RMB Products has entered into a working partnership with Arkema’s Technical Polymers division to reinforce Arkema’s Rilsan high-performance fine powder coatings for applications such as water desalination and water treatment.
In the water industry, Rilsan fine powder coating solutions have been utilized for coating fittings, valves, pumps and pipes. The engineering bio-plastic is produced from a renewable resource based on vegetables.
Rilsan coating solutions protect pipes from common corrosion and pitting problems when utilized in water desalination and treatment piping and are able to reduce a piping system’s installation expenditure by half. Extensive study by Arkema proves that carbon steel coated with Rilsan fine powder decreases CO2 emissions by over 40% than super duplex stainless steel.
Adrien Lapeyre, who serves as Sales and Business Development Manager of Rilsan fine powders at Arkema’s North American Technical Polymers business, stated that the Rilsan-coated carbon steel is an economical and technically accepted replacement to stainless steel in water treatment and desalination plants. Rilsan-coated carbon steel pipe provides an extensive range of chemical resistance and high aging resistance, and protects components during storage and handling, he added.
RMB Products’ Chief Technology Officer, Randy Gardiner stated that the company is happy about the inclusion of fluidized bed coating utilizing Rilsan fine powders. Arkema is supportive of the integration of this technology into the company’s lining and coating products, he said. The Rilsan fine powder fluidized bed method enables the company to provide corrosion resistant, tough and high integrity coating to all the surfaces of intricate metal shapes, including valves, pumps, tanks and pipes, he added.