KELATE® is a surface treatment solution to passivate and stabilize (residual) rust.

KELATE® solutions consist of a range of highly reactive water reducible chelating polymer formulations for rust passivation of rusted steel which has been hand or power cleaned, or blasted.

Since residual rust can encourage further under film corrosion and since acid cleaning in the field is unsatisfactory, an ideal solution would be to completely passivate the tightly bound residual rust, chemically preventing it from participating in further corrosion.