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Monday, January 14, 2013

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SAN ANTONIO—Advanced coating technology to protect the world's infrastructure, ships and military assets will dominate a full slate of technical sessions, panel discussions, awards and presentations beginning today at  SSPC 2013.

Thousands of participants and scores of exhibitors will join the Society for Protective Coatings' annual conference and show, featuring GreenCoat, for four days of training, education and networking in San Antonio, TX.

The show opens Monday (Jan. 14) with SSPC's Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, featuring the annual Structure Awards and JPCL awards for outstanding technical articles.

At the Expo, which begins Tuesday (Jan. 15), exhibitors from A (Abrasives Inc.) to Z (Zebron) will represent suppliers of coatings; surface preparation, access, safety and application equipment; EHS services and products and equipment; and more.

Technology Publishing, publisher of JPCL, PaintSquare News and Durability + Design, will exhibit at Booth 437. Paint BidTracker, a Technology Publishing service devoted to contract opportunities for the coatings industry, will mark its 10th anniversary at the show.

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The Technical Program includes sessions on protective, marine, aerospace, architectural and other coatings; coatings application and removal; EHS issues; and more.

Program Highlights

Topics and sessions for the Technical Program tentatively include:

  • Bridge Painting
  • Coatings for Ships and Marine Structures
  • Coatings in Action
  • Coatings that Beat the Heat
  • Concrete Protection
  • Corrosion in the Military
  • EHS Regulations
  • Failure Analysis
  • Green Evolution
  • High-Performance Coatings
  • How to Avoid Premature Coating Failures
  • Industrial Painting Standards
  • Inspection
  • Protective Coatings: An Overview
  • Surface Preparation
  • Women's Roundtable
  • Working in the Coatings Industry: What You Need to Know

Commercial Track

Coatings issues and solutions for commercial structures will be the focus on 10 technical sessions, including one track sponsored by Durability+Design.

Those sessions will include news on the work of SSPC's Commercial Coating Committee, which has been working to develop standards and guides for architectural coatings and coating work. The committee, established in October 2011, is chaired by Ken Trimber of KTA-Tator Inc.

Other commercial sessions will delve into roof coatings, specifications for architectural and industrial maintenance coatings, moisture mitigation strategies for concrete, and air barrier coatings.

About the Show

The technical program will complement SSPC certifications and training courses, peer forums, panel discussions, committee meetings, and networking events that begin today (Jan. 14) and conclude Thursday (Jan. 17).

 A free mobile app is available to help participants keep up with events and plan their itineraries.

SSPC Mobile App

A free mobile app can help participants plan their itineraries and track show events.



Tagged categories: Architectural coatings; Certifications and standards; Conferences; Marine Coatings; Painting Contractor; SSPC 2013

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