While many applications will continue to require the greater material volumes available in drums, cartridge-based packaging improves efficiency in niche markets in the aerospace industry, marine touch up coating and repair, pipeline, and manhole applications. In many cases, it complements traditional methods, reducing labor, material and disposal costs.
Globally, most of the marine coating companies have witnessed tough market conditions in the marine industry, where the combination of decelerating demand and increasing competition contributed to negative organic growth in the last few years. Despite these challenges, marine coating manufacturers are optimistic about witnessing underlying organic growth across most segments of the market and geographies.
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.
AkzoNobel in the UK has officially opened a trailblazing lab complex that can test new products in conditions that mimic the world's most extreme environments. Located in the company’s Felling site, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England, the €12.6 million R&D innovation campus fuses the site's 115-year history of product development with state-of-the-art facilities.
Years ago, mariners covered the hulls of vessels with copper sheeting to provide anti-fouling properties. Today, Corrocoat Biofoul, a heavy-duty anti-fouling coating, works in a similar way, presenting a protective, copper-rich surface to fouling agents.
Swedish biotech innovator I-Tech AB has developed a new drop-in, dust-free dissolvable packaging system to enhance the way the antifouling active agent Selektope® is added to marine coatings during the manufacturing process.
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, together with the U.S. Navy and Mid-Atlantic Coatings Inc., earned the SSPC Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence for their work on the USS George Washington super carrier.
The 2018 Sherwin-Williams Impact Award, which recognizes outstanding water and wastewater projects, goes to a 3-million-gallon water storage tank restoration project performed under difficult conditions.
The Sherwin-Williams Co. hosted Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly on Thursday, Aug. 30 at the company's Warrensville, Ohio, lab to demonstrate its innovative protective coatings solutions for combatting corrosion in harsh marine environments.