An industrial coating is a paint or coating defined by its protective, rather than its aesthetic properties, although it can provide both.
The most common use of industrial coatings is for corrosion control of steel or concrete. Other functions include intumescent coatings for fire resistance. An intumescent is a substance which swells as a result of Heat exposure thus increasing in Volume, and decreasing in Density. The most common polymers used in industrial coatings are polyurethane and epoxy. A polyurethane, commonly abbreviated PU, is any Polymer consisting of a chain of organic units joined by urethane links In Chemistry, epoxy or polyepoxide is a Thermosetting Epoxide Polymer that cures (polymerizes and crosslinks when mixed with a Another highly common polymer used in industrial coating is a fluoropolymer. A fluoropolymer is a Polymer that contains atoms of Fluorine. There are many types of industrial coatings including inorganic zinc, phosphate, and Xylan and PVD coatings.
NACE International and The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) are professional organizations involved in the industrial coatings industry. NACE International is a Professional organization for the Corrosion control industry established in 1943 SSPC The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC is a professional organization for the Industrial coatings industry