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Protective Coatings in Canada, Eh? (Part Two)

By: Ron Bouthillier, Induron Sales Representative

As discussed in my previous blog, Canada faces many challenges in the protective coatings sector that directly affect many different companies. For example, Potash Corp is headquartered in the province of Saskatchewan. Potash mining is a serious venue in Saskatchewan and a lot of equipment is used in the extraction and processing of Potash. Corrosion along with erosion is prevalent in this industry, and the damage that can be done is extensive and expensive.  Likewise, in the community of Trail, British Columbia, Teck Cominco smelters lead and zinc. This is another very corrosive environment that can see a concrete floor destroyed in a short period of time due to the acids used in processes. Continue reading Protective Coatings in Canada, Eh? (Part Two)

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Protective Coatings in Canada, Eh? (Part One)

By: Ron Bouthillier, Induron Sales Representative

Not unlike many other areas in North America and beyond, Canada has its own challenges in the protective coatings sector. Geographically, Canada has a larger land mass than the U.S., two coastlines, two major mountain chains and a diversity of weather, forestry, mining and shipbuilding in addition to wind energy, oil and gas, and hydroelectric dams. Specifically, humidity, thermal shock, corrosion, UV exposure and fluctuating temperatures cause unique coating challenges. Continue reading Protective Coatings in Canada, Eh? (Part One)

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