Entries by Ayold

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 alone, 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 […]

All the Ways to Use Polyurethane Paint

Protective and decorative polyurethane paint A polyurethane paint  (PU paint or PU coating) 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 […]

Coating Inspection: Management and Failure Analysis

“Do it once, do it right” with a coating inspection Problems can arise during the pre-treatment, application and curing phases of a coating job. Coating jobs that at first seem perfect can begin to fail. There are so many variables in any coating application, from the environment to the material itself, that getting a perfect […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

How and Why to Test Your Home for Lead Paint

Lead paint is still a risk in America Lead was used as a pigment and an additive in paint for thousands of years. It sped up drying and increased durability, but it also highly toxic. Lead paint was banned for use in residential paints in the US in 1978. Despite this, it is still a […]

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New York City – Anti Graffiti Coating Services

Anti graffiti coating suppliers and services in New York, NY Are you looking for a anti graffiti coating or a service provider in or around NY? See our overview of anti graffiti coating New York, NY based companies and services. In order to extend our reach, feel free to contact us and submit your company; you can also […]

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The Top Architectural Coating Trends of 2018

Stay on top of the latest architectural coating trends New York fashion week may seem a million miles away from which paint to use for a bathroom renovation, but really the two are much closer than they seem. Coating and paint designers take their cues from consumer choices but also from the design trends across […]

Why You Need a Certified Coating Inspector

Why you need a coating inspector “Do it once, do it right”ought to be the mantra of the coatings industry. The importance of applying the right coating, in the right conditions, to a substrate that has been properly prepared, cannot be understated; a coatings failure is expensive and hazardous to fix. On the other hand, […]

Top 5 American Coating Innovations

American coating innovations: industry front-runners The history of America is one of invention. From the garage experimenters to teams of scientists collaborating on some of the biggest inventions of our time, America has been a huge influence on the modern world as we know it. And that goes for coating as well, with many American […]

Reduce the Cost of Compliance with an Emission Concentrator

Environmental regulatory compliance and the coating industry It is estimated that 60 percent of the global market for architectural paints, coatings, and finishes are water-based, or waterborne, instead of solvent-based. In the U.S., use of the more environmentally friendly water-borne paint is even higher—between 80 and 85 percent. However, solvent-based paint is still predominantly used […]