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Series of Deals Fattens Graco’s Reach

Spray-equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. is bulking up and branching out, spending $185 million in cash for four companies that will expand its geographical and industry footprint.


Free Webinar Shores Up Offshore

The harsh environment of the offshore gas and oil industry has led to new technologies and methods to overcome maintenance challenges.


Waterjet Boosts Safety with Distance

NLB Corp. has introduced a semi-automated waterjet system that lets the operator safely work multiple accessories from a climate-controlled cab.


JPCL Salutes Excellence in Papers

ORLANDO—Outstanding technical articles on coatings topics from A (application) to Z (zinc) were honored Monday (Feb. 10) with JPCL Editors' Awards as SSPC 2014 opened in Orlando, FL.


UK Ship Company Fined for Paint Waste

A ship repair company in the United Kingdom was fined after it released toxic waste paint into a protected environmental area, the local government announced.


Waterjetting on Tap in Free Webinar

New updates for standards and technical guidance on using waterjetting for surface preparation will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


WSDOT Announces Bridge Coating Project

Washington State is seeking proposals for cleaning and recoating the Nisqually River Bridges—a contract estimated at $5 million to $7.5 million.


Jetstream Unveils Compact Waterblaster

High-pressure waterblasting equipment maker Jetstream has introduced the IX100 Series compact system for industrial cleaning contractors.


New Hose Color Coding to Start in New Year

The new color-coding scheme for pressure hoses adopted by the WaterJet Technology Association-Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (WJTA-IMCA) will take effect Jan. 1, 2013.


Robot Recruits Enlist in Paint Stripping

Robots wielding high-powered lasers may hold the future of U.S. military coatings removal in their hot little circuits.


Study: Less Blasting May Save USN $10M

Why undertake the gargantuan task of removing a battleship’s entire underwater hull coating system when only a fraction of the coating is loose?


Waterjetting Equipment Featured at WJTA Show

The WJTA-IMCA Expo, scheduled for September 10-12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, will feature exhibits of high pressure waterjetting tools and equipment, as well as pre...


New Kit Amps Up Water Jet Units to UHP

NLB Corp. has expanded the operating range of its 125 Series convertible water jet pump units to include ultra-high pressures.


LA Awards $4.8M Bridge Painting Work

Texas Bridge Inc. has been awarded a $4,809,850 contract to perform coating and related work on the Judge Seeber (Claiborne Avenue) Bridge, which links New Orleans with the Lower and Upper N...


Waterjet Group OKs Hose Color Coding

Hoses of red, silver, green, blue, orange and yellow will soon color the waterjetting landscape, as the industry begins to adopt a new safety scheme designed to better identify the pressure ...


Hughes Customizes Tanker UHP System

Hughes Pumps has designed and manufactured a custom pumping system for MOL Tankship Management (Europe) Ltd., for repair and maintenance of the company’s methanol tankers while at sea.


NLB Expands Typhoon Nozzle Series

NLB Corp., supplier of high-pressure water jet technology, has introduced two new Typhoon 10 series self-rotating cleaning nozzles for tubes with diameters of at least 0.75 inches.


VA Firm Awarded UHP Coatings Removal

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a $224,793 contract to UHP Projects Inc., of Newport News, VA, to perform water jet blasting services on various vessels at the USCG shipyard in Baltimore.


Jet Edge Introduces Intensifier Pump

Jet Edge Inc. has unveiled its new iP60-150 waterjet intensifier pump, designed to produce up to three gallons per minute (11.4 l/min) of ultra-high-pressure water for precision water jet cu...


VertaJet Targets Mid-Size Prep Jobs

NLB Corp.’s new VertaJet SRT-6LT is designed to remove coatings from steel structures and other vertical surfaces that are too large for manual surface preparation but too small for fully au...


Water Jet Combines UHP, High Horsepower

NLB Corp.’s 605 Series of water jet pump units now features ultra-high pressure and high horsepower in a rugged unit that can be converted to a variety of operating pressures, the manufactur...


NLB Water Jet Crawler Now Wireless

NLB Corp. has introduced wireless controls for its automated water jet Crawler, designed to achieve high-productivity surface preparation on towers and other large structures, the company sa...


Water Jet Pump Designed for Mobile Cold Cutting

Water jet manufacturer Jet Edge Inc. has introduced the 80hp, 60,000 psi, iP60-80DS diesel-powered water jet intensifier pump.


Waterjet Safety Gear Enters N. American Market

TST Sweden, the leading supplier of waterjet protective clothing in Europe, will begin to distribute its line of safety garments and hose protection in North America and Southeast Asia begin...


NLB Offers UHP Waterjet Upgrade

NLB Corp. (Wixom, MI) has extended the operating range of its convertible NLB 325 Series waterjet pump units to 40,000 psi.


Spir Star Will Distribute SAMI Valves

Spir Star (Houston, TX) has announced that is now the exclusive distributor for SAMI Instruments' (Padova, Italy) high-pressure valves for operations such as water jetting.


 
 
   

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Elcometer, Inc.
New Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

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US Minerals
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With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.


Trelawny Surface Preparation Technology
Surface Preparation Equipment

Manufacturer of needle scalers, grinders, scarifiers and scabblers. Pneumatic tools for Marine and Construction. US distributor CS Unitec: 800-700-5919


CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

Learn about soluble salts, along with a discussion on allowable levels.
More information at
www.chlor-rid.com,

800-422-3217


CS Unitec
Surface Prep & Material Removal

CS Unitec’s Floor Planers remove coatings & corrosion from concrete & metal surfaces. Produce keyed profiles for waterproofing applications. info@csunitec.com


Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.


Armorthane
Polyurethane and Polyurea Sprayed-On Protection

Buy POLYURETHANE or POLYUREA coatings and spray equipment for years of proven chemical resistance, water- and weather-proofing, and structural improvements.


Hempel (USA) Inc.
HEMPEL PROTECTIVE COATINGS

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.


Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste $$ on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint!

 
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