Corrosion Technology Forum 2018

One of the solutions to combat corrosion is hydrogen induced resistant steel for Oil and Gas pipelines. Be a part of the event to be aware of various trends to fight against corrosion. Get connected with industry stalwarts to discuss corrosion prevention opportunities in various industries across geographies. Join the biggest Corrosion Event ever, few days left. Before the real action begins, here is a sneak peek into the galore of knowledge that the speakers will coat through the two-day conference. 

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AkzoNobel bags two-year Intersleek supply deal with shipping giant Nakilat

AkzoNobel NV has secured a two-year deal to continue supplying its award-winning Intersleek 1100SR foul release coating to Qatari shipping and maritime giant Nakilat (Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd). Established in 2004, Nakilat operates one of the largest fleets of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in the world and offers a wide array of maritime services such as ship repair, shipbuilding, towage and shipping agency services. The two companies already have a long-standing relationship and the new agreement means that by the end of 2018, more than 640,000 litres of Intersleek 1100SR will have been applied to 108 of Nakilat’s LNG vessels across the globe. Read more


In order to reduce the weight of cars and to enhance fuel efficiency, automotive designers started in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s to introduce applications based on plastics. Today, plastics make up about 50 percent of the volume of a car – and less than 10 percent of its weight. Plastics can be found in a wide range of interior and exterior automotive applications today and it is fair to say that plastics contributes significantly to keeping us mobile, while at the same time the miles per gallon equivalent increases and the CO2 emission per mile decreases. Read more


There were over two million electric cars on the world’s roads in 2016 according to information from the International Energy Agency. The number of electrically powered vehicles will rise significantly in the coming years. The Chinese market alone is showing high growth. In 2017, 777,000 electric vehicles were sold in China (new energy vehicles, including fuel cell, commercial vehicles, buses). This means an increase of 53 percent compared to the previous year, as the Center of Automotive Management announced in Bergisch Gladbach. From 2019, a minimum quota of 10 percent will also be introduced for electric vehicles in China. In Germany, market share doubled from 0.8 to 1.6 percent during the past year. Read more

Defoamer: A foam controlling agent 

Defoamers are chemical additive used to lessen or prevent the formation of the foam in industrial-process liquids. Defoamers are insoluble in the foaming channel and posses surface active characters. A vital characteristic of a defoamer product is a low thickness and a ability to spread quickly on foamy surfaces.  Defoamers has several applications such as anti foams are added to certain detergents to reduce foaming that may decrease the action of the detergents Defoamers are also used as a ingredient in the food. Certain kind of defoamers like silicone oil is also added to cooking oil as in to prevent foaming. Read more