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ecosparc coatings to be tested at mine site

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Technology development company Sparc Technologies’ ecosparc enhanced coatings will be trialled on steel processing plant infrastructure at the Golden Grove mine site in Western Australia (pictured).

Sparc and Golden Grove Operations Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of precious metals miner 29Metals Limited, have executed a binding trial agreement under which Sparc and 29Metals will conduct a collaborative field trial involving the application of ecosparc.

The agreement with 29Metals represents a continuation of Sparc’s strategy of working with asset owners across government, defence, mining and oil & gas to demonstrate the performance of ecosparc coatings, according to an announcement.

Sparc Managing Director Nick O’Loughlin said: “It is highly rewarding to see our ecosparc additive incorporated into a market leading anti-corrosive paint for use on infrastructure within the mining sector.

“The extensive internal test work that has been completed with excellent results will now be externally validated in an application and environment which is distinctly different from the recently announced trials with the South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport.”

Sparc said the trials would provide Sparc and its potential customers with additional real-world performance data which will build on over five years of research and development based on accelerated corrosion testing in the laboratory.

“Importantly, this agreement shows continuing market demand from industry for better performing anti-corrosive coatings.”

The trial at Golden Grove will compare the performance of an ecosparc coating with a control area coated with a market leading anti-corrosive paint.

Further reading:
Sparc Technologies ecosparc tested on marine infrastructure

Picture: Sparc Technologies/ Processing plant at Golden Grove Mine, WA

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