Epoxy coatings are hard, tough coatings with good chemical and solvent resistance. They have good adhesion to both steel and concrete and have good water resistance. They are suitable for use in a wide range of environments including offshore and onshore structures.
Polyurethane is a unique material that offers the elasticity of rubber combined with the toughness and durability of metal.
Polyurethane coatings are protecting many different structures today, such as storage tanks, oil and gas pipeline, water and wastewater, bridges, ships, and other facilities. The products have been effective because of their outstanding life expectancy and performance. Some advantages of using Polyurethane coatings are their resistance to aggressively corrosive environments, high abrasion resistance, fast application and low and cold temperature curing capability.
Fouling is the settlement of marine organisms on the surfaces of submerged structures. Fouling causes damage to the structure and occurs on the underwater surfaces of marine vessels buoys, offshore structures and any other submerged structures. Fouling can occur in both salt water and fresh water.
Antifouling paints, as the name suggests, discourages fouling of the structure.
This process is basically the spraying of molten material onto a surface to provide a coating. When the spray contacts the prepared surface of a substrate material, the fine molten droplets rapidly solidify forming a coating.
The main advantage of Thermal spraying is it provides more long term protection so the requirement for repeat treatment is of a much longer period. Ideally suited for use in the renewables energy sector. The long term protection quality of TSA preserves the life of wind turbines and tidal wave equipment against aggressive marine conditions.
Glass Flake Coatings
Glass flake coatings, as the name implies, is paint with glass flake added. The flakes are only microns thick and make the coating much tougher than ordinary industrial paint.
Glass flake particles form dense, inert barriers within the paint film. Overlapping layers of glass resist water and chemicals permeating the paint film. The addition of glass also increases the flexibility, hardness and abrasion resistance of coatings.
Some of the benefits include:
- High solids, low VOC
- Tough, flexible, abrasion resistant coatings
- Suitable for use in the offshore, subsea, chemical tanks and process vessels industries
- Chemical resistance to a wide range of cargos
- Specifications can be tailored to customers end requirements