Protective rebar coating

A developer of smart coatings incorporating microencapsulation technology has announced AMP-UP RB, a self-healing, low VOC protective solution for rebar and structural metals embedded in concrete. Built on the Autonomic Materials corrosion inhibiting platform, the agent is explicitly designed for long-term protection, and—through a self-healing barrier—minimizes the need for inspections tied to damage of coatings during new construction or repair work. AMP-UP RB is a single component product, which eliminates errors and waste associated with mixing multiple agents while saving significant time during field application. — Autonomic Materials, Champaign, Ill., 217/863-2023;