According to Cortec Corporation (St. Paul, MN), among its top-performing water-based DTM (direct to metal) permanent coatings is EcoShield 386, which has been able to provide outstanding corrosion protection in salt spray chamber testing. Cortec has recently expanded this unique portfolio of water-based anti-corrosion coatings by developing a new fast-dry version called EcoShield 386 FD.
EcoShield 386 FD combines the worker and environmental advantages of a water-based coating with the outstanding performance of EcoShield 386 micro corrosion inhibiting technology in a topcoat that will force-dry in five to 10 minutes. This is ideal for manufacturers of pipes, tubes, and other metal components without enough time to cool and dry the coated parts before continuing the production process. The faster drying time of EcoShield 386 FD makes it easier to handle components that need to be processed and stacked or packed right away, reducing or eliminating the problem of hot coated parts sticking to each other only to be pulled apart and cause coating failure and corrosion later.