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Questioning Assumptions about Primers in Immersion and their Place in the Water Industry | CoatingsPro Magazine

Moisture-cured urethane zinc primers have become very common in the water tank industry in the context of water immersion lining. Most coatings manufacturers participating in the market have some moisture-cured urethane zinc (MCU-Zinc) offering. AWWA D-102…

‘World’s Largest Transistor’ Receives a Needed Facelift

Located in Holmdel Township, N.J., the Bell Labs Holmdel Complex functioned for 44 years as a research and development facility for innovations in telecom this business is people do all the pretty things — the painting, the sidewalks, the landscape — and they kind of forget about the roof.

Vision for the Future: Staying Ahead of Industry Changes

AN INTERVIEW WITH DAVIES HOOD, PRESIDENT, INDURON PROTECTIVE COATINGS. Part of the JPCL “Vision for the Future” sponsored interview series with coatings business leaders.

What Is Epoxy Coating? (With Induron Protective Coatings) | WWD Weekly Digest

Epoxy coatings are commonly used across industries for their protective, corrosion-resistant properties. In the water and wastewater industry, these coatings protect pipes and tanks used in the treatment and…

Notes From the Field: NSF 600 Compliance

In both the industrial coatings and water infrastructure industries, there has recently been significant buzz about upcoming changes to potable water lining standards. The standard we are all intimately familiar with, American National Standards Institute…

Ceramic Epoxy Liner Makes for Watertight Settling Basins

In 2018, Induron Protective Coatings teamed up with Texarkana Water Utilities (TWU) to develop specifications for several of their uncoated and aging settling basins, which were in critical need of refurbishment…

Fact Check: The Truth About the New NSF Water Tank Lining Standard

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes and regulatory changes.” Okay, he didn’t really say anything about regulatory changes, but I’m pretty sure he would have if he had made that statement today. Anyone reading this magazine is extremely familiar with all the…

Steel Curtain: How to Protect a Versatile Substrate

“The great thing about steel is that really, steel is steel,” said Davies Hood, president of Induron Protective Coatings. “It’s the same whether you’re in New York, California, or Florida, or Australia or Europe. When you [prepare] steel to a commercial blast or a near-white blast, that’s the same in any of those places. So, … Continue reading Steel Curtain: How to Protect a Versatile Substrate

Understanding Ceramic Epoxies and NSF 600

On Jan. 1, 2023, the industry will undergo a change as the requirements NSF/ANSI/CAN 600 are adopted into the NSF Std 61 Health Effects Evaluation and Criteria…

The most environmentally-friendly method for refurbishment of hot-dip galvanized structures

It’s no secret that the number of aged hot-dip galvanized structures around the world is large and budgets are tight. Utility owners continue to face increasing pressure to substantially upgrade transmission lines using existing infrastructure. In such cases, the use of existing and often older towers makes economic and political sense.

Know Your Niche: Induron’s Davies Hood Looks to the Future

In this exclusive podcast interview with CoatingsPro Magazine, Davies Hood shared some of his insights on current trends in the industry, his perspective on the merger of SSP and NACE International, and some hopes for the future with the Association for Materials Protection andPerformance (AMPP).

Induron Protective Coatings Launches New Epoxy Mortar

Induron Protective Coatings, an industrial pioneer of high-performance protective coatings for ductile iron sewer linings, water/wastewater treatment facilities, potable water storage, and electrical transmission and distribution, announces today the launch of its newest product, Mortarchem.

Restoring Transmission Towers Around The World

While the electrical industry is not very old, most towers are approaching 50 years of age without a set maintenance plan. In these aging towers, the major problems include corrosion and missing members and hardware.

Induron’s PermaClean 100 Does it Again

PermaClean 100 is a fast-curing, 100% solids epoxy tank lining for potable water applications.

PermaClean 100: A Proven Track Record

When an iconic 7.5 million-gallon standpipe in downtown Lancaster, Pa., began to show signs of corrosion, Induron Sales Representative Tex Enoch was once again asked to provide a coatings recommendation.

Giving New Life to a PA Standpipe

When an iconic 7.5-million-gallon standpipe in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania, began to show signs of corrosion, Tex Enoch was asked to provide a coatings recommendation.

Global Protective Coatings Market : Development Insight and Manufacturers Challenge Competitors

In August 2017, Induron Protective Coatings announced the launch of “Indurethane Monarch HS”. The product formulated from the latest urethane technology and is compatible with a number of spraying equipments. The product available in a variety of colour is evidence of the company expanding beyond its existing product offerings.


Texarkana Water Utilities needed to rehabilitate a concrete clarifier in their Millwood Potable Water Treatment Plant in Ashdown, Ark., for the facility to effectively treat the potable water used in the surrounding community.

Tank Lining Technology, Advances offer enhanced corrosion protection and water quality.

As long as steel has been used for potable water storage, linings have been used to protect it from corrosion, says Davies Hood of Induron Protective Coatings. Historically, some of the different types of linings included lead-based paints, coal tar epoxies, and vinyl ester products.

Project Spotlight: Three-Tank Overcoat at Helena, Alabama

Induron partnered with Garver Engineering and Robinson and Sons to complete a 3-tank exterior overcoat project in Helena, Alabama.

Induron Coatings CEO Celebrates 50 Years With Company

Induron Protective Coatings’ CEO David Hood recently celebrated 50 years with the company. Induron Protective Coatings is a third-generation family-owned manufacturing company with deep roots in Birmingham, Alabama, providing products and high-quality service to that area, as well as national and international markets.

“Or Equal”: Fairness or Failure?

There’s confusing and potentially misleading language abound in construction specifications, and the protective coatings and linings industry is no different. From vaguely worded surface preparation requirements to imprecise coating thickness ranges to references to outdated or discontinued standards to out-of-touch or overly exclusive product requirements, attention to detail — and patience — are always needed … Continue reading “Or Equal”: Fairness or Failure?

B2B Sales Insights For Commoditized Markets

Every industry is commoditizing. This is because of the tendency of companies to match competitors’ pricing, quality, timing and product/service offerings. Think about your own experience. When you lose a deal to another provider in your industry, don’t you try to find out why? And after learning what others are doing, you adjust your approach … Continue reading B2B Sales Insights For Commoditized Markets

Seeking Standardization in Coating Specifications for Wastewater Projects

As a technical sales representative for a paint manufacturing firm I have the opportunity to work with specifying engineers and facility owners on projects spanning many different industries. Few industries present the same level of challenge in coatings specification development that one encounters in the wastewater marketplace.

Induron Launches Groundbreaking New Product

Induron Protective Coatings, an industrial pioneer of ceramic epoxy coatings for high-performance systems and potable water immersion, announces today the launch of its newest product, Indurlux 9400, a new high-solids, two-component epoxy siloxane. This isocyanate-free, high-gloss finish coat has the corrosion-protective properties of an epoxy and the color and gloss retention of a polyurethane.

Induron Unveils New Epoxy Siloxane Finish Coat

Induron Protective Coatings, a provider of ceramic epoxy coatings for high-performance systems and potable water immersion, announced the launch of the Indurlux 9400 as its newest product.

Epoxy Siloxane Made for Gloss, Protection

A new finish coat from Induron Protective Coatings (Birmingham, Alabama) is made to exhibit both corrosion protection and color and gloss retention without concerns about volatile organic compounds or isocyanates.

The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets 7 Ways To Make Your Business Stand Out In A Crowd Of Competitors

In a world where the competition regularly claims to be #1, it’s difficult to differentiate and build your own identity. Difficult, but not impossible. Look at big brands like Pepsi, KFC and Zara. They have built their brand identities to command a large share of the market.

10 Tips to Improve that Boring Business Blog

You’re running a business and you’re not just writing a blog for fun. You would like to generate more leads and gain more clients so you earn more income.