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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.

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Failure? Analyze This (or Don't)

So, I get a call from the manager of a tony high-rise condo on Chicago’s Gold Coast.

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014 | 10 Comments


Driving Data from Disco to Digital

For nearly 30 years, I’ve watched, fascinated, as technology in the coatings industry has advanced.

Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 2 Comments


Lead: Much Ado about Nothing?

I can think of few corrosion protective materials more durable, functional and versatile than lead. Setting aside the health issues for a moment, the history of lead is truly remarkable—like the Swiss Army Knife of materials.

Posted Monday, July 28, 2014 | 12 Comments


Coating Inspectors: Are We Necessary?

Over 30 years in the industry, I’ve been on most sides of many paint issues. I’ve owned a painting company; I’ve represented coatings; and I’m a coating consultant and inspector with an SSPC-PCS, NACE 3 and MBA.

Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 23 Comments


‘Solutions’ That Also Teach Lessons

It all started over coffee with a friend. I had wondered to Dean, a coating rep, how it was that Chicago—the U.S.’s third-largest market—had never hosted a local corrosion conference

Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 266
DC Holiday Detector

Easily Finds Pinholes, Flaws & Thin Spots; Safer, More Reliable Testing; Voltage-Adjustable Keypad; Dual-Safety Switch On Handle.


Carboline Company
Hyrdrocarbon Fire & Jet Fire Protection

Pyroclad X1 is the latest breakthrough in epoxy based intumescent fireproofing technology


Fischer Technology Inc.
MP0R with rotating display screen

View your coating thickness readings from any angle with rotating display screen. New graphic display with easy menu navigation. Click for Video
Call 800-243-8417


Sherwin-Williams
Heat-FLex® Hi-Temp 1200

Improved Corrosion
Resistance
Enhanced Durability
Faster Shop Throughput


Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

Polyflex ™ new Polyurea Geotextile Membrane System has been specifically engineered to protect the environment in containment applications.
www.polyflexlinings.com


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rush inhibitor prevents flash rust by removing surface contaminants.
Contact us for your nearest distributor. (800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


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.


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    NLB Corporation
    Water jet surface prep, high or low

    See how quickly HydroPrep® tools do surface prep, with no containment needed. Choose automated Crawler for overhead, Vortex™ for floors, or handheld VertaJet™.

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