Entries by Ayold

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 […]


The Role of Oleophobic Coating Across Industries

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 – The 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 […]

Prevent Damage with Steel Corrosion Protection 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 grater 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 […]

The 2 Types of Fireproof Paint for Steel

Protect crucial structures with fireproof paint for steel Strength is one of the main reasons we use steel in building construction. Steel is a tough construction material, used in buildings across the country the Golden Gate to Brooklyn Bridge. However, this strength is challenged by the severe heat of a fire. In a fire, it […]

Fireproof Paint & Fire Resistance Requirements for 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 […]


A 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 […]


Urine Repellent Paint – It’s Pee Back Time!

Urine repellent coating: say goodbye to that horrible smell on property and walls Urinating in public is illegal in every American state, but this does not seem to be deterring the offenders, as a $500 fine is apparently not enough to stop people from using the public areas as their own toilets. Nasty smells and […]

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 […]

How to Protect Your Vehicle 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 […]

Automotive Refinish from Collision Repair to Touch-up Paint

Automotive refinish fixes major and minor paint damage Automotive refinish is not just for hot rods and racing stripes. Refinish paints are applied to vehicles as part of a total refinish, part refinish, or as a touch up paint for minor damage. Automotive refinish is also an important aspect of the commercial vehicle market; maintaining branding through […]


What to Expect from Powder Coating Prices in the USA

Powder coating prices in the USA Powder coating is a durable and decorative coating that is equally at home protecting hard-wearing machinery and weatherproofing patio furniture. Its range of applications covers automotive, industrial, marine, and residential sectors, and its range of benefits includes extreme durability, cost efficiency, eco-friendly formulation, and versatility. It is no wonder […]

Non Skid Paint for Wood

Stop accidents with non slip paint for wood There is nothing quite like the look and feel of wood floor, whether for interior or exterior. It is one of the more popular choices for residential applications, but a wet or highly glossy wooden surface can prove perilous, particularly in areas like stairs, ramps, and decking. […]

A Guide to Powder Coating

The powder coating process: The basics Powder coatings is one of the hardest working coatings in the industry. With applications ranging from consumer goods like fridges to hard-wearing machinery and pipelines, powder coating is a billion-dollar industry. Whether your substrate is metal, plastics, wood, or MDF, a powder coating will provide extreme durability with an […]


Light Reflective Paint

Light reflective paint provides safety through visibility Whether you drive a car, a bus, a motorbike, or a bicycle, driving at night can be dangerous. Obstacles and signs, so clear during the day, are harder to see and also to avoid. Light reflective paint is a special coating that uses retroreflection (or retroflection) to reflect […]

Vantablack: The Blackest Black

So black it absorbs lasers: Vantablack paint You remember the Looney Tunes cartoons you used to watch as a kid, where Wile E. Coyote would dig an impossibly round and black hole for the Road Runner to unwittingly fall into, only for the Road Runner to lift it from the ground and carry it away […]


Fire retardant paint

Protect your home with fire retardant paint Each year in the United States there are over one million fires, causing thousands of civilian deaths and billions in property damage. In 2015, a fire department responded to a fire every 23 seconds. Thankfully, as well as those very active fire protection systems, we also have passive […]


Polyurea Coating – What It Is and How Your Project Can Benefit from It

Polyurea coating offers flexible heavy duty protection In the US the polyurea coating market has been existing since the early 1990s, but the coating’s durability, flexibility, and versatility means that new applications for the polyurea resin are being found all the time. The coating is currently used across industries for waterproofing, corrosion protection, containment of […]


Anti Graffiti Paint: Which Is the One You Need

Prevent vandalism with anti graffiti paint To some, modern street art extends further than dance and music. Graffiti, although colorful, can be considered artistic but also presents itself as a nuisance for councils and property owners. The value of a building decreases if there is graffiti on it. Unwanted graffiti should be removed as soon […]


Fireproof Paint for Wood

Protect yourself with fireproof paint for wood Fire has always been one of the greatest threats to homes. In the US in 2015, there were 400,000 residential fires, causing thousands of deaths, injuries, and billions of dollars in damage and loss of property. With a one in four chance that your household will have a […]