Temporary protective films are designed to protect everything from automobiles to appliances, construction products and housewares. Designed to be easily peeled off by the customer, these “strippable” films safeguard easily damaged surfaces during post processing metal fabrication operations, shipping, handling and installation.
The showpiece Jumeirah Lakes Towers development in Dubai chose a specialist car park deck coating system from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings to meet the highest level of flexibility required for its latest expansion project.
The size of the global powder coatings market in 2017 was USD 9.33 billion and is projected to reach USD 14.70 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period. Major factors that are driving the market are increasing demand from end-use industries including automotive, consumer goods, architectural, general industries and furniture.
With asset utilization critical, and community and regulatory pressure always looming, it is essential that tank farm owners proactively prevent any loss of containment with reliable, cost-effective corrosion protection. This is crucial since atmospheric corrosion is one of the main culprits of tank leaks, containment loss and early replacement.
The search for a suitable replacement to hard chrome on aerospace components has been a key supply chain priority for aircraft manufacturers. This is because of the documented health risks to workers and the impact on the environment from exposure to hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen that occurs during the chrome plating process and the most toxic form of chromium.
To permit the use of aluminum instead of other, heavier metals in industrial applications, many cylinders are anodized to create an extremely hard surface that is wear-resistant, corrosion resistant, non-conductive and lubricious. Because anodized surfaces are porous, they also improve adhesion of coatings as well as accept a variety of dyes for coloring.
To help keep pace with the demands of modern complex building design, the research and development of fire protection has become critical. Here, Rick Perkins of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings looks at a breakthrough and the benefits emerging for the asset owner.