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OSHA Unloads New Case on U.S. Minerals

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new citations against U.S. Minerals Inc., alleging machine, fall and respiratory hazards at one of its newer facilities, in ...


Umbrella Kit Protects Portable Blasters

New abrasive umbrella kits for portable blasters offer protection from overhead feeding systems and from weight-related pop-up failures, according to Pirate Brand and manufacturer Forecast S...


TN Tape Takes Bizarre Twist

Traffic markings on a Tennessee road took an unexpected turn when faced with adverse weather conditions.


Series of Deals Fattens Graco’s Reach

Spray-equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. is bulking up and branching out, spending $185 million in cash for four companies that will expand its geographical and industry footprint.


Deal Expands Graco Blast Unit

One year after jumping into the abrasive-blasting equipment field, Graco Inc. has strengthened its stake with a second acquisition.


Free Webinar: Proper Concrete Prep

What does it take to make coatings stick to concrete? Proper application, sure, but one of the most important factors in successful coating work sits on the surface.


Blast Unit Hikes Diesel Engine HP

NLB Corp. has announced a new addition to its series of diesel-convertible water-blasting units.


Device Enhances Blasting Pot Safety

Marco Group International has announced a new product that allows the user to pressurize and depressurize bulk abrasive blasting pots by flipping a toggle switch from the ground level.


Nu Flow Releases Pipe Tool Series

Pipe lining manufacturer Nu Flow Technologies Inc. is now distributing its proprietary line of cutting, cleaning and reinstating tools directly to the public.


Industrial Cleaner Boasts Bio-Safety

Cortec Corp. has introduced a heavy-duty, bio-based cleaner and degreaser for a variety of industrial and commercial jobs.


Free Webinar Shores Up Offshore

The harsh environment of the offshore gas and oil industry has led to new technologies and methods to overcome maintenance challenges.


EPA Sees Wide Risks in Paint Strippers

Methylene chloride, widely used in paint stripping products, poses a health threat to hundreds of thousands of workers, consumers and project bystanders, U.S. authorities have determined.


Repair vs. Replace: A Look at Rust

Determining how costly a rusty coating system will be to repair or replace is the focus of a new how-to video that breaks down corrosion distribution.


Jetstream Debuts New Waterblast Gun

Jetstream of Houston LLP has launched a 40,000 psi air-powered waterblast control gun for surface cleaning and coating removal.


Sealant for Salt-Spray Environments

A new polyurethane joint sealant is designed for multipurpose horizontal service in a one-part formulation.


Waterjet Boosts Safety with Distance

NLB Corp. has introduced a semi-automated waterjet system that lets the operator safely work multiple accessories from a climate-controlled cab.


Sealer Made for Above-Grade Walls

Sto Corp. has announced a one-component material designed to seal sheathing joints, seams, cracks, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.


Coating Tips: Cleaning Your Concrete

How to roughen and clean concrete for proper coating application is the focus of the latest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Masking Tape Made for Pipe Coating

Industrial tape maker Shurtape has introduced what it calls the first high-performance masking tape designed for the oil and natural-gas pipe coating industry.


Deflecting the Assault by Salt

An often-invisible enemy of coating performance—soluble salt and chemical contamination—is the focus of the newest PaintSquare Video Learning Center how-to.


WaterJet Lances Ramp Up Safety

New waterjet lances from NLB Corp. boast more safety features for operator protection, the manufacturer reports.


Marco Debuts 2 Blastmaster Dryers

Marco Group International has expanded its line of air dryers with the rollout of the Blastmaster 750 and 1600 CFM Air Dryers, designed to remove up to 99 percent of the water present in com...


Knowing When It’s Clean Enough to Coat

Using project specs and standards to achieve surface cleanliness before coating application is the focus of the newest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


5 Minutes to a Better Surface Profile

Achieving the optimal surface profile for a project—a crucial component of coatings success—is the focus of the newest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Wet Blaster Offers 2-Gun Motion

A new automated Vaqua slurry-blast system has been custom engineered to feature a two-axis gun motion.


Abrasives Maker Gets 10th OSHA Case

Fourteen months after resolving numerous federal health and safety violations at its plant in Harvey, LA, U.S. Minerals is facing a fresh round of citations at the facility.


ADI Launches All-in-One System

It blasts, it vacuums, it recycles—a new machine claims to do it all.


Compound Touts Patches without Cracks

A new cementitious patch and overlay for highways and infrastructure boasts flexibility without failure, offering high-tensile strain capacity and bond strength.


5 Ways to Slash Prep Costs

Some abrasive-blasting mistakes are more costly than others. Take these.


2-Sided Wipes Help Prep for Painting

New industrial-strength cleaning wipes from Rust-Oleum Corp. are designed to speed surface preparation for coatings projects.


Marco Rolls Out 2014 Trailer

The Marco Group International has introduced a new abrasive blast pot trailer with enhanced safety and maintenance features for 2014.


TQC Tool Analyzes Ship Hull Roughness

Ship performance may be easier to gauge with a new product from Thermimport Quality Control (TQC) that measures ship hull roughness and automatically calculates and saves the data.


Graco Inc. Enters Abrasive Blasting

Staking a brand-new claim in the coatings industry, spray-equipment maker Graco Inc. has announced the acquisition of EcoQuip Inc., a manufacturer of abrasive-blasting equipment.


Dust Collectors Claim 95% Efficiency

Two new dust-muzzling products are now available from San Diego, CA-based Dust Collection Products.


Gritco Unveils Blasting Jacket, Cape

Blasting and cleaning equipment maker Gritco BV has introduced a long-sleeve jacket and bright-orange safety cape to improve protection for abrasive blasters.


Smart Box Tracks Abrasive Work

A new abrasive-blasting monitoring system tracks live blasting time from remote locations, Marco Group International reports.


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.”


Guyson Acquires Automated Blasting

Blast equipment maker Guyson Corp. of U.S.A. is staking a new claim in the wet-blast field with the acquisition of Automated Blasting Systems Inc. of Windsor, CT, the companies have announce...


New Pump Handles Heavy Material

Graco Inc. has introduced a new mortar pump designed to handle heavy and abrasive materials.


Webinar Spotlights Power Tool Cleaning

Choosing the right power tools and using them effectively for spot cleaning, corrosion removal and more will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Rust-Oleum Launches Self-Fusing Tape

A new self-fusing silicone repair tape is designed to provide a watertight seal and conform to any surface, according to manufacturer Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands.


LED Gun Light Made for Blasting Work

Larson Electronics, a supplier of explosion-proof lighting equipment, has unveiled an LED blasting-gun light built for abusive operating conditions.


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.


Hydrostatic Unit for Rugged Conditions

Jetstream of Houston LLP has launched a new hydrostatic test unit for pipeline and wellhead testing in the oil and gas market.


SSPC Updates Mineral Abrasive Spec

An expanded list of abrasives and clarification of testing responsibilities are among the new updates to an abrasive specification from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


How-to Helps Measure Surface Profile

A hands-on guide to accurately measuring surface profile depth is the latest in an original series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


NLB Announces New WaterJet Series

With several conversion options and accessories, a new convertible waterjet unit from NLB Corp. offers flexibility.


Planer Tackles Marine Applications

General Equipment Company has upgraded its SP8/A Pneumatic Surface Planer, designed for a wide variety of cleaning, coatings removal and surface preparation applications on marine/industrial...


Waterjetting on Tap in Free Webinar

New updates for standards and technical guidance on using waterjetting for surface preparation will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Jetstream Unveils Compact Waterblaster

High-pressure waterblasting equipment maker Jetstream has introduced the IX100 Series compact system for industrial cleaning contractors.


New Dust Vacuum for Industrial Use

New for 2013, CDCLarue has introduced another series of industrial dust vacuums for fine powders or continuous duty use.


Cleaning System Offers Compact Solution

Industrial cleaning contractors have a new compact option for waterblasting from Jetstream.


Robot Recruits Enlist in Paint Stripping

Robots wielding high-powered lasers may hold the future of U.S. military coatings removal in their hot little circuits.


Pirate Brand Launches New Pipe Blaster

Pirate Brand has rolled out the Typhoon Pipe Blasting System, which does not use leather seals or require constant adjustment.


BlastPro Bows Blasting/Collector Combo

BlastPro Manufacturing has introduced a combination blasting unit and dust collector for medium and large projects.


Gritco Unveils New Blasting Helmet

Blasting and cleaning equipment maker Gritco has introduced a new helmet designed for more comfort, less fatigue, better protection, and improved productivity.


New Waterjet Pump Made for Snug Spaces

Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge Inc. has introduced a portable waterjet pump made to maneuver in ballast tanks, ship engine rooms, passageways and other tight spaces.


Storage Tanks Draw $582K EPA Fine

Owners and operators of 22 underground storage tanks at gasoline stations around Buffalo, NY, are facing $582,803 in fines for corrosion and testing lapses, as well as other violations of fe...


Study: Less Blasting May Save USN $10M

Why undertake the gargantuan task of removing a battleship’s entire underwater hull coating system when only a fraction of the coating is loose?


OSHA Settles Case with TX Pipe Maker

Federal regulators have sharply reduced their health and safety case against a Texas oil tank and pipe manufacturer, dropping several citations and two-thirds of the fine it recently imposed...


Daubert Unveils Severe Corrosion Line

Daubert Chemical Co. has introduced an extensive line of Severe Atmospheric Corrosion Inhibitors (SACI) for use in coatings, sealants and linings designed for metal structures.


Harsco Unveils its 1st Glass Abrasive

Breaking a tradition that dates back generations, Harsco Metals & Minerals has introduced its first-ever crushed-glass abrasive for a range of surface preparation applications.


Blast-One Acquires Tecor Finishing

Blast-One International, provider of abrasives, blasting and coating equipment, is expanding its reach into spray technology with the acquisition of Tecor Finishing Solutions.


SSPC, NACE Replace Waterjet Standard

Four new waterjetting standards will replace SSPC-SP 12/NACE No. 5, the joint standard, “Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Metals by Waterjetting Prior to Recoating,” according to SSPC: Th...


EPA, Shipyard Settle Paint Waste Fine

Fairhaven Shipyard Companies, Inc. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $175,000 to resolve violations of the federal Clean Water Act at two of its facilities in Fairhaven during paint remov...


Waterjetting Equipment Featured at WJTA Show

The WJTA-IMCA Expo, scheduled for September 10-12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, will feature exhibits of high pressure waterjetting tools and equipment, as well as pre...


Compressor Offers High Air Capacity

Jenny Products, Inc. (Somerset, PA) has introduced the W11HGB-30P to its line of two-stage, wheeled-portable air compressors.


Salt Meter is Automated, Eco-Friendly

Hedon Electronic Developments has introduced a new version of its digital salt meter for steel surfaces.


Free Webinar Tackles Abrasives Choice

Narrowing down the vast field of abrasives options—a major factor in the success and cost of coating projects—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


Salt Stripper Targets Atmospheric Service

Chlor*Rid International Inc. has rolled out a new salt removal product formulated to decontaminate structural steel and a variety of other surfaces in atmospheric service.


Navy Aims to Retire Surface Prep Grind

U.S. Navy sailors have been scraping paint off ships for a couple hundred years. Enough, the Navy now says.


Marco Acquires BGRS Equipment Inventory

Blasting and painting equipment supplier Marco has acquired the rental equipment inventory of BGRS Inc., which provides environmental control equipment to the coating industry.


Axxiom Partners on New Asia Venture

Axxiom Manufacturing Inc. and Australia-based Total Abrasion have teamed up to launch Total Schmidt, a new Malaysia-based venture that will serve the Asia Pacific surface preparation industr...


Gritco Nozzles Lined to Resist Wear

Gritco Equipment BV, the Dutch maker of blasting and cleaning equipment, has introduced the Gritco BC series nozzles with wear-resistant boron carbide lining.


JPCL Offers Free Blast Cleaning eBook

Achieving Efficiency in Abrasive Blast Cleaning—an expert-written compilation focusing on this critical issue in protective coating success—is the focus of a new, free eBook just published b...


Abrasives Maker Opens 2 CA Plants

Novetas Solutions LLC has opened two plants in California to produce its crushed-glass abrasive.


New Kit Amps Up Water Jet Units to UHP

NLB Corp. has expanded the operating range of its 125 Series convertible water jet pump units to include ultra-high pressures.


Free Webinar Tackles Better Blasting

The secrets of more productive, safer abrasive blasting will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


OSHA Probe, Draft Rule Target Beryllium

Worker exposure to the toxic metal beryllium is drawing new attention, as federal authorities probe labeling compliance by some abrasives manufacturers and the beryllium industry itself prop...


White House Readies Coal Ash Evaluation

As the abrasive blasting industry awaits long-stalled federal regulations on Coal Combustion Residuals, the Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed its desire to keep hands off CCR pr...


Waterjetting Opens Free eBook Series

JPCL: The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has launched a new, free eBook series with Ultra-High-Pressure Waterjetting.


Jet Edge, Hempel Increase Sales Teams

Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge and coatings maker Hempel USA have both added key figures to their sales teams.


New LED Light Mounts on Blasting Gun

Magnalight.com, from Larson Electronics, has introduced an explosion-proof LED light designed to be mounted to any standard industrial blasting gun.


ASTM Revises Measurement, Fog Chamber Standards

Measuring the surface profile of blast-cleaned steel and operating procedures for salt spray (fog) apparatus are the subjects of two standards recently revised by ASTM International.


Epoxy Made to Block Concrete Moisture

Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF) has launched VaporSolve Moisture Remediation Systems, a highly specialized epoxy coating system formulated to isolate moisture-sensitive flooring from all leve...


SafeWorks Names Global Engineering VP

Access equipment provider SafeWorks LLC has appointed Erik Elzinga to the new role of Vice President – Engineering, with global responsibility for new product development for its Power Climb...


‘Cold’ Grinder Tools Strip Paint in Explosive Areas

Safety Tools Allmet has rounded out its exclusive line of sparkless grinders and cutting tools with a custom anti-static suitcase—a system designed for “cold” coatings and corrosion removal ...


Opta Tampa Office Wins Marketing Award

Opta Minerals Tampa has received the 2011 Best of Tampa Award in the Painting & Sandblasting Contractors category from the U.S. Commerce Association.


Abrasive Made to Cut Waste, Hike Speed

Blast-One International has rolled out Speedblast abrasive for the industrial blasting and painting industry—a blast medium designed to reduce consumption and increase speed.


FS Solutions Launches Expansion Plan

New diagnostic software, expanded inspection services and greater inventory are among the changes FS Solutions envisions as the Federal Signal Corp. subsidiary embarks on a new business expa...


Sponge-Jet Relocates, Expands Training

Sponge-Jet Inc., global manufacturer of reusable abrasive blasting media and equipment, has moved its corporate headquarters and Training and Technology Center, tripling its facility size an...


Shot-blasting Cabinet Has Dual Stations

Guyson Corp. has introduced a wide-body industrial pressure-blast cabinet with two work stations, each with a viewing window and independently adjustable blast nozzle.


EDCO Kit Enables Multi-Level Grinding

Surface preparation equipment maker EDCO has introduced a Turbo Grinder Leveling Kit designed to ensure level grinding, regardless of the height of accessories used on the company’s 10² Turb...


Blast Media Maker Gets $200K Infusion

A Philadelphia-based manufacturer of alternative blast media will share in more than $1 million in investments into early-stage companies by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern ...


Waterjet Group OKs Hose Color Coding

Hoses of red, silver, green, blue, orange and yellow will soon color the waterjetting landscape, as the industry begins to adopt a new safety scheme designed to better identify the pressure ...


House Makes End Run on Coal Ash Rules

Thrusting quickly to parry stiffer federal rules, the House has approved a bill that would allow states to regulate coal ash from power plants as if it were municipal garbage, not hazardous ...


Jetstream Upgrades HP Gun Handles

Jetstream of Houston LLP, maker of high-pressure waterblasting equipment, has revamped the handles on its control guns used in industrial cleaning, surface preparation and other applications...


Forecast Withdraws Axxiom Patent Suit

Blast equipment maker Forecast Sales has dropped its “False Marking” patent lawsuit against competitor Axxiom Manufacturing, saying a recent overhaul in the U.S. Patent Code has rendered the...


Harsco Launches Copper Abrasive

Harsco Minerals has introduced a new surface-preparation abrasive, made from recycled material, to the Southeastern U.S.


Barton Names Regional Sales Manager

Barton International, the leading supplier of garnet abrasives for waterjet cutting and blast media, has announced the appointment of Ray Lindberg as Regional Sales Manager for the Western G...


Free Webinar to Focus on Blast QC

Assuring quality control of abrasive blast cleaning—critical to the success of protective coatings projects—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


WaterJet/Cleaning Group Names Officers

The WaterJet Technology Association-Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association has chosen new leadership for its next two years, naming a new board chairman, president and other officers.


‘BacillaFilla’ is a Crack Fix Thrilla

A team of students in the UK has engineered bacteria that can knit together cracks in concrete structures by producing a special glue.


Cold Jet, Farrow System Join Forces

Global dry-ice-blasting pioneer Cold Jet has reached an agreement to distribute the Farrow System blast-cleaning system in a network that will soon expand worldwide.


Blastrac Powers Up Global Shot Blaster

Blastrac N.A. has introduced a new, more powerful 500E Global portable shotblast cleaning system.


Hughes Customizes Tanker UHP System

Hughes Pumps has designed and manufactured a custom pumping system for MOL Tankship Management (Europe) Ltd., for repair and maintenance of the company’s methanol tankers while at sea.


‘Green’ Blasting Tool Uses No Grit

MONTI has introduced the MBX Bristle Blaster, a lightweight, handheld power tool designed to provide the same texture and cleanliness as grit blasting without hazardous materials or addition...


ITW Epoxy Made for Emergency Repairs

DFense Blok Quick Patch, new from ITW Devcon, is an epoxy compound designed for emergency patching and repair of holes, leaks and cracks.


Crawler Takes Waterjetting ‘Anywhere’

Jetstream Europe’s new “go anywhere” Magnetic Crawler M250 opens up new dimensions in cleaning and preparing steel surfaces by means of high-pressure water technology.


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.


Larson Unveils Light for Blasting

Larson Electronics has introduced the high-powered Magnalight BL40-LED Blasting Light, designed to withstand the demanding conditions found in sand, water and media blasting operations.


Surface Salt Detection Made for Field

Louisville Solutions Inc. has introduced the SaltSmart Heavy Duty Field Kit, packaging all the components that contractors need to detect soluble surface salt using the new company’s SaltSma...


PPG Bows Low-Temp Immersion Cleaners

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced two low-temperature immersion cleaners, which are designed to remove soils and contaminants from metal surfaces in immersion or di...


Blastrac Expands Dust Collector Line

Blastrac has just added a heavy-duty dust collection system for multiple uses that is designed for durability and power, yet is “remarkably quiet.”


NLB Expands Typhoon Nozzle Series

NLB Corp., supplier of high-pressure water jet technology, has introduced two new Typhoon 10 series self-rotating cleaning nozzles for tubes with diameters of at least 0.75 inches.


Abhe & Svoboda Wins Aqueduct Coating Contract

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (Oakland, CA) awarded a contract of $6,183,310 to Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. of Prior Lake, MN, to perform lead abatement and coatings application on the Mo...


High-Volume, Electric-Powered Compressor Offered

Jenny Products, Inc. (Somerset, PA) offers a new high-volume, electric-powered air compressor said by the company to be ideal for running multiple tools simultaneously.


NASSCO Receives Second Recycling Award

General Dynamics NASSCO has announced that it has earned its second consecutive recycling award for the year 2010 from the City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department, in part beca...


Texas Bridge Partners to Recoat Sunshine Bridge

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development awarded a contract of $6,223,574 to Texas Bridge Partners, LLP, of Humble, TX, to perform superstructure and substructure painting ...


Century-Old Barton Takes New Name

After more than five generations, Barton Mines Company LLC is shedding its 19th-century identity to become Barton International.


3M Changes Industrial Leadership

3M has named Hak Cheol (H.C.) Shin executive vice president of International Operations and Christopher D. Holmes executive vice president of the Industrial and Transportation Business.


VA Firm Awarded UHP Coatings Removal

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a $224,793 contract to UHP Projects Inc., of Newport News, VA, to perform water jet blasting services on various vessels at the USCG shipyard in Baltimore.


New JPCL Equipment Guide Now Available

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has just released its 24th Annual Equipment Buying Guide, listing more than 4,500 products, equipment and supplies for protective and marine co...


International Paint, Harsco Expand Market Reach

New distribution agreements will bring International Paint’s Marine and Protective Coatings products to the Caribbean and Central America, while a separate alliance will expand Harsco Corp.’...


EPA Issues More Coal Ash Safety Plans

While the Environmental Protection Agency remains tight-lipped on its proposed rule for coal ash, the agency has released action plans by 20 electric utility facilities with 70 coal ash impo...


Jet Edge Introduces Intensifier Pump

Jet Edge Inc. has unveiled its new iP60-150 waterjet intensifier pump, designed to produce up to three gallons per minute (11.4 l/min) of ultra-high-pressure water for precision water jet cu...


Paint Blasting Mishap Kills MT Worker

Authorities are investigating the death of a Montana man who was struck in the head and killed by a part from an abrasive blasting machine while he was removing paint.


Rip-R-Stripper Made for Floor Removal

General Equipment Co. has introduced the CTS12 Rip-R-Stripper, designed to remove ceramic tile, hardwood and other tough floor coverings.


BP Must Step Up Pipeline Maintenance

While the federal government is set to gain $25 million from settling BP’s 2006 oil spill, the pipeline coatings industry may also benefit from the deal.


Webinar Offers Concrete Repair Tips

Concrete repairs that last will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


$7.9M Bridge Painting Job Up for Bid

The California Department of Transportation will open bids May 18 for recoating and related work on three bascule bridges in the Sacramento area.


VertaJet Targets Mid-Size Prep Jobs

NLB Corp.’s new VertaJet SRT-6LT is designed to remove coatings from steel structures and other vertical surfaces that are too large for manual surface preparation but too small for fully au...


‘Green’ Curative Made for Epoxies

Croda Coatings & Polymers has rolled out its latest green product: Priamine 1071, for protective and marine coatings.


Water Jet Combines UHP, High Horsepower

NLB Corp.’s 605 Series of water jet pump units now features ultra-high pressure and high horsepower in a rugged unit that can be converted to a variety of operating pressures, the manufactur...


Bill Fights ‘Hazardous’ Ash Label

A West Virginia congressman has again introduced legislation that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from classifying fossil fuel combustion residuals as hazardous waste.


Blasters Boast New Safety Innovations

Axxiom Manufacturing Inc. has unveiled several significant new safety features as standard on its line of Schmidt brand bulk abrasive blast equipment.


Farrow Heats Up Coatings Removal

“What I wanted to be was the first man to clean the surface of an object without damaging it.”


NLB Water Jet Crawler Now Wireless

NLB Corp. has introduced wireless controls for its automated water jet Crawler, designed to achieve high-productivity surface preparation on towers and other large structures, the company sa...


OSHA Alleges Lead-Hazard Violations in Bridge Project, Proposes $129,000 Penalty

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 35 citations against Panthera Painting Co. Inc., Canonsburg, PA, for allegedly exposing workers to dangerously high levels of lead, a...


Harvey Hack Wins ASTM’s Reinhart Award for Corrosion Work

Dr. Harvey Hack has received the ASTM International Frank W. Reinhart Award from Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals and the ASTM Committee on Standards for his work on creating a joint AST...


Paint Stripper Has VOC-Free Formula

Solvent Kleene has introduced a zero-VOC stripper designed to remove organic paints, varnish, mil-spec CARC paints, cured powder coatings, multi-layer coatings and E-coatings.


Notre Dame Ends Use of Mobile Lifts

While continuing to investigate the death of a student videographer on a falling scissor lift, the University of Notre Dame has announced that it will no longer use mobile lifts to film game...


DOD Deploys Robots for Coating Removal

The Department of Defense is training a new soldier in its war on corrosion: robots that can remove coatings.


House Targets CCR ‘Hazardous’ Label

The U.S. House of Representatives is taking aim at any federal notion to classify fossil fuel combustion waste as hazardous.


OSHA Cites US Minerals for 6th Time

U.S. Minerals LLC has been hit with a sixth wave of federal health and safety citations—and the third round at one plant—leaving the embattled abrasives maker with seven new citations and an...


Uncontained Blast Medium OK’d for Gulf Coast Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the use of a recycled-glass blast medium without containment for a coating project along the Gulf Coast.


EPA Releases Utilities’ Plans on Coal Ash

While work on federal rules for coal ash grinds on, the Environmental Protection Agency is releasing plans developed by 15 electric utility facilities to make their coal ash impoundments saf...


Free Webinar Addresses HP Waterjet Waste

Containment and disposal of High Pressure Waterjetting waste will be the focus of a free upcoming Webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


JLG Revamps Sales, Support Lineup

Access equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. has realigned its global sales, market development and customer support leadership to fine-tune its regional market focus.


GapVax WetVac Continuously Offloads Liquids

GapVax, manufacturer of industrial vacuum trucks, has introduced the SV10 WetVac for water blaster recovery, hydro-excavation, catch basins and other tasks.


Coatings Removal Unit Uses Heat, Green Media

Farrow System USA has just unveiled the Farrow 650MAX self-contained coatings removal machine, which uses heat and green media to remove corrosion-control coatings.


 
 
   

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