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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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues


Addressing concrete floor moisture begins with proper design, curing and surface preparation. Testing for moisture content and identifying...

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...

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,...

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...

The Characteristics of and Applications for Fluoropolymer Coatings The Characteristics of and Applications for Fluoropolymer Coatings The Characteristics of and Applications for Fluoropolymer Coatings The Characteristics of and Applications for Fluoropolymer Coatings


Fluoropolymer coatings have a combination of desirable properties, including weatherability and corrosion barrier protection. They have...

Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification


In writing coating specifications, it is essential to understand and include all of the limiting conditions at a specific site where...