PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Marine Industry Coating Systems: Selecting and Sourcing

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Report Names Coatings’ ‘Rising Stars’

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

More items for Coating Materials

Comment | More

Tomorrow’s winners in the protective coatings field will be companies that can juggle “extreme cost sensitivities and increasing environmental and regulatory considerations,” according to new-technology watcher Lux Research Inc.

And three emerging coatings makers that appear well on their way to doing so are Modumetal, MesoCoat and Nanogate, says the Boston-based research company.

 Nanogate

 Nanogate

“Nanogate tops polymer coating developers,” Lux Research said of the German-based nanomaterials company.

“The protective coatings market continues to be driven by extreme cost sensitivities and increasing environmental and regulatory considerations, even though its products have great potential to reduce inefficiency and degradation of industrial equipment caused by friction, corrosion and fouling,” according to “Fighting Corrosion, Friction, and Fouling: The Power of Protective Coatings,” newly released by the company’s Advanced Materials Intelligence service.

Coatings Solutions

As the title suggests, the report asserts a coatings-focused approach to addressing the inefficiency and materials degradation caused by friction, corrosion and fouling.

“Users must strike the right balance between performance concerns along with industry factors, including cost tolerance, regulatory drivers, throughput, volume, and qualification timelines,” said Ross Kozarsky, a Lux Research analyst and lead author of the report.

“While a variety of other approaches exist, using coatings to address these problems builds resistance into the equipment itself and can limit consumables, maintenance, and environmental impact.”

Rating Materials Developers

With that premise, Lux rated materials developers, to see which “are best positioned to prosper in the current market environment.”

To do so, the company positioned specialists in novel coating materials, manufacturing methods, and deposition processes on what it calls “the Lux Innovation Grid”; mapped technologies onto industry needs using its “Technology-Application Heat Map”; and developed “a strategic playbook that allows players to maximize the economic potential of their core technologies.”

 MesoCoat

 MesoCoat

MesoCoat makes marine coatings for decks, structures, tankers and carriers.

The Innovation Grid is a tool for analyzing companies on their technical value and business execution. Companies that are strong on both axes reach the “Dominant” quadrant. Lux also assessed each company’s maturity and other factors.

3 Winners and a Runner-Up

The company’s conclusions:

• “MesoCoat rises as the chrome alternative option.” MesoCoat, of Euclid, OH, is a fast-growing surface engineering company that provides metal protection and repair through its “long life” thermal spray coating and “high speed” metallurgical cladding technologies.

Lux cited MesoCoat for its “technical potential—thermally sprayed nanocomposite ceramic-metallic (cermet) coatings and metal claddings as alternatives to toxic chrome – combined with its significant business progress over the past year, including a deal with Petrobras.”

• “Nanogate tops polymer coating developers,” Lux said of the German-based nanomaterials company. “With an IP chest fortified by the acquisition of Gesellschaft für Oberflächentechnik, sol-gel polymer coating developer Nanogate Technologies beats the competition on both technical value and business execution. Its partnerships with Clariant, Dow Corning, Bosch and GEA Air Treatment have helped make it a formidable player.”

• “Modumetal joins Integran [Technologies Inc.] in making the electroplated metals space sizzle.”

Modumetal is a nanolaminated alloy that is stronger and lighter than steel. “Whether it’s oil and gas facilities, maritime materials or power facilities, Modumetal can provide the critical edge to reduce corrosion and repair,” the Seattle-based company says on its site. “Its unique process allows for even greater application of coatings in places like oil and gas pipelines, pulp and paper industries and infrastructure.”

In the past year, Lux notes, Modumetal has begun a joint venture with Steel Dynamics, added Siemens as a customer, and ramped up a full production line.

Lux also gave a nod to Sweden-based I-Tech, which “is developing a new coating based on medetomidine—best known for its use as an animal sedative, but also offering 300 times the anti-fouling activity of incumbent cuprous oxide paints.”

Lux called I-Tech “an intriguing ‘high-potential’ candidate” in the antifouling industry, adding that its business execution fell short of its high technical value score.

   

Tagged categories: Antifoulants; Coatings technology; Corrosion resistance; Marine Coatings; Nanotechnology; Protective coatings; Research

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin Williams

• Extends Service Life
• Single Coat Application
• Cure to Service in 24 Hours


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
    Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

    A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.


    BASF
    New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

    Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films basf.us/industrialcoatings
    polyorders@basf.com
    800-231-7868


    Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
    Wasser Coatings Protect

    some of the most important bridges in the country; learn about our NEPCOAT-approved system and our entire range of MCU & Polyurea coatings. 1-800-627-2968 www.wassercoatings.com


    US Minerals
    US Minerals -
    Black Magnum

    With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.


    Minerals Research & Recovery
    PREMIUM SLAG ABRASIVES

    Visit mrrinc.com. In surface preparation tests run for NIOSH by an independent company, Sharpshot® was shown to be the best slag abrasive for cutting speed and cost per sq. ft.
    Call Steve: 520-297-4626

  •  
     
     
    Technology Publishing

    The Technology Publishing Network

    The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
    Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

     
    EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
    REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
    MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
     

    © Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com