Coatings


Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures


The presence of non-visible residual surface salts and their impact on life cycle coating performance is well documented, yet no widespread...

Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures


Protecting offshore structures from corrosion and abrasion damage is an ongoing and costly challenge for operators. A polyurea coatings...

How to Enhance Safety When Working With Volatile Organic Compounds How to Enhance Safety When Working With Volatile Organic Compounds How to Enhance Safety When Working With Volatile Organic Compounds How to Enhance Safety When Working With Volatile Organic Compounds


VOCs are emitted from coatings used in the corrosion protection industry. Several techniques are available that reduce the VOCs produced...

4 Types of Concrete Floor Coatings (And What You Should Know About Each) 4 Types of Concrete Floor Coatings (And What You Should Know About Each) 4 Types of Concrete Floor Coatings (And What You Should Know About Each) 4 Types of Concrete Floor Coatings (And What You Should Know About Each)


4 Types of Concrete Floor Coatings (And What You Should Know About Each). Key types of floor coatings and applications, best uses,...

Waterborne Coatings: Environmental and Health Regulations Meet Coatings Technology Waterborne Coatings: Environmental and Health Regulations Meet Coatings Technology Waterborne Coatings: Environmental and Health Regulations Meet Coatings Technology Waterborne Coatings: Environmental and Health Regulations Meet Coatings Technology


The minimal use or lack of solvents makes waterborne coatings a viable way to meet or exceed stringent environmental and personal health...

Coatings Advances: Nanoparticle Technology and Cold Sprays Coatings Advances: Nanoparticle Technology and Cold Sprays Coatings Advances: Nanoparticle Technology and Cold Sprays Coatings Advances: Nanoparticle Technology and Cold Sprays


Multilayer deposition of nano particles, formation of smart coatings and field trials of cold sprays are the significant developments...

Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification


Safety should be a primary consideration in any coating specification, because everyone involved in a coating project has the right to...

IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think


From edge treatment to salt removal, the requirements for applying single-coat inorganic zinc silicate (IOZ) coatings are not difficult for...

Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications


Common disputes on coating application projects often originate in the coating specification. When the specification is unclear, it can...

Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance


When examining why marine coatings fail, the industry commonly assumes the cause lies in substandard surface preparation or paint...

An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings


Pipeline corrosion—and the related catastrophic failures that it can cause—cost billions of dollars to the economy each year. Here's how it...

The Characteristics of and Applications for Fluoropolymer Coatings The Characteristics of and Applications for Fluoropolymer Coatings The Characteristics of and Applications for Fluoropolymer Coatings The Characteristics of and Applications for Fluoropolymer Coatings


Fluoropolymer coatings have a combination of desirable properties, including weatherability and corrosion barrier protection. They have...

Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention


Electrochemical reactions on the internal surfaces of gas pipelines can result in corrosion and, ultimately, gas leaks, fires and...

Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation


During the installation of pipelines with multilayer coating systems, it is not uncommon for delamination to occur in the cutback area of...

Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification


In writing coating specifications, it is essential to understand and include all of the limiting conditions at a specific site where...

A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It


A renowned corrosion expert, author and past president of NACE International recounts one of the most challenging coating failures he...

An Introduction to Graphene Coatings An Introduction to Graphene Coatings An Introduction to Graphene Coatings An Introduction to Graphene Coatings


Graphene’s multifunctional properties, including increased durability, chemical resistance and corrosion resistance make it an ideal...

Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor


Defects in a coating film can ultimately leave the metal substrate vulnerable to corrosion, thus negating the purpose of the protective...

Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates


A coating inspector offers tips on using low voltage and high voltage testers to find coating pinholes (holidays) on painted metallic...