CPCA Blog

CPCA Blog features industry articles, contributions made to CFCM, messages from the President and CEO of CPCA and more. Our posts address emerging or existing industry issues, leading innovations, and showcase the sustainability efforts of our member companies and industry at large. Check back often for new posts, or follow CPCA on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

Many initiatives are driven by customer preferences. Functional coatings help reduce the overall environmental footprint not only for the company, but also for consumers using these products. These product lines include:

  • Coatings used for communications installations, satellite dishes and radars, which help resist corrosion, abrasion and are self-cleaning in most environments
  • Optical fibre coatings, which make telephone and internet technology possible by protecting glass fibres transmitting telecommunications signals
  • Powder coating for automobiles reduce the number of process steps and reduces energy consumption
  • Special anti-fouling marine coatings helps decrease a ship’s fuel consumption, while protecting the environment from invasive species
  • Anti-reflective glass coatings for solar panels are critical for the solar energy market
  • Military-specified coatings provide blast protection in buildings like embassies and defense installations
  • Conductive thermal control coatings play a vital role in aerospace technology minimizing drag in the air and eliminating debris build-up reduces fuel consumption
September 10, 2018

How do coatings help the environment?

Many initiatives are driven by customer preferences. Functional coatings help reduce the overall environmental footprint...
September 10, 2018

How Sustainability affects Supply Chain Management

Many CPCA member companies have sustainability goals. These goals are put in place for environmental...
September 14, 2018
CPCA Sustainability Solar Panels

Coating Innovations Drive Value and Sustainability

Paint and coating innovations continue to drive industry value. It has been said that a disruptive...
September 14, 2018
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Antimicrobial Coatings Preserving Critical Assets and Keeping Ecosystems Safe

The antimicrobial coatings market has grown tremendously over the past decade with new and improved...
September 14, 2018

Coatings Industry Leading on Environmental Stewardship

Many large paint and coatings companies as well as SMEs, including CPCA member companies, have...
September 14, 2018
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Paint and Coatings Companies: More than Just Lip Service on Sustainability

The Canadian paint and coatings industry continues to advance with respect to sustainability initiatives, ensuring...
September 17, 2018
Paint Recycling in Canada

Case Study: Program Operations for Paint Recycling in Ontario

How Does Focused Advocacy Benefit Members? ISSUE Program operations for paint recycling in Ontario is...
April 20, 2019

84 Per Cent of Millennials Look to Invest in Sustainability

The recent biannual Coatings Summit was, as always, very illuminating. This event features only the...

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