How to Choose the Right Metal Coating

Metal components are found all around us. Their strength, conductivity and malleable properties make them highly usable. However, they are subject to corrosion.

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The cost of corrosion is significant. According to the World Corrosion Organisation, the annual worldwide cost of corrosion is US $2.2 trillion (more than 3% of the world’s GDP). 20-25% of these costs could be saved by using corrosion control methods. Costs are related to materials and repair work, the loss of function and loss of material. Prevention is better than cure.

Passive protection, in the form of coatings, provides a barrier between the metal being protected and the corrosion reagents and water.

Established Epoxies

The most common and long-standing coating technology is epoxy. They are often applied to the products in the factory and offer excellent resistance to impact, moisture and chemicals. Their metal bonding adhesive properties mean they are also often used as priming layers.

Strict environmental regulations surrounding the use of Volatile Organic Compounds have led to the development of 100% solid content epoxies.

The downside to epoxy coatings is their lack of flexibility and brittleness at low temperatures, which can both lead to cracking. Furthermore, they can become discoloured under UV exposure.

Polyurethane Protection

This has led to the development of polyurethane coatings, which, alongside the positive attributes of epoxies, also offer good flexibility and a high-gloss, high-pigment finish. They can be applied as a thin coat for weight saving, and they cure quickly, even at low temperatures, with the use of a catalyst.

Polyurea Developments

Moving on from polyurethane, these coatings cure more rapidly and without a catalyst in more challenging conditions. As thicker layers can be built up, they also offer some structural attributes. Polyureas should not be used for thin coat applications.

The coatings must be mixed exactly and special equipment and training is required.

The Best of Both

To achieve the preferential properties of polyurea but the ease of application and finish of polyurethane, hybrids of the two technologies have been developed by companies such as

This reduces the cost compared with polyurea but offers higher performance when the application environment is not so challenging.

Which Way to Go?

Selection of the most appropriate coating will be dependent on several factors: the finish required, time constraints for curing, application environment, desired properties and budget.

Seven kitchen utensils

Seven utensils to make your kitchen more fun

The kitchen is more fashionable than ever. We see it, for a couple of examples, in the programs Master TV type Chef, or in the proliferation of stores of utensils of creative repository.

So if you are also in that group of passionate about the kitchen, surely you like some of the seven utensils that we bring to make your kitchen more fun. Continue reading “Seven utensils to make your kitchen more fun”


Virtual server and in the cloud, an increasingly real option for the SME

Within the needs that many companies have to work, one of the most important is the server. It is a team that will give us control of the centralized data, the applications we use and the access control necessary for different users. This requires dedicated hardware as well as maintenance and management. The other option is to look for a virtual server and in the cloud, an increasingly real option for the SME. Continue reading “Virtual server and in the cloud, an increasingly real option for the SME”


Triple chocolate sponge cake: Recipe with and without Thermomix to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Is there a better way to celebrate a special date than chocolate? For me not, that’s why this triple chocolate cake seemed ideal as a dessert for Valentine’s Day. Do not be frightened how long preparation is, I advise you to read it first completely and you will realize that it is not as difficult as it seems a prior.

The important thing is to be clear that you have to make a mass of chocolate cake, a filling of chocolate cream and a chocolate ganache. If you want, you can prepare the biscuits in advance and store them wrapped in film paper to keep them wet until they are used. Continue reading “Triple chocolate sponge cake: Recipe with and without Thermomix to celebrate Valentine’s Day”

5 Helpful Fashion Tips for College Freshmen

Freshman year in college can be stressful. There is a lot of pressure with school work, tests, and fitting in. Some fashion tips can help alleviate some of the tension. You don’t have to spend that much either to keep up with the local fashion.

Many college freshmen feel a lot of pressure to fit in. There can be, but it depends on the group you hang out with. Don’t be afraid to define your own fashion. Freshmen can’t typically afford expensive clothing. Popular name brand sneakers and jeans will do if you are comfortable in them. Develop a budget to invest in stuff that lasts for a while and looks good. Continue reading “5 Helpful Fashion Tips for College Freshmen”

send large attachments

How to send large attachments

You’re looking at every way to send a very heavy attachment to a friend (e.g. A video or an archive with a data database), but via email we cannot because the file exceeds the upload limits of your inbox electronic and / or those of the receipt of your friend’s box. You must prepare to put everything on a USB stick and hand over the person files. Never! With the guidance of fact, today I want to explain how to do to be able to send large attachments without wasting time and without having to stage excessively long procedures and impractical.

To be able to send large attachments just turn to third-party services, available online and thinking precisely for the purpose in question. Alternatively, you can resort to the use of some special cloud storage solutions that can be exploited directly by email and can be more or less comfortable depending on the circumstances. In all cases, however, this need not worry; you will not do anything too complicated. The solutions for sending large attachments I am going to point you in fact can be used by everyone, even by less experienced when it comes to new technologies, without any particular problems.

Then? You can know what are you still standing there? It begins to put very comfortable before your trusty computer and begins to concentrate on my reading this tutorial all dedicated to how to send large attachments. I’m sure that eventually you will be able to tell you more than satisfied not only too happy had discovered. What do you say, we bet? Continue reading “How to send large attachments”


Makeup For Valentine’s Day 2017

Nothing left to Valentine and secure that you are turning to how makeup for your most romantic date night of February 14. For this, in this article, we are going to show the best make-up or make up for Valentine and that ye be great depending on the type of appointment you have. Come with us!

On February 14 is the perfect place to meet our partner day, and not surprisingly, we want to be perfect, beautiful and well made-up for our guys. The day is very long, depending on the time and the plan we have in Valentine we will be massaged in one way or another.

We are going to tell you how to make up if you have your appointment in the morning, afternoon or evening so that you are very beautiful. Continue reading “Makeup For Valentine’s Day 2017”

Photographing in low light

Photographing in low light: Keys to keep in mind

As you know, photography is the art of writing with light, so making pictures with poor lighting would be something like doing with the minimum elements that can be used. The fact is that taking pictures in poor lighting conditions is a practice that all must carry out at some point in our learning because it is a challenge to our knowledge and a challenge to creativity.

Whether a sunset and / or sunrise, a night landscape or a scene in a dimly lit interior, this type of situation requires us to be familiar with the basics of photographic technique to know how to apply correctly and obtain correct images without jitter and the necessary sharpness.

In this article we will talk about what the are keys to achieving such photographs broadly, showing how to act when we are in situations where there is very little light and we want to take a picture. However, what will list may be perfectly transferable to other outlets such as images in low key or long exposure photography, areas where normally we also find low light and we have to apply similar resources. Continue reading “Photographing in low light: Keys to keep in mind”


Tips on time management for career women

Lack of time, stress, hectic, inability to pull the plug: Sometimes the work seems to fully absorb our days, giving the impression of not having accomplished nothing of what we should have.

It is a common condition that often arises from the lack of organization, or by a capacity of the time incomplete or rough handling.

However, with regard to women’s careers in the grounds and can be further connected to an unequal division of leisure and work, still strongly linked to the traditional concept of gender and roles (especially as regards the family level).

For a single woman’s speech on time management it is essentially linked to the need to emerge and overcome prejudice or distorted visions, coming to the point of exhausting all energy and no longer be able to achieve its goals; for a married woman, maybe with children, everything we add the burdens of family life that often eats exclusively on her shoulders. In both cases, stress, anxiety and quickly pile up, giving only result of losing a lot of time, never recharge and thereby making below it means. Continue reading “Tips on time management for career women”


Seven perfumes to leave a mark this Valentine’s Day 2017

It is about the February 14, Valentine’s Day. And as is customary, many loving couples celebrate that day regaling something. Have a partner or not, today we show seven new perfect perfume to trace. Since the last creation of Rochas through a limited edition of the most special of Acqua di Parma, which one do you prefer? The choice is not going to be easy … Continue reading “Seven perfumes to leave a mark this Valentine’s Day 2017”