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Surface Engineering

Edited by
C.M. Cotell
C.M. Cotell
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J.A. Sprague
J.A. Sprague
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F.A. Smidt, Jr.
F.A. Smidt, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
5
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-170-2
Publication date:
1994
Book Chapter

Rust-Preventive Compounds

By
Harry D. Ferrier, Jr.
Harry D. Ferrier, Jr.
Revising author
Quaker Chemical Corporation
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Published:
1994
Page range:
412 - 420

Abstract

Rust-preventive compounds are removable coatings used for the protection of the surfaces of iron, steel, coated or galvanized products, and other alloys. This article describes the basic parts of rust-preventive compounds, namely, carrier, film former, polar materials, and specialty additives. It explains types of rust-preventive compounds, including dry films and water-based dry films. The article also discusses the methods of application of various compounds, such as petrolatum compounds and emulsion compounds. It contains tables that provide information on the characteristics, applications, and physical properties of rust-preventive materials covered by military specifications. Finally, the article describes the various considerations and parameters for selecting rust-preventive materials.

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Harry D. Ferrier, Jr., 1994. "Rust-Preventive Compounds", Surface Engineering, C.M. Cotell, J.A. Sprague, F.A. Smidt, Jr.

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