Materials.Business Weekly ⚙️

April 19, 2022

Quote of the week: “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 – 1944?), French writer and pioneering pilot.

From The Editor's Corner

Together we are stronger - A great opportunity

The World Corrosion Organization – WCO, is an international non-profit charitable, non-governmental umbrella organization – NGO – of the United Nations – UN. Members of WCO are national and international institutions, companies, and other entities committed to the WCO mission of promoting education and best practices concerning corrosion control for the socio-economic benefit of society, preservation of resources, and protection of environments. In other words, an organization fully aligned with the Sustainable Development Objectives – SDO - of the UN and the challenges that we Corrosionists are facing in front of the post-globalization threats and options. Founder members are the International Corrosion Council – ICC, which groups more than one hundred national entities dealing with corrosion and protection, the European Federation of Corrosion - EFC, and the Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection – CSCP. Some of the other current members are the Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials – ASMET, the French Center for Corrosion and Protection – CEFRACOR, the Corrosion Science Society of Korea – CSSK, the Spanish Materials Society - SOCIEMAT, THE Portuguese Society of Materials - SPMAkzoNobel, and Magna International. The motto of the WCO is “Rising Awareness About Corrosion and Corrosion Protection Around the World.” The UN has declared April 24 as the “International Corrosion Awareness Day,” and the WCO has overseen promoting this date as an opportunity of joining efforts towards a common purpose for all and every Corrosionist in the world. “Audience” is growing, and year after year, celebration activities increase. To know some of the programmed events is exciting, and to take part in them is a duty for all the people convinced of the growing importance of materials and assets protection as an answer to the threats of sustainability, health, and socio-economical inequities that are stressing our planet and we, the civilization of the 21 century and beyond. The following is a list of some of the programmed events celebrating the “International Corrosion Awareness Day”:

Monday – Friday. 18-22.04.2022. Galvanizing Committee of the Ecuadorian Federation of Metal Industries – FEDIMETAL - Latin American Association of Galvanizers. Ecuador. “Galvanizing, Corrosion, and sustainability.” Link

Wednesday. 20.4.2022. Corrosion Institute Southern Africa. South Africa. “Corrosion - Not just rust.” Link

Thursday. 21.04.2022. National Corrosion Council of India, Karaikudi - CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi. India. “Corrosion Awareness Day - 2022.” Link

Friday. 22.04.2022. Pakistan Chapter AMPP and Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Punjab, Lahore. Pakistan. “Corrosion Awareness Day 2022.” Link

Friday – Saturday. 22-23.04.2022. Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai. India. “Corrosion Awareness Symposium (CORPOSIUM 2022)." Link

Sunday. 24.04.2022. Infinity Growth. Canada. “Corrosion, Woman, and Passion.” Link

Monday. 25.04.2022. Corrosion Institute Southern Africa. South Africa. “World Corrosion Awareness Day.” Link

Monday. 25.04.2022. Swerim AB. Sweden. “Corrosion Awareness Day 2022.” Link

Monday. 25.04.2022. European Federation of Corrosion – EFC- Working Party 4. “Environmentally-assisted cracking of structural materials in light water reactors.” Link

Tuesday -Wednesday. 26 – 27.04.2022. Croatian Society for Materials Protection. Croatia. “25th International conference of materials protection and industrial finish "KORMAT 2022." Link

Wednesday. 27.04.2022. Technical Division of Corrosion and Protection of Materials of the Portuguese Society of Materials. Portugal. “VIII World Corrosion Awareness Day Meeting.” Link

In the end, there are options for everyone. We all can and should participate in celebrating such a special day.

Remember: Protection of materials and equipment is a profitable business!

Prof. Carlos Arroyave, Ph.D. Editor.


Corrosionists nurturing the energy transition - 1

Senior Electrochemical Engineer

Corrosionists nurturing the energy transition - 2

Course paper / final thesis student

Upcoming events

May 29th, 2022. The Electrochemical Society (ECS) 241st Meeting. (Link)

August 28th, 2022. EUROCORR 2022. (Link)

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