Entries by Coating Expert

Medical coatings

Medical coatings contribute to better healthcare Medical coatings refer to those applied on medical devices and equipment as well as surfaces in health care environments such as hospitals and dentist clinics. The equipment as any other products must be cost effective; however, the medical equipment also has to meet other requirements such as: Compliance to […]

Self smoothing epoxy coating

Self smoothing epoxy coating repairs even uneven floors When you picture an epoxy floor coating you are probably visualising a self smoothing epoxy coating. It is, namely, the most often used epoxy floor type. Self leveling epoxy coating is an excellent overlay for uneven floors, for it can repair run-down concrete and be used as a smooth […]

Primers, sealers and finishes

A paint job from start to finish As many know, a perfect finish often requires several layers of different products. The first layer applied on untreated surface is often a sealer or a primer paint. If one is applied, the other one is not needed. A finish is the top layer which is “finishing” the […]

Packaging coatings

The global and UK packaging coatings market Globally, the packaging coatings market is huge in size and has connections to a wide range of other industries. The worldwide packaging industry is rapidly growing and it is forecast to reach an annual revenue of $975 billion by 2018. Packaging coating is in close relation to the packaging industry and has […]

Solar panel coating

Coating for solar panels to reduce maintenance Solar power is a promising source of renewable energy and it is produced by capturing sun light with photovoltaic (PV) cell  panels. Researchers across the globe are looking to improve and protect these solar panels to increase their efficiency and durability to eventually allow maximum energy generation. The panels’ efficiency […]

Anti fungal paint

Reduce long term maintenance costs with anti fungal paint Fungi such as mould and mildew are a blight of many British buildings: 1 in 18 buildings suffer from damp problems of some sort in the UK. Therefore, anti fungal paint is a very good idea: it is suitable for new buildings to make sure they’ll […]

Paints and Coatings jobs

Become part of the fast moving coating industry The paints and coatings industry is one the most important industries of the United Kingdom. That is why it always offers many interesting paints and coatings jobs and opportunities for people with an interest in paints, coatings and chemicals. Many coating companies are looking for new talented […]

Line marking paint UK

Line marking paint for roads, factories and many more surfaces Line marking paint includes all coatings used for drawing lines on roads, sports fields and other surfaces such as factory floors. The type of line marking coating is dependent on the location and environment of the lines. For example grass line marking paint (for example […]

Industrial coatings

Achieve extreme durability with industrial coating Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine the best coating system for an application due to the extremely wide range of options. This counts also for industrial coatings, which are applied on goods during manufacture, or applied in industrial environments. What all industrial coatings have in common is that […]

Instant paintable caulk

Innovative instant paintable caulk Sealants and fillers are most often silicone sealants which unfortunately are not successfully paintable. Therefore, an acrylic filler is a wiser choice when you want to paint over it; these fillers however have a rather long drying time and they must absolutely be completely dry before painting on them. If you […]

Polyurethane foam UK

Polyurethane foam for sealing and insulating Polyurethane is a very versatile material which allows creative solutions in construction. PU foam is widely used in for example mattresses, car seats and thermal and sound insulation. Polyurethane foam spray is however, the most common in construction due to the fact that it works as a sealant on many […]

Sealants & Adhesives

Fill gaps and cracks with sealants Sealants are essential in construction and reparation in filling gaps, voids, joints and cracks. Different types of sealants are available depending on the type of construction; they may be flexible or rigid; non-sagging or self-levelling. Sealants form seal gaskets, strips or glands between panels or tiles.  They are used […]

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Floor coatings London, UK

Floor coating for decoration, protection & durability Floors are often subject to heavy mechanical loads, abrasion as well as dirt and other contamination.  Therefore, it is crucial to protect floors with appropriate floor coatings, which also increases surface durability. The looks of a floor can also be affected by adding applying coatings. Floor costings however […]

Seed coating

Protect seeds and your investment Simply put a seed coating is spraying a synthetic polymer on a seed resulting in a thin cover. The coating adheres to the seed and prevents loss of nutrients, plant hormones and also fungicides. Some of the newest seed coatings are temperature dependent and water resistant. Most of all people […]

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Wood cladding paint

Wood cladding paint increases durability Cladding refers to wall or roof panels which protect the material underneath it. Cladding is available in many materials of which wood is the most popular in residential buildings. Wood as a material is visually appealing, strong and long-lasting. Moreover, it is considerably sustainable comparing to some of its alternatives. However, […]

Specialty paint finishes

Specialty paint finishes offer off-the shelf solutions Not all products and projects are the same. Sometimes a special colour, effect or texture is required to get that perfect finish. If you are looking for a custom made solution, specialty paint finishes might just be what you are looking for! Specialty finishes are mostly active in three […]

Chemical resistant coatings

Chemical resistant coatings for maximum surface protection Chemical resistant coating is a protective layer which makes the surface immune to  aggressive chemicals. It is ideal for wall or flooring system, in areas where there is chemical exposure of various degrees. However, chemical resistant coatings are also suitable for objects such as machine parts and other […]

Marine coating

Marine coatings on land and sea Marine coating applications can take place during ship building or as maintenance on sea or on dry dock. On sea applications are often minor changes on or reparation of the topside coating. Bigger maintenance jobs and antifouling applications must take place on dry dock, which makes also the hull accessible. […]

Antimicrobial coating

Prevent microorganism from forming on different surfaces The demand for antimicrobial coating is ever increasing especially on the sector of health care where antimicrobial environment is a must! The coatings also contribute to cleaner inside air and reduce allergic reactions. The purpose of antimicrobial coatings is to prevent microorganism from forming on different surfaces. Therefore, it is […]

Roof coatings London

Increase durability with roof coatings in London In London there are common types of roofs being flat roofs and inverted pitched roofs, also know as the London roofs. These roofs require maintenance and roof coatings every now and then; leaking is the most common problem, but what causes it is: Too flat roof and inconvenient […]

Drone coating inspection

Futuristic coating inspections with drones The world’s leading coating manufacturer AkzoNobel is currently cooperating with Barrier Group, an operator of oils and gas tankers, and the UK based technology company DroneOps to realise drone coating inspection for ballast tanks and other difficult to reach areas. Akzo Nobel believes that in the future drones can provide […]

Photoluminescent paint

Photoluminescent paint glows in the dark Photoluminescent paint (PL paint) is a special coating system which is capable of glowing in the dark and low light circumstances.  It is usually strontium aluminate coating system, even though use of other materials is also possible. This unique coating charges up by natural or artificial UV light as well […]

Graphene coating

The miracle material of the 21st century – Graphene Graphene is a two dimensional carbon atom layer which is extremely strong, light, flexible as well as thermally and electrically conductive. Graphene coating naturally has similar properties. As a matter of fact, graphene is the strongest, lightest and most conductive substance ever discovered. Naturally, the material […]

Smog eating coating

Self cleaning, smog eating coating for skyscrapers The New York based engineering materials and solutions company, Arconic, envisioned a three-mile-high skyscraper covered in a smog eating coating. It is only 2017, but the company is already looking 45 years in the future. Arconic’s engineers worked with futurists to imagine the technologies that will be most favourable […]

UV resistant coating

2 definitions of UV coating UV coating can either refer to coatings which protect surfaces from ultra violet light by blocking it, or to coatings which cure under UV radiation. This article focuses on the first one; UV resistant coating. Industrial UV resistant exterior paint Ultra violet (UV) radiation is one of the main causes […]

Steel and cladding coatings

Cladding coatings for shop fronts and commercial buildings Cladding is a cover which protects exteriors of buildings and improves their looks. It is common on shop fronts and on other commercial buildings but is also becoming more and more popular on residential buildings. Cladding has both decorative and functional purposes: it protects the underlying material […]

Coating London

Coating London; it is everywhere One might not notice but coatings are everywhere. Especially in London: thanks to different types of coating London becomes safer, cleaner and cozier by day! Anti graffiti and pee back coatings protect public buildings, anti slip coating increases safety on streets and stairs and intumescent paint generally reduces fire hazard […]

Anti slip coating for concrete

Anti slip coating for concrete is a must! Without anti slip coating for concrete, floors in garages, parking lots and factories could be extremely slippery. Fortunately such a solution as concrete anti slip coating exists. Creating anti slip concrete can prevent many accidents in public places, factories and workshops; why not also at home. Most of the accidents […]