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Publication date: 1 March 1986

Americus

To say that the coatings industry in the United States has been in the doldrums is an understatement. The value of shipments in 1972 dollars was $3.8 billion and in these…

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To say that the coatings industry in the United States has been in the doldrums is an understatement. The value of shipments in 1972 dollars was $3.8 billion and in these same constant dollars, £3.7 billion in 1983. To be sure, in actual dollars, the $3.8 billion figure of 1972 increased to almost nine billion dollars in 1983. But the constant dollar figure is obviously the significant one. What all this means is that the industry was “running in order to stand still”. In other words, despite the increase in inflated dollars, there was no increase when these actual dollars were discounted for inflation.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 15 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 April 1954

H. Diamond

Painting is the commonest method of protecting metal surfaces from corrosion and to meet the needs of various industries paint manufacturers have produced a comprehensive…

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Painting is the commonest method of protecting metal surfaces from corrosion and to meet the needs of various industries paint manufacturers have produced a comprehensive range of primers, undercoats and finishes. In this discussion of industrial paints for the protection and decoration of metal surfaces, the author first reviews the types of paints now available, secondly discusses the means by which they are applied, thirdly describes how the paint film may be dried, and finally considers the use of paint by industry and the Services. His survey includes cars, commercial vehicles, household equipment, office equipment, metal containers and the special needs of the oil, chemical and aircraft industries.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 1 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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Publication date: 1 February 1974

Americus

The lead content of paint continues to be a hotly discussed issue in the industry. Water pollution and air pollution also continue to be worrisome problems. A large amount…

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The lead content of paint continues to be a hotly discussed issue in the industry. Water pollution and air pollution also continue to be worrisome problems. A large amount of literature is accumulating in these areas, some of which will be reviewed here.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 3 no. 2
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ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 April 1997

Mike Cowley

With the year 2000 as a benchmark, reviews the present position of the paint shop. In particular assesses the paint shop’s reaction to change, for example change due to…

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With the year 2000 as a benchmark, reviews the present position of the paint shop. In particular assesses the paint shop’s reaction to change, for example change due to increased environmental awareness. Goes on to profile the present UK paint shop industry and the influences which are likely to enforce change.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 26 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 December 1979

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When this Review was started in the early fifties, one would have been hard pressed to find articles in the paint literature about pollution. Some articles appeared about…

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When this Review was started in the early fifties, one would have been hard pressed to find articles in the paint literature about pollution. Some articles appeared about safety and toxicity and, of course, pollution was recognized as an undesirable factor. But that pollution, toxicity, and safety would one day occupy a major role in the activities of industry was hardly predictable.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 8 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 October 1984

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Numerous reviews ranging from broad overviews to highly specific analysis are published each year about the paint industry. The paint industry lends itself to such reviews…

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Numerous reviews ranging from broad overviews to highly specific analysis are published each year about the paint industry. The paint industry lends itself to such reviews for it is a mature industry, and there are very little secrets about the industry's operations. Also, excellent statistics are available which provide the possibility of drawing numerous correlations.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 13 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 November 1989

The world paints and coatings market is estimated to be worth about £20 billion at supplier prices.

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The world paints and coatings market is estimated to be worth about £20 billion at supplier prices.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 18 no. 11
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ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 January 1984

Americus

The coatings industry has great ability to produce each year a variety of new end products. Many of these are variations of existing materials, but nonetheless it is of…

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The coatings industry has great ability to produce each year a variety of new end products. Many of these are variations of existing materials, but nonetheless it is of importance to note them for they provide an indication of where interest in the coatings industry lies. Typical of the specialty coatings from which the industry seeks higher profits is a white latex paint that contains a small amount of insecticide concentrate which crystallizes into thousands of microscopic particles as the paint dries. These particles migrate to the surface to form a thin dry film of insecticide that kills insects on contact. The paint is registered with the EPA and State agencies for application on both exterior and interior surfaces of office buildings, schools, hotels, and farm buildings. However, it is not approved for direct contact with food or animal feed. The coating has been described in Chemical Industry Update (April 7, 1983, p. 4) and is offered by Universal Cooperatives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 13 no. 1
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ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 March 1971

P.J. Gay

Introduction Virtually all our knowledge of the principles of steel protection by organic coatings has been gained during the past forty years and this probably explains…

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Introduction Virtually all our knowledge of the principles of steel protection by organic coatings has been gained during the past forty years and this probably explains why so many bad practices persist. It is well known that it requires more than a full generation entirely to remove deeply impressed traditions, and since paint manufacture and painting practice have only during this period slowly emerged from traditional crafts it seems likely that another ten or twenty years will pass before the scientific principles now understood will be fully incorporated into everyday practice. The disruptive effect of a world war which, while accelerating the acquisition of knowledge, often submerged truth by expediency, and the subsequent sterility produced by accountancy methods based only on historical misconceptions, led to a delay of 20 years. Much thought and effort is now being given to repairing the damage as can be seen by the frequency of corrosion colloquia, metal protection seminars and the like. Also during the last few years the steel industry itself has taken note of the painstaking work over some decades of its own Research Organization, while the paint industry has, through the stimulus of the plastics industry and its own raw materials suppliers, started to meet the challenge of the greater demands of the steel using industries. However, the paint industry generally is still far too prone to offer materials at a so‐called competitive price per litre, i.e. a cut price, rather than to sell the idea of the cost per square yard per year of adequate protection. Only when there is a true understanding of protection methods by both client and supplier, working with the painter, will full advantage be taken of the information and skills already to hand.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 18 no. 3
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ISSN: 0003-5599

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Publication date: 1 October 1983

Americus

It is an interesting point that the United States is no longer an industrialised economy. Economies are characterised traditionally by what people do in them. If most of…

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It is an interesting point that the United States is no longer an industrialised economy. Economies are characterised traditionally by what people do in them. If most of the people raise food, then the economy is called agrarian or agricultural. The United States certainly started out as an agrarian economy and continued that way for many years. Eventually, however, agriculture became highly sophisticated. The net result of this sophistication was that it did not take very many people to grow all the food needed in the United States; and today well under five per cent of the population in the United States grows all the food we need as well as a twenty plus per cent excess which is exported. What happened to all the farmers? They went to work in industry which started to develop rapidly after the Civil War. Very soon the United States became an industrialised economy because most of the labourers who had once been farmers were employed in factories.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 12 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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