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An Introduction to Graphene Coatings


Graphene’s multifunctional properties, including increased durability, chemical resistance and corrosion resistance make it an ideal additive for coatings in aggressive...

Corrosion in the News: June 03, 2019 Roundup


This week's stories take a look at several failures that were caused by corrosion, including a fatal bridge collapse in India, a huge natural gas leak in Los Angeles and...

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 substrates and on nonconductive...

A Primer on Epoxy Zinc Rich Primers


Epoxy zinc rich primers are applied to protect metallic surfaces from corrosion. These primarily work as sacrificial cathodic protection.

Corrosion in the News: May 20, 2019 Roundup


Welcome to our news roundup! This week's stories include corrosion problems in Australia, drinking water in lead pipes, drones, pipelines and industry award winners!

Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection


Nanotechnology coatings are making their way into many industry sectors including automotive, aviation, maritime and construction. This article explores these promising...

Corrosion Rate Conversion: Simple Ways to Convert Data Between Common Corrosion Units


Corrosion rate conversion is important when measuring the corrosion rate (the velocity at which metal is lost) of equipment or a metallic structure such as a bridge,...

The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings


Powder coatings offer advantages over liquid coatings for appropriate applications. Quality coating depositions can be made rapidly and safely with less risk to the...

The Advantages of Smart Coatings and Nanotechnology for Corrosion Prevention


Smart coatings powered by nanotechnology are quickly becoming a cost-effective solution that offer unique solutions. In light of these growth forecasts, both coating...

Two Promising New Coating & Insulation Technologies for CUI Mitigation


New coating and insulation technologies offer solutions that address the root causes of CUI while ensuring that insulation materials function properly long-term to...

Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification


An expert coatings engineer describes the international standards and procedures necessary to define environmental factors and durability requirements for a good coating...

corrosion news


Welcome to our news roundup! This week's stories include the potential merger of two professional societies in the corrosion industry and advanced materials used in...

Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane


This article provides a basic overview of the relevant differences between two protective coating products for corrosion prevention: polyurea and polyurethane.

Corrosion Prevention in Aboveground and Underground Tanks


Corrosion in aboveground and underground storage tanks (ASTs and USTs) can have devastating effects. Using corrosion resistant tank materials, coatings, cathodic...

The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions


Typical coating solutions come with risks including VOCs, HAPs and flammability, but there are new and unique solutions hitting the market that offer great protection...

Experts


How do self-healing metal oxides protect against corrosion?


Self-healing metal oxide is a term used to describe a special category of metal oxides that are known to exhibit extraordinary corrosion resistance. This term was coined...

How can I determine the endurance limit of steel and how does it get measured properly?


Fatigue is defined as the damage that occurs in a material due to the repetitive application of loads that may be substantially below its yield point. Most engineering...

What are the benefits of using refractory metals?


Refractory metals are a classification of metallic elements that possess properties that make them more durable and resilient than other standard metals. While the...

How can I avoid galvanic corrosion?


Galvanic corrosion is a destructive electrochemical process that occurs when dissimilar metals are in direct or indirect contact with each other with an electrolyte...

What are the different Xylan coatings and how do I decide which is best?


Xylan is an industrial dry film lubricant consisting primarily of one or more fluoropolymers including polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), perfluoroalkoxy alkane (PFA) and...

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