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House Panel Pushes Corrosion Covers

The Department of Defense is getting a little corrosion advice along with its 2014 budget plan. The message: Cover up.


Smart Coatings to Hit $3B by 2018

The global smart coatings market is expected to reach $3 billion in 2018, experiencing exponential growth as industries opt for quality and performance over price, a new report predicts.


DoD Corrosion Conference Goes Virtual

If you have web access, you can attend this year’s Department of Defense Corrosion Conference next month—free, from anywhere in the world.


War on Corrosion: News from the Front

SAN ANTONIO—The U.S. military is gaining serious ground in the multibillion-dollar war on corrosion, saving millions of dollars and improving readiness in the process, experts reported Tuesd...


Nanotube Coating Gets $100K R&D Boost

A new corrosion-resistant steel coating made with fullerene carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has drawn its third honor in less than a year—and, this time, a major grant to further development.


GAO Questions DOD Corrosion Budget Plan

The Government Accountability Office wants a better accounting from the Defense Department about its $9.1 million plan to tackle a $20.9 billion-a-year corrosion maintenance problem.


Blast-One Acquires Tecor Finishing

Blast-One International, provider of abrasives, blasting and coating equipment, is expanding its reach into spray technology with the acquisition of Tecor Finishing Solutions.


Plant Fined 3rd Time in 15 Months

Lack of soap, towels, and showers; inadequate respirators; and forced use of vacation time for mandatory medical examinations of employees working with toxic chemicals are among the federal ...


Protective Coating Made to Self-Heal

Nanoscale materials maker NEI Corp. has introduced a two-layer coating designed to significantly improve the corrosion resistance of zinc-plated and hot-dip galvanized steel.


Hempel Acquires Blome International

Moving aggressively to expand its protective coatings reach, Hempel USA has announced the acquisition of Blome International, a global supplier of protective coatings and linings.


Navy Honors Corrosion, Coating Pioneer

Keith Lucas may be a civilian, but that has not stopped him from leading a critical piece of the charge in the Navy’s long war on marine corrosion.


New Steel Shelter Rising at Chernobyl

A generation after the nuclear explosion at Chernobyl spewed radioactive material over more than 60,000 square miles, construction has begun on a new steel confinement shelter to enclose the...


Navy Recruits Tougher Coatings

The Navy is on a new mission to find longer-life maintenance coatings.


RPM Industrial Delivers Strong Q2

Industrial coatings for corrosion control, bridge decks and similar applications are ringing up double-digit gains for the parent company of Carboline, Stonhard and other well-known brands i...


Chromate-Free Coating Protects Alloys

Nanomaterials developer NEI Corp. has launched a corrosion-resistant, self-healing coating for magnesium alloys.


Corrosion Thermoplastic Needs No Primer

DuPont Powder Coatings has teamed up with The Thermoclad Company, of Erie, PA, to provide a new line of thermoplastic powder coatings for corrosion protection.


Coatings, Corrosion Top Pipeline R&D

Pipeline corrosion and anti-corrosion coatings will top the pipeline industry’s $9 million research agenda in 2012.


Bredero Shaw Inks $45M Coating Deal

Bredero Shaw, the world’s largest pipe coating company, has signed a $45+ million contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries to provide corrosion protection and concrete weight coating for the B...


Akzo Powder Coatings Get SMaRT

AkzoNobel has become the first coatings company to achieve so-called SMaRT certification for the life-cycle sustainability of one of its coating lines.


Green Coating Halts Copter Corrosion

An inexpensive, eco-friendly coating being developed Down Under may provide a successful corrosion-control alternative to a toxic coating now used in naval helicopters, researchers say.


Quest, PPG Make Coatings Acquisitions

The global paint and coatings industry continues to consolidate, as Quest Specialty Coatings acquires protective coatings maker Patriot Paint and PPG Industries absorbs European architectura...


BSR Unites Units to Become Axson

The BSR Group, a global provider of high-performance coating, sealing, damping and bonding products for industrial applications, has become Axson, uniting the company’s business units under ...


Rust Coatings Fuel Strong Q1 for RPM

Booming sales in corrosion-control coatings helped deliver a powerful first quarter of double-digit gains for the parent company of Carboline and other major industrial coatings brands.


China Sees Protective Coatings Boom

China’s protective coatings market is booming, with double-digit growth, more than 650 current producers, and an expanding variety of multifunctional products, a new study reports.


Navy Re-opens VA Powder Coating Shop

After 16 years, the Navy has re-opened the Norfolk Ship Support Activity’s powder coating facility, reviving its ability to provide corrosion-resistant applications to equipment on Norfolk-b...


Deals Expand Stork Technical, BSR

High-performance coatings maker BSR Group has enlarged its industrial focus with the acquisition of Axson Technologies, while asset integrity management giant Stork Technical Services has ad...


Farrow Heats Up Coatings Removal

“What I wanted to be was the first man to clean the surface of an object without damaging it.”


Corps Limits Canal Sheetpile Coating

When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed last fall to apply protective coating to sheetpile that would be used to shore up a key New Orleans canal, the agency apparently did not mean ...


Mitsui Promotes Adhesive Resin for Pipe Coating

Mitsui Chemicals Europe is promoting its ADMER adhesive resin as a steel pipe coating solution.


EPA: Test Water for Paint Chemicals

Paint residues in tap water? Federal regulators want to know.


Europe, US Take Aim at Coating Chemicals

Several chemicals used in protective coatings, corrosion control or coatings removal face bans in Europe, after the European Chemicals Agency has tagged them as Substances of Very High Conce...


Water-Based Marine Rust Primer Debuts

After 15 years in the European marine market, Grace Distributing has introduced LifeGuard Active Rust Primer to North America.


Growth, Green Demand Seen For Global Protective Coatings

From acrylic resins to protective coatings, the global paint and coatings market is rebounding, but manufacturers will have to scramble to satisfy the market’s ever-growing eco-friendly prod...


Coatings Removal Unit Uses Heat, Green Media

Farrow System USA has just unveiled the Farrow 650MAX self-contained coatings removal machine, which uses heat and green media to remove corrosion-control coatings.


Self-Healing Coating May Aid Water Systems

A New Jersey nanotech firm is developing an environmentally friendly, self-healing, corrosion-control coating that could provide critical assistance in restoring the nation’s aging water inf...


GAO Urges Detailed DOD Corrosion Review

The Air Force’s $228 million corrosion problem with the F-22 Raptor taught the service something about corrosion prevention and control, but not enough—and the entire Department of Defense s...


Army Corps Agrees to Use Coatings on NOLA Flood Project

Under pressure from local officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to coat the steel sheetpiling that will be used to upgrade a New Orleans canal that breached during Hurricane...


Chinese Academy Forms Ocean Corrosion Alliance

The Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Oceanology (IOCAS) has founded a marine anti-corrosion alliance that unites the efforts of 13 research groups and 13 industry companies.


Boom Seen for Nanocoatings, Emulsion Polymers

The global market in nanostructured coatings will triple in the next five years, while unceasing demand for water-based coatings products will drive strong growth in the emulsion polymers ma...


BASF Wins Best Paper Award for
Water-borne Anticorrosion Coatings

Three BASF researchers received the outstanding paper award Monday at the American Coatings Show in Charlotte, N.C., for their work on the development of high-performance water-borne anticor...


Sherwin Renames Industrial Group

The Sherwin-Williams Company has renamed its Industrial & Marine Coatings group. The new Protective & Marine Coatings group markets will continue to include water and wastewater, petrochemic...


 
 
   

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