PPG expands automotive OEM coatings production

PPG invests $10 million to expand automotive OEM coatings production in Germany

How to increase durability with Avantguard protective coatings

By challenging the standards for corrosion protection, Avantguard activated zinc primers are significantly reducing application and maintenance costs on a wide range of industrial assets, from power stations and storage tanks to bridges and offshore windfarms.

Examining the root cause of coating failures

Brookes Bell examines the root cause of coating failures

Sharkskin technology takes flight

Lufthansa Group and BASF AeroSHARK breakthrough

Is simply ‘maintaining’ key assets enough?

A cold-curing polymeric repair solution to improve the efficiency of pumped storage hydropower plants

NEWS

PPG to acquire Arsonsisi manufacturing business

PPG to acquire Arsonsisi manufacturing business

PPG has entered into an agreement to acquire the powder coatings business of Arsonsisi, an industrial coatings company based in Milan, Italy. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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LIFTING THE LID

What lies beneath

What lies beneath

Brookes Bell has seen more and more of its skills developed in the cruise sector applied to the superyacht industry, as the team advises owners, captains, managers, designers, engineers and shipyards on newbuilds, rebuilds and refits. Here, Arron Jackaman, a Senior Inspection Engineer talks about Brookes Bell’s non-destructive testing (NDT) services for the superyacht industry.

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Turning the Tide

Turning the Tide

Hempel was asked to provide Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital) with a comprehensive coating solution for its world-leading tidal turbine – the Orbital O2. David Heal, Global Head of Renewable Energy & Performance OEM Segments at Hempel, explains.

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OPINION

Optimising measurement performance

Optimising measurement performance

All roads lead to Rome. In the case of tactile coating thickness measurement, that sentence could be adapted to read: all measurements lead to accurate readings. However, it is not that simple. Instead, it should be stated that there is at least one road that leads to Rome – but only if you use a reliable measuring method and device relevant to the application, explains Dr Martin Leibfritz, CEO of Helmut Fischer Global.

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Cryogenic spill protection

Cryogenic spill protection

With LNG demand expected to grow considerably in the forthcoming years there is a need to make sure that the safety of people, assets and the environment are protected in the event of a spill explains Jon Bayley, a paint chemist and coating consultant with Safinah.

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Shaping a brighter future

Shaping a brighter future

In Hempel’s new strategy, Double Impact, Lars Peterssen, Group President & CEO, Hempel A/S, explains how Hempel has defined the timeframe and path for how the company can contribute to a brighter future with sustainable coating solutions.

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