German Patent Provides Unprecedented Technical Advances
Corrosion Control (CCC) formally started as a coating manufacturer
in 1955 as Corroless International when it acquired rights to
a German Patent for a unique, rare pigment that transforms rust
into magnetite--an inert iron oxide. This pigment was the basis
for the rust stabilizing coal tar epoxy formula
that became the foundation for state-of-the-art, proven anti-corrosion
Today, Corroless Corrosion Control specializes in the manufacturer
of high performance two-part cold applied liquid
epoxies for specific industry groups: oil and
gas industry, water industry, rail and highways, power industry,
food and hygiene coatings, bund and tank linings. In order to
be more competitive in certain foreign markets, CCC has licensed
some of its trade secrets to other coating companies in Germany,
Australia, Spain, Pakistan, Malaysia, Peru and Cyprus.
A Respected International Leader in Corrosion Control
thousands of successful applications, many over 20 years old without
re-coating and still suitable for many more years of service,
Corroless Corrosion Control has become a world leader in corrosion
control. CCC has achieved these results by including
major technical advantages and benefits in its' comprehensive
range of anti-corrosion systems as well as changing
conventional attitudes about the way corrosion can be controlled.
CCC coatings are consistently specified to control corrosion
where traditional coatings have failed!
With excellent resistance to chemicals, moisture, high heat and
cold temperatures, CCC coatings are ideal for use in most environments
but especially in chemical and marine applications in such extreme
environmental conditions found in the North Sea and the Middle
You have a lot of choices!
approximately 37 foreign and domestic
manufacturers of epoxies active in the U.S. pipeline market.
Each offers an average of 6 different formulas--
you're looking at a total of 222 to choose from--
enough to make anyone's head spin!
applications include offshore production platforms and drilling
rigs, gas holding vessels, power generation facilities, water
and fuel storage, dock infrastructures, railways, bridges and
infrastructures and all types of industrial plant equipment and
machinery--wherever corrosion is a constant threat.
Worldwide Recognition and Acceptance
The total solution may also require effective control of substrate
corrosion and protection against external factors such as water,
hydro-carbons, chemicals, salt and pollution. Control is achieved
by using Corroless Epoxy Rust Stabilizers, Reinforced Epoxy Rust
Stabilizers and Reinforced Finishes.
Thus Corroless has earned the recognition, acceptance and respect
of major industries throughout the world. Through a wide range
of complimentary products and systems to combat corrosion, Corroless
anti-corrosion systems are widely used worldwide
in over 40 industrial countries.
Corroless Corrosion Control joins a well-known coatings group!
In January, 2001, Corroless International was purchased by The
Tikkurila Coatings Group and became one of its major subsidiaries.
The name of the company was then changed to Corroless Corrosion
Tikkurila is one of Europe's foremost paint manufacturers,
supplying high-performance, environmentally safe coatings for
the manufacturing, construction and renovation markets. With its
headquarters in Finland, Tikkurila has manufacturing facilities
in Finland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Poland plus
customer service centers and warehouses in Sweden, Denmark, Ireland,
Russia, Hungary, Estonia and Latvia.
Tikkurila brings over 100 years of experience in the development,
manufacture and application of coatings. Committed to ongoing
research, Tikkurila continuously develops innovative products
to boost protective performance.
Corroless Corrosion Control is now located in West Bromwich, West
Midlands, England where it shares production facilities as well
as R&D, Technical Department, testing lab, staff and administrative
departments with its new parent, Tikkurila Coatings.
1990, Corroless Corrosion Control participated in a lab test performed
by ITI Anti-Corrosion, Inc., in Houston, Texas for the Alyeska
Group. The request came from an Alyeska engineer who had previously
been with British Petroleum and was very familiar with Corroless
products, having used them extensively in the North Sea-- particularly
a coal tar epoxy called "Corroguard EP" (now
called "Corroless EP" ). Of 24 coatings tested,
only Corroguard EP and one other coating passed all the
tests. This was Corroless Corrosion Control's introduction into
the U.S. market.
As a result, Corroless-U.S.A. (CUSA), was formed in Houston,
Texas to market Corroless coatings to the pipeline
industry. Although CUSA maintained warehouse facilities
in Houston, Texas, in 1996 the company moved its administrative
offices to Bridgeport, CT and again in June, 2005 to South
Burlington, Vermont. About the same time, it relocated
its Houston warehouse to Lafayette, Louisiana.
Corroless' enhanced cold-applied liquid epoxies
and corrosion inhibitors defy corrosion caused
by severe environments occurring in both soil and the atmosphere,
properties eagerly sought after by pipeline companies
and offshore operators. For
this reason, CUSA has focused its marketing and distribution energies
on the oil, gas offshore and
Kwik-Set is born!
In 1997, CUSA worked hard to formulate an epoxy that would set
up quickly, thus answering an important need of the pipeline
industry--to allow backfilling as quickly as possible.
A target set up time of 3 hours after application was set and
finally met! The two-part, liquid epoxy called Kwik-Set
was the result.
Not only does it set up rapidly, but it coats
wet pipe, another pipeline requirement! At its introduction
at the 1998 NACE Convention and Exhibition in San Diego,
its remarkable properties were visibly demonstrated, in a large,
50-gallon fish tank where steel panels were coated under water,
then left to set up lying in the water.
Since then, Corroless-USA continues to investigate niche opportunities
in the pipeline industry and will soon introduce
two new epoxies sometime in 2006: a cold-weather coating that
can be applied at ambient temperatures of 35ºF and a high,
in-service temperature epoxy to withstand over 250ºF
(wet heat) and 300ºF
[this high-temperature epoxy is already
available - see High
Temperatures at the side bar].
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