Protecting planes, trains and automobiles from corrosion

Protecting planes, trains and automobiles from corrosion

University of Ottawa commercializes process to preserve and restore materials used in a range of vehicles
December 3, 2012

Every year, corrosion costs the North American airline industry alone an average of $13 billion.

Researchers at the University of Ottawa’s Cold Spray Laboratory have commercialized a process that protects and restores a variety of surfaces from mechanical parts to airplanes and other military vehicles.

Centreline Ltd., a Windsor-based corporation employing approximately 400 people, has licensed the process to help its clients in the automotive, mass transit, aerospace and defense industries deal with corrosion issues.