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Warren Brand

Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

Warren Brand’s coatings career has ranged from entry-level field painting to the presidency of two successful companies. Over nearly three decades, he has project-managed thousands of coating installations and developed specs for thousands of paint and coating applications. NACE Level 3 and SSPC PCS 2 certified, Brand, an MBA and martial-arts instructor, now heads Chicago Coatings Group, a leading coatings consultancy. Contact Warren.

Blog Archives

A Tale of Two Clients

There’s a concept in martial arts that the first time a student sees a

Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 6 Comments

Can We Save Our Corroding Infrastructure?

It's time for a new way of thinking. Let’s first start with a story from a 60 Minutes exposé that aired

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 23 Comments

A Pleasant Surprise in the Permian Basin

The three-hour drive through the scrub of the Northwestern Shelf of the Permian Basin was hot, long and fascinating.

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 8 Comments

Specifications: Does Anyone Still Care?

When I was nine or 10, my summers were spent with gun-toting workmen, driving around Chicago in old blue Metros, lining the exterior bottoms of 275-gallon tanks in the city’s basements.

Posted Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 6 Comments

Standards: Guidelines or Gospel?

In coatings, as in every other profession, you can go by the book or you can go with what real life demands. Sometimes, those are very different paths.

Posted Monday, April 6, 2015 | 7 Comments

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).

Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

Pyroclad® X1 Thermo-Lag® Pyrocrete® – protecting against hydrocarbon and jet fires, explosions, and cryogenic spills.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Global engineering-trusted solutions

For more than 70 years, Clemco has provided the highest quality blast equipment with a total commitment to comfort and safety.

W Abrasives : Maintenance Pack

The blasting company able to reduce your maintenance costs up to 30% by fine-tuning consumption, and increasing productivity. Visit us during the GIFA (Hall15 - D14).

ITW Binks
Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit for more information.

U.S. Zinc
Zinc. Quality With U.S.

We provide a superior experience to each of our customers. Through added infrastructure, we have become a fully integrated REACH-registered supplier.

NLB Corporation
VacLance cleans up as you do surface preparation

Add vacuum recovery to any NLB rotating water jet lance with a VacLance attachment and vacuum source. Model DM32283 works vertically, horizontally and in corners.

Oxford Instruments Coating Measurement

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