Coatings


The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings


Powder coatings offer advantages over liquid coatings for appropriate applications. Quality coating depositions can be made rapidly and...

The Advantages of Smart Coatings and Nanotechnology for Corrosion Prevention The Advantages of Smart Coatings and Nanotechnology for Corrosion Prevention The Advantages of Smart Coatings and Nanotechnology for Corrosion Prevention 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...

Two Promising New Coating & Insulation Technologies for CUI Mitigation Two Promising New Coating & Insulation Technologies for CUI Mitigation Two Promising New Coating & Insulation Technologies for CUI Mitigation 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...

Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification 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...

Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane 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:...

The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions 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...

The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas


Thermal insulating coatings can help oil refineries, sugar mills, paper mills, tank farms and process vessels in storm-prone regions with...

Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline


Ships and offshore assets have areas with an inherently higher corrosion risk than other areas of the same structure. These areas merit...

Preventing Corrosion with Thermal Insulating Coatings Preventing Corrosion with Thermal Insulating Coatings Preventing Corrosion with Thermal Insulating Coatings Preventing Corrosion with Thermal Insulating Coatings


Thermal insulating coatings are effective at preventing corrosion under insulation because their lack of fibrous materials and a lower...

A Look at Corrosion Barrier Linings for Internal Corrosion Protection A Look at Corrosion Barrier Linings for Internal Corrosion Protection A Look at Corrosion Barrier Linings for Internal Corrosion Protection A Look at Corrosion Barrier Linings for Internal Corrosion Protection


A discussion of alternative barrier linings and coating systems for protecting process vessels and storage tanks from corrosion and erosion...

Quiz: Coating Defects and Failures Quiz: Coating Defects and Failures Quiz: Coating Defects and Failures Quiz: Coating Defects and Failures


Having an understanding of frequently encountered coating failures and defects is vital for anyone in the corrosion industry. Test your...

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Behind the technical reason for a failure, there resides a lack of technical curiosity, a search for the truth and, ultimately, a lack of...

How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures


Pitfalls often plague the success of coatings application projects, resulting in costly premature failures across numerous industries. We...

The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance


Two leading marine coating experts illustrate how to assess and control a myriad of painting process variables using a simple control chart...

How Hydrophilic Coatings Are Effectively Protecting Against Copper Corrosion in High Temperature and Salty Environments How Hydrophilic Coatings Are Effectively Protecting Against Copper Corrosion in High Temperature and Salty Environments How Hydrophilic Coatings Are Effectively Protecting Against Copper Corrosion in High Temperature and Salty Environments How Hydrophilic Coatings Are Effectively Protecting Against Copper Corrosion in High Temperature and Salty Environments


Copper it is not hydrophilic, making it unsuitable for some applications in hot, humid or salty environments. Various surface treatment...

The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating


A coating is a substance spread over a surface to provide protection or to serve decorative purposes. Here's an overview of paint coatings,...

Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure


New economical rehabilitation technologies show promise in extending the operation life of critical assets. A review of a recent EPA study...

How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation


Here we offer a proven way to remove what is known and documented to be a leading cause of premature coating failures — soluble salt...

10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion 10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion 10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion 10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion


Gusset plate corrosion can cause a reduction in load carrying capability and ultimately lead to a collapse of the structure. Steps should...