ASCOTRAN® Anti Flash-rust Additives

Metal Substrate Protection

ASCOTRAN® anti flash-rust inhibitors protect metal substrates from instantaneous corrosion that appears during the application and drying of aqueous coatings. These products offer short-term protection by blocking oxidation at the metal surface. Can and aerosol protection is another major application for these products; working for both aqueous- and solvent-based contents such as coatings, degreasers, adhesives, detergents, maintenance products and more.

These highly efficient products are a great replacement for older nitrite/amine based anti flash-rust inhibitors, which can release dangerous nitrosamines and contribute to water sensitivity of the dry film. ASCOTRAN® is the perfect solution to avoid both of these problems, whilst working at low dosages and being Ecolabel compliant.


    • Easy to incorporate liquid anti flash-rust inhibitors.

    • Protects metal substrates when applying aqueous coatings.

    • Offers in-can and aerosol protection for long-lasting packaging performance.

    • Ecolabel compliant.

    • Highly efficient, with a low dosage required.


    • Highly efficient anti flash-rust inhibitors.

    • Free of nitrosamines that can be released from nitrite/amine based products.

    • Improves water resistance of the film, unlike amine based inhibitors.

    • Prolonged paint layer protection through a hydrophobic effect.

    • Work with us to develop the perfect solution for your coating or metal packaging.

Typical Applications

    • Aqueous coatings: decorative, industrial, rust-converting etc.

    • Aerosol applied products (aqueous and solvent): adhesives, degreasers, coatings etc.

    • Metal can packaged products (aqueous and solvent): detergents, coatings, maintenance products etc.

Featured grades with technical datasheets

A brief overview of the key grades is given below. You will find the Technical Datasheets (TDS) available for download. If you are looking for a Safety Datasheet (SDS) or Product Safety Information (PSI) then please get in touch by phone or via the contact buttons at the top of the page.

Should you not find what you are looking for here then please note that we have further grades available besides these. One of our Technical Sales team will be happy to help. All of the sales team are technically qualified and will be able to advise you on which product to choose. You can either call us, email us or fill in a quick form at the top of the page to get us to call you (Request a Callback). A sample can be requested via the button at the top of the page as well. Please note that by providing us with your contact details, you are agreeing for us to potentially contact you.

Related brochures & technical literature

You will find some of the key product brochures available for download below. There are more brochures available upon request. If you would like to discuss your enquiry further then please get in contact by phone or by filling in the "Request a Callback" form at the top of the page. Someone from the technical sales team will then call you within 24 hours, to discuss your project further.

ASCOTRAN Anti Flash-rust and In-can Protection

Find out how to achieve high performance anti flash-rusting and in-can corrosion protection with the ASCOTRAN® liquid additives from ASCOTEC.

ASCOTRAN Anti-flash Rust and In-can Protection Brochure /