Corrosion Control

Fine-Tuning Coating Surface Control Through the Use Of Modified Siloxanes

Empty lounge and meeting area in luxury business premises
Siloxane-based additives are critical tools in coating applications because their structures can be varied to provide a broad range of performance benefits in many types of formulations and chemistries. Surfactants and defoamers are some of the more commonly recognized additive classes, but many other functionalities can be derived from siloxane chemistries, particularly attributes related to surface control such as flow...

Read More…

Crosslinking Waterborne Coatings With Bipodal Silanes for Improved Corrosion Protection Performance

Interior of empty metallic elevated footbridge in the Moscow city.
As global environmental concerns continue to overshadow the use of well-established metal surface pretreatment processes such as chromate treatment and phosphatization, the need for environmentally friendly corrosion protection systems has never been greater. A promising solution to this worldwide regulatory issue is waterborne silane technology, which can offer a heavy metal-free, volatile organic compound (VOC)-free alternative to protecting metals from...

Read More…

Polyamine Curing Agents Meeting the Industry Need for Enhanced Productivity

Liquid Natural Gas globe shape containers in Europoort industrial area location Botlek in Port of Rotterdam
In the challenging world of  industrial, protective, and marine coatings, two-component (2K) epoxy systems are established as the benchmark technologies due to the combined offerings of excellent corrosion protection and compliance with regional volatile organic compound standards. Today, productivity has emerged as a major driver, and innovation focuses on developing epoxy coatings that have greater application versatility while providing enhanced performance properties, such...

Read More…

Coatings Technologies Bring NASA Solutions Down to Earth

NASA's Logo
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) investigates numerous technologies required to achieve space flight. In addition to designing powerful rockets and planning complex trajectories, the agency has experts focused on the development of advanced materials that provide both protection and functionality for spacecraft and astronauts. Some of these advanced materials are high-tech coatings that also have potential applications...

Read More…

Different Approach to Managing Corrosion Under Insulation

Eon Coat application on tank
Corrosion under insulation (CUI) presents an ongoing, significant, and costly challenge to the processing industries. Any manufacturing equipment (tanks, pipes, etc.) constructed of metal and constantly exposed to heat, humidity, and various chemicals is susceptible to corrosion. Corrosion that occurs on equipment that is covered in insulation is more problematic because often its presence goes undetected until major damage has...

Read More…

Paints and Coatings Provide Invaluable Protection to Naval Vessels

Russian submarine surfaced. Shot at water level against clear blue sky
When the U.S. Navy is mentioned, most people do not immediately think of paints and coatings. However, scientists in the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and researchers at The Sherwin-Williams Company do. They know how important properly formulated protective coatings are to the durability and performance of naval aircraft. Coatings on the hull not only protect against corrosion, but impact...

Read More…

Corrosion Prevention for Historical Preservation

Repairing Vukovar rebar closeup
Buildings can be considered historical for many different reasons. They may have played a critical role in the distant history of a local region or nation, or may be relatively recent, yet still represent an important time or event. Coatings are an important component of any building preservation and/or restoration project given that they are used to protect and beautify...

Read More…

Enhancing Surfaces with PVD Coatings

Enhancing Surfaces with PVD Coatings
In many industrial processes and high performance products, specialized coatings are required to protect the surfaces of tools and components and improve their durability, productivity, and performance. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) is a technique for creating very thin (few thousandths of a millimeter) coatings that are extremely hard. These coatings improve the performance and durability of precision components in almost...

Read More…

New Coating Could Prevent Gas and Oil Pipeline Clogging

Pipelines in Wüstenlandschaft
Clogging of oil and gas pipelines can have significant consequences. One notable example—clogging of an outlet pipe in the large containment dome intended to block the leak from the broken wellhead resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. The wellhead continued to leak for an additional four months before an alternative solution was devised. The culprit in this case...

Read More…