If wearing masks would allow teachers to do group work and share equipment and have more than 10 students in a room at a time to have “real class” so teachers are not planning two lessons a day per prep (one for school and one for home), you are for it. But you are beginning to wonder if the current outlined measures are enough to really make school be like school, so you are beginning to think that you would rather just try to do a good job on online remote learning.
Many of your colleagues feel entirely the same way. If, for instance, you send all of the students back to school, but all of the enjoyable, collaborative parts of the classroom are gone, you wonder how effective the return will be. And when educators are faced with double work load you know that many of your fellow teachers are going to be overwhelmed. Thought of having to be in the building full time so that students can come in shifts, while at the same time teaching remotely, the whole process seems to much.
Looking at the educational decisions alone, it should come as no surprise that getting back to normal will require lots of considerations. And while so many parents, students, and teachers are thinking about the in classroom and educational decisions that need to be made, there are many facility decisions that will be necessary as well. From repainting everything in bathrooms with industrial strength powder coatings so they are easier to clean and disinfect to sandblasting services that may be required to remove layers and layers of older paint coatings, the maintenance staff at every school across the nation is likely more busy than ever before.
Advancements in the Liquid Coatings and Powder Coatings Industries May Help Some Buildings be Easier to Clean
In the past, knowing how to choose the correct coating for a project has often required long conversations and careful considerations. When you begin to understand how automation is both influencing and saving American manufacturing companies, however, you begin to realize that the surface coatings you select will not only determine the longevity of a machine part in an assembly line, but also create a safer and easier to disinfect surface to keep employees safe. Whether you are a school administrator making decisions about the latest powder coating that is also touted as the most green choice in finishing or you are a factory owner looking at the best ways to keep workers healthy and on the job, it is important that you conduct all of the necessary research.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the powder coatings industry as just one way to understand the kinds fo decisions that any public building space may need to change before life can return to any kind of normal:
- Powder coating is a popular dry finishing process that represents more than 15% of the total industrial finishing market. Most recently, this is one of the surface finishes that is being investigated as an option to keep high traffic areas cleaner as schools and businesses return to work.
- By definition, powder coatings are free of solvents and have negligible volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, which makes them environmentally friendly, a factor that has been increasing demand before the pandemic. After the pandemic, these surfaces are a popular option as companies and agencies look for the best ways to provide the safest environments.
- Though general industrial coating and automotive coating dominates the powder coating industry, between the years 2014 to 2020 the powder coating demand in furniture is now predicted to grow more than 7.6%. This is a surface that is especially popular in the outdoor furnishings market.
- Currently, the appliance industry makes up the largest part of the powder coating market dominating nearly 33% of all industrial parts that are powder coated. This technology, however, is being applied in other areas as well.
- Decoration and protection are the two primary functions of any coating selection.
- Although the global powder coatings market value is expected to reach $12.48 billion by year end 2020, from 2016 to 2021, the coating industry demand will likely rise an average of 3% per year in the U.S. alone.