No matter how challenging the substrate or the environment, the new Interpon Redox portfolio is designed to offer the highest levels of corrosion protection, especially within coastal areas and regions with high humidity.
Increased regulatory scrutiny of lead, chromium, and zinc is driving the migration to heavy-metal-free corrosion inhibitors. In this article, several water-based resin technologies were selected to demonstrate the performance of heavy-metal-free corrosion inhibitors versus their zinc-containing counterparts.
Is moisture an important measurement in the manufacturing of powder coatings? What is the best way to degrease steel and aluminum prior to powder coating? Joe Powder, aka Kevin Biller of ChemQuest Powder Coating Research, shares his powder coating knowledge and expertise by answering questions like these sent in from around the world.
In addition to good adhesion and rust prevention, a metal coating must be equipped to meet force-dry, high-slip, or high-temp requirements in certain applications. To address these needs, one company offers two specialty versions of a high-performing, water-based, anti-corrosion coating for industrial applications.
When it comes to the packaging industry, sustainable solutions are essential in order to meet governments’ ambitious environmental targets as well as demands from the eco-conscious consumer. Sherwin-Williams discusses innovation in metal packaging technologies and how collaboration is required across the whole supply chain.
Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings are characterized by their high wear, abrasion, and corrosion resistance. This article discusses DLC coatings types, mechanical properties, coefficient of friction, surface properties, electrical properties, corrosion resistance properties, and uses.
PTFE is a substance used in all types of coatings to modify total mechanical performance and improve values for scratch resistance and abrasion resistance, while simultaneously lowering surface friction. However, PTFE is a well-known representative of PFAS, which is under increasing global regulation. PTFE-free wax additives are now available, and provide comparable performance with a focus on improving abrasion and scratch resistance.
In an industrial technical coatings environment, continuous-loop and start-stop paint lines have proven to be highly beneficial in terms of efficiency and productivity, and when combined with the expertise of a third-party technical coatings provider, manufacturers can optimize their production processes and improve the quality of their finished products.