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Fluid Thin Film Coating (FTFC) Technology



What It Is and How It Works

Even though CorrosionX Fluid Thin Film Coating products may look and feel like ordinary oil, there’s nothing ‘ordinary’ about them. They are made up of more than a dozen different components, each designed for a specific purpose. The end result is remarkable products that stop and prevent corrosion. They creep, penetrate, lubricate, are dielectric and displace moisture.

Fluid Thin Film Coating Defined

Corrosion Technologies coined the term “Fluid Thin Film Coating” (FTFC) to describe the basic technology found in all our anti-corrosion products and to distinguish them from barrier coatings or wax-based sealants commonly used as corrosion inhibitors. They are not sealants in the traditional sense, contain no wax, tar, silicone or solids and leave no sticky, gummy mess behind. Polar Bonding with metal surfaces makes CorrosionX cling like a magnet and resist being washed away. The film creeps and spreads until it reaches a minimum thickness of .0002″.

Controlling The Corrosion Process

A corrosion cell is similar to a tiny battery. There is an anode, cathode, electrolyte and a path of current. Eliminate any one of these elements and you can shut down the process. FTFC doesn’t stop with just one, it removes two: it displaces electrolyte and leaves an ultra-thin dielectric film that blocks the path of current. And, because of its film thickness, it won’t interfere with circuitry.

An Almost Perfect Conductor and An Almost Perfect Insulator

CorrosionX bonds with an underlying metal conductor as a Fluid Thin Film Coating (FTFC) that is just one molecule thick (0.0004″); when you place two such treated conductors in contact with each other, the resistance between them is only about 0.1 Ohm. So why doesn’t it short out adjacent conductors? A separation of even just a fraction of a millimeter is so many molecules wide that it exhibits a resistance beyond the billions of Ohms that our instrumentation can measure. In practical terms, it’s an insulator.