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News (66)

A NJ Icon Gets a Makeover

A 134-year-old American icon is in need of more than a bit of restoration, as rust and years of exposure to sand and salt air have eaten away at its layers of protective coatings.

Webinar Dives into Waterjet Cleaning

Gaining a comprehensive understanding of waterjet cleaning is the topic of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.

Fighting Corrosion the 18th Century Way

Scientists at a Chinese research facility are working on an alternative to coatings to help fight corrosion in the country’s naval fleet. The role of bacteria in corrosion and the antibacter...

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Blogs (1)

Too Much Rust for the Weary

From Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

Although I don’t see offshore oil platforms around Pittsburgh, rarely pass storage ta...


Articles (64)

Replica Tape: Unlocking Hidden Information

by David Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation

A surface profile is composed of a complex pattern of peaks and valleys. This article...

Running a Tight Ship: UHP Waterjetting and Surface-Tolerant Coatings in Newbuilding Applications

by Nuno Cipriano, Ultrablast Lassarat Ltd., Brazil

This article describes how these combined technologies in newbuilding projects can pr...

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Webinars (3)

Surface Preparation of Concrete

Concrete is one of the most common and frequently the least understood building material. Application of a coating is one method to improve the properties of the surface, the durab...

Differences Between Traditional Sandblasting and Vapor Abrasive Blasting

Vapor abrasive blasting technology is vastly different than dry-blasting, slurry-blasting and traditional water-based blast methods. It suppresses airborne dust by adding water sim...

Waterjetting: A 30-Year Perspective

Since 1985, SSPC has issued three versions of the WaterJetting Surface Preparation Standards and two Visual Guides. Lydia Frenzel will explain the steps involved in moving from abr...


Events (11)

The Concrete Convention

November 8 - November 11, 2015

WJTA-IMCA Conference & Expo

November 2 - November 4, 2015

Intertech 2015

May 19 - May 20, 2015

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Resource Guides (6)

eBook: Achieving Efficiency in Abrasive Blast Cleaning

This eBook consists of articles from the Journal of...

eBook: Selecting the Right Abrasive

This eBook consists of articles from the Journal of Protective Coatings & Lini...

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Videos (3)

HoldTight Solutions, Inc. - SSPC 2015

Sponsored** by HoldTight Solutions, Inc.

Peter Petkas of HoldTight Solutions talks to TPC's Julie Birch at SSPC 2015 in Las Ve...

The Farrow System - 650 MAX

Nigel Farrow describes how The Farrow System uses heat to blast clean industrial/mari...

Axxiom's Halok Design for Blast Pot Entry

This video describes how the 5-lug cam locks of Axxiom's Halok design increase safety...


Video Learning Center (8)

Application: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by focused on coatings application.

Coatings Technology: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by focused on coatings technology and their applications.

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Featured Companies (10)

Advanced Recycling Systems, LLC.

ARS RECYCLING SYSTEMS, LLC specializes in the design and manufacture of abrasive blasting, vacuuming, recycling and dust control equipment.

Atlantic Design, Inc.

Atlantic Design specializes in dust-collecting equipment sales and rentals for the abrasive blasting industry.


Axxiom Manufacturing, Inc. is the exclusive North American provider of SCHMIDT abrasive air blast equipment, air blast parts and custom equipment. Our mission is to design and manufacture e...

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Atlantic Design, Inc.

The smallest version of our Blast Vacuum Recyclers, this ADI 2300CFM 2-Pot is a cleverly designed power package for those smaller jobs. 866.Call.ADI


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Advanced Recycling Systems

Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!

Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves Conversion Kits

Schmidt's conversion kits turn out-of-date blast pots into high quality, efficient blasters. Quick, easy to install with step by step instructions.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Monti Tools, Inc.

Surface cleanliness of SSPC-10 | Anchor profile up to 4.7 mils | Removes corrosion & coatings | ATEX approved for zone 1 | | 832-623-7970

CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

Learn about soluble salts, along with a discussion on allowable levels.
More information at,


Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit or call 877 629-8777

NLB Corporation
Water jet surface prep, high or low

See how quickly HydroPrep® tools do surface prep, with no containment needed. Choose automated Crawler for overhead, Vortex™ for floors, or handheld VertaJet™.

Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste money on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint

Chicago Corrosion Group
Vendor-neutral corrosion consulting

When reliability is paramount.
For more information,
call 877-516-9514

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