Copyright 2006 by Pair O Docs® L.L.C. used with permission by Spray Technology & Marketing Magazine • A corporate knowledge and experience database is developed and maintained to avoid formula-package combinations and formula ingredients that have a high probability of causing spray package corrosion. Two types of corrosion testing are available for a comprehensive corrosion prevention and control program. The traditional test is a storage stability test. I strongly recommend at least one year of storage testing before making or commercializing new spray formulas and derivative spray formulas. A properly designed, oneyear long storage test typically has a 2% to 7% risk that corrosion will occur in commercial containers. Electrochemical corrosion testing is the other corrosion test. A properly designed electrochemical test can be completed in 1–3 months with an associated risk of less than 1%. In other words, a properly designed electrochemical test can provide lower risk results than a one-year storage test. Understandably, corrosion is not a main element of most business plans. However, ignoring corrosion risks does not make them disappear and could lead to a major disruption in a business plan with a corresponding loss of income and loss of customer/ consumer confidence in your products. In most instances corrosion testing is significantly cheaper than corrosion failure. Consequently, corrosion prevention and control is a continuous process and not a one-time event. We would be happy to teach our Elements of Spray Package (Aerosol Container) Corrosion short course, which provides a more comprehensive discussion on spray package corrosion science and technology, corrosion prevention and control, at your R&D facility. We have also introduced the Corrosion Partnership Program, which makes our electrochemical corrosion laboratory, corrosion consulting and anti-corrosion technology conveniently available for your R&D program. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 608-831-2076; www.pairodocspro.com. Back articles of Corrosion Corner are available from Spray. Thanks for your interest and I’ll see you in January. Spray December 2016 Spray 33 Figure 2: Elements of a comprehensive corrosion control and prevention program. LINDAL_Traueranz_SPRAY_LINDAL_Traueranz_SPRAY 01.11.16 10:53 Seite 1 In memoriam ROBERT F. BRANDS The Lilienthal family and the LINDAL Group Board of Directors mourn the untimely passing of Robert F. Brands, our past President – Americas, valued colleague and friend. Robert died on October 23rd, in a tragic accident, while on vacation with his two sons. He joined our team in 2011 and his professionalism, experience, drive, ability to innovate, and team building capabilities immediately proved to be an asset. Overseeing a time of rapid growth for LINDAL Group, Robert was responsible for western hemisphere P&L, operations, marketing, sales and customer relations in all market sectors, including cosmetics, household, pharmaceuticals, food industry and the technical industry. Most of all, though, Robert will be remembered for his steadfast demeanor, superior leadership abilities, and human perspective, as evidenced by the respect and trust he earned from his global network of colleagues, customers, industry partners and friends. Robert lived life with enthusiasm, vision, and sensitivity – never with pretention or negativity. A generous mentor and philanthropist, Robert lived an honorable life. He was a good man, a family man, and he possessed that rarest of qualities: eternal optimism. Our hearts go out to his beloved family: his wife, Janice, and sons Alex and Eric. May his memory be a blessing.
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