Conserving a Cold War relic

Duxford’s Handley Page Victor has been under conservation now for four years, and is among the largest conservation projects the team at the UK’s Imperial War Museum (IWM) have ever undertaken. The Handley Page Victor is a British jet-powered strategic bomber developed and produced by Handley Page during the Cold War. One of Britain’s V bombers, the Victor was designed from a specification […]

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Offshore world first

Engineering and maintenance contractor Bilfinger UK, in collaboration with Layher UK, has designed the world’s first underdeck scaffolding system using FlexBeam to provide safe access to the underside of an oil rig. Bilfinger was tasked to deliver a fit-for-purpose solution which would provide safe access to the underside of the platform to remove and replace […]

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Waterborne industrial coatings

Nor-Maali’s Coating Advisor Sara Grundsten-Lyapova studied alongside her job and graduated with a degree in construction engineering last December. Her thesis, The Use of Water Based Paints in Industrial Painting and Marine Painting, was written for Nor-Maali. Grundsten-Lyapova has worked as a coating advisor at Nor-Maali since January 2020. She works mainly at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, […]

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Safety & legislation for industrial coatings

Chemical legislation on industrial coatings is constantly tightening. This means that new obligatory regulations are required for suppliers and workers – reporting and training. The study of the environmental impact of paint products is still voluntary, but makes the company’s business more sustainable. Sirutiina Hakulinen, Nor-Maali’s Product Safety Engineer, takes a look at two current […]

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Filling the anti-corrosion gap

In this article Ella Newington, Marketing Manager at Hexigone Inhibitors, looks at the co-blending of phosphate inhibitors for sustainable, low-cost corrosion control. As professionals working within the coatings industry, we are all acutely aware of the issues that corrosion poses and want to provide our customers and end-users with the best quality products to tackle […]

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The highs & lows of drone inspection

Unrivalled mind-bending roller coaster and Siberian railway bridge drone inspections show off the manoeuvrability and precise control of the Elios drone in confined areas. Flyability’s Elios drone was used to inspect the infrastructure at West Edmonton Mall’s (WEM’s) World Waterpark and Mindbender roller coaster in Alberta, Canada. Due to the Elios’s unique ability to fly in confined spaces, personnel […]

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Apprenticeship training to develop the next generation of industrial coatings professionals

Support the Next Generation of Coatings Professionals Level 2 Industrial Coatings Applicator Apprenticeship Register for our free webinar at 2pm on 16th June to learn more about the Industrial Coatings Programme, benefits for employers & learners, and funding opportunities. REGISTER HERE […]

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Blast it!

Blast it! Procedures around blast cleaning, which is one of the most effective methods for the removal of mill-scale and rust on steel surfaces, are described in an international standard that offers a handy pictorial reference for coatings surveyors, applicators and supervisors to follow. If not properly maintained and regularly treated with protective measures, most […]

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An introduction to the Corrosion Management Concept

Ali Morshed (PhD, MSc, CEng, DIC) shares his industry opinion on corrosion management and its application benefits   Corrosion Management (CM) is a rather new concept and process whose international advent could be traced back to the publication of the UK Energy Institute’s book (Ref. 01) on the subject in May 2008 and the NACE […]

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Coating Applicator Apprenticeship

Journey of an apprentice   Starting at the bottom of the ladder may be daunting, but becoming an apprentice is the most important step anyone can take on their career journey. Our Training Director, David Eyre, did just that. Starting as an apprentice applicator, he learnt the basics, worked the tools, and developed a drive […]

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The science and technology behind an award winning coating

Award winning coatings at Sherwin-Williams The science & technology behind Firetex FX6002. Sherwin-Williams’ award-winning Firetex FX6002 intumescent passive fire protection enables unrivalled curing in hours as opposed to days. Launched across Europe in 2019 and awarded a 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, this technology is gaining recognition as an efficient fire protective coating which […]

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Stunning Recycling Sculpture

Galvanizing an iconic recycling sculpture    A Merseyside business in the UK has lent a helping hand to an iconic community project designed to raise awareness of the important role recycling has on protecting the planet.   Merseyside Galvanizing Ltd, which is part of Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd, the largest Hot-Dip Galvanising organisation in the […]

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Metal Coatings – How can they help you?

Thermal Metal Spraying   What it is thermal metal spraying?   Thermal spraying is a surface coating process that sprays metals, ceramics, and polymers onto the surface of another material. Thermal metal spraying has long been used in the protective coating industry particularly in the oil and gas sector. Our course has been specifically developed […]

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Increasing durability with Avantguard

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. Greece’s largest ever energy production investment, the Ptolemais V power […]

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Corrodere launches apprenticeship scheme in style

Corrodere launches apprenticeship scheme in style   At the Corrodere Academy we are committed to encouraging and developing the future of the Protective Coatings industry. So, we’ve partnered with Skills Training UK, and together we are bringing our Protective Coatings Applicator course to the UK apprenticeship scheme. Train the painter is the world’s leading industry […]

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