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JPCL October 2012

JPCL October 2012

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What is a Green Abrasive?

by David Dorrow, Mineral Aggregates Inc.

The author discusses strides the surface preparation industry has made in green abrasives. The article poses the question: What actually is a “green” abrasive?

SSPC 2013 Features Full Training and Workshops

SSPC 2013 featuring GreenCOAT will be held in San Antonio, TX, from Jan. 14–17. A full lineup of workshops, training, and certification courses is scheduled for the conference. The workshops and courses are previewed in this article, along with the dates and times they will be held. Information is current as of press time.

Directories/Buying Guides

2012 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

by JPCL Staff

The 2012 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 4,100 recommendations for protective and marine coating and lining systems provided by more than 180 coating manufacturers. Suitable high-performance coating systems for steel and concrete on bridges, power plants, transmission pipelines, and eight other types of industries, structures, or vessels are detailed, as well as systems for half a dozen specialty functions.



Top of the News

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Problem Solving Forum

Preparing stainless steel for atmospheric salt service

What is the proper surface preparation for stainless steel before coating to resist a salt-laden atmosphere?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Chris Farschon

by Jodi Temyer, JPCL

The Takeaway

Still voting for infrastructure

by Karen Kapsanis, JPCL


CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Companies that invest in corrosion control use CHLOR RID products
  • Soluble salt removal liquid
  • Test kits to verify contamination levels
  • Surface passivation to hold the blast
INFO@CHLOR-RID.COM 800.422.3217

NLB Corporation
NLB Sure Shroud: Greater Protection and Flexibility
NLB’s Sure Shroud’s lighter weight and flexibility reduces operator fatigue and offers unmatched protection against high pressure hose ruptures. 10k to 40k psi rated.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
SAFE Systems'
Blast Lights &
Deadman Switches
Halogen or LED blast lights available with our NEW urethane bumper. Switches available in many colors for color coding your hoses.

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!
CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.
Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

Vector Technologies Ltd.
The Original Performance Proven Vacuum Solutions
VecLoader® 616 Double Dump, Continuous Vacuum, 170 HP w/ 2,400 CFM & 28” Hg. 33% More Efficient than traditional vacuum systems! Choose Vector for the most powerful and the most reliable trailer mounted vacuums in the industry! Email us at: or call us at: 800-832-4010

Graco Inc.
Graco EcoQuip 2: Experience the Difference
While others claim their equipment is the same, none of them compare to Graco’s EcoQuip 2™ Vapor Abrasive® blasting line. Visit to learn more.

Sika® Industrial Floor Coatings
Click to learn about floor and wall systems relied upon for performance, durability, easy maintenance and aesthetics across the every industry and environment.

Fischer Technology Inc.
TSA Coatings on Stainless Steel
Fischer’s Phascope PMP10 and ESD20TSA probe are incredibly accurate and easy to use.

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector SST Soluble Salt Tester
Measures the concentration of soluble salts on metal surfaces. Use with all Bresle patch types including the reusable, adhesive-free PosiPatch.


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