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Eight Firms Form Euclid Group

A group of RPM International Inc. subsidiaries that produce coatings and related chemicals to construction and engineering sectors have recently united to form The Euclid Group.


Floor Coating Made to Resist Impacts

A new polyaspartic floor coating from The Sherwin-Williams Company is designed for ease of application in manufacturing facilities, airplane hangars and other settings where impacts and abra...


Selecting Coatings by Brand: An SSPC 2017 Workshop

A novel workshop at SSPC 2017, scheduled for Jan. 31 in Tampa, FL, will describe the capabilities and uses of proprietary products for exterior concrete and masonry substrates.


Gauge Measures Coatings on Concrete

A new tool for coating thickness inspection on concrete substrates has been launched by inspection equipment manufacturer Elcometer.


Polymer Boasts Fast Concrete Repair

A new concrete repair polymer has been introduced by VersaFlex Inc. (Kansas City, KS), a supplier of polyurea coatings, linings, joint fillers, and concrete repair products.


BASF Aims to Extend Bridge’s Service Life

Sited in an active seismic zone and now the longest span in the country, Turkey’s Osman Gazi Bridge brought some unique needs to its construction.


Tennant Grows with Florock Purchase

Minneapolis-based Tennant Company announced the expansion of its floor coatings portfolio through the purchase of the Florock Polymer Flooring brand from Crawford Laboratories Inc.


Science Crafts Concrete for Life on Mars

As NASA sets its sites on developing the resources to send humans to Mars in the 2030s, some scientists are looking ahead to the next phase—the technologies astronauts will need to one day l...


Coating Made for Concrete Refill

The Sherwin-Williams Company Protective & Marine Coatings division has introduced an epoxy-modified cementitious resurfacer that the company says patches and refills voids and bug holes in c...


Cracks Worry Nuclear Plant’s Opponents

Environmental groups have said an Ohio nuclear power plant’s license should not be renewed because cracks in the plant’s concrete reactor shield pose an ongoing danger.


Self-Healing Concrete Effort Recognized

A company in the United Kingdom is up for a sustainability award for its work in testing self-healing concrete methods.


Sealer Made to Deter Stains, Damage

Nashville company Clemons Concrete Coatings announced the release of its new penetrating solvent-based sealer designed to repel water off of all types of concrete, especially concrete pavers...


New Mortar Repairs Failing Concrete

HAMPSHIRE, IL--A new polymer-modified mortar has been developed to help renovate and repair concrete surfaces.


ACI Updates Concrete Manual for 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI—The newly revised bible of best practices for concrete is now available from the American Concrete Institute.


Hue Knew? Concrete Protected with Color

A European family of colorful elastomerics for above-grade concrete and masonry is making its debut in the Americas.


1-Step Slab System Speeds Projects

A new epoxy resin system can help fast-track projects by combining concrete curing, slab protection and vapor reduction in one coating, the manufacturer says.


Drain Artistry Beautifies, Informs

Always critical but seldom beautiful, dozens of storm drains in Arkansas are getting an artistic boost designed to highlight their importance to the community.


Clear Protection Made for Concrete

BASF has introduced a water-based, 100 percent acrylic coating to protect vertical concrete exteriors from water and dirt.


Coating Oversight Breeds $2.6M Verdict

The lack of a nonskid sidewalk coating at a church in Florida has led to two falls, one disabled knee, and one seven-figure judgment.


Dampney Unveils High-Heat Epoxy

A high-performance coating for insulated and uninsulated steel and concrete surfaces is the newest offering from Dampney Company Inc.


Concrete Sealers Tout Water Resistance

Three new concrete sealers boast a proprietary chemical reactive formula that gives them improved resistance to de-icing road salts, rain, sleet and snow, according to manufacturer Surfkoat....


Densifier Fills, Hardens in 1 Step

In2Crete has updated its Ecoguard pore filler, offering a green approach to filling and hardening surface depressions and hairline cracks in one step.


Curing Compound Boasts Early Start

BASF has introduced an evaporation retardant and finishing aid for concrete that can help prevent shrinkage cracks as industrial flooring concrete dries.


Green Seal Weighs New Coating Standard

More coatings, stains, paints, sealers and finishes than ever may be eligible for Green Seal certification as the organization works to revise its standards.


Concrete Sealer Protects Exteriors

A new water-based, penetrating sealing compound is designed to limit the intrusion of moisture and chlorides into exterior concrete surfaces.


New Floor Epoxy Made to Stop Static

Warehouses, production floors, shipping and receiving areas, high-traffic aisles and other industrial and open-air environments that demand static protection have a new floor coating option ...


SSPC Sets Wastewater Coating Standard

Performance requirements for certain concrete coatings used at wastewater facilities are the focus of a new standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Building Journal Launches Conference

Building performance and aesthetics will take center stage at D+D 2014, the first annual conference and exhibit hosted by Durability + Design Magazine.


SSPC 2013 Video Sessions Released

Coating projects at heights, ice-phobic coatings for wind turbines, coatings for immersion service and other critical topics are among nearly two dozen newly released video presentations fro...


New Coating Helps Concrete Self-Heal

The world’s first self-healing protective coating for cracks in concrete is the promise of new research and development by a team of Korean scientists.


New Waterproofer Goes Indoor, Outdoor

W.R. Meadows' newest waterproofing compound is a one-component product designed for interior, exterior, horizontal and vertical applications.


Floor Epoxy Tackles Concrete Moisture

StondriMVT, new from Stonhard, is a high-solids epoxy system formulated to suppress excess moisture in concrete before an overlayment.


Scholarship, Service Take SSPC Awards

SAN ANTONIO—A scholarly yet sassy examination of the "nether world" of Corrosion Under Insulation took the 2013 Outstanding Publication Award on the opening day of SSPC 2013.


 
 
   

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