How Industrial Coatings Protect Military-Grade Aircraft

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Industrial coatings protect many different structures in a variety of industries. At a value of $6.8 billion, 352 million gallons of industrial coatings were sold in 2014.

When it comes to aircraft, which operate in harsh conditions and have lots of moving parts, sliding wear coatings and other protective materials are needed to keep the machine working properly.

According to the study “Synthesis, Characterization and Applications,” published in cooperation with the NATO Scientific Affairs Division, up to 75% of all the components in a jet engine are coated. In a high-performance military jet, these engine turbines are subjected to much more intense condi Continue reading