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Scientists Report 3-D Graphene Development

A material developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers is reportedly lighter than steel but much stronger, and could end up being incorporated into everything from bridges...


Coating Tech Heads to Space

Products developed for use on space vessels are often adapted for use in fields like medicine and consumer products, but that practice reversed itself recently when an Irish company’s coatin...


Adhesive Made for Extreme Conditions

Corrosion resistance is just one performance property 3M touts in its new adhesive, which is also made to bond bare metals and withstand extreme temperatures.


SSPC Revises 2 Standards

Two standards—one for the coating of metals and one for qualifying and certifying industrial coating and lining application specialists—have been updated under the direction of SSPC: The Soc...


Coating Targets Rusted Steel

A mastic waterborne acrylic built for overcoating rusted steel is the newest product from high-performance protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. (Kansas City, MO).


Corrosion Inhibitor Comes as a Spray

Cortec has introduced a spray version of one of its corrosion protection materials that the company says offers a more convenient way to protect metal parts that need a light coating of oil ...


Redesigned Product Tests for Adhesion

DeFelsko has introduced a new version of its PosiTest AT-A Automatic Adhesion Tester that the company says measures the adherence of coatings to metal, wood, concrete and other rigid substra...


Polyurethanes Made to Be Self-Healing

NEI Corporation has expanded its polyurethane-based NANOMYTE MEND line of top coats that the company says provides self-healing properties that close gaps and seals cracks in a variety of su...


Coating Claims Physical Self-Repair

NEI Corporation says its new intermediate coating physically mends itself when damaged.


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...


 
 
   

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