For the first time in more than 15 years, the USS Turner Joy was out of water. This Vietnam-era destroyer ship was commissioned in 1959, retired in 1982, and has spent its entire existence riding tides on the Pacific Ocean.
Paint is a recyclable product, but the disposable methods tend to vary, as different types of paints need to be disposed of in different ways according to the economics of recycling. What you choose to do with your leftover paint establishes whether that paint will go on to have another life or not after you discard it.
Pink stain is a common problem on marine fabrics such as seating cushions, upholstery flooring and other vinyl surfaces. Once the stain happens, it cannot be cleaned. However, there are ways to prevent pink stain in the first place, through either preventing the growth of the bacteria that causes it or by sealing the substrate with a coating.
Dürr is currently building a fully automatic paint shop for a local OEM in Hefei in the Anhui Province of China. The plant is designed to handle 100,000 units per year, and will commence operation in June 2018. The integration of numerous digital@DÜRR solutions turns the paint shop into a Smart Factory with extensive use of data.
Manufacturers of storage tanks and antistatic lining coatings can gain a competitive edge by switching to graphene nanotube-based concentrates for their products. Uniform, permanent and stable resistivity ensures enhanced safety at their clients’ highly hazardous plants and reduces the cost of lining coatings.
Well known for its high-performance qualities and durability, including superior resistance to ultraviolet rays and exceptional dirt and stain resistance, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coating's Fluropon offers many valuable features.
In this two-part series, we explore how this carefully crafted design of experiments (DOE) isolated and contrasted the impact and interaction of three key process variables: film build; atomization, and coating viscosity (as determined by temperature).
Environmental issues and shortages in supply chain raw materials are stretching the flooring industry worldwide. Here, Vik Vithlani, of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings EMEAI, examines how science and technology are finding the solutions.
Our September issue features articles and news about wood coatings, intumescent technology for sustainable buildings, tips for outsourcing coatings manufacturing, and an article on a liquid EPDM for waterborne coatings, which was the winner of the PCI Award for Technical Excellence at the Waterborne Symposium earlier this year.