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Marine coatings are applied to military or commercial ships, pleasure craft, off shore rigs but also structures which are in sea or fresh water environments. Marine coatings need to provide the dual protection from corrosion and against marine-related damage and provide the performance demanded in the marine industry. Main chemistries used to formulate marine coatings are epoxies or polyurethanes.

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Dec 13, 2016 | Article

Paints and Coatings Industry Trends in 2016

By Mark Drukenbrod

As mentioned by Frost & Sullivan in its latest report “2016 Top Technologies in Chemicals and Advanced Materials”, following areas remained dominant in field of research: Novel...

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Apr 7, 2014 | Article

Marine Anti-foulant Coating

A protective coating applied to the underwater portion of a marine vessel operable to inhibit the growth of marine foulants. The coating comprises a polymer, a marine biocide, a preservative, an...

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Nov 26, 2012 | Article

Antifouling Medical and Marine Coatings

By Joseph E. Sabol

Novel silicone polymer coatings, specifically designed to exhibit amphiphilicity and molecular mobility, were developed to synergistically reduce adhesion events of secreted marine bioadhesives and...

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Sep 10, 2012 | Article

Extracting Unique Value from Microencapsulation Technology

By Edward Petrie

The concept of microencapsulation has interested coatings, adhesive, and sealant (CAS) formulators for some time. Most applications that will come immediately to the formulator’s mind involve the...

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Apr 2, 2012 | Article

Novel Technologies in the Year Just Gone By

A pattern is beginning to emerge in the trend in announcements of new technologies as can be seen from the following table which shows the number of news items recorded in the past three years since...

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Apr 22, 2016 | Article

Coatings Trends: Interview with Croda (Eurocoat 2016)

By SpecialChem

Eurocoat 2016 - We interviewed Hans Ridderikhoff, Croda Global Research & Technology Manager, Coatings & Polymers. Watch & discover what he said about trends in the industry, new developments...

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May 18, 2013 | Article

Environmental Friendly Anti-microbial Adhesion Agents for Anti-fouling Paints

An ecologically compatible anti-microbial-adhesion agent is described, which is particularly suitable for use in anti-fouling paints, preferably for boats, characterized in that it comprises a...

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Nov 5, 2012 | Article

Bridging the Gap Between Epoxy and Polyurethane

By Ben van Leeuwen

The market penetration of Epoxy high-solid coatings has been facilitated by the fact that many industrial users tend to view this high-solid technology as a logical extension of the conventional...

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Jul 2, 2012 | Article

Surface Effects in Coatings Believed to Benefit Most from Nanomaterials

Nanotechnology is rapidly gaining recognition as having the potential to provide significant benefits for the coatings industry. The most publicized benefits include scratch resistance, UV...

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Oct 4, 2011 | Article

Polymer Coatings Review - American Chemical Society 242nd National Meeting

By Joseph E. Sabol

Polymer chemistry was a popular topic at the American Chemical Society 242nd National Meeting, held in Denver CO USA, 28 August 2011 - 01 September 2011. Here is a review of some interesting work...

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