News (26)


Urethane Made for OEM, Industrial Markets

High-performance coatings and linings provider US Coatings has announced the launch of a new urethane it says is rapidly customizable in order to meet the unique needs of original equipment ...


Coating to Protect Building Products

PPG has introduced a waterborne acrylic urethane for exterior building products, including patio and entry doors, molding and trim, windows and siding.


Dow to Settle $1B Urethanes Case

The Dow Chemical Company plans to settle a $1.06 billion urethanes price-fixing lawsuit which dates back to 2005, according to company officials.


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Problem Solving Forum (3)


On guardrails on a marine wharf, grating panels consisting of mild steel bars about 1/8-inch by 1-inch on a 2-inch-square grid were painted with a three-coat zinc/epoxy/urethane system. Inspectors are finding numerous pinholes in the finish coat along the inside corners of the grating where the 1-inch-thick bars meet at a 90-degree angle. These pinholes were not noticed in the zinc or epoxy coats, but the final coat's visual inspection is more detailed. What is the likely cause of the pinholing, and what could be done to prevent it on future applications? Also, what should the disposition of the parts with pinholes be, as in, repair, accept as is, reblast and recoat, or an alternative?


What can be done to prevent rust bleed in crevices when applying a zinc/epoxy/urethane system?


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Articles (15)


From Stradivarius to Hardwood Floors:
How Coatings Protect and Beautify Wood

from D+D In Depth, August 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology LLC

Wood is one of our most versatile and beautiful building and decorative materials, bu...


Meeting Demands of Gas Exploration: The Evolution of Pipeline Coatings

from JPCL, November 2015 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., P.C.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article describes the coating materials, surface preparation requirements and ap...


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Video Learning Center (15)


Architectural Coatings: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The D+D Pro Video Series: An archive of webinars hosted by DurabilityandDesign.com

A collection of archived webinars hosted by DurabilityandDesign.com focused on architectural coatings.


Concrete: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The D+D Pro Video Series: An archive of webinars hosted by DurabilityandDesign.com

A collection of archived webinars hosted by DurabilityandDesign.com focused on concrete coatings and maintenance.


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