Book Review – Beyond The Pail

Beyond The Pail

This book is a personal history of Raouf Kattan and his involvement in marine coatings. It focusses on his life, the influences, factors, adventures he had, which resulted in his establishment of Safinah Ltd, as a consultancy to the marine industry. He describes working with the main players in the industry internationally, and the enjoyment, and tribulations, he felt during his career.

Raouf has written many technical articles about the marine coatings industry and its problems throughout his career, including several in this magazine.

This is an interesting history of the marine coatings industry over 30 years from one professional’s experience, and hopefully could encourage newcomers to the industry that there is great career to be had in marine coatings.
The book is available as a free downloadable ebook at,

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