The firm was recognized for its environment friendly corrosion inhibitor and other Lanolin
Lanotec Asia Pacific Pte Ltd has bagged the Marine and Offshore Engineering category in
the recently concluded Malaysia International Business Awards, thanks to its environment
friendly corrosion inhibitor and Lanolin environmental solutions.
The company produces a range of high-performance lanolin-based, biodegradable and
environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitors and lubricants, as well as industrial strength
degreasers made from a blend of organic solvents and surfactants.
It was recognized for the development of Lanolin-based products, which are completely
environmentally-friendly and safe to use in all marine applications. Lanolin is a natural,
renewable resource providing protection for a vast array of metals against the effects of
corrosion and other effects as a consequence of the impact of the harsh natural environment.
It offers effortless application, resists wash-off, is biodegradable, non-flammable, and is
classified as “Food Grade”.
Historically, the application of corrosion inhibitors has been costly from a labor perspective.
Gaps, undetectable on the initial application, became exposed and where petrochemical-based
products were used and these products can be harmful to the individual and the environment.
Recognizing these, the company developed the Lanotec Heavy Duty Liquid Lanolin or better
known as HD, to address all the above deficiencies whilst providing technically proven
corrosion protection at a cost far less than previously accepted methods. For this, it was
recognized in the Malaysia International Business Awards.
HD is said to be extremely versatile and efficient, produced from a renewable source. It is
also a major contributor to the reduction of petrochemical consumables and maintenance
costs whilst addressing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) issues.
It contains an evaporative carrier used to liquefy the lanolin grease for ease of application and
penetration. The carrier evaporates in approximately one hour at ambient temperature,
leaving behind a microfilm (natural wax) of lanolin for corrosion protection and lubrication.
Furthermore, HD has penetration qualities whilst remaining as a barrier on the surface of the
material being protected. The Lanolin is self-healing in nature by forming a natural bond with
itself. If there is a separation by way of a scratch, the Lanolin will reform to re-establish the
barrier to continue the protection.
Lanotec products, in particular HD, provide a barrier between metal and the atmosphere
preventing oxidation and corrosion. This barrier is said to be especially effective against the
effects of salts, acids, and fertilizers. HD is an Industrial Grade Corrosion Inhibitor,
formulated to protect plant, equipment, structures and vehicles. HD is acid, salt, and moisture
resistant and also resists high-pressure wash-off, whilst not being detrimental to the
Lanotec further notes that by using HD, companies may see a dramatic reduction in costs due
to the ease of application and the ability to perform visual inspections of assets in storage,
laid up drill pipes in marine, mining and agricultural equipment applications. The projected
savings for drill pipe applications and inspections is in the vicinity of 85% which, when
projected across the scale of inspections is very significant.
Lanotec products have been extensively tested by a number of third party entities with the
result of a number of certification standards being met including; Global Green Tag, HACCP
International, Australian Standards, NSF and Halal.
Natural, sustainable and effective.
The global corrosion control community submitted more than 50 nominations for the 2019 program, setting an all-time record. To be considered an innovation, Lanotec Australia was required to show the potential for a significant positive impact in corrosion control, prevention and mitigation.
We congratulate all the well-deserved winners from the 2019 awards. The significant outcomes from the NACE awards and the subsequent awareness and focus on advances through the research & development into corrosion control in many contrasting industries across the globe, will have an impact on asset protection.
Corrosion control and its mitigation is a critical step and a vital component of any business where company assets are at risk.Corrosion not only has a financial impact but also directly impacts the lives of those working with these assets.
Lanotec Australia is an Australian owned company and manufactures locally using local products and are proud to be making an impact in the corrosion prevention world potentially saving lives with a natural product that is adding to the sustainability of the environment.