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.
To permit the use of aluminum instead of other, heavier metals in industrial applications, many cylinders are anodized to create an extremely hard surface that is wear-resistant, corrosion resistant, non-conductive and lubricious. Because anodized surfaces are porous, they also improve adhesion of coatings as well as accept a variety of dyes for coloring.
The restoration of British speedboat racer Donald Campbell's Bluebird, a record-breaking hydroplane, has been ongoing since the wreckage of the vessel was recovered in 2001, but it was only when the iconic blue paint was applied that the famous Bluebird really came back to life.
To commemorate its 75th anniversary, Jeep rolled out Anniversary Special Edition models of several vehicles. Exclusive details included distinct vehicle colors and trim packages on the 2016 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited fleet. The specialized bronze-colored trim package along with off-road bumpers are painted and protected with TCI Powder Coatings.
Ever since Henry Ford in 1909 offered the Model T in “any color you want – as long as it’s black,” paint has been an important consideration for manufacturers. Ford opted to limit consumer choices in order to support the efficient production of as many vehicles as possible.
Jotun has analyzed the first-ever five-year dry-docking of a vessel treated with its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) system. The data revealed that Gearbulk’s Penguin Arrow, coated with Jotun’s SeaQuantum X200 in September 2010, recorded an estimated fuel saving and CO2 emission reduction of $1.5million and 12,055 tonnes respectively, across the 60-month period.
PPG announced that three projects finished with PPG protective and marine coatings products were recognized by the Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) at its annual Structure Awards ceremony, during the SSPC Annual Conference and Exhibition in Tampa, Florida.
July features our most popular article of the year – the Global Top 10 and PCI 25 ranking of the top coatings manufacturers. Also featured are articles on new monomer technology, TiO2 and a new biocide for anti-fouling.