Have you ever painted the interior walls of your house? What about the exterior walls of your house? You probably did so to make your house more aesthetically pleasing. Maybe the walls inside were too dark or the exterior of your house needed a fresh coat of paint because of wear and tear over the years. Perhaps you?ve also considered applying wear-resistant coatings on outdoor furniture, your walls or other items that are valuable to you. Generally, adding a layer of paint or some type of wear resistant coatings makes the item look better while also adding to the overall lifetime of whatever is coated or painted.
What you might not have known is that architectural coatings make up the largest segment of the paint industry. In 2014 alone, the industry shipped $10.6 billion worth of coatings equaling more
Many industries, such as automotive, oil, gas, aerospace and firearms need to add hardness and protection or value to their products. The ideal coating is hard, durable, and also non-toxic. A new nanocomposite coating with blended metal and diamond-based components achieves all of these and has a range of performance qualities. Abrasion resistant coatings have to withstand hard use and wear and tear. The safety and reliability of a number of industries depends on their quality.
Hard coatings and paints for a range of industries
The paint industry produces coatings for a range of uses, from traffic marking paint to architectural coatings. Industrial paints and coatings are an important U.S. export, worth $2.3 billion in 2104. This figure the highest level of exports in this indust