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From Thinner Coating, a Stealthier Sub

The images of sound-absorbing rubber tiles peeling off a fairly new $2 billion U.S. nuclear sub made the technology's shortcomings painfully apparent.


Gauge Screen Rotates Readings

A pocket coating thickness gauge from Fischer Technology now offers a rotating screen that displays readings and the menu navigation.


Coating Offers Thin-Film Insulation

AkzoNobel’s International brand has launched a thin-film, spray-applied insulation coating for industrial environments.


Protective Line Offers 3 Systems

Sherwin-Williams’ Protective and Marine Coatings has launched three polyaspartic urethanes, each suited for a different shop or field coating challenge.


Beaming Up the Perfect Paint Job

New nondestructive technology using radiation can measure paint layer thickness and the size of embedded particles almost to the nanometer, researchers say.


Small Thickness Gage Touts Big Features

Olympus Corp. has introduced an ultrasonic thickness gage designed to make accurate measurements from one side on internally corroded or eroded metal pipes, tanks, and other equipment.


Coating How-tos, through Thick and Thin

Tracking wet film thickness throughout a project—to avert dry film curveballs later on—is the focus of the newest PaintSquare Video Learning Center installment.


Coating Covers Temperature Extremes

International Paint has introduced a new coating for the North American offshore and onshore industrial markets.


New Tool Measures Powder Coatings

DeFelsko has launched a new non-contact powder thickness gauge for measuring uncured powder coatings.


Free Webinar to Cover DFT Measurements

Using SSPC’s standard for dry coating thickness measurement requirements will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


New PosiTector 6000 Goes Xtreme

DeFelsko’s new PosiTector 6000 FHXS Xtreme coating thickness gage measures coatings up to 400 mils (10,000 microns) thick in rugged environments.


Thickness Gage Offers Multiple Options

Olympus NDT, a global provider of nondestructive testing technologies, has introduced the handheld 45MG ultrasonic thickness gage, packed with measurement features and software options.


Expert Webinar Explains SSPC’s New PA2

Navigating the demands of SSPC’s long-awaited overhaul to PA 2 will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by SSPC and JPCL.


Coating Thickness Gages Go Wireless

Synchronizing coating thickness data and easy updating and networking of instrumentation are the promise of new wireless technology developed by DeFelsko Corp.


Webinar Tackles New SSPC Spec Standard

An important new SSPC standard on the specification implications of surface profile/roughness will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


Analyzer Measures Thickness and More

Eastern Applied Research, a longtime maker of x-ray fluorescence instruments, has unveiled the newest addition to its year-old Element Xr line of x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers.


Novasys Debuts Thickness Gauge Line

The Novasys Group, a leading Australian supplier of instruments for the paint industry, has unveiled a new series of gauges designed to measure thickness of surface coatings.


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...


MiniTest Thickness Gauges Fit a Pocket

Coating test gauge maker ElektroPhysik Inc. has introduced the MiniTest 70 series of coating thickness gauges, a line of compact instruments designed for quick and easy nondestructive measur...


ASTM Releases Coating Standards CD-ROM

The latest coating test methods, terminology and more are featured on ASTM International’s comprehensive new compilation of paint and coating standards on CD-ROM.


‘Atomically Thin’ is In, For Graphene Protective Coatings

Graphene, the wonder child of materials science, has yet another claim to fame: New research anoints it as the thinnest coating ever developed for protecting metals from corrosion.


Elcometer Debuts NDT Gauges, Detectors

Coatings inspection instrument maker Elcometer has launched a new division, Elcometer NDT, which offers a comprehensive range of ultrasonic thickness gauges and flaw detectors.


Webinar Tackles Industrial Painting QC

The many critical issues involved in quality control of industrial painting operations will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


Ship Coating Inspection Goes Digital

Navy researchers have developed a novel ship coating inspection process that is designed to be far safer, faster, cheaper and more accurate than current methods.


Fischer Technology Opens CA Office

Fischer Technology Inc., manufacturer of coating test instruments, has announced the opening of an additional sales and service office in San Mateo, CA.


Free Webinar Tackles Coating Thickness

Assuring accurate measurement of coating thickness—a critical quality control issue in protective coatings—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


X-Ray Coating Analysis Software Debuts

EDAX Inc., developer of advanced microanalysis technology, has introduced an X-ray analysis software module for anti-corrosion and other coatings.


Free Webinar Tackles Coating Thickness

Assuring accurate measurement of coating thickness—a critical quality control issue in protective coatings—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


Surface Profile Gage Speeds Readings

The PosiTector SPG Surface Profile Gage, new from DeFelsko, has a fast measurement rate of more than 50 readings per minute, for quickly and accurately measuring surface profile over large s...


SimSpray Offers Virtual Paint Training

VRSim has completed development of SimSpray, its newest virtual reality training system designed to augment traditional training of painters.


Industry Loses DeFelsko Founder

Frank Koch, president and founder of DeFelsko Corp., died Aug. 8 from the effects of a stroke he had suffered several days earlier.


Java Jolts Coating Thickness Research

Coffee spills are brewing a whole new frontier in coatings research. Credit the so-called “coffee ring effect,” named for the humble stain that is inspiring scientists at the University of P...


Fischer Integrates New Unit, Software

Fischer Technology has introduced the Dualscope FMP100, a touchscreen coating thickness measurement instrument designed to combine the capabilities of PC-based lab instruments with the manag...


Software Monitors Hull, Systems

GL Maritime Software GmbH has unveiled HullManager, a ship management software and service package designed to enhance maintenance support by monitoring the complete hull integrity process.


Webinar Tackles Steel Coating Thickness

Achieving optimal coating thickness on irregular steel surfaces—a critical challenge for complex coatings projects— will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and ...


Thickness Gage Called Faster, Smarter

DeFelsko Corp. touts its new PosiTector 6000 coating thickness gage as more rugged, more powerful, smarter and faster than ever before.


TQC Rolls Out Automatic Applicator

Dutch test equipment manufacturer TQC (Thermimport Quality Control) has unveiled its latest Automatic Film Applicator—the first stepless variable film applicator that can be set in real spee...


Accumet Launches Thickness Gauge

Accumet Products, maker of measuring, testing and setting instruments, has launched coating thickness gauge series CM8801.


Elcometer Bows QA Software Upgrade, SSPC Course

Elcometer Inc. has announced a major upgrade of its coating inspection data management software in conjunction with a new “paperless QA” training session developed with SSPC for SSPC 2011.


Elcometer Buys Dakota Ultrasonics

Elcometer Limited, the UK-based global supplier of inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industries, has announced the acquisition of Dakota Ultrasonics Inc. of ...


New Fischer Series Enhances Gauge Readability

Fischer Technology’s new MP0R Series (MP0R and MP0) hand-held coating thickness gauges are designed with an integrated measurement probe for quick and easy results and two displays that allo...


Film Applicator Makes Uniformity Automatic

TQC’s new Automatic Film Applicator is designed to ensure uniform delivery of paint and coating film thickness, opacity, hiding power, gloss, color and other application parameters.


Gage Designed for Quick, Integrated Results

Fischer Instrumentation’s new Dualscope MP0 system is designed to measure the thickness of coatings quickly and non-destructively, utilizing the magnetic induction and eddy current methods, ...


New Air Force Spray Technology Measures Wet Coating Thickness

U.S. Air Force researchers have developed what they say is the first nondestructive technology to measure the thickness of specialty paint coatings as they are applied.


TQC Rolls Out 7 Testing, Sampling Instruments

TQC has rolled out a variety of new instruments and gauges for ensuring quality control in an industrial environment.


Fischer Offers Coating-Thickness Data Device

Fischer Technology is offering its DELTASCOPE® FMP30, ISOSCOPE® FMP30, and DUALSCOPE® FMP40 coating-thickness instruments with an integrated Bluetooth® interface for data transmission to a P...


 
 
   

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