The Corrosion Chronicle: Fasteners

Need to Extend the Life of Your Fasteners?

Tantaline® is a unique Tantalum treatment solution that can extend the life of fasteners in a wide range of aggressive chemical environments. Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) of fasteners is a common problem that occurs when both tensile stress and corrosion act simultaneously. Tantaline® treatment can prevent failures due to SCC by eliminating corrosion.Tantalum is recognized as the most corrosion resistant metal available for industrial use. Tantalum coatings applied by the proprietary Tantaline® treatment process provides superior corrosion resistance for extended service of a wide range of fasteners.

Tantaline® Treated Fasteners

Tantaline® Treated OEM Parts: Fasteners

The Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) process used by Tantaline® produces a uniform diffusion bonded tantalum layer that conforms to complex geometries such as threads. Tantaline® treated fasteners offer superior high temperature corrosion resistance compared to Hastelloy®*, Inconel®**, and Stainless Steel. It provides protection against all forms of corrosion including SCC, corrosion fatigue, and crevice corrosion in the presence of hot acids, thereby reducing failures. An additional benefit is that ease of disassembly reduces maintenance time and costs. The metallurgical properties of the tantalum surface combined with the uniform and conformal CVD layer results in a robust product that can be offered with economical pricing and short lead-times.

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SPOTLIGHT: ME-Metals & Technologies

It's our pleasure to announce that ME-Metals & Technologies will be providing Tantaline® surface treatment services across The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. This is Tantaline CVD's first distributor in Europe and is part of CVD's global growth strategy to deliver quality corrosion resistant applications and components to more industrial companies around the world through immediate replies and rapid turnaround. ME-Metals has 25 years experience in the corrosion-resistant equipment and tools industry with its production facility centrally positioned in Western Europe. Its location allows the accessibility, on-site support, and communication which demanding engineering applications require. ME-Metals is a company with new ideas, based on efficiency, innovation, and quality. Tantaline® is a new product for them, aligned with the vision and strategy of their Company.

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