Preventative Coatings


The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films


Since the early 1900s, thin films have been explored for corrosion protection of metals. Through many decades of development, the thin...

Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan


Polyurea coatings expert, Kyle Flanagan, discusses new market developments, construction projects using polyurea systems, new standards and...

An Overview of Alkyd Resins An Overview of Alkyd Resins An Overview of Alkyd Resins An Overview of Alkyd Resins


Alkyd-based paints have been a dominant product in the protective coating market since the 1930s. Find out more about alkyd resins in this...

Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems


In harsh salt or chemical environments, bolting systems are often the first to corrode. What mechanisms cause this rapid deterioration and...

The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance


A discussion of salt contamination on coating performance, risk assessment techniques and test methods before coating application and some...

An Intro to the Duplex System for Corrosion Protection An Intro to the Duplex System for Corrosion Protection An Intro to the Duplex System for Corrosion Protection An Intro to the Duplex System for Corrosion Protection


Two systems are better than one. Learn how they're combined to increase a substrate's resistance to corrosion.

Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance


Nitriding, the process of introducing nitrogen into a metal surface, is an excellent method of controlling corrosion, as well as wear and...

Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion


Cavitation and corrosion are interrelated and they coexist in most fluid systems. Substrate material properties, fluid properties and...

The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems


Since the early 1990s, when fast-set polyurea coatings were first introduced, the industry debate about these coatings, hybrids and...

Review of Solvent-Free Epoxy Protection for Secondary Containment Concrete Review of Solvent-Free Epoxy Protection for Secondary Containment Concrete Review of Solvent-Free Epoxy Protection for Secondary Containment Concrete Review of Solvent-Free Epoxy Protection for Secondary Containment Concrete


Liquid hazardous materials must be stored in such a way that if a spill or leak occurs, the material stays contained and does not...

Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101


Metallizing is a general term used to describe the process of applying a metallic coating on the surface of an object. It involves several...

What New Materials Science Studies Suggest About Corrosion Control in the Future What New Materials Science Studies Suggest About Corrosion Control in the Future What New Materials Science Studies Suggest About Corrosion Control in the Future What New Materials Science Studies Suggest About Corrosion Control in the Future


New materials science research can ultimately lead to the development of better corrosion analyses, protection methods, and...

Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion


Anti-graffiti coatings can be used to help lower cleaning and repainting costs and deter further vandalism. Some coatings may also assist...

Beginners Guide to Becoming an Offshore Coating Inspector Beginners Guide to Becoming an Offshore Coating Inspector Beginners Guide to Becoming an Offshore Coating Inspector Beginners Guide to Becoming an Offshore Coating Inspector


Offshore coating inspectors must possess sound knowledge of various coating types, their applications and different types of defects. This...

How a Liquid-Infused Porous Surface Coating on Steel Can Resist Biofouling How a Liquid-Infused Porous Surface Coating on Steel Can Resist Biofouling How a Liquid-Infused Porous Surface Coating on Steel Can Resist Biofouling How a Liquid-Infused Porous Surface Coating on Steel Can Resist Biofouling


Liquid-infused coatings improve upon traditional anti-fouling paints and coatings. They consist of a liquid lubricant that is stabilized...

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,...