Our vision is to be the world’s leading company in the prevention of steel corrosion using smart coatings and functional materials.
Smart coatings are defined in many different ways. One of the best is: “A smart coating is one which is able to sense a change in its environment and respond to that change in a predictable and noticeable manner.” So, to be considered “smart,” a coating must be able to offer something which is over and above the normal function of a typical coating, such as color, protection or waterproofing. Smart coatings can be self-repairing, optically active, bioactive, self-cleaning or respond and react to pollutants.
Functional coatings are difficult to define since it can be argued that all coatings are “Functional”. We categorize products as functional, when they do something which is unusual, compared to coatings which are widely available. Quite often, Functional products perform more than one function, for example they can be decorative as well as hydrophobic, self-cleaning as well as colorful, anti-corrosive as well as anti-microbial.
Coatings are a catch-all category which includes more widely-known conventional coatings. This does not mean that they are not highly sophisticated products that perform their respective functions very well. We pride ourselves on offering coating products that are among the highest performing on the market today.