Entries by Coating Expert

Commercial Antifouling Hull Coatings

Reduce fouling, fuel use, and CO2 emissions with commercial hull coatings Some 80% of global trade by volume and over 70% by value is carried out by sea and handled through ports across the world. The global marine fleet with all its passenger ships, ro-ro vessels, fishing vessels, bulk carriers, tankers, cargo ships, container ships, […]

Foul Release Coatings

Prevent fouling without the use of biocides with foul release coatings Biofouling is a serious issue that has afflicted vessels for as long as humanity has taken to the sea. The ancient Greeks are known to have used tar, wax and even lead sheathing to protect their ship bottoms, and, starting in the 1700s, the […]

Corrosion Under Insulation – The Unseen Threat

The hidden damage costing billions – Corrosion under insulation Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is the insidious problem causing billions of pounds of damage and loss every single year. It is of grave concern to facility owners, plant operators, engineers, and workers across industry, from oil and gas to chemical and other process industries. It is […]

The Spectrophotometer Guide

Objective colour measurement with the spectrophotometer Colour measurement is a vitally important aspect of coating and paint. What your see is not what you get when lighting, coating effects, and our own perception will change how a colour appears. However subjective our own colour perception may be, there is no denying the power of appearance. […]

Cementitious Waterproofing

Defend against water, chemicals, and corrosion with cementitious coating Concrete is a durable and strong construction material that is relied upon for buildings, bridges, tanks, dams, pools, pipes, and drains, just to name a few. However, concrete is porous and permeable; water and water vapour can penetrate concrete and cause deterioration and damage, especially in […]

Polyaspartic Coating

Fast, reliable, durable protection with polyaspartic coating Polyaspartic coating is the new kid on the block when it comes to polymeric coatings, but it is rapidly gaining in popularity due to its range of attractive and versatile properties. It is rapid curing (from 5 minutes to 2 hours), can be applied in a range of […]

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Intumescent Paint UK

Ensure passive fire protection with intumescent paint There are two types of firefighting measures: Active fire protection, which includes manual and automatic fire detection and suppression like alarms and sprinkler systems, and passive fire protection. Passive measures include structural elements and materials like firestops, concrete, and fireproofing coatings. Intumescent paint is a fireproofing coating that works […]

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Buy Powder Coating Powders in the UK

Know before you buy – types, properties, and powder coating powder suppliers Powder coating is not just the coating used to hot-up vehicles. It is a highly protective coating method that is used to protect substrates from corrosion, chemicals, weather, and physical damage while providing an attractive drip-and-sag-free finish. Powder coating is also a cost effective […]

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Commercial & Industrial Floor Coatings UK

Optimal protection with the right commercial and industrial floor coatings Floor coating serves as thin protective layers on existing floors and as thicker complete flooring systems. The thin layer commercial and industrial floor coatings are usually not thicker than a millimetre, but the complete flooring systems may reach up to one centimetre in thickness. The […]

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Powder Coating Prices UK

Find your local powder coaters with our complete interactive map! Here’s what you can expect from powder coating prices UK Powder coating is used for projects as far ranging as garden gates and bike frames to pipelines and industrial machinery. Whatever the need, we have the answer to the question “how much does powder coating […]

Polyurethane Paint for Metal

Reduce costs and increase efficiency with polyurethane paint for metal Polyurethane coatings (PU paints) are one of the most common types of industrial paint for metal due to their versatility and numerous benefits. Applying polyurethane paint for metal can save costs and remarkably increase efficiency as follows. Applicable direct-to-metal: saves in labour and material costs […]

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Powder Coating Equipment UK

A guide to powder coating equipment and supplies for the whole process Having the best tools for the job is an important part of providing top quality service and powder coating application. The best tools for the job in powder coating include equipment for the pre-treament, application, and curing stages of a job. With the […]

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Order Powder Coating Samples in the UK

Ordering free powder coating samples – finishes & colour charts With such a wide range of possible options, choosing a powder coating finish for a project can seem overwhelming. The information you need before you order your powder coating samples are: Colour – Manufacturers provide stock colour charts to guide designers and fabricators in their […]

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Powder Coating Process Guide: Application Methods

How it’s done – the powder coating process 101 Powder coating is a versatile and high performance coating, not just in durability and protective properties, but also in application methods. Whatever the part that needs to be coated, there is a powder coating process that will suit the application. The two main powder coating application […]

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Powder Coating Warranty and Industry Standards

Understanding the powder coating warranty and industry standards When you specify a powder coating there are several considerations you need to make, and standards that you need to understand, in order to avoid the pitfalls of overconfidence. Powder coating is a high performance, durable, and effective coating, but that does not mean it is one-size-fits-all. […]

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Powder Coating Colours UK

Welcome to the world of powder coating colours Whether we are conscious of it or not, colour has an enormous effect upon us in our daily lives. The colour you choose for your project can be brand-defining (such as Yves Klein’s iconic International Klein Blue), can reflect the trends and spirit of the times, or […]

How to Remove Antifouling

The tips and tricks you need to remove antifouling There is no getting round it; removing antifouling is hard, dirty work. But when you pull your boat out of the water to find the antifouling looking rough as guts with excessive layer buildup, cratering, peeling, flaking, or blisters appearing across the hull, you can’t put […]

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Powder Coating Special Effects

Powder coating special effects make your finish pop Powder coating is known for its durable finish and almost limitless colour choices. Manufacturers have their own selection of stock solid colours and most of them offer the complete RAL colour range. But if you are looking for something a bit special, custom colours and powder coating […]

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Powder Coating Quality Control

Powder coating quality is tested at every step of the process Through powder manufacture, application, and coating performance, testing is an important part of ensuring powder coating quality control. Testing by powder manufacturers is important because once the powder reaches the applicator it cannot be adjusted. Testing by applicators is important to guarantee a successful […]

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Becoming a Powder Coating Approved Applicator

Quality assured with powder coating certification Powder coating is a growing market, with new businesses appearing every day. New businesses and established businesses alike need to find ways to stand out from the crowd in order to survive. Customers want quality, trust, and guaranteed performance from their coating provider, and nothing impresses that triad upon […]