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Many coatings suppliers have reported that increased raw-materials prices hurt their bottom line in 2017. Have rising material costs impacted your business in the past year?


Researchers worldwide have been working in recent years to develop nontoxic and biobased antifouling agents to eventually replace traditional antifoulants in marine coatings. Is a sea change coming soon in the antifouling world?


PaintSquare recently reported on engineers from the University of Cincinnati working with the Ohio DOT to determine whether polyaspartic coatings might be effective in controlling spalling on concrete bridge parapet walls. Do you think this approach will work?


Calgary, Alberta, officials are reportedly looking at luminescent paints to help light some rural roadways. Is this a good idea?


How often do you work with specialty-function coatings (such as fire-resistive coatings, antifouling paint or heat-resistant coatings) in your day-to-day work?


A German energy company recently became the first to use thermal spray aluminum to protect the monopiles of a new offshore wind farm. Will TSA soon become the standard for protecting these assets?


A bridge under construction now in Florida will be made of numerous types of composites in place of concrete and/or steel. Will fiber-reinforced composites be a growing trend in new bridge construction in the near future?


Researchers are currently developing a glass-based coating for ships and rooftops. Do you believe this will be beneficial for protecting them from heat and sun?


How have advances in coatings technology kept up with innovation in other construction materials?


The magic coatings genie has offered you the coating of your dreams! So what’ll it be?


Not attending SSPC 2015? Why not?


SSPC 2015 is right around the corner. What part of the show are you most looking forward to?


Do you expect to still be in a coatings-related industry in five or so years?


What is your prognosis for the health of the coatings industry in five years?


How important is it to you to buy coatings and other products made in your country?


What coating advance should researchers focus on now?


What is the best source of advice for selecting coatings systems for harsh environments?


Overall, who provides the best advancements in coating materials?


In general, how do you feel today’s waterborne protective and marine coatings stack up to their solvent-borne counterparts and predecessors? Compared to solvent-borne, waterborne formulations are…


When specifying protective and marine coatings, what factor is most important in your decision?


 
 
   

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