.g. humidity, acids, alkaline solutions, and low temperature) and prevent metallic surfaces from corrosion.
Various anticorrosive products contain Chrome VI compounds or derivatives because of the high performances they offer. Due to health concerns, these chemicals are progressively replaced to ensure the protection against oxidation. Our passivation solutions are totally chromium free.
Coating Adhesion on Metals
The use of a coating to isolate the metal from its environment allows to prevent the isolated parts from corrosion. In that case, a good adhesion on the surfaces to protect is mandatory. SiKÉMIA provide binders to enhance attachment between metallic substrates and a large panel of coatings, including epoxies, polyurethanes, and polyacrylates. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested by our adhesion promotors.
Moreover, the versatile nature of our chemistry means that it can be used either as a discrete layer applied prior to the coating or as a component that is mixed in with a formulation.