Peterson adds ECK Corrosion Fighter to its product line

Sept. 9, 2010
A dielectric coating patented by Van Nay

Peterson Manufacturing Company has augmented its vehicle safety lighting line by adding ECK corrosion prevention products from Van Nay, LLC.

ECK (Electrolysis Corrosion Kontrol) is a unique dielectric coating patented by Van Nay in 1998. Its breakthrough formulation has proven highly effective in preventing dissimilar metal corrosion of all metals, including stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, cold-rolled steel and black oxide.

Field tested for over 12 years, ECK not only protects all metals and electrical connections, it also prevents all types of corrosion: electrolysis, galvanic, magnesium and cal-chloride. It is safe to use with both rubber and plastic, will not harm paint and withstands high temperatures up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Peterson will be selling ECK in the United States only.

"Harsh road conditions including chemicals, moisture and temperature changes are always an issue, no matter the manufacturer," said Kristen Goodson, director of product management for Peterson. "By offering ECK as a value added product for the safety lighting needs of our customers, we're helping ensure that their trucks and trailers keep on rolling instead of sitting idle due to corrosion issues."

Peterson will offer ECK in tubes of brushable liquid that applies easily to electrical connections and different metals being assembled. ECK was specially engineered to outperform such industry standard products as silicones, tapes and coated hardware.

And unlike other dielectric coatings, the ECK formulation incorporates zinc powders to create a lasting barrier against the corrosion that always occurs between dissimilar metals such as aluminum and steel. This barrier absorbs the energy from any electrochemical reaction, thus preventing corrosion -- the only patented product proven to do so.

"But ECK is more than a unique corrosion fighter," Goodson added. "It also provides bedding protection for hardware and fasteners, contains anti-seizing lubricants for threads, and is perfect for use with electrical connectors. Peterson products are all about performance, and we're proud to offer ECK as a great way for customers to protect that performance."

Richard Nay, Van Nay's president, said: "We're pleased to have a world-class safety lighting manufacturer such as Peterson using ECK to fight corrosion. The top two warranty and downtime issues in the trucking industry are dissimilar metal corrosion and lighting/wiring corrosion. Our product tackles both."

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