Protective Coatings

Protective Coatings Industry

The total annual U.S. cost for organic and metallic protective coatings is $108.6 billion, according to a NACE study. The study estimates that 50% of all corrosion costs are preventable, and approximately 85% of these are in the area of coatings.

Protective coatings, including paints, are thin layers of solid material applied to a substrate, with the coating acting as a barrier to inhibit or prevent corrosion. Each liquid, liquefiable, or mastic composition is converted into a solid protective, decorative, or functional adherent film after application to a surface. These coatings may be sprayed on, welded on, plated on, or applied using hand tools.

Besides corrosion resistance, protective coatings can help a substrate withstand issues such as wear and exposure to water. They can also improve the asset’s aesthetic appearance.

Materials commonly used in organic coatings are epoxies, polyurethanes, or other polymers. Meanwhile, materials typically found in inorganic metallic coatings include zinc, aluminum, and chromium.

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Manufacturer: Corrosion Caused Deadly Ride Accident at Ohio State Fair

Dutch amusement rides manufacturer KMG Europe BV (Neede, The Netherlands) says excessive corrosion was responsible for the “catastrophic failure” of an amusement park ride on July 26 at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

PPG Donates Coatings to Refurbish Iconic Coney Island Cyclone Roller Coaster

PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced it is supplying as much as 700 gallons of paint to refurbish the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster at Luna Park, which is regarded as one of the world’s most famous amusement park rides.

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Corrosion and the Amusement Park Industry

The introduction of NACE International to the amusement park industry will bring awareness of NACE’s extensive corrosion resources and knowledge, which other industries have relied on for 75 years. NACE will provide information on the basics of corrosion and corrosion control methods and provide case studies that show various infrastructure failures due to corrosion.

Additional resources:

For additional resources, like the ones below that support the growth of corrosion control experts, their professions, and their businesses, visit the NACE International Institute, an independent affiliate of NACE International.

Find NiiCAP Accredited Coating Contractors*
Find NACE International Institute Certified Professional Coating Inspectors*
IMPACT PLUS*

An online suite of technical and business solution tools that revolutionizes how companies benchmark current practices and manage, monitor, and improve corrosion management activities.

* The NACE International Institute Contractor Accreditation Program is a product administered by the NACE International Institute Business Services, LLC. NIIBS.
   All certifications are administered by the NACE International Institute, an independent affiliate of NACE International.
  The NACE International Institute IMPACT PLUS is a product administered by the NACE International Institute.

Additional resources:

For additional resources, like the ones below that support the growth of corrosion control experts, their professions, and their businesses, visit the NACE International Institute, an independent affiliate of NACE International.

Find NiiCAP Accredited Coating Contractors*
Find NACE International Institute Certified Professional Coating Inspectors*
IMPACT PLUS*

An online suite of technical and business solution tools that revolutionizes how companies benchmark current practices and manage, monitor, and improve corrosion management activities.

* The NACE International Institute Contractor Accreditation Program is a product administered by the NACE International Institute Business Services, LLC. NIIBS.
   All certifications are administered by the NACE International Institute, an independent affiliate of NACE International.
  The NACE International Institute IMPACT PLUS is a product administered by the NACE International Institute.

Additional resources:

For additional resources, like the ones below that support the growth of corrosion control experts, their professions, and their businesses, visit the NACE International Institute, an independent affiliate of NACE International.

Find NiiCAP Accredited Coating Contractors*
Find NACE International Institute Certified Professional Coating Inspectors*
IMPACT PLUS*

An online suite of technical and business solution tools that revolutionizes how companies benchmark current practices and manage, monitor, and improve corrosion management activities.

* The NACE International Institute Contractor Accreditation Program is a product administered by the NACE International Institute Business Services, LLC. NIIBS.
   All certifications are administered by the NACE International Institute, an independent affiliate of NACE International.
  The NACE International Institute IMPACT PLUS is a product administered by the NACE International Institute.