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.
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.
The objective of the study was to develop next-generation on-line monitoring that can detect deviations from the optimum spraying conditions at an early stage, enabling prompt correction and greatly reducing product rejections and re-coating compared to the inadequate post-spray quality check.
A&E Networks is a television production company that produces shows such as The First 48, Longmire and Duck Dynasty. For this project, A&E hired High Performance Systems Corporation, an expert resinous flooring contractor, to install a resinous flooring system in one of their new 3,775 sq. ft. recording studios located in New York City.
Emergence of real-world testing of coatings products to validate the protection levels of assets worldwide is becoming a major issue. Here Sherwin-Williams reveals how the company is committing to a new level of these tests on behalf of its customers.
Today, end users of smart coatings prefer those products that provide smart functionality, better weather resistance, high performance, improved productivity and increased service life of the component; reduce maintenance costs; along with ease of application and easy cleaning.
June is our Additives Directory, and includes listings for additives suppliers and distributors. Our additives-focused editorial features articles on using waxes for cost efficiency and performance, mineral oil-based anti-foaming agents, and microcapsules containing healing and crosslinking agents.