One recent example is a new marine coating primer developed by Norway coating manufacturer Jotun.
Reduction of VOC emissions is an important goal for all paints and coatings. Developments in waterborne and high-solids technologies are helping to dramatically improve the performance of these systems while reducing the environmental impact of their end-use applications.
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, together with the U.S. Navy and Mid-Atlantic Coatings, Inc. (MAC), earned the SSPC Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence.
The beautification of exterior surfaces and personalization of interior spaces with paints involves a good deal of inspiration on the part of both the paint developers and the people applying them. But paints and coatings can also be a source of inspiration as well—at least indirectly.
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...
The efficacy of the active biocide ingredients used in antifouling bottom paint to contain and impede the growth of biofouling on boat hulls is of global economic concern, given that costs associated with mitigating the damage caused by invasive species are escalating, especially in coastal waters where fouling nutrients are concentrated. The efficacy of an antifouling coating depends on site-specific...
Biofouling on large vessels, including commercial shipping tankers and naval vessels, carries substantial costs, largely due to an increase in the quantity of fuel that must be consumed to overcome the frictional drag caused by the presence of organisms on ship hulls. Additional costs arise from the need to place the vessels in dry dock for cleaning and repainting. In...
The term “antimicrobials” has come to encompass a wide range of materials that control the growth of unwanted, deleterious microorganisms in the environment.
Marine Coatings: Making Sense of U.S., State, and Local Mandates of Copper-Based Antifouling Regulations
by Aggie Lotz, The ChemQuest Group, Inc.
PPG Industries protective and marine coatings (PMC) business supplied more than 2,000 gallons of Amercoat® coatings to refurbish the “Tent of Tomorrow” at the New York State Pavilion, an historic attraction erected in Queens 51 years ago to celebrate the 1964 World’s Fair. The restoration project helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of the global event.