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The Best Ways to Use Clear Epoxy Resin

Clear epoxy resin – from penny tables to casting jewelry Everyone has seen those tabletops decorated with embedded pennies, or the collections of resinated insects quietly waiting for their revenge in their shiny clear epoxy prison. It seems like everyone has a clear epoxy resin project that they are planning. Whether it is a river […]

Color Measurement – The Coating Instruments Guide

Making the subjective objective with color measurement Color is a subjective measure. Person to person we can’t be sure that what one person sees as blue is in fact the exact same hue that someone else sees as blue. This lack of consistency can lead to problems if relying on the description of one person […]

Orange Peel and DOI Meter – The Coating Instruments Guide

Control coating brilliance and smoothness with an orange peel and DOI meter Two key aspects of coating appearance are smoothness and brilliance. Consumers look for a glossy finish from a top quality product, and deviations from this are associated with poor quality or workmanship. DOI (Distinctness Of Image) and orange peel are vital elements of […]

The Gloss Meter – The Coating Instruments Guide

The Gloss Meter guide: from matte to gloss The gloss of a surface tells us much more than just how smooth it is. Surface characteristics reveal problems such as a curing failure, issues with surface preparation, or inconsistencies with film build. Furthermore, the gloss level of a surface is almost as important as color when […]

Diamond Like Carbon – DLC Coating

Diamond-like protection with DLC coating Diamond-like carbon coating, otherwise known as DLC coating or amorphous carbon coating, is the name given to a range of thin-film hard coatings used to protect, strengthen, and enhance various parts from drill bits to the engines of racecars and medical devices. DLC coatings can be applied to nearly all metals, […]

PVDF Coating – The Heavy Duty Architectural Solution

PVDF coating works hard to protect your roofing and cladding Sheet metal cladding is a big part of modern architecture. Everything from Frank Gehry projects and skyscrapers to sheds and metal roofing uses sheet metal cladding because it is easy and effective, as well as attractive. Construction both old and new is enhanced, beautified, and […]

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Powder Coating Colorado – Companies and Services

Powder coating is the durable and beautiful coating solution If you are looking for a coating that is durable, attractive, corrosion and chemical resistant, weatherproof, and resistant to abrasion and impact, powder coating is the right coating for you. Powder coating is a versatile protective coating that is used for everything from stair handrails to […]

Buy Powder Coating Powder – The Complete Powder Guide

How to buy powder coating powder – what you need to know Powder coating is not just the coating used to hot-up vehicles. It is a highly protective coating method that is used to protect substrates from corrosion, chemicals, weather, and physical damage while providing an attractive drip-and-sag-free finish. Powder coating is also a cost […]

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 […]

How to Choose the Right Conformal Coating

Conformal coating protects circuitry from environmental contaminants Electronics are everywhere in today’s world. From submarines to NASA spacecraft, traffic lights to iPhones, circuitry keeps day-to-day life ticking over smoothly. Keeping circuitry ticking over smoothly is the job of conformal coating. Conformal coating is a thin film coating which protects printed circuit boards (PCBs), components, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Find the Right Resin Floor Coating to Fit Your Needs

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

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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 […]

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Powder Coating New York – Companies and Services

Powder coating is beautiful and powerful protection Powder coating is a growing industry. Its durability, flexibility, range of attractive finishes, cost efficiency, and low/zero VOC properties mean powder coating is becoming the coat of choice in many industries. Applying a powder coat requires specialized equipment and skills, but fortunately there are many expert powder coating […]

A Guide to Powder Coating

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

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 […]

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Powder Coating in Chicago – Services Near You

Where to find powder coating Chicago businesses Powder coating is a growing industry. Its durability, flexibility, range of attractive finishes, cost efficiency, and low/zero VOC properties mean powder coating is becoming the coat of choice in many industries. Applying a powder coat requires specialized equipment and skills, but fortunately there are many expert powder coating […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Coating & Paint Companies

 American industry: an overview of coating and paint companies The US coating and paint industry is booming. The projected value of the market by 2020 is $32 billion, with architectural coatings making up about half of that value. In 2015 the industry employed 287,400 workers and there were over 46,000 paint and coatings establishments across […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interior and Exterior 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 […]

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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Fire Retardant Paint in Los Angeles – Companies and Services

Fire retardant paint suppliers and contractors in Los Angeles, CA Are you looking for a fire retardant paint or a service provider in or around LA? See our overview of fire retardant paint Los Angeles, CA based companies and services. In order to extend our reach, feel free to contact us and submit your company; you can also suggest another company […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

Get the Right Tank Coating and Tank Lining and Save Time and Money

Choose your tank coating and tank lining carefully to save time and money When it comes to protection, tanks present a series of difficulties. Not only does their exterior need protection from the environment, but their interior needs to be protected too – both from and for the cargo or substance being stored. These substances can be anything from […]