Monday, 27 January 2014


Friends of Alocit and Enviropeel will know that we have been long-term supporters of NACE Corrosion Expos and other technical conferences. We have presented papers at many of them over the years and have plans on the table for a number of conferences in 2014. Already confirmed are two NACE exhibitions: San Diego in March and Beijing in May.

CORROSION 2014 - 9-13 March - Stand 1747

For Corrosion 2014 in San Antonio we are working with our Indiana-based US partners - EnviropeelUSA - who are Master Distributors for the whole of the Americas, from Canada to Argentina. EUSA President, Kenny Boehm, who has been digging himself and his neighbours out of the snow recently, is hoping that Texas will have warmed up a little by March. Visit us on stand 1747 where we will be happy to answer your questions on our products - or just share a cup of coffee and talk about the weather!

SINOCORR 2014 - 19-22 MAY - Stand D02

'All the proofe of a pudding, is in the eating' (William Camden 1605)

In Beijing, as well as exhibiting, A&E are presenting two papers: one each for Alocit and Enviropeel, both looking at the background to the Group's long-term testing regime. We have written previously about Enviropeel ASTM B117 testing in our blog, back in November, but 3000 hours have passed since the last report and by May it will have been over a year - 8766 hours. With long-term UV and deluge testing as well as a range of background information, the Enviropeel paper will have plenty of detail for conference attendees to digest.

For both Alocit and Enviropeel, because they are problem-solving coatings working in difficult environments, selecting the most appropriate testing regime is vital. For the Alocit presentation, we look at the these problems in the context of our experience in the field and how testing can lead to new developments in substrate protection.

So, while we fully agree with William Camden that the best way to prove a product is to try it, it can also be useful to provide some facts and figures too!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014


F-F-F-Freezing in Indianapolis

Kenny Boehm, CEO of EUSA is feeling the cold. It's -12°F in Indianapolis and the streets are covered in snow. That's 24 degrees below zero in new money - and that is really cold. He sent us a pic of the street outside his warehouse, a few blocks from downtown Indianapolis.

So, if you're on the other side of the world and sitting in front of an AC unit complaining about the heat, spare a thought for the mid-west!

Our man in Havana

Most people have some kind of vision of Cuba - a great place for a change of culture with fabulous old cars, vibrant locations and great music. But it might not seem the obvious place to find Enviropeel, even though we have already worked extensively in the Caribbean on LPG carriers travelling between Trinidad and Venezuela, as well as on Trinidad itself.

Yet Cuba has its own oil and gas industry despite the long-standing US embargo, and now, following an enquiry from a Canadian oil and gas company with extensive interests in the region, it has Enviropeel too!

Working on an island in a humid, salty environment, the company was seeking a solution to corrosion problems with bolting on its wellheads. Following extensive research, it was decided that Enviropeel seemed to be just the product they needed.

As well as standard grey material, special batches of red and blue were manufactured in the UK and shipped to Cuba, together with a small mobile Enviropeel unit. Technical Director, Simon Haycox, travelled from Malaysia to Cuba (a very long journey) to survey and advise on corrosion control using Enviropeel, train local personnel and complete a number of successful initial applications.