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.
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.
PCI recently asked Holger Hüppeler, Head of the Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit at the specialty chemicals company LANXESS, some questions about his first 18 months in his new role, trends in the pigments market and the future direction of the business unit.
In a collaborative effort designed to improve vital protection of offshore assets, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is successfully conducting trials of an advanced anti-corrosion coating on two North Sea offshore platforms.
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.
Anti-corrosion coatings have become a necessity for industries to safeguard the huge investments they make in terms of money, property and safety of workers. These coatings are used extensively in industries such as marine, oil and gas, petrochemical, infrastructure, and power generation, among others. The global high-performance anti-corrosion coating market size was estimated to be USD 10.5 billion in 2018.
In this article, we report on the evaluation of microcapsule-based self-healing functionality in a range of organic zinc-rich primers with a view towards assessing potential synergies between the maintenance of the coating's adhesion to the substrate after damage afforded by the incorporation of the self-healing additive.
As a peelable resin for metal protection, this resin proves that it is possible to deliver a coating that provides the corrosion protection, scratch protection and chemical resistance of a paint, but with the easy removal of a peelable coating.
August covers transportation coatings, bio-based/sustainable coatings advancements and new binder technology. This issue also includes several equipment-related articles and a directory of equipment suppliers.