What is the Durex Architectural Coatings Co., Ltd.?

The name DureX comes from the initials of its founder, Mark Durey.The firm specializes in coatings that can be used on metal or ceramic surfaces and is one of the largest suppliers of coatings for the U.S. government.Dureys coatings are designed to be durable, corrosion resistant and flexible, and can be applied to almost any […]

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When the new master protects architecture is best – a guest

by Nicholas Coates article I was recently in a position to advise on a new master protection project.The project was being undertaken by a private organisation, and they had commissioned a new glass design, using a new and very expensive glass-based material.The cost of the new material was expected to be around £4m.It was a […]

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The Coatings Coates Design Architecture and Architecture of Sewell, England

A couple of years ago I was invited to speak at the conference of the Association of British Architects in Brighton, England, in which the conference was organised by the BBA. I was invited on a panel with the BBA’s president, Professor James Kettlewell, and the British Association of Designers (BADS). The panel was chaired by Professor Kettlewood, and it […]

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How does aluminium affect the environment?

Architectural coatings have been used to protect concrete and metal building and they’re not cheap.Photo: Supplied Architectural coating has been used on concrete in Melbourne for over 40 years.In 2018, Melbourne City Council approved a $2.4 million grant to a research institute to study the effects of aluminium on the environment.The research will be conducted […]

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Which coats of coatings are safe and which are not?

We know what you want to know about coatings.But we also know what’s in them and what they don’t.The latest coatings that might make you sick are the same ones that are used in medical devices and medical equipment, such as respirators, pacemakers, heart valves and blood pressure monitors.These are all coatings used for medical […]

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When the Swallow came and ate my coatings

A British architectural coating company is offering a free “caveman” coatings to those who wear them for their wedding day.The company, Brisbane Architecture & Coatings (BAC), says the “baked coating” will be offered at some of the city’s premier venues including the Adelaide Opera House, the Opera House South and the Opera City.“We are offering a […]

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Which coatings can we expect from a new coatings supplier?

A coatings provider is in the middle of a boom as it works to fill the gap in the global market for coatings.But one major industry leader is facing competition from an even bigger rival.Architectural Coatings has a big customer in Glasgow, Scotland.The company, which is working to make its coatings the most sought after […]

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