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New Sub Coating to Distort Sonar

A Russian shipbuilding research and development institute is working on a polymer film coating intended to make the nation’s submarines invisible to sonar.


Chemist Fine-tunes Functional Coatings

Functional coatings are at the heart of research trials at a Spanish university, where a team of scientists is striving to modify the surface properties of materials to obtain specific prope...


Whiskey Glasses Stir Coatings Research

Alcohol is often cited as delivering inspiration to writers and artists, but now a team of Princeton University researchers name spirits as providing a clue to the secret to improving unifor...


Firm Makes Coating to Reduce Belt Slip

A company in Washington has developed a high-velocity thermal spray coating its owner says drops pulley wear on belt-driven systems to near zero.


New Videos Showcase Student Research

LAS VEGAS—Zinc phosphate pretreatments, sodium chloride diffusion, and internal coatings stress are on the research agendas of the coating industry's next generation.


At Harvard, Color by Vapor

Coating thickness has typically been measured in mils or, at its thinnest, microns. Now, a team of Harvard researchers is measuring it in nanometers—one 24,500th of a mil.


Who Ya Gonna Call for Spray-On Solar?

Someday, Illan Kramer hopes, men sporting Ghostbusters backpacks will come to your facility and spray solar cells directly onto your roof.


Bike Path Gets Artist's Touch

In the Netherlands, thousands of stones topped with smart coatings are lighting up a new bike path designed to invoke Vincent van Gogh's famous painting, "The Starry Night."


Waste Powder Powers a Tougher Coating

Today's tons of silicone rubbish may be the secret ingredient in tomorrow's superhydrophobic, corrosion-resistant coatings.


Cloaking Coating Shows Visible Progress

The quest for a cloak of invisibility may be one step closer to reality, with a new "illusion" coating taking shape at Pennsylvania State University.


Israeli Air Force Strips Chopper Coatings

Years of heavy-duty coatings have apparently become too heavy for Israel’s attack helicopters, prompting authorities to peel off the paint to lighten the choppers’ load.


Report: Road Paint Revenues to Climb

The need for safer roads will drive the traffic paints and coatings market in North America and Europe, boosting revenue 17 percent by 2020, according to a new report.


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.


Slick Coating Rids Last Drop of Paint

A “super-slippery coating” for, well, other coatings holds the key to less waste and cost savings, developers say.


Copper Coating Gives Water the Bounce

Coatings research has once again shown the hydrophobic lotus some love, with a new metal coating technology that mimics the plant's water-repellent features.


U.S. Funds a Big Look at Tiny Materials

The federal government has put nearly $10 million into examining the environmental impact of science's fastest-growing field: nanomaterials.


Paint Lights ‘Route 66 of the Future’

Tomorrow’s highway has arrived on a short stretch of a Dutch roadway where glowing green road markings have replaced street lights.


Retailers, PPG Sign Private-Label Deal

An alliance of independent North American paint dealers has agreed to make PPG Industries Inc. the exclusive manufacturer of the group's premium paint brand.


Making Roofs Both Cool and Colorful

Dark, attractive metal roof and façades that are just as "cool" as their traditional white counterparts are the goal of a new research partnership by PPG Industries and the Department of Ene...


Building Show Beefs Up Experts, CEUs

From foundation to roof, an updated slate of technical presentations will address high-performance commercial construction issues at next month's premiere D+D 2014 show.


Crooning Coating Strikes a New Note

Attention, Aloe Blacc, Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5: Coatings stardom could be yours for the asking!


Beyond Glow in the Dark: Light-Up Paint

When it comes to illumination, who would know more than the Dark Side? That’s Darkside Scientific LLC, founded by Andy Zsinko, a longtime aftermarket painter who has gone glow-in-the-dark pa...


EPA Seeks Entries for Green Challenge

Safer, cleaner, more efficient industry technologies are invited to compete in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual green chemistry competition.


Valspar Gifts $1M to Research Lab

Materials-science research at the University of Minnesota has taken a million-dollar step forward with help from The Valspar Corp.


Smart Coatings Turn on Tomorrow

Functional coatings that respond to their environment could be a critical piece of tomorrow's energy puzzle—but only if the price is right, a new report says.


Anti-Corrosion Spray Underway

A graphene-based spray coating that would help multiple industries “easily and inexpensively” fight corrosion is the focus of a new program at the University of Central Florida's NanoScience...


JPCL at 30: Evolution and Revolution

Anniversaries and birthdays are funny things, and can be seen in positive and negative lights: They speak to endurance, repetition, the inevitability of time passing, growth, and decline.


New NIST Coating Quells Foam Ignition

Government scientists have developed a nanocoating that dramatically cuts the flammability, melting and pooling of polyurethane foam—the source of hundreds of deaths and thousands of house f...


3 New Concrete Systems Launched

Concrete and masonry coating systems recommended for refineries, refrigerated storage areas, and bridges are part of a new lineup from Seal-Krete.


Building Industry on Board for D+D 2014

From rooftop to foundation and wall paint to structural steel, technical organizations representing the spectrum of building science technologies will partner withDurability + Design ...


New Building Show Opens Registration

Online registration has opened for D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, dedicated to building performance and aesthetics.


Coating Claims Germ-Free Finish

German researchers are reporting the development of a coating with the potency to kill and deflect fungal and bacterial growth for years.


Huntsman Makes Major Play for TiO2

Setting its sights on becoming the No. 2 global producer of titanium dioxide pigments, Huntsman Corp. has announced a $1.1 billion cash acquisition of certain business units of Rockwood Hold...


Ancient Gilders Best Modern Methods

Today, protective coating durability is measured in years—decades, if you're lucky. So how come some thin-film metal coating technology developed 2,000 years ago is still holding up?


Plane Crash Aided by Flame Retardants

Jetliner improvements, such as flame-retardant materials in seats and carpeting, may have bought many passengers the extra time needed to escape the Asiana Airline crash July 6 at San Franci...


Firestone Unveils Roof Protection Line

Elastomeric technology, formulated with 100 percent acrylic polymer, is the cornerstone of a new suite of roof coatings from Firestone Building Products Company.


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.


‘Self-Cleaning’ Paint Draws New Scrutiny

Some “self-cleaning” paints touted for their ability to break down airborne pollutants may be doing more harm than good, a group of environmental chemists now say.


Coating Made to be Bulletproof

Developed for a “dangerous world” of school, mall and theater shootings, a new protective coating is being billed as a bullet-stopping life saver.


Smart Coating Turns Over a New Leaf

“Bio-inspired” coatings—technology that seeks to emulate the genius of nature—have found promise in insects, algae, plants and even sperm. The lotus leaf, famous for its water repellency, ha...


Researchers Power Up Solar Spray

New spray coating technology could hold the key to creating inexpensive, mass-produced solar cells on everything from car roofs to building facades, UK researchers say.


Hull Coating Shakes Off Marine Scum

A novel coating will allow a ship to shed unwanted bacteria and marine scum with the flick of a switch, according to a group of engineers at Duke University.


Oilseed for Coatings Research Gets $5M

A $5.08 million award will help researchers study how to convert camelina oilseed to produce resins, coatings, sealants and more.


Dutch Design Futuristic Highway

A futuristic highway that uses glow-in-the-dark, solar-powered paint to light up the road at night and warn drivers of treacherous conditions could change the future of travel for Dutch driv...


 
 
   

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NLB Sure Shroud: Greater Protection and Flexibility

NLB’s Sure Shroud’s lighter weight and flexibility reduces operator fatigue and offers unmatched protection against high pressure hose ruptures. 10k to 40k psi rated.


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PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
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PPG is widely recognized as a world leader in protective and marine coatings, developing innovative, cutting-edge products and services.


SEMicro Division, M.E. Taylor Engineering, Inc.
Coatings Adhesion Testers

The PATTI® accurately measures the bond strength between coating & substrate. Outfitted properly, the surface can be rough, porous, or curved & >10K psi strong!


Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
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