HOW THE MARKET IS CHANGING
Acid corrosion inhibitors are becoming harder to source. Regulatory and price pressures are increasing. These factors reduce the availability and increase the price of acid corrosion inhibitors. Manufacturers of inhibited acid, metal finishers, and water treatment companies use acid corrosion inhibitors to reduce corrosion during rust removal.
Several acid inhibitors manufacturers have discontinued some of their products. Availability of many others is generally low. Additionally, a number of manufacturers have significantly increased prices recently. Moreover, price increases may be due to reduced supply options and stricter regulation of chemical raw materials.
The changing market conditions have not affected the prices of Brad-Tech 6030 and Brad-Chem 593 acid inhibitors in this way. Brad-Chem 593 gives highly efficient inhibition in many different acid systems. Brad-Tech 6030 is a unique, cost-effective acid corrosion inhibitor, primarily for hydrochloric acid, and acetic acid. Moreover, this versatile inhibitor is also effective in neutral to mildly alkaline conditions.
USES OF ACID CORROSION INHIBITORS
Many industries use acids to remove rust, scale and dirt from metals. The acids chemically react with metal oxides in an acid-base neutralisation. The reaction products are generally water soluble and they dissolve in the acid. Accordingly, industries often use this process to clean metals prior to onward processing or metal finishing. For example, many galvanisers use acid metal pickling to remove rust and scale prior to galvanising.
Some applications require the acid to clean the metal, leaving a shiny surface. However, for other applications a slightly duller surface finish will suffice. Furthermore, coatings industries often prefer a duller surface that gives the coating a key. By contrast, most cleaning industry applications necessitate a shiny finish.
COST-EFFECTIVE ACID CORROSION INHIBITORS
Increased cost and reduced availability of acid corrosion inhibitors affect industries that rely on acid cleaning and rust removal. Brad-Chem manufacture a cost-effective range of acid inhibitors with excellent supply continuity.
Our acid corrosion inhibitors give multi-metal protection and, therefore, they protect various metals and alloys. Acid cleaning formulations containing Brad-Tech 6030 and Brad-Chem 593 have gained approvals in many industry sectors.
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