POLY GE, a self-healing anti-corrosion paint additive which can ensure coating materials’ anti-corrosion ability and prolong the service life, has been successfully developed by a Chinese enterprise, China News reported on Jan. 10.
The paint additive, developed by Shandong GEWU New Material Technology Co., Ltd, has passed technical inspections of various authoritative testing institutes in China, including the Institute of Metal Research under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
POLY GE, an environment-friendly, self-healing anti-corrosion paint additive, can effectively protect against corrosion under complex conditions, prolonging the service life of the material and reducing economic losses and the accident rates caused by corrosion.
In addition, the self-healing anti-corrosion paint is advantageous over traditional paint, as it can achieve automatic restoration after the coating is damaged, preventing it from further corrosion and terminate corrosion.
Statistics show that corrosion causes $700-billion in global losses each year, accounting for 2-4 percent of the world’s GDP, more than 6 times of that caused by natural disasters including earthquakes, typhoons, and floods.
The additive is expected to play a significant role in modern industry, transportation, energy industry, and oceanographic engineering.