Industry Program in Automotive Coating & Corrosion Treatment (ACCT) is study on corrosion management within the auto industry, and highlighted its successes. The study found that the automotive industry had made savings of $ 9.6 billion or 52 % annually in 1999 compared to 1975, adding that the success was because ‘corrosion prevention decisions were made at the highest level’.
Much progress has been made in the intervening years, but corrosion remains an expensive problem for the automotive industry, and recent recalls have only served to highlight the issue.
Corrosion is a worldwide crucial problem that strongly affects natural and industrial environments. Today, it is generally accepted that corrosion and pollution are interrelated harmful processes since many pollutants accelerate corrosion and corrosion products such as rust, also pollute water bodies.
Both are pernicious processes that impair the quality of the environment, the efficiency of the industry and the durability of the infrastructure assets. Therefore, it is essential to develop and apply corrosion engineering control methods and techniques.