Industrial and Protective Coatings Features for January 2010

Industrial and Protective Coatings Features Archive

Case Study: Analysis of Coating Failure on Hinged Steel Boxes Case Study: Analysis of Coating Failure on Hinged Steel Boxes

An investigation was performed to determine the cause of coating failures on several large hinged steel boxes. These boxes were constructed of sheet steel and were allegedly coated with corrosion-resistant coatings. However, after exposure outdoors, much of the paint delaminated and severe corrosion occurred.

Self-cleaning, Odor-reducing, Water-shedding Properties of Titanium Dioxide Photocatalytic Oxidizing Coatings Self-cleaning, Odor-reducing, Water-shedding Properties of Titanium Dioxide Photocatalytic Oxidizing Coatings

A new coating technology developed and commercialized 10 years ago in Japan and just recently introduced to the U.S. offers revolutionary new properties. This new coating technology allows coated surfaces to become self-cleaning of general soil, prevents the formation of a bio-film, has anti-fog and anti-frost properties, reduces odors from indoor spaces in contact with the coated surfaces as well as reduces odors from outdoor air pollution that comes in contact with an exterior surface coated with these coatings.