A variety of metals and alloys are used in industrial applications. These metals include steel, iron, aluminum, copper, and many others. Industrial coatings are often applied to these metal surfaces to protect them from corrosion, abrasion, and everyday wear and tear. These coatings’ protective properties need to be maximized to increase the metal’s service life and stand above the competition.
Tyzor® Organic Titanates and Zirconates are highly reactive chemical compounds used within industrial metal coatings to provide various functional benefits that are characteristic of high-quality metal coatings. Tyzor® are nontoxic, organometallic chemicals with functional organic groups attached to a titanium or zirconium atom through an ester linkage.
Where is Tyzor® Used?
Film and insulation properties of wire coating formulations can be improved with the addition of Tyzor® TnBT or Tyzor® BTP. Ring cracks in high-temperature wires can lead to catastrophic failure. Wire coatings formulated with Tyzor® titanates show improved thermal resistance, leading to fewer ring cracks in high-temperature wires.
Thin layers of titanium dioxide can be applied to metal surfaces by thermal and hydrolytic processes with Tyzor® TnBT and Tyzor® TPT. This film provides improved surface hardness and chemical resistance. In addition, Tyzor® titanates can be used as primers or blended in as adhesion promoters for metal coatings.
Thin layers of titanium dioxide or zirconium dioxide can be applied to metal surfaces by thermal and hydrolytic processes with Tyzor® TnBT and Tyzor® TPT. This film provides improved surface hardness and chemical resistance. In addition, Tyzor® can be used as a primer or adhesion promoter for industrial coatings meant for metal surfaces.
How Is Tyzor® Used in Coatings?
Tyzor® Organic Titanates and Zirconates can be used in solvent-based, water-based, or solvent-free industrial coatings as a binder, surface modifier, adhesion promoter, or catalyst to improve the performance and protection of metal surfaces. The benefits of Tyzor® by their functionality are outlined below.
Tyzor® Organic Titanates and Zirconates can be used to form a continuous metal oxide layer that protects metal surfaces. They can be combined with other organometallic compounds in a sol-gel process to form thin, flexible films that are resistant to water, heat, and scratches. Tyzor® can also be used to bind sacrificial metal pigments used in metal coatings for corrosion protection.
Improved water, heat, and scratch resistance
Increased surface hardness
To be effective, industrial coatings must first and foremost adhere well to the surfaces they need to protect. Tyzor® Organic Titanates and Zirconates can be applied as a primer or added to coatings formulations to improve binding between metal surfaces and industrial coatings.
Improved adhesion of coatings to metal
Increased water and chemical resistance
Enhanced mechanical properties of the coating
Catalyst / Curing Aid
Tyzor® Organic Titanates and Zirconates can cross-link polymers with hydroxyl and carboxyl functionality. This feature makes them especially useful as catalysts and curatives that help speed up curing and improve the durability of metal coating formulations that contain hydroxyl or carboxyl group chemistry.
Accelerated cure speed
Improved coating cohesion
Increased coating durability
Selection of the proper Tyzor® grade is based on the end-use requirements, system type, and coating process of each application. Selecting the proper grade will provide better control of reactivity and optimized performance for metal coatings. The Tyzor® product line consists of two main types of chemistry: reactive alkoxides that are highly sensitive to moisture and stable chelates that are more tolerant of moisture. A list of grade recommendations for industrial coatings and metal treatments is provided below based on the end-use application.
Heat Resistant Paint
Contact us below to discuss your metal coating application, and we will be happy to make recommendations on the right Tyzor® Organic Titanate or Zirconate for you.