The Federal Highway Administration in its
landmark study of Corrosion Costs and Preventative Strategies
in the United States, published in 2002, determined that the
direct cost of corrosion to the US Economy is $279 Billion per
year. Twenty Six industrial segments were analyzed for this study.
The study states "Epoxies are the
preferred corrosion control coating for severe environments.
They exhibit superior adhesion and chemical resistant properties."
Traditional epoxies are used as part of
a "system" i.e. multiple coats to achieve their superior
It was found in the FHA survey that surface
preparation and application costs greatly exceed the cost of
coatings. Coatings account for only 4% of the total coating job.
Additionally, coatings which contain unacceptable
levels of VOC's are being driven from the market by regulators.
The coating products that will prevail
in the current market environment are those that can offer superior
performance, contain no VOC's, and are easily applied over a
wide variety of surface conditions, so as to replace the costly
IAG Intumescent Coatings are the ideal
solution for controlling corrosion. As a cost effective- corrosion
resistant coating, we have created a product that meets or exceeds
the demands of the industry.