Preventative Coatings


Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection


Active corrosion protection is so named because the metal’s surface is allowed to come into contact with corrosive elements while...

The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure


Rarely does a coating fail because of only one contributing factor. Rather, it is usually two or more factors working in conjunction that...

Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms


Marine and offshore platform applications are critical assets of national importance. With regard to anticorrosion coatings, there are...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity


Rhodium is a precious rare metal, distinguished for its excellent corrosion resistance, high temperature stability, durability and...

Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2)


Increasing surface roughness depth does not always ensure good coating adhesion. Here, we consider how adhesion ultimately depends on not...

Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1)


In light of basic adhesion science, today’s surface profile measurement methods, standards and specifications have unique limitations in...

Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions


A new fast-cure, polymeric epoxy-based emergency repair composite provides excellent adhesion without intensive surface preparation, grit...

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...

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...