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Tesla Denies Paint Shop Bottleneck Report

Growing electric automaker Tesla is denying reports that its paint shop could be the source of a bottleneck that could slow its expanding production capacity.

Coating Nets Shipper $60K in Credits

A Greek maritime freight company has been named the first ship owner recipient of carbon credits through an eco-friendly program developed by AkzoNobel.

Converting Carbon Emissions into Concrete

In a process they call “carbon upcycling,” a group of University of California, Los Angeles, researchers is working on a way to recapture and repurpose industrial carbon emissions into poten...

Coatings Tool Adds Cruise Ship Data

Global paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has announced the addition of a new data source to its recently launched data analysis tool, Intertrac Vision.

Coast Guard Considers MI ‘Twin’ Bridge

Billionaire bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun is pushing forward with plans to build a replacement span for his privately owned 86-year-old Ambassador Bridge, even as planning is well under...

Hull Coating Leads to Carbon Credits

Paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has issued its first round of carbon credits to ship owners switching to biocide-free hull coating systems to reduce their emissions.

Floor, Finish Coats Get New Guides

PITTSBURGH—SSPC has announced two new standards intended as guides for slip-resistant floor coatings and ambient-curing fluoropolymer finish coats.

China Slaps VOC Tax on Coatings

Coating manufacturers worldwide will help subsidize the cleanup of China's notoriously foul air through a new tax on Volatile Organic Content in paints and coatings.

Hoping the Rubber Meets the Road Test

"Does this stink or doesn't it?" That is just one of the questions—and an important one it is—that Michigan researchers will be asking as they begin putting crumb rubber to the test on the s...

Paint Paperwork Draws $100K Fine

A Vermont ferry service will pay $100,000 to resolve federal allegations of recordkeeping violations and improper paint use.

Coating Emissions Cost Fabricator $60K

A Wisconsin metal fabricator will pay $60,000 for self-reported excessive emissions of toluene and xylene in its coating process.

DuPont Accepts $800K EPA Fine

Coatings chemical giant DuPont has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine and add several programs to settle long-running federal allegations of air-pollution violations at its massive Washington Wo...

Smog-Battling Concrete Gains Support

Titanium dioxide-laced concrete could help cut down air pollution when incorporated into roads, lab and field tests in the Netherlands have concluded.

EPA: Plants Ducked Years of Permits

Federal regulators have filed suit against Oklahoma Gas and Electric, alleging that the utility ignored permit laws for more than $60 million in power plant upgrades that date back a decade.

Plant Changes to Cost CEMEX $3M+

The largest U.S. producer of cement and ready-mix concrete will pay more than $3 million to settle long-running federal allegations that it illegally modified a cement plant near Rocky Mount...

Nissan Shows Off $200M Paint Plant

New application technologies, smaller booths, a cool roof and other eco-friendly measures will slash energy usage and improve productivity at Nissan's new $200 million paint facility, billed...

International Paint Bows 3 Antifoulings

International Paint has launched three new-technology fouling-control coatings that it says offer "a sea change in hull performance" not available since the era of tributyltin coatings.

Shipyard Ordered to Cut Paint Emissions

A Rhode Island shipyard will pay a $31,000 fine and act to reduce VOC emissions from paint and thinners used at the facility, under a new settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.


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NACE International, The Corrosion Society
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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.

Advanced Recycling Systems

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

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

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KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA-Tator EH&S Services

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ABKaelin, LLC
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MONITORING-Environmental and worker monitoring CONSULTING & INSPECTION – Coatings, EHS, and compliance.

Hempel (USA) Inc.
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Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

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