Marine Articles

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Viscoelastic Coating System Requires Minimal Surface Prep

Viscoelastic coatings are able to instantly bond to surfaces without the need for much surface preparation, nor do they require preheating or curing time. Solutions can be tailored to specific problems by adding additional layers that provide extra protection, as needed.

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Strategies to Inspect Thermal Spray Zinc Metalizing

To ensure continued coating performance in harsh environments, it is necessary to properly inspect the thermal spray metalizing. Bernardo Duran of the International Zinc Association offers insight on appropriate strategies and considerations.

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Coating Removal by Heat Induction

Businesses are looking for environmentally friendly methods of surface preparation. This article discusses the use of heat induction as a method of removing various coatings on steel substrates.

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Haiti Pier Preserved With New Coatings, Dust-Free Prep

After many years, the pier’s original three-coat catalyzed epoxy system with granular anti-slip additives had begun to fail. As a result, the crew at Quality Sandblasting was called on to install a new deck coating system.

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Coating a London Waste Barge: A Snapshot

A new barge needed to be prepped and coated by EPIC Painting Ltd. before it could transport non-recyclable waste down the Thames River in London. The article was originally published in the inaugural Maritime News issue. Get a quick snapshot here!

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CoatingsPro's Greatest Hits: Anti-Slip Deck Coatings

Anti-slip deck coatings or the Navy’s terminology, “non-skid coatings,” are constantly undergoing testing by Navy Research Labs (NRL) and the Navy’s Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) 05 departments with constant input and changes to standard items.

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Recoated Ferry Freed by Shipyard

As a scope, blasting and coating a car and passenger ferry might not sound like a challenging endeavor. But for Puglia Engineering, doing business as Fairhaven Shipyard with an 80- to 200-person yard, the details of the M/V Kaleetan project were complex.

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On the Dock of the Bay: Coating Yacht Club Pilings

The marine environment is one of the harshest environments for galvanized steel. The constant exposure to salt water and the moist marine air are often too much for the galvanized steel pilings of the docks of marinas and harbors.