In the corrosive marine environment, metal protection is of utmost importance to protect valuable assets used in oil and gas, shipping and coastal industrial applications.
Today’s marine coatings employ a variety of additives to protect equipment from the marine environment, and coatings are often applied in a relatively thick film. CAB-O-SIL® fumed silica is incorporated into these systems to prevent settling and provide effective sag resistance during the application of thick films.
Our hydrophobic fumed silica products are particularly well-suited to provide this functionality in epoxy and polyurethane resin systems, which are common in marine applications. In addition to anti-sag and anti-settling properties, fumed silica can provide improved corrosion resistance, chemical resistance and scratch resistance of the cured polymer coating.