Corrosion Inhibitor Additive
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Protect From Corrosion with a Water Based Rust Inhibitor


Corrosion is a significant concern for any process that involves working with metals. It is crucial that when working with a lubricant that you ensure that you have sufficient corrosion protection so that you can maintain the integrity of your products as well as your equipment. At Italmach Chemicals, we provide access to an exceptional range of corrosion inhibitors suitable for use with a wide range of lubricants to protect from oxidation under a variety of conditions. Our premium formulations are suitable for even the most complex processes and conditions.



What is a Corrosion Inhibitor Additive?


The main purpose of a corrosion inhibitor additive is to prevent the conditions that would cause oxidation, or rust, to occur. Rust inhibitors are usually comprised of silicates, phosphates, sulfur and boron containing compounds that slow down the reaction by preferentially binding to the metals to create a protective layer. This prevents the metal from reacting with water or oxygen and protects the metal from degradation. At Italmach Chemicals, we have produced a range of effective corrosion inhibitors through our Polartech line, suitable for a range of applications.



Find Out More About Our Corrosion Inhibitor Additives Today


Preventing corrosion is an important aspect of your work, so it is crucial that you have the right rust inhibitors in your lubricants. To find out more about the range of corrosion inhibitors offered by Italmach Chemicals, call our team today at (800) 321-0467.


Frequently Asked Questions


How do corrosion inhibitors work?


Corrosion inhibitors typically work by blocking the contact of metal surfaces and oxygen or water in the environment. This is a passive method, but another approach is to neutralize the acidic components in the solution to prevent oxidation from occurring.



How much corrosion inhibitor do I need?


When making the decision of how much corrosion inhibitor you need, it is crucial that you consider all aspects of the process that you are performing and the type of base lubricant that you are using. If you are interested in learning more about how to determine these factors, reach out to our helpful team.



Why does corrosion occur and how do you prevent it?


Corrosion occurs when metals are exposed to catalysts such as water and oxygen. When this happens, a process called oxidation occurs. This process is destructive to the metals and will cause them to degrade over time.

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