Corrosion protection agents are substances that protect metal and other materials against undesirable decomposition (corrosion) processes. Corrosion occurs, among other things, when a material comes into contact with water.
The resulting costs are horrendous: According to the World Corrosion Organization, corrosion-induced costs amount to a full three to four percent of the gross domestic product of all industrialised nations. Corrosion can only be counteracted by a matching protection agent preserving the material against harmful effects in the long term to ensure equipment availability.
Depending on the technical environment, different kinds of lubricant may serve as industrial corrosion protection agents. No matter if an oil, grease, paste or bonded coating is used: what matters for corrosion protection is the enduring separation between the component to be protected and the surrounding media.