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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...

Understanding Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals: Why You Should Understand These Key Differences Understanding Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals: Why You Should Understand These Key Differences Understanding Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals: Why You Should Understand These Key Differences Understanding Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals: Why You Should Understand These Key Differences


Ferrous metals contain iron while non-ferrous metals do not. This minor difference, however, gives each type of metal distinct...

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...

Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces


Pitting corrosion is a dangerous form of deterioration. It can be prevented by choosing metals with appropriate pitting corrosion...

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...

Global Educational Training Opportunities and Job Prospects in the Corrosion Field Global Educational Training Opportunities and Job Prospects in the Corrosion Field Global Educational Training Opportunities and Job Prospects in the Corrosion Field Global Educational Training Opportunities and Job Prospects in the Corrosion Field


There is a lack of formal undergraduate engineering courses in the corrosion engineering field. Professional societies have tried to bridge...

A Primer on Epoxy Zinc Rich Primers A Primer on Epoxy Zinc Rich Primers A Primer on Epoxy Zinc Rich Primers 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.

Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist


Students interested in pursuing a career in this field must possess a natural aptitude for science and mathematics. Additionally, qualities...

An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants


Conditions beyond the ability of mineral lubricants (i.e., oils and greases) require solid dry film lubricants, which reduce friction and...

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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...