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Two of MATCOR’s products nominated for Corrosion Innovation Awards

Late last week, MATCOR received notification from NACE International two of its products were selected as nominations for the inaugural MP Reader’s Choice Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards.

The two MATCOR products nominated were “The Mitigator” and MATCOR’s “Kynex” connection.  Here is a brief summary:

Kynex By MATCOR
Kynex Connection by MATCOR

Kynex is a unique injection molding technology used to connect a MMO/Ti wire anode to a positive anode header cable, providing a more robust connection than conventional connection technology.

The prior connection technology consisted of manually applied polyolefin heat shrinks as the outer layer—depending on the connection design employed, additional layers of sealants might be applied prior to the use of the heat shrink. These multi-step connections are all manually applied with little process control.

Kynex uses Kynar pellets injected at elevated temperatures and pressures into a mold around the anode wire and cable to provide an automated connection using the industries’ most chemically inert materials to provide a better connection.

The Mitigator
The Mitigator by MATCOR

The Mitigator is the pipeline industry’s first and only engineered gradient control wire packaged solution for AC Mitigation. Gradient control wires are the most commonly used technology for mitigating high levels of induced AC on pipelines in shared right of ways with overhead AC transmission lines.

Historically, pipeline companies would use either zinc ribbon or bare copper as a grounding wire running parallel to the pipeline. To improve the performance of the grounding wire, it is common to use a backfill material. The Mitigator provides a factory-packaged product that combines the copper wire with a special backfill packaged in an inert fabric housing ready to install.

To become this year’s recipient of the  MP Reader’s Choice Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards we need your vote.

Follow this link, and scroll down to the online form…select Kynex as #1 and Mitigator as your #2 selection – then hit the submit button.  We would really appreciate your support.

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Voting ends February 15, 2012.

MATCOR Announces Next Generation Connection Technology for its Mixed Metal Oxide Products

Kynex Connection From MATCOR
MATCOR, Inc. a full-service provider of proprietary and proven cathodic protection systems and solutions, today announced the introduction of a new connection technology known as “Kynex™

Doylestown, PA (July 5) – MATCOR, Inc. a full-service provider of proprietary and proven cathodic protection systems and solutions, today announced the introduction of a new connection technology known as “Kynex™”, and MATCOR will begin manufacturing its signature Linear Anodes and Deep Well Anode Systems with this next generation patent-pending connection technology.

Cathodic protection experts agree the connection of any linear anode product is the weakest link in an anode system’s integrity. In some instances, cable connection failures result in rapid and catastrophic failure of the anode before it has reached the end of its useful life, many times resulting in assets that are not being protected against corrosion.

While the existing MATCOR connections are engineered to last and have an outstanding performance history, MATCOR responded to the needs of the corrosion and cathodic protection industry to eliminate the weakest link issue altogether. As a result and after years of development, MATCOR introduces Kynex™, a significant improvement to the existing manual anode to cable connection market.

The new Kynex™ technology utilizes computer-controlled manufacturing equipment that provides consistent, quality, and reliability that simply cannot be achieved by any manual method.

“Kynex™ is another example of MATCOR’s drive to lead the cathodic protection industry with 21st century tools – we’ve taken the steps to make the world’s best cathodic protection products even better,” said Jeff Stello, MATCOR’s President & CEO.

Over the years, MATCOR has become known for introducing groundbreaking cathodic protection products.  Kynex™ continues this trend.

William Schutt, MATCOR’s Chairman explains, “We have continued what we do best, innovate and develop technical excellence for the corrosion industry to benefit the clients we serve.”

Kynex™ utilizes advanced injection molding technology to mold Kynar™ around the anode to cable connection.  The process is carefully calibrated and monitored during the manufacturing process to ensure a consistent, repeatable connection.  The result is a robust connection that is more reliable than today’s manually-made connections. “With Kynex, we are replacing manual assembly with sophisticated automated assembly.   We are moving from the buggy whip era to the aerospace era,” said Ted Huck, MATCOR’s Vice President of International Sales & Marketing.

The Kynex™ technology is the first connection of its kind, and is expected to be widely adopted as the new standard for connection technology.

For more information about Kynex™  visit: https://www.matcor.com/kynex