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Industrial coatings are generally formulated to provide environmental protection, though they can also offer aesthetic appeal. Corrosion control of steel or concrete surfaces is the most common use of industrial coatings, as well as fire resistance provided by intumescent coatings.1
According to market research firm IRL, sales of general industrial paints and coatings hit $23 billion in 20152, and are expected to reach over 8.9 million metric tons by 20203. Numbers from ReportLinker project global demand for industrial coatings to touch $105.5 billion by 2022. Asia-Pacific has been estimated to be the largest market as well as the fastest growing market4.
Fire resistant, corrosion control, and industrial coatings—such as those for factories, warehouses, bridges, iron fences, and silos—need to be formulated to address a variety of surfaces and applications, though they are generally direct-to-metal (DTM). Formulating these products requires expert knowledge of their applications to achieve desired results.
Common industrial uses and environments:
- Factory equipment
- Metal containers and closures
- Equipment, parts, and vehicles
- Warehouses and flooring
- Metal bridges
- Wastewater and sewage facilities
- Pipelines and terminals
- Power facilities
- Chemical processing plants
- Road marking
- Heat/Fire resistance
- Corrosion control
- UV protection
- Abrasion resistance
- Dirt and stain protection
- Chalking and fading resistance
- Moisture repellant/resistance
- Powder systems
The type of substrate helps determine the coating property requirements. Consider creating a requirements checklist:
- What environmental, or other abrasive conditions will the surface be exposed to?
- How many coats will the surface require?
- Should the coating be clear, or does it need uniform hiding coverage?
- Is a waterborne formulation required?
- What are the rheological requirements?
- How long is the coating expected to provide protection?
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|Heavy Metal Free 2K Waterborne Epoxy Dispersion Industrial Maintenance Primer by ICL Advanced Additives - featuring HALOX® CW-491|
|Nubicoat HTS Solventbased Concentrate at 55% by Ferro-Nubiola - Pigment concentrate of Ultramarine Blue for solvent industrial coatings.|
|Waterborne Styrene-Acrylic Emulsion (Neocryl XK-65) by GRACE - a guideline formulation for industrial applications. Neocryl XK-65 is a water-borne rheology controlled styrene-acrylic emulsion designed for automotive primer applications.|
|Fire Resistant Coating by Buckman Laboratories, Inc. - This formula for fire resistant coating utilizes the product Bulab® Flamebloc.|
|Sand-Filled Flooring by Huntsman Performance Products - Floors of this type, where an epoxy matrix is used to bind sand and/or other pigment-like fillers into a monolithic floor surface, are very popular, especially for industrial areas. Systems can be formulated to give good abrasion resistance, high impact capacity, easy maintenance, and good chemical resistance.|
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References and resources:
- CoatingsWorld: Industrial Maintenance Coatings
- CoatingsWorld: The Industrial Coatings Market
- PCI Magazine: IRL Releases Analysis of General Industrial Coatings Market
- ReportLinker: Industrial Coatings – A Global Market Overview
- IRL: General Industrial Coatings market research reports
- Paint.org: Types of Coatings
- WEG: Industrial Maintenance Coatings Guide [PDF]
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3 Responses to “Protect Yourself with Corrosion Control and Industrial Coatings Resources”
Thank you for pointing out that when you are choosing a coating you need to consider what environmental condition the surface will be exposed to. This seems like something anyone in the industrial industry should look into. Hopefully, they do their research and find the best coating services possible.
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