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Stenshel (SUS Paint)

Overview

SABIKONA-ZU paint (stainless steel flake-containing paint) is a rust-resistant paint that is excellent against corrosion.
By applying a resin film containing fine stainless steel flakes having strong rust-preventing capabilities against corrosive components, such as acids, alkalis, and salts, it blocks scratching and corrosive factors, prevents the generation of rust, and protects materials over the long term.

*Stenshel is a new technology paint that has acquired a New Technology Information System (NETIS) Registration Number from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

A laminated coating film containing stainless steel flakes that are strongly compatible with and adhered to a resin exhibits weather resistance, corrosion resistance, and chemical resistance superior to that of conventional thick anti-corrosion paints.

    • 1) While the paint resin is hardening, the fine stainless steel flakes overlap in a layer on a planar surface.
    • 2) A laminated film of continuous stainless steel flakes forms inside the resin. Furthermore, when the resin hardens, a strong, tough coating that is resistant to external force and corrosive substances, such as water, is created.
  • Abalone shells, which are said to be strong and tough to break, include iridescent layers called mother of pearl, and thus have multi-layered structures formed by many overlapped plates of thin pearl aragonite crystal. In the same way, Stainless Shell paint forms a strong, tough coating film because a multi-layered structure of stainless steel flakes forms in the resin.

Structure that ensures the long-term corrosion resistance of stainless steel flake-containing paints and coating films

Features

Strong points

  • 1. Corrosion protection and weather resistance are superior.
  • 2. Chemical resistance is superior.
  • 3. Friction resistance is superior so that it can be used on parts where strong forces are generated.

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  • Can be applied by spraying, brushing, or rolling, etc.
  • Can be selected according to applying location etc. because the basic color lineup is comprised of 12 colors.
  • Able to reduce painting processes with the goal of saving construction labor.
  • It is highly durable and thus extends periods between re-painting.

Applications

3 painting specifications

Effective for locations where long-term anti-corrosion and weather resistance are required, such as bridges, railway girders, factories, hydraulic steel piping, steel framing, cubicles, concrete forms, and bolts.

Test data

Submersion and salt water test

Test conditions

  • 1. Test plate: SS400 blast plate
  • 2. Test paint:
    • 1) General paint specifications: EPOTECT TAR FREE (not containing SUS flakes)
      Film thickness: 120 μm × 2 coats = 240 μm
    • 2) Stainless Shell paint specifications: SABIKONA-ZU E Type T-800
      Film thickness: 120 μm × 2 coats = 240 μm
  • 3. Immersion solvent: Tap water (RT), 5% salt water (RT)
  • 4. Test results (10,000 hours)
  • 5. Evaluation method: In accordance with the JIS Z 2371: 2000 Rating Number Method

Reference: JIS Z 2371: 2000 Rating Number Method

[Table] Rating numbers according to total corrosion surface area ratio
Total corrosion surface area ratio (%) Rating number (RN)
0.00 10
Over 0.00, less than or equal to 0.02 9.8
Over 0.02, less than or equal to 0.05 9.5
Over 0.05, less than or equal to 0.07 9.3
Over 0.07, less than or equal to 0.10 9
Over 0.10, less than or equal to 0.25 8
Over 0.25, less than or equal to 0.50 7
Over 0.50, less than or equal to 1.00 6
Over 1.00, less than or equal to 2.50 5
Over 2.50, less than or equal to 5.00 4
Over 5.00, less than or equal to 10.00 3
Over 10.00, less than or equal to 25.00 2
Over 25.00, less than or equal to 50.00 1
Over 50.00 0

Submersion test (Rating number method)

Immersion in tap water (RT)
10,000 hours
General parts Cut parts
Rating number Blistering Rust swelling width (mm)
General paint specifications 10 Blistering across
entire surface
5 or less
Stenshel paint specifications 10 No 0

Salt water test (Rating number method)

Immersion in 5% salt water
(RT) 10,000 hours
General parts Cut parts
Rating number Blistering Rust swelling width (mm)
General paint specifications 10 No 10 or less
Multiple blisters in the vicinity
Stenshel paint specifications 10 No 0

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Application records

Examples of Stainless Shell application records

  • Before application

  • After application

Kanden Engineering Fukuzaki Site (Minato-ku, Osaka): Cubicles along the coast

Fujikawa No. 2 Power Plant: Hydraulic pipes

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