The government is using a new process to build a coating that is expected to have a 10 times higher protection level than existing anti-rust coating material.
A company called UIC (United International Chemical Corporation) has just developed the anti-reflective coating, which will be used to protect steel and concrete against corrosion, a new coating technology, the New York Times reports.
The coating is currently used to help protect metals, but scientists have found that it can be used for other applications.UIC developed the new material with a group of scientists from the University of Iowa, including researchers at the University at Buffalo, and it is currently being tested in an environment where rust is known to occur.
The research was conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Klimov, professor of mechanical engineering at the UIC, who says the coating was developed by a team led by Klimova and the university.UIMC has partnered with UIC to develop the anti, or anti-reactive, coating for the steel and cement industries, the Times reports, adding that the coating will be available in a wide variety of different materials.
The anti-freezing coating has a surface that can freeze and form an antihydrogen layer, which is a substance that prevents corrosion.
It also protects the surface from water and air and it reduces friction when working in water, according to the Times.
The new coating can be applied to a wide range of surfaces, including wood, concrete and metals, according the Times, which adds that UIMC is also working on a non-freeze coating, the Anti-Freezing Composite, which can be placed on top of existing materials and will be more resistant to corrosion.UI’s scientists are currently working on creating a new material that could be used in the steel industry, the paper said.