Hexigone Inhibitors

Corrosion is a naturally occurring phenomenon that; like other natural hazards; can impact on public safety, the economy, and the environment. The most widely used corrosion inhibitor has recently been banned in the EU, which poses an industry-wide problem to find an effective, safe alternative. The Swansea University Corrosion Research Group recognised the issue and embarked on the challenge of finding a replacement. The team took a new approach to solving the problem: they moved their research away from iterations of current substitutes and explored smart-release vehicles that can hold onto chemicals that were previously incompatible with coatings. In 2015, CEO and founder of Hexigone Inhibitors discovered a mechanism of protection that outperformed hexavalent chromate in laboratory tests, and the road to an innovate spin-out company began

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