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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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Nov 5, 2008 | Article

How to Formulate "Eco-Friendly" Anticorrosive Coatings

Currently, the challenges faced by the coatings industry are not just to reduce costs and improve performance but also to fulfill strict legal requirements. The so-called "Eco-Friendly"...

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Jun 15, 2005 | Article

Technology Update: Combating Corrosion

Corrosion - that is to say, deterioration of metals rather than wood or plastics under exposure to adverse environmental conditions - costs billions of dollars in terms of repairs, reducing the life...

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Case Study

Protective coatings is a challenging application and current solutions, such as silicone, are not able to endure temperature higher than 550°C (peak) for more than 16 hours and are not providing a...

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High heat solutions
This innovative platform of varnish and coating solutions enables formulators to develop outstanding high temperature resistant coatings that are adapted a wide variety of formulations specificities. It provides to paint producers the possibility to each the highest  temperature resistance requirements or develop waterborne solution to meet the severe regulation and labeling on chemical substance.

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A SpecialChem Client is seeking solutions (material, process, technology or partner) that significantly reduce the skin friction of a personal care device (friction coefficient between device and...

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Feb 2, 2006 | Article

Tough at the top: heavy duty protective coatings

Heavy duty coatings may be defined broadly as those coatings which are applied at high film builds in order to provide exceptional durability and resistance to particularly aggressive environments...

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Jan 12, 2005 | Article

Technology update: Antifouling coatings

Any object immersed in seawater will rapidly attract the attention of marine fouling algae (seaweeds) and animals such as barnacles, molluscs and tubeworms. Though freshwater fouling is usually less...

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Marc Hirsch

Tuesday Mar 1, 2016

By Marc Hirsch

Update on latest protective coatings formulation strategies so as to adapt to stricter environmental regulation and end-user's demand (fewer layers, improved service life...) by reviewing  latest...

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A SpecialChem Client is offering a film-forming, self-crosslinking, air-curable material that absorbs and holds liquids, vapors and proteins...

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A SpecialChem client is looking for solutions for reducing heat transfer to pipe surfaces...

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