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 […]

Read More →

Why Axalta has to go to China

Axaltas latest design and fabrication facility in Beijing will be closed in 2019.The company is also planning to cut back on production in the country.Axaltals latest manufacturing facility in China will be shut in 2019 due to China’s “economic reforms” The US has a history of helping to create a strong manufacturing base, but the […]

Read More →

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 […]

Read More →

‘Aquatic’ is a new word for ‘aquatic’ in the world of architecture

A new breed of architectural coating has been born: the “aquatic” coatings.The term is a mash-up of “aqua” and “aquaculture,” a phrase used by a group of environmental groups to describe the way the water around an aquaculture site is treated to make it healthy for fish.The groups’ efforts to protect the fish populations of […]

Read More →

Why are we still building skyscrapers?

Part of the problem is the cost of building.New York City is still the capital of the world, after all.But a more important reason for the current skyscraper boom is the sheer size of its construction.At the peak of the skyscraper era, in the mid-1960s, there were fewer than a hundred skyscrapes in the city.Today, […]

Read More →