14:40 | 24/10/2019 Science - Technology
(VEN) - NS BlueScope Vietnam launches Activate - The breakthrough technology for withstanding severe environments in Ho Chi Minh City on October 23rd 2019, setting a new benchmark for Vietnam’s alloy coated steel industry.
As the achievement of more than 20 years of research and development, over 100 million Australian dollar of investment and more than 20 patents globally, the breakthrough Activate technology is integrated into the new generation COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® steels, offering the steel an unprecedented corrosion resistance and withstanding the test of time, even in severe environments.
“To ensure the highest durability of COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® steels with Activate technology, we have conducted a comprehensive testing programme for over 22 years. More than 8,000 profile panels have undergone Q-Fog cycling testing and salt spray testing in laboratories. A further 10,000 panels have been tested in 22 different real-world and severe exposure sites in Australia and around the world. Testing results show that the new generation COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® steels have strong durability, especially its superior corrosion resistance at cut edges, screw holes and scratches,” said Mr. Vo Minh Nhut, President of NS BlueScope Vietnam.
Activate technology withstands severe environments and sets a new industry benchmark in terms of: Driving innovation with the first-ever and unique Activate alloy-coated steel technology capable of protecting projects against severe environments; Extending warranty period up to 36 years for the new generation of COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® steels, which is currently the longest warranty period for corrosion resistance in the market; The first in Vietnam to offer warranties applicable for projects in marine environments.
“With this breakthrough innovation, we expect to contribute to the sustainability of Vietnam’s construction industry,” further highlighted Mr. Nhut.
The key factor behind Activate extraordinary corrosion resistance lies in the unique composition and microstructure of the four phases, acting as four barriers to protect the base metal. This microstructure allows the new generation COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® steels to create a self-sealing effect that greatly improves corrosion resistance at cut edges, screw holes and scratches. This mechanism protects roofs and walls from corrosion and provides an excellent durability. Activate technology has been granted more than 20 patents globally for BlueScope’s industry leading alloy coating structure and its manufacturing process.
COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® steels are premium brands from BlueScope that have been present in Vietnam for
over 20 years and are well entrusted by investors and architects. COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® steels with
Activate technology outperform generic alloy-coated products, further affirming the leading position of NS BlueScope
Vietnam in the alloy-coated steel industry.