Anti-Corrosive Quality of Kryron CNT-MMC Alloys
The corrosion resistance of the Kryron CNT-MMC Alloys is a quality that clearly separates the new alloys from the alloys not being subject to the process of Kryronization. The wide reaching useful implications of having aluminum and alloys that are anti-corrosive is immense if the viability of the material in commercial applications can be validated.
Thermal Plasma Spray
Thermal plasma spray as a potential method for creating a shell against corrosion and wear. Kryron powder is applied directly onto substrates through thermal plasma hard-facing process. In the process, the Kryron powder is introduced into the plasma arc where the extreme temperature instantly melt and propel the particles on to the substrate where the materials fuse together to form a very strong bond. The resulting coating is made from an accumulation of sprayed particles, the surface doesn’t significantly heat up, making it potentially useful for coating plastics and other lower melt point materials.
There are a large number of technological parameters that influence the interaction of the particles with the plasma jet and the substrate and therefore the deposit properties. These parameters include amount of Kryron applied, plasma gas composition and flow rate, energy input, torch offset distance, substrate cooling, etc. are the subject of continuing research as the viability of commercial applications to agriculture and heavy equipment, for potentially both corrosion resistant parts, and frequently replaced parts to extend useable life.
Early research & development shows the potential for using the Kryron powder as an additive to various paints to enhance the overall performance—longevity, color integrity, anti-corrosive, chip resistance.