Infrastructure (bridges; electricity poles etc.) are costly investments to governments or institutions. The protection against corrosion is the most sought-after characteristic in protective (or heavy duty) coatings. Before such protective coatings are only applied after a lengthy approval procedure has been followed. This sector also delivers for the inside of constructions coatings that are applied on steel beams where they offer an insulation in case of fire.
These intumescent coatings expand under heat into a foam and retard the steel beam from collapsing and so saving the lives from those who still need to escape.
Coatings for rolling stock (trains) and agriculture equipment forms another outlet for protective coatings. Offering besides corrosion protection a certain robustness during use.