Epoxies are used in a number of applications. Their largest applications are found in the construction sector, where thanks to their hardness, strength and durability they are used to coat and protect different materials and surfaces, including piping and flooring. They are also widely used in the energy sector, in particular for windmill blades. Epoxies are also commonly found in the automotive sector to preserve the outside of vehicles from corrosion as well as in the maritime and aerospace industries. Thanks to their insulating properties, they are increasingly common in electronics. Other applications include sports equipment, as powder coatings in household appliances as well as food and beverage cans.