A complex natural phenomenon
Corrosion is the unwanted destruction of metal by atmospheric agents and/or chemical reagents whose effect tends to bring it back to its most stable thermodynamic state, namely its primitive form in which it was found in nature (oxides, sulfides, etc. ....). For our experts, the definition of corrosion is more pragmatic and responds to structural problems. We are constantly innovating to develop new responsible and sustainable solutions to protect all industries against corrosion.
A major industrial issue
From an economic point of view and according to the World Corrosion Organization (WTO), the cost of corrosion appears to be extraordinarily important : it is estimated at 3 to 4% of the GDP of industrialized countries (source IMISY-CNRST).
Indeed, the industrial consequences of corrosion generally require the replacement of corroded industrial equipment and materials, not to mention the loss of earnings corresponding to the stoppage of installations to carry out repairs, logistical disruptions, and the impact on the brand image.
A dedicated expertise
To face this reality and to meet the expectations of the industry, PhD and specialized engineers have studied this problem in order to offer solutions adapted to prevent and protect materials from corrosion in industrial environments.
Our Research and Development centers in the USA, Europe and Asia bring together skills in metallurgy, electrochemistry, analytical chemistry and packaging engineering. Our laboratories are constantly innovating and systematically analyzing the performance and limitations of our new solutions.
Towards sustainable processes
For all industrial fields and associated fields of application, the trend, in terms of corrosion protection, is towards more and more environmentally friendly processes and sustainable products, with controlled costs.
Acobal is a pioneer in this field. For more than 25 years, driven by passion and propelled by an R&D dynamic strongly anchored in our DNA, we have been significantly optimizing the mechanical performance of our products right up to the point of recycling, while reducing the carbon footprint by up to 50%.
Our patented VCI products have paved the way for ultra-efficient and eco-innovative corrosion protection.
Customized support services
We conduct studies and analyses of the transport and storage requirements according to the customer's industrial process to prevent the risk of corrosion effectively. A key element of this process is to accurately determine the corrosion potential of the metals and alloys used. This service allows us to give you clear recommendations for each application regarding the ideal VCI packaging for each application.