Finishing profiles for places with presence of chlorine and salt: Profilpas solutions
The installation of finishes in marine and coastal spaces or in places such as swimming pools and spas is a procedure that needs special attention from the design phase. Salt and chlorine are two elements that are extremely present in these places and their action on the materials is something to be reckoned with: indeed, the risk of chemical aggressions is very high and the presence of wind, sand and air humidity increase it consistently. Consequently, we recommend you to choose carefully the materials you want to install in order to avoid unpleasant results.
In these cases, a highly recommended material is stainless steel AISI 316 DIN 1.4404, an austenitic alloy composed of a high percentage of binders. Besides being composed of more than 50% of iron, this alloy is made of a quantity of Nickel between 10 and 13% that makes it stable and strong, a quantity of Chromium between 16 and 18% that makes it resistant to chlorides and a quantity of Molybdenum between 2 and 3% that makes it more resistant to corrosion, acids and substances with chlorine. This happens because Chromium and Molybdenum together create a passivating coat that impedes the spread of the oxidizing agent and, therefore, protect the metal.
That’s why Profilpas uses this material for some of its profiles that are marked with the letter X in the article code. Profilpas range includes different models of profiles for internal and external corners and drains for floor level showers in stainless steel AISI 316 DIN 1.4404.