The Sixth Element’s SE1132 is a uniquely designed graphene that has been particularly developed to improve the corrosion protection properties of coatings.
The primary characteristics of this graphene are good electrical conductivity, platelet shape and high specific surface area. Standard nano-particle dispersion methods can be used to disperse SE1132 in any organic solvent, liquid binder system, as well as water.
SEM SE1132. Image Credit: The Sixth Element (Changzhou) Materials Technology Co, Ltd
SE1132 allows coating formulators to considerably decrease the amount of zinc metal present in zinc container corrosion protection systems without affecting the corrosion protection performance.
When compared to other corrosion protection systems, SE1132 has the ability to increase the corrosion protection properties of the coating, requiring only small amounts of the product.
Salt spray test results: Solvent-based epoxy system: 50 µm thickness — zinc powder, D50: 13 µm. Left: 77% zinc dry film. Right: 25% zinc + 1% SE1132 dry film (>3000 hours). Image Credit: The Sixth Element (Changzhou) Materials Technology Co, Ltd
Water-based epoxy system — 100 µm dry film. 45% zinc D50 13 µm+ 1% SE1132 dry film. Image Credit: The Sixth Element (Changzhou) Materials Technology Co, Ltd