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At Last, the Silica Standard. What Now?

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC

SSPC-SP 1: Basic, But Important

Using SSPC-Guide 20 for Successful Floor Coating Application

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SSPC Surface Preparation Standards Update

OSHA Construction Standard For Confined Space Entry: Planning And Managing Industrial Painting Projects For Compliance

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC, and Stanford T. Liang, CIH/CSP, AM Health and Safety

The authors will discuss the key details in OSHA’s recently issued Standard for Confi...

Webinars on Thermal Spray Coating Application and Wastewater Specs Available in October

From Office to Field - Robert Belisle, Jr., John W. Egan Company


SSPC BOG elections results in

SSPC revises two standards

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Visual surface preparation standards

by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd

On surface prep challenges, time & costs

A specification for a bridge to be built of high-performance weathering steel requir...

The importance of standards

by Michael Damiano, Director of Product Development, SSPC

Whose Responsibility is Safety Anyway?

This Applicator Training Bulletin is an updated version of the article, “Whose Respon...

Testing adhesion of multi-coat systems

When should the adhesion of an applied coating or lining multi-coat system be tested?

QA/QC: Some Things Are Old; Some Are New

by Warren Brand, Chicago Coatings Group, LLC

SSPC Standards Build on Foundation for Quality in Coatings Work

by The JPCL Staff

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Webinars address plural component and pipeline issues

Retention of Pre-Construction Primers During Shipbuilding

by J. Peter Ault, PE, PCS, Elzly Technology Corporation

The author describes research on retaining inorganic zinc pre-contruction primers (PC...

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SSPC/JPCL plans busy fall webinar schedule; JPCL to launch coating eBook series



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Two achieve PCS Certification

Certified Contractors

Addition of C-12 training proves beneficial


Association News


Dry Film Thickness Measurements: How Many Are Enough?

by Rob Francis, Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd

The author provides a close look at four major international standards for measuring ...


Falls Top Rising OSHA Toll; EPA Warns on Older Caulk; New Ladder Training Available; ...

News - Associations

ASTM Updates Immersion Testing Standard

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PPG Names New Marketing VP

Green That Gets It Done

by Cynthia A. Challener

Today's ecofriendly coatings can deliver top-notch results. Here's how. Also: Wha...


Vulcan painters achieves historic first

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Q-Lab VP dies; was leader in testing

Regulation News: Update on Low VOC Regulations for Coatings

by Madelyn Harding, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Association News

WEFTEC Celebrates Its 82nd Year in Orlando

SSPC News: SSPC Training Spans the Globe

Surface Preparation: Practices, Equipment, and Standards through 25 Years

by Daryl Fleming and Jodi Temyer, JPCL

As surface preparation practices, regulations, and equipment changed, so did SSPC's s...

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Top of the News: ASTM presents Award of Merit; CEPE in Budapest Announces Program

Top Product Developments, 1984 to the Present

by Harold Hower, Technology Publishing/PaintSquare

The past 25 years will likely be seen as the Golden Age of information technology, wh...

L. Skip Vernon is first SSPC Master Coatings Inspector

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An Update on Regulatory Action Affecting Maintenance Painting Work

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Coatings Short Course Offered

Sto Corp. Names CFO

Application Specialist Training: Workforce Development for the 21st Century

by Pamela Groff, SSPC Technical Materials Development Specialist

The author begins by stating that the average painter is over 50 years old, as of 200...

Association News: Thermal Spray Show Focuses on Expanding Uses

Thermal Spray Show Focuses on Expanding Users

Proving their mettle

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Advances in technology expand the choices of high-performance finishes for metallic s...


Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Polyurea & Polyurethane Spray Foam Training

SPI is committed to industry leading technical training for polyurea & polyurethane spray foam professionals. Attendees receive hands-on, in-depth training for using and troubleshooting plural-component equipment, spray guns, machine hoses & parts.

NACE International, The Corrosion Society
Advance Your Coating Inspector Career

By completing the world’s most recognized program, NACE’s CIP, you’ll be better trained and qualified on inspection of surface preparation and coatings application.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Blast &
Recovery Equipment

Trailer or skid mounted blast and recovery equipment. Systems designed for maximum versatility, environmental compliance
and overall cost savings.
Call 1-800-634-7278

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

Join SSPC and Enhance
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Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

With our unique LTCat, we can help to provide clean, safe breathing air to your workers. Take a look at our Breathing Air Systems, we supply at least twice as much charcoal as our competitors! Modern

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

Humidity & Temperature Control Equipment

Rental Desiccant Dehumidifiers, ArcticDRY Units, Air Conditioners, Heaters and Generators to help control the climate on your next industrial painting project. Nationwide locations, 24/7 service: (866) 379-2600”

Advanced Recycling Systems

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

NLB Corporation
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.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

• Coating failure analysis
• Independent
  comparative testing
• Accelerated
  weathering testing
• Toxic metals testing
• A2LA Accredited
Contact: Cindy O'Malley,
at 412-788-1300 x180

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