Microplastic pollution stands as an increasing threat to both our environment and the intricate balance of marine life. With millions of tons of plastic waste infiltrating our oceans annually, it’s clear that a significant problem has taken root.
In the ever-evolving world of industrial coatings, where asset owners and coating contractors tirelessly combat the relentless forces of nature to protect their valuable and expansive assets from corrosion damage, a concerning issue looms large — a scarcity of skilled painters to aid in this crucial endeavour.
In May 2021, the European Commission launched a grand vision called the EU Action Plan, a bold initiative designed to pave the way for a cleaner, healthier world. The action plan, "Towards a Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil," was an essential step towards fulfilling the European Green Deal's ambitious goal of creating a toxic-free environment by the year 2050.
A tank’s durability and total lifecycle are often influenced by the degradation caused by the corrosion. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), corrosion is the leading cause of the failure of aboveground storage tanks.
All tanks, regardless of size, material, or location, require good protective coating layers to prevent these expensive structures from corrosion damage.
Pushing for sustainable initiatives and practices has never been more important than in today’s society.
Everything we do leaves an impact on the environment, and we are often unaware of how we are ruining the future of our wonderful life on this beautiful planet. We all need to know that protecting the environment is no longer an option but an obligation at this stage.
In late 2019, Qlayers started with the concept development of the 10Q painting robot which aims to automate the process of coating storage tanks. The 10Q crawler is currently the only robotic solution in the market that can execute this process with high precision, better transfer efficiency and without any overspray.
For the first blog post, in the series of "Meet the Qteam", we had an interview with Ruben Geutjens, the CTO & co-founder of Qlayers. Read Ruben's story here.
The pandemic affected a lot of people and companies in different ways. COVID-19 has brought unprecedented human and humanitarian challenges such as the elderly people being left without caregivers, entrepreneurs dealing with financial problems, local trades going out of business and the increasing workload for health workers.
We will share different technology advances, innovations or knowledge from members of our team.