The Latin verb corrodere, from which the word ‘corrosion’ is derived, means to decompose, to decay or gnaw to pieces. The best-known form of corrosion is rust: iron or steel reacts to oxygen and water and weathers. The resulting damage is in the billions. No matter whether steel, iron or any other material – it is not possible without reliable corrosion protection!
DÖRKEN is the leading supplier of microlayer corrosion protection systems. With innovative technologies, we offer the best possible corrosion protection for every industry.
Tailor-made solutions for your project: Get in touch with us and tell us your requirements for corrosion protection. Our experts will find the optimum coating solution for your project and, thanks to a global network of licensed coaters, ensure the highest quality.
For more than 30 years, the experts of DÖRKEN Coatings have developed effective systems for corrosion protection and are glad to share their in-depth knowledge with you.
What forms of corrosion are there?
Corrosion occurs in various forms, depending on the environmental conditions, these include:
Active or passive corrosion protection can be used to protect a material against these and other forms of corrosion (hydrogen-induced stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen corrosion, bimetallic corrosion, etc).
What is active corrosion protection?
'Active corrosion protection’ is the term used when measures are taken to directly influence and block the reaction processes. These include all protective treatments of metallic surfaces that have an active corrosion-inhibiting effect. There are different procedures for this:
What is passive corrosion protection?
In passive corrosion protection, the material is separated by a coating in front of the aggressive element (air, water, acid). Possibilities for the formation of a protective layer include:
Although corrosion can never be stopped completely, corrosion protection will slow down the process – and with a suitable coating solution it can even be slowed down considerably.
The right solution is the one that is best suited to your challenges and objectives. Dörken Coatings offers you a variety of innovative corrosion protection coating solutions: