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Introducing Pyrocrete 341: A Next-Generation Solution in Passive Fire Protection

In the industrial coatings world, there are few things worse than transporting freshly coated steel to a job site only to find significant damage to that coating upon arrival. Shipping steel members is hard on coatings systems—even cementitious ones.

By Jack Walker |

4 Basic Questions to Consider When Selecting the Right Coating

Coatings recommendations are one of the most highly debated—and even misunderstood—aspects of the industrial coatings industry. Many different factors go into making the right selection. For instance, have you ever called a coatings…

Part 2 of 7: Save the Steel, Save the Planet!

Steel is the cornerstone of modern civilization—it’s strong, relatively inexpensive and lacks any viable alternatives. Some form of steel is used in virtually every modern structure, piece of equipment and vehicle.

How Polarity & Molecular Size Impact Tank Lining Selection

Water, crude oil, sulfuric acid, caustic soda, ammonia, dimethylformamide, sodium acetate, gasoline, jet fuel, bleach, nitric acid, beer, toluene and brine—this is quite an extensive spread, but it’s only a fraction of the chemicals for which…

Understanding Metamerism: Color Matching for Industrial Coatings

To understand the concept of metamerism, we must first start with a basic definition. In colorimetry, metamerism is when two colors that are not actually the same color appear the same under certain lighting conditions.

Part 1 of 7: How Industrial Coatings Play a Part in Shrinking the Carbon Footprint

As governments, companies and individuals across the globe increasingly seek to reduce their respective carbon footprints, emissions and other negative impacts on the environment, it’s critical that all strategies be explored…

Industrial Coating Systems for Secondary Containment

However, when spills happen in an industrial facility, it often involves dangerous chemicals that are harmful to humans and the environment. When these types of spills occur, the containment and cleanup response is critical to minimizing impact…

Using Thermal Insulative Coatings for Condensation Control

When it comes to industrial environments, a variety of condensation issues can occur on process vessels, piping, gas lines, storage tanks or even the sides of metal buildings. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see “sweating” occur on the north sides…

7 Most Common Tools for Industrial Coating Inspection

In order to ensure compliance with ASTM, ISO and other specifications, there are specific coating inspection tools that are necessary to have on hand at every stage of the coating process. Ideal for on-site quality control assessments…

How to Manipulate Coating Viscosity for Better Application

What is the first thing any painter does when having application issues? Nine times out of 10, that painter reaches for thinner, adding it to the coating with the care of a 16-year-old filling his or her gas tank for the first time.

The Power of Cross-Link Density in Polymer Tank Linings

Nobody knows precisely how many man-made chemicals exist, but it’s estimated to be around 150,000 total. These chemicals get manufactured, processed, refined, sold and eventually used by the companies and consumers who use them.

How to Choose the Right Exterior Railcar Coating

When selecting an exterior railcar coating, the first step should be to identify its performance requirements. Color and gloss retention, chemical resistance and abrasion resistance are just a few factors to consider during this process.

Carbozinc 621 PW Zinc-Rich Polyurethane Coating for Water Tanks

When it comes to zinc, Carboline is an industry-leading innovator. Since the 1960s, the company has been at the helm of this industry by introducing self-curing inorganic zinc-rich primers to market. Before this innovation, zinc-rich primers…

4 Best Practices to Avoid Common Concrete Pitfalls

Coating concrete can be one of the most challenging applications in the industrial coatings market. Contrary to the relatively straightforward process of coating non-porous surfaces like steel, concrete can pose a variety of unique challenges…

Hot-Dip Galvanizing vs. Inorganic Zinc-Rich Primers

When applied over carbon steel substrates, the anti-corrosive properties of zinc metal is undeniably one of the most cost-effective solutions for prolonging the service life of steel structures from atmospheric corrosion. Whether the steel…

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