Hexigone Offers Chrome-Free Corrosion Inhibitor

Product uses 'chemically intelligent' micro reservoirs to make coatings responsive to environments

Hexigone’s Intelli-ion is a chrome-free corrosion inhibitor that was developed in response to the EU’s recent ban on hexavalent chromate. The Hexigon inhibitor swaps chromate for ‘chemically intelligent’ pigments to help prevent corrosion.

The company says the product uses micro reservoirs that make the coatings responsive to the environment by triggering the release of their inhibitor, delivering self-healing of the material.