Cortec® Laboratories is pleased to welcome Colin Gardner to the team as our new Product Development Chemist! Colin joined Cortec® March 7th to support us in the maintenance of current chemistry formulations and the development of new technologies, particularly in our line of Migrating Corrosion Inhibitors (MCI®) for concrete.
After receiving a B.S. in Chemistry and spending seven years in the fields of heterogenous catalysis and metal finishing/electrodeposition, Colin comes with expert knowledge in the chemistry of how surface interactions work. This ties directly into the awareness of corrosion inhibitor and corrosion mechanisms. “After all,” Colin reminds us, “corrosion starts at the surface.” A New Chapter Opens for Cortec® Corrosion Inhibitor Development!
He finds his biggest enjoyment in understanding the underlying chemistry of the corrosion problems we face and developing new technologies to combat them.
Colin hopes to be instrumental in driving the industry to create a new generation of sustainable corrosion inhibitors to minimize the deterioration of materials and the impact of corrosion on society. He understands that ultimately, corrosion translates into major costs economically and socially as it degrades roadways, bridges, and other structures. His words underscore the bottom line of corrosion protection: “By reducing corrosion in reinforced concrete we reduce environmental impact, make more efficient use of scarce resources, and save money for our clients.”
In adding Colin to the team, we look forward to improving laboratory support for existing products and customers and to seeing new corrosion inhibiting technologies unfold in the future! Contact us for more products, sales, and technical support here: https://www.cortecvci.com/contact-us/
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