Coatings are used on offshore steel structures to prevent corrosion and to preserve their appearance. Conventional coating systems require repainting after only 10-15 years. Fluoropolymer coatings have been used on offshore structures since the mid-1980’s. These coatings offer excellent corrosion protection as well as good gloss and color retention for more than 30 years in some cases. Using fluorinated coating systems can substantially lower life cycle coating costs and require fewer maintenance cycles than conventional coatings.

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