The information presented in this publication has been prepared in accordance with recognized engineering principles and is for general information only. While it is believed to be accurate, this information should not be used or relied upon for any specific application without competent professional examination and verification of its accuracy, suitability, and applicability by a licensed professional engineer, designer, or architect.
This book has been written to fill a gap in the literature of corrosion-protection
coatings by offering a bridge between the very brief account of paints conveyed in
most corrosion books and the very comprehensive, specialized treatises found in the
polymer or electrochemical scientific publications.
This book is not about corrosion; rather it is about paints that prevent corrosion. It
was written for those who must protect structural steel from rusting by using anticorrosion
paints. The philosophy of this book is this: if one knows enough about
paint, one need not be an expert on rust. In keeping with that spirit, the book
endeavors to cover the field of heavy-duty anticorrosion coatings without a single
anode or cathode equation explaining the corrosion process.
The research issues concerning the production of coatings are the most important directions
of surface engineering development, ensuring the obtainment of coatings of high usable
properties in the scope of mechanical characteristics and corrosion resistance.