Entries by Ayold

The Fundamentals of Automotive OEM Coatings

Automotive OEM coatings – more than just color Automotive OEM coatings have come a long way since the days of Henry “Any Color So Long As It Is Black” Ford. Today the progress of a vehicle body through the modern paint shop is largely automated: the bare shell of the vehicle travels along an assembly […]

A Guide to Packaging Coatings: Substrates, Solutions and Suppliers

Packaging coatings provide a decorative coat of protection The packaging that protects and stores our food, beverages, perishables, pharmaceuticals, toiletries, chemical products, and more does not do so alone. Packaging coatings are used to protect and enhance the interior and exterior of containers, packaging, lids, metal, plastic, board, paper, and more in order to best […]

A Comprehensive Look at Wood Coatings

Wood coatings for protection and decoration Wood is a wonderful, versatile building material that has been used for thousands of years to construct everything from walls and floors of the family home to the furniture and cabinetry that fill it. In order to keep wood functioning at its best and most beautiful, it needs to […]

How Wind Turbine Coating Improves Wind Energy Production

Wind turbine coating helps the American wind energy industry In 2017, wind power in the US accounted for more than 6% of all generated electrical energy. Fourteen states have 10% or more of their energy generation coming from wind power. Wind turbines in distributed applications are found in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the US […]

The Ins and Outs of Aerospace Coatings

Aerospace coatings: Protection and decoration in extreme conditions The aerospace sector is one of the most demanding sectors for coatings and materials. Aerospace coatings need to provide protection from corrosion, abrasion, weather, UV radiation, erosion, temperature variations, and more in the most extreme conditions. The aerospace industry can be divided into space, commercial aviation, military […]

Enhance Protection, Handling, and Germination with Seed Coating

Improve processes and results with seed coating Agriculture is an industry subject to a great deal of chance – the vagaries of climate and disease can greatly affect crop yield and quality. In order to ensure the best possible production, growers are increasingly turning to seed coating. Seed coating is used to improve flowability and […]

Additives for the Coatings Industry

Coating additives enhance and improve coating quality At its most simplified, a paint or coating is the combination of a pigment, a binder (or resin), and optionally, a solvent and additives. The pigment is the substance which provides the coating with its color, the binder provides both adhesion and cohesion, holding the paint together as […]

Binders and Resins for the Coating Industry

Binders and resins –  the all-important coating vehicle A paint or coating is the combination of a pigment, a binder, a solvent, and additives. The binder, or resin, is usually what gives the coating its name, such as polyurethane or acrylic. While the pigment provides a paint with color, the additives give it extra desirable […]

How and Why to Protect Structures with Intumescent Paint for Wood

Intumescent paint for wood increases fire safety in buildings Wood is a naturally beautiful and strong material used in interior and exterior design as well as structures of low buildings. However, the material becomes compromised when exposed to fire; heat and flames. Intumescent paint for wood is one method of protecting wooden surfaces from the […]

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A Guide to Fire Retardant Paint for Steel and Metal

Support passive fire protection systems with fire retardant paint Each year in the United States there are half a million structural fires which cause thousands of civilian deaths and injuries, and billions of dollars in property damage. In 2016, a structural fire was reported to the fire department every 66 seconds. Fortunately, an active fire […]

A Guide to Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta Coating Systems: “We paint winners” The Axalta Coating Systems’ slogan “We paint winners” reflects its long history with the automotive coating industry – in fact, the company can be traced back to 1866 and Herberts Gmbh, a firm which produced coatings for horse-drawn carriages. Cycle forwards 150 years and the horsepower may have changed, […]

An Overview of AkzoNobel Coatings and Paints

AkzoNobel: “Tomorrow’s answers today” AkzoNobel is a Dutch multinational company which produces paints and coatings for markets ranging from aerospace to whitegoods. The current company was formed through the merger of Akzo NV and Swedish company Nobel Industries AB in 1994, though the history of the company can be traced back to the 17th and […]

An Overview of PPG Industries

PPG Industries: “We protect and beautify the world” PPG Industries was founded in 1883 by Captain John B. Ford and John Ford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally known as Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., the company expanded quickly and now, 135 years later, PPG Industries has 156 manufacturing facilities in 70 countries and 47,000 employees. In 2017, […]

How Coil Coating Works, and Why To Use It

Coil coating – Pre-coated metal sheet without loss of performance Coil coating is an immensely efficient method of coating metal. It is a continuous and highly automated process which takes a coil of metal through every step of finishing, from cleaning to curing, before being packaged for shipment. The metal arrives entirely finished and ready to […]

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Oleophobic Coating: Versatile and Multi-Purpose Protection

Low friction and better performance with oleophobic coating Oleophobic literally means “afraid of oils”, but for a coating or surface this can be more accurately described as oil-repelling or oil-shedding. An oleophobic coating provides a substrate with a slick surface that is low friction, lubricating, easy to clean, repels oils, and is anti-soiling. There are many […]

Antimicrobial Coating – A Lifesaver in the Healthcare Sector

Antimicrobial coating prevents infections & disease across the healthcare sector In a world of touch screens and over-crowded hospitals, the demand for antimicrobial coating has never been higher. In the US, 100,000 people die a year as a result of a hospital acquired infection, despite all the measures in place to prevent it, and infections […]

An Introduction to Solar Panel Coating

Boost energy generation with solar panel coating In the USA the fotovoltaic capacity exceeds 50 GW and results in more than 1.3% of the country’s total energy production. The current share of solar powder may not seem impressive, however, solar energy is the fastest growing sector of renewable energy sources; and new plants are built […]

The Role of External and Internal Pipe Coating in Industrial Pipelines

Industrial pipe coating protects products and assets There are hundreds of thousands of miles of pipelines criss-crossing North America, carrying products like oil, gas, water, and refined petroleum from their sources to their delivery points. In the USA only, the natural gas and petroleum pipelines result in some 1,400,000 miles of pipe. Pipelines traverse land […]

Protect Steel Assets with Anti-Corrosion Coatings

Steel corrosion protection coatings keep your assets in shape for longer According to the latest data from NACE (the Worldwide Corrosion Authority), the global cost of corrosion is estimated at $2.5 trillion. In the US alone, the cost is nearly $500 billion, most of those costs incurred in the industry sector. However, 15-35% of the […]

Antifouling Paint Guide | Prevent Biofouling

Improve your vessel’s efficiency with antifouling paint By volume, 80% of global trade is conducted on our oceans. Our maritime industry is becoming greater by the day, as is our dependence on the vessels that work so hard to achieve it. Biofouling is the growth of microorganisms, plants, algae, or animals that build up on the […]

The Reasons Behind Increasing Demand for Automotive Powder Coating

Automotive powder coating protects the entire vehicle A vehicle presents a wide range of substrates to be protected and decorated with coatings. From bodywork and bumpers to wheels and suspension components, automotive powder coating is becoming more and more the coating of choice for the industry. It is durable, efficient, environmentally friendly, and attractive. Increasingly the […]

Why You Should Consider Powder Coating Appliances

Powder coating appliances creates durable and attractive surfaces Our appliances are an important part of our daily lives. Just making that first cup of tea with breakfast in the morning uses a kettle, a fridge, and, depending on whether you are a toast or fry-up person, a toaster and oven or microwave. These appliances need […]

Powder Coating Furniture – The Future of the Furniture Industry

Powder coating furniture results in a long-lasting finish Furniture is something we use daily. From chairs and tables to countertops, shelves, and shoe racks, furniture is relied upon for its functionality and aesthetic appeal. Powder coating is a resilient, durable, versatile, and attractive finish option that protects a substrate from abrasion, wear, weathering, corrosion, and fading. With […]

The Many Faces of Epoxy Coating

Epoxy coating – the trusted industrial heavy-duty coating An epoxy coating is a thermosetting polymer which uses an epoxy resin as its binder. Epoxy coatings usually come in two components which are combined and mixed prior to application. The epoxy resin component when combined with a curing agent or hardener begins the cross-linking process. This creates […]

All You Ever Wanted to Know about Polyurethane Paint

Protective and decorative polyurethane paint A polyurethane paint  (PU paint) is a hard-wearing, highly-resistant coating used in industrial and architectural coating systems for steelwork, concrete, wood, and other substrates. It is a reaction polymer, a combination of a polyol resin and an isocyanate hardener or curing agent. Essentially, a polyurethane coating is a liquid plastic which […]

Fluoropolymer Coating – Far More Than Non Stick

Fluoropolymer coating comes with unique properties The modern non-stick surface was invented entirely by accident. In 1938, Roy Plunkett was busy working on a new chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant for DuPont when an experiment yielded some unexpected slippery results. Plunkett had just invented what we now call Teflon, the first fluoropolymer coating. A fluoropolymer coating is a general […]

How to Use Fireproof Paint to Protect Your Building

All you need to know about fireproof paint Fireproof paint, or other fireproof construction and lining materials, have been compulsory for years now in office buildings, entrance halls, public buildings, parking garages and governmental buildings. In the US the general rule is: the higher the building, the longer the material needs to withstand flames. In case […]

Choose the Right Chemical Resistant Coatings for Specific Environments

Chemical resistant coatings protect from the harshest substances Nearly all coatings will be exposed to chemicals at some point during their service, whether cleaning products, spills, or fumes. However most of these are mild, and the coating does not need a special formulation. Chemical resistant coatings or paints are designed to provide protection from the harshest […]

Industrial Coating Equipment – All You Need to Succeed

Industrial coating equipment for a successful coating process Any industrial and commercial company that applies coatings either as service or as a standard part of production, automatically also deals with strict regulations related to the facility and quality standards. To meet the regulations; industrial coating equipment and other non paint supplies are needed. Paint and coating itself […]

Marine Coating: The Ultimate Vessel Protection Guide

A quick introduction to marine coating The term “marine coating” defines a class of coatings all intended for use in the marine segment. These coatings include antifouling paints, deck coatings, anti slip paints, bilge paint, boot-topping paints, and protective paints for structures in marine environments. Just as there are different types of marine coating, so […]

A Guide to Choosing the Most Suitable Heat Resistant Coating

Heat resistant coating for high temperature protection When a substrate is subject to heat and rapid temperature fluctuations, it can lead to surface breakage and corrosion. Electrical and engine components, chimneys and ovens, pipework and chemical plants, all these are exposed to possibly damaging temperatures and conditions. A heat resistant coating (or thermal management coating) […]

The Pros and Cons of Different Roof Coating Types

Roof coating protects your building from the elements A roof is one of the most important parts of a building. It protects the interior from the seasons, wind, sun, rain and even snow. Your roof needs to be a solid barrier between your building and the elements, and a roofing failure can lead to thousands of […]

Liquid Rubber Coating – Waterproof & Flexible Protection

Watertight protection with liquid rubber coating Liquid rubber coating has been on the market for years now, but recent technological advances have both improved and expanded the range of rubber coatings available. While traditionally liquid rubber has been applied as a waterproof rubber paint for roofs, there are now products which allow the excellent waterproofing capabilities […]

Coating consultancy – Solid Backbone for Any Coating Project

Find coating quality control assistance you need with coating consultancy Navigating the range of available coatings and finding the right one for a project is not as straightforward as picking a coating music. It is not simply a matter of choosing a paint and slapping it on, there are many factors and elements to consider. […]

Choose the Best Swimming Pool Coating for Your Pool Type

Swimming pool coating increases durability, hygiene & safety The damp environment of a swimming pool provides an increased risk of legionella and other waterborne bacteria. Fortunately, this risk can be minimized by swimming pool coating; it seals surfaces and provides a smooth finish to which dirt and other contamination cannot attach. As well as their hygienic […]

Meet Health and Safety Standards with HACCP Hygiene Coatings

Hygiene coatings approved for the food & beverage industry The food and beverage industry is one of the most regulated businesses in the US. It must obey strict quality, safety and sanitary regulations for employees, processes, and environments. Food & beverage hygiene coatings are especially designed for applications where hygiene is of key importance; they […]

How to Choose the Right Water Resistant Coating

Water resistant coating – watertight solution Water resistance is a characteristic expected of many consumer goods, from electronics to shoes and fabrics. It is also required from industrial machinery and architectural structures. A water resistant coating is the most common solution for improving or creating water resistance in industrial and architectural projects. Water resistant coatings form a […]

Choosing the Right Floor Coating for 5 Scenarios

Superior protection with the best floor coating Floor coating serves as thin protective layers on existing floors and as thicker complete flooring systems. The most common floor coating for concrete on the market is polyurethane and epoxy based resin floor coatings which both come with unique properties. Wooden floors can also be coated, as we […]

Indestructible Coating for the Highest Level of Protection

The high performing and strong protection that is: indestructible coating What do the Pentagon, truck bedliners, oil platforms in the Pacific, and bulletproof vests have in common? The answer is indestructible coating. Indestructible coating came to fame as a viral sensation when a group of Aussies coated a watermelon with it and dropped it from […]

A Complete Overview of Concrete Coating Applications

Concrete coating – a protective and decorative system Concrete has been used in construction for literal millennia. It is the reason for the survival of so many historical structures to this day. However, if not appropriately protected concrete will deteriorate when exposed to harsh environments, like industrial and coastal areas, or areas with extreme weather […]

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Dive into the Beautiful World of Decorative Coating

Decorative coating makes the world beautiful We love to beautify our lives, and with decorative coating improving and expanding all the time, it is no wonder that the decorative coatings market is expected to boom; the global decorative coatings market is expected to reach a worth of $114.72 BILLION by 2021, growing by $28 billion […]

Do Not Forget the Out of Sight – Automotive Underbody Coating

Automotive underbody coating for protection from below A lot of attention is given to the coating and paintwork of the visible aspects of a vehicle but those unseen places tend to get overlooked. The underbody is one such place. Automotive underbody coating protects a vehicle from everything the road can throw at it and more: […]

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Urine Repellent Paint – It’s Pee Back Time!

Urine repellent coating: say goodbye to that horrible smell on property and walls Anyone walking through a modern city has smelt it; passing a dark alley or secluded doorway and suddenly the waft of stale urine. Public urination is a problem for city managers everywhere despite being illegal in every US state, and hundreds of […]

The Automotive Coatings Market in a Nutshell

Automotive coatings for complete vehicle protection The automotive coating industry is far larger than which color to paint your car. Every surface in a vehicle from the bodywork and under body to the exhaust and even the glass surfaces needs a specialized coating to last and perform its best. The automotive coatings market can be roughly […]

Get a Glossy Clear Coat with Ceramic Coating for Cars

Ceramic coating for cars lets your car retain its shine for longer There is nothing quite like the brilliantly smooth shine of a brand new car. You look after your vehicle, wash it, maybe wax it when you remember, but that glossy newness starts to fade and wear. UV radiation, chips, stains, swirl marks, bird […]