Coatings & Linings

Corrosion Basics: Acrylic Coatings

Solvent-borne acrylic coatings made the first significant entry into the protective coatings market as color and gloss retentive topcoats for epoxy intermediate coats. The newer waterborne acrylics represent the forefront of this technology.

External Corrosion Sparked Canadian Gas Pipeline Rupture, Fire

In a newly released investigative report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada says external corrosion led to a natural gas pipeline rupture near Fox Creek, Alberta, which caused an explosion and fire near a small community.

Additive Manufacturing Boosts Outlook for Optical Coatings

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has the potential to completely change the way labs everywhere approach optical coatings by streamlining the process and offering endless customization options.

Why Infrastructure Insurance Matters for Corrosion Professionals

As part of a new task force, AMPP is bringing together stakeholders from a variety of roles to better understand the relationship that corrosion engineering systems have within the infrastructure insurance industry.

2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo Returns to Gulf Coast

The 2024 version of the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo takes place from March 3-7 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Through our exclusive Show Daily coverage, here’s our look at the event’s key highlights, along with updated information on scheduling and beyond.

Researchers Quantify Carbon Footprint of Steel Corrosion

Many studies have attempted to calculate the cost of corrosion, usually found to be 3% to 4% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). That cost primarily comes via materials replacement. But what is the environmental cost of that materials replacement?

Using Foamed Polyvinylidene Fluoride for Corrosion Protection

Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is naturally mechanically strong and resistant to many harsh chemicals, making it an ideal candidate to protect chemical processing equipment from corrosion. New advancements in PVDF technology allow it to be extruded with a foam concentrate.

Cold-Bonding Technology Restores Thailand Petroleum Pipeline

Utilizing unique cold-bonding technology, a large-scale pipeline restoration project was recently completed in Thailand. Based on a solvent-free epoxy resin reinforced with silicon steel alloy, the two-part repair composite is designed for metal repair and resurfacing projects.

New Report Shows Importance of Coatings to U.K. Economy

The British Coatings Federation, which represents more than 140 members, recently issued a new report highlighting the essential contributions of coatings to the U.K. economy. The group is urging government officials to produce an integrated industrial strategy to embrace the industry.

Exploring the Future of Workforce Development in Skilled Trades

Alan Thomas, CEO of AMPP, joins past presidents of the American Welding Society (AWS) and The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) for a roundtable discussion regarding the current state of workforce development for skilled trades.

Researchers See Bright Future for Refinery Corrosion Prevention

High pressure and high temperatures mean a high risk of corrosion in refineries worldwide, but two research scientists in Saudi Arabia say the future of refinery corrosion prevention looks leaner and greener thanks to technologies such as superhydrophobic coatings and nanomaterials.

Interview: Sustainable Solutions for the Built Environment

Job Coenen, AkzoNobel’s sustainability program manager and a strategic global corporate advisory board member of the World Green Building Council, explains how sustainable solutions for the built environment can address many of the challenges of producing more green buildings.

Reasons to Attend the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo 2024

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) already has a full slate of peer-reviewed symposia, workshops, networking events, technical meetings, and much more scheduled for its March 2024 gathering in the Crescent City.

Never Again: Dealing With the CUI Phenomenon

In this case study, significant corrosion was observed on lines supplying air handling units and swimming pools at a Dubai hotel. According to the client, the chilled water application system was installed three years prior and initially handled by a maintenance contractor before being handed over to the asset owner.

AMPP Introduces Industrial Coating Application Training

Dave Evans, director of business development at AMPP, explains the origins of the new Industrial Coating Application (ICA) program and what it could mean for the industry moving forward. The program is designed as a flexible and comprehensive solution for training industrial sprayers and abrasive blasters.