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Lasers Get Edge in Keeping Metal Dry

A new laser etching technique could eliminate the need for temporary coatings that make metals water-repellant, scientists at the University of Rochester say.


Team Structures a Tougher Coating

Researchers behind a new composite say the spray-applied metal coating can ward off corrosion in an environmentally friendly way, even under extreme conditions.


Cortec Adds Graffiti Removers

Cortec has added two eco-friendly paint and graffiti strippers for industrial paint removal applications to its sustainable product lines.


Repeat Hazards Hit Company for $62K

An Ohio powder coating facility repeatedly accused of exposing workers to amputation hazards now faces $62,400 in proposed penalties, according to federal safety officials.


Green Pouch Offers Corrosion Protection

A new Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) pouch from Cortec Corp. is designed to protect metal parts in non-ventilating spaces.


Corrosion Control Gets a Greener Shot

Rust removers, vapor corrosion inhibitors, cleaners, degreasers and other corrosion control products are now available in an environmentally friendly spray can from Cortec Corp.


Steel Steals a Page from Bamboo

Unlikely as it seems, delicate bamboo has taught mighty steel a thing or two about strength and flexibility, researchers report.


$148M Metals Hub Plans Detroit Digs

A new $148 million federally funded lightweight-materials manufacturing and research “ecosystem" is headed for the Motor City.


Transit Coatings Protect Exposed Metal

A new series of transit coatings has been designed to protect exposed metals that are stored and shipped outdoors, manufacturer Daubert Cromwell announced.


Spain Denies Lion New Loins

Worried about corrosion, Spanish officials have sacked a petition to add testicles to a bronze lion statue in front of the country's Parliament building in Madrid.


Coating Emissions Cost Fabricator $60K

A Wisconsin metal fabricator will pay $60,000 for self-reported excessive emissions of toluene and xylene in its coating process.


Metal Gauge Has New Data Capabilities

A new metal thickness gauge from Dorset, England-based Tritex NDT boasts the ability to store readings in grid and string format directly on the tool.


Accident Burns 7 at Site of OSHA Critic

A foundry owner critical of federal health and safety regulations is now dealing with a horrific workplace accident that sprayed his workers with molten metal.


Battelle Beads Detect Early Corrosion

A new bead not only senses corrosion but also starts to heal the microscopic cracks it causes, according to Battelle Memorial Institute.


Metal Coating is Non-Flammable

Cortec has launched a new primer/topcoat for metal substrates in aggressive indoor and outdoor environments.


Powder Coating Cuts Down on Cure

AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business has launched a dry-on-dry primer and topcoat application process with only one heating stage.


Nanocapsules Aim to Heal Like Skin

A group of German researchers say they made “two enormous strides” towards developing nanocapsules with self-healing anti-corrosive capabilities.


Plant Fined after Painter Half-Blinded

A Columbus, OH, metal staircase manufacturing facility faces $90,090 in proposed penalties after a head injury left a painter blind in one eye and half-sightless in the other.


Paint/Graffiti Remover Touts Safety

Cortec Corp. has unveiled two heavy-duty, anti-corrosion paint strippers and graffiti removers that the company calls “the safest on the market.”


At MIT, Metal Heals Itself Under Force

The researchers were so surprised that they “had to go back and check” the result: Exerting force on the cracked piece of metal was causing the crack to mend—not pull apart.


Valspar Launches Improved Coil Coating

Valspar has announced a new weather-resistant coil coating system for metals used in a variety of applications.


Protective Coating Withstands 1400°F

A new heat-resistant coating for a variety of metal applications is the latest offering from Flame Control Coatings.


Gas Leak Exposure Leads to Citations

A Wisconsin metal finishing facility that allegedly failed to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak has been cited with 17 health and safety violations, the Occupational Safety and Heal...


Newest Corrosion Weapon: Poison

For those who find blasting and coating too much work to fight corrosion, Australian materials engineers are reporting a new option: arsenic.


ICM Designing Robot to Clean Navy Subs

A robot is being developed to tackle the challenging task of cleaning or removing coatings from the inside of bilge tanks on United States Navy submarines.


New Nanomyte Coating Made for Metal

NEI Corp. has launched a hydrophobic coating designed specifically for metal surfaces in several industrial applications.


Coating Shop with OSHA Record Burns

A steel plant coating facility cited last year for combustible residues, excessive exposures and flammable liquid hazards has been destroyed in a fire.


Amputation Dangers Draw $589K Fine

An Ohio paint-can manufacturer that allegedly operates with unguarded machinery in order to speed up production is facing egregious federal safety violations and nearly $600,000 in fines.


A Bridge Abridged: Thieves Swipe Span

Extreme scrap metal collecting has worked its way from Pennsylvania to Turkey, where thieves have made off with a 22-ton bridge—the second known heist of its kind.


Corrosion Chemist Wins Tess Award

The inventor of a magnesium-rich primer that delivers the same sacrificial protection as zinc-rich primers on ferrous substrates will receive the American Chemical Society's prestigious Roy ...


Protective Coating Skips Pretreatment

Researchers in Spain have developed a coating that reportedly offers enhanced corrosion protection to steel and other metals while eliminating the need for pretreatment.


Black, Green Join CorrVerter Lineup

Cortec Corp. has added CorrVerter Black and CorrVerter Green to its original CorrVerter primer, expanding options for corrosion protection in areas where cleaning and abrasive blasting are d...


Finishing Companies OK $196K EPA Deal

Three Southern California metal painting and finishing companies will spend a total of nearly $200,000 to resolve federal hazardous-waste and clean-water violations, under a new agreement wi...


Concrete-Busting Weed Sparks Action

It’s a weed that can push through four feet of concrete and spread like kudzu—and British Columbia is dead set on eradicating it before it threatens the region’s infrastructure.


SSPC Revises DFT Standard

SSPC has announced that it has made technical revisions and editorial clarifications to its coating application standard, SSPC-PA 2, Procedure For Determining Conformance To Dry Coating Thic...


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...


Water-Repellant Coatings Advance

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say they have overcome a key drawback to a highly desirable corrosion inhibitor: superhydrophobic coatings.


New EDCO Saw Cuts Metal, Concrete

Equipment Development Co. Inc. (EDCO), provider of surface preparation equipment, has introduced a new Hand-Held Saw that can cut through concrete, masonry, asphalt, stone and metal.


Shop-Towel Wars: Textile Rental Association Weighs In

The Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA) has described as “frivolous” the claims in a recent study that laundered shop towels contain potentially dangerous levels of heavy m...


Coatings Take on Metal Thieves

With metal thieves worldwide trashing everything from rail networks to communications lines to entire bridges for resale, coatings developers are fighting back with new products that help ut...


ASTM Revises 2 Adhesion Test Methods

ASTM International has revised Standards D2197 and D4541, regarding test methods for adhesion of organic coatings and for pull-off strength of coatings.


Invisible Coating Targets Metal Thieves

An invisible coating has become the latest weapon in the war against metal thieves who have targeted utilities, transportation and communications facilities as well as hospitals and churches...


ASTM Panel at Work on Steel-Lifecycle Standards

ASTM Subcommittee A05.13 on Structural Shapes and Hardware Specifications announced that work is under way on proposed new standards that will be used to evaluate the costs of steel construc...


Fast-Dry Primer for Concrete, Steel

The Sherwin-Williams Company introduced the Envirolastic® LT Primer, a fast-drying, low-viscosity polyurea.


 
 
   

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