Eden Prairie, Minnesota – Birchwood Technologies offers a full line of water-based and solvent-based inhibitors and sealants to prevent rust and corrosion on all metal surfaces. Birchwood Technologiesrust preventative and corrosion inhibiting products enable selection according to needs for lubricity, dryness, and decorative appeal.
Manufacturers can now select the exact rust preventative that will best suit their needs. The different product formulations allow for variables such as the type of metal surface in question, term of protection needed, and conditions of exposure in handling, shipping, and storage. Special considerations such as removability and post-treatment operations can be considered in the selection of the correct product.
24 to 72 hours salt spray protection with water-based products
Following similar ASTM grading, Birchwood Technologies water-based products provide a wide range of protection levels and surface appearance. These products include a water dilutable oil, a dry water-based sealant, a satin-gloss acrylic polymer, and a high-gloss urethane polymer sealant. None of these aqueous products have any VOC content or flash point.
Widely used on tooling, motion control components, automotive parts, and in other applications, Birchwood Technologies sealants are available in 5 gallon and 55 gallon quantities, and may be ordered online.
48 to 120 hours salt spray protection with solvent-based products
Birchwood Technologies solvent-based products provide robust protection for various metal surfaces, including raw steel/casting inventory, in-process parts, finished products in distributor warehouses, or parts in long-term storage or overseas shipment. Rust inhibitors are graded based on their performance in ASTM B117 Salt Spray Testing and/or ASTM D1748 Humidity Testing. Depending on the rust inhibitor selected, the user can achieve protective coatings with either a slightly oily water-displacing film, or a dry-to-touch, non-oily sealant, or a soft-waxy, self-healing film. Three of the products are also available in high flash point, Low-VOC versions for areas with sensitive air quality requirements.