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Paint Converts Solar Heat to Electricity

A new paint technology is being touted for its ability to harness and repurpose the heat collected by large exposed surfaces like ships, buildings and cars.


Will the Streets Be Paved with Panels?

We’re getting used to seeing solar panels on roofs and in solar “farms,” but what if power-harnessing cells were underfoot, or even under our tires? It’s already been tried in the Netherland...


Advancing Anti-Reflective Coatings

A European research institute has put its efforts behind developing an application-specific coating process for anti-reflective coatings that could benefit a range of glass surfaces.


Form, Function Fuel Power Plant Plans

Two Danish architecture firms recently revealed their winning design concept for the world's largest waste-to-energy power plant scheduled for construction in Shenzhen, China.


Dutch Group Rethinks Wind Infrastructure

Despite the many wind farms that dot the landscape on land and offshore, the classic wind turbine isn’t the only structure that can turn wind into energy, according to the Dutch.


Moth Eyes Inspire Coating Innovation

Researchers at two universities are taking inspiration from structures found in the insect world to create an anti-reflection coating that retains conductivity in order to improve electronic...


Solar Road Gets a Bright Start

KROMMENIE, NORTH HOLLAND—A solar bike path has caught its creators by surprise—pleasant surprise—generating more electricity than originally expected.


French Law Mandates Greener Roofs

The rooftops of new commercial construction from Paris to Provence will be clad in plants or solar panels going forward, under a measure newly approved by the French Parliament.


Who Ya Gonna Call for Spray-On Solar?

Someday, Illan Kramer hopes, men sporting Ghostbusters backpacks will come to your facility and spray solar cells directly onto your roof.


Paint Powers the Car of the Future

Mercedes-Benz is turning to paint to power its newly unveiled concept car, which debuted with the company's new Product Engineering Center in Beijing.


Solar Nanomaterial Can Take the Heat

Developers of a new nanomaterial for harnessing solar power are promising a trifecta of benefits: the ability to use over 90 percent of captured sunlight, withstand temperatures greater than...


Solar Project Crew Gets $2M in Back Pay

Painters, bridge crane operators and other skilled laborers will share $1,914,681.50 in back wages and benefits they are owed for months of work on a solar energy project in a Nevada desert,...


Smart Coatings Turn on Tomorrow

Functional coatings that respond to their environment could be a critical piece of tomorrow's energy puzzle—but only if the price is right, a new report says.


Powerful 2nd Act for Nazi Bunker

Seventy years after its service to Germany's Third Reich, an air-raid bunker in Hamburg has morphed into an energy plant serving thousands of homes.


Coating May Power Up Tablet Screens

Electronics users who panic at being stranded without a charger may find reassurance in an energy-harvesting coating being developed by an MIT spinoff company.


Researchers Power Up Solar Spray

New spray coating technology could hold the key to creating inexpensive, mass-produced solar cells on everything from car roofs to building facades, UK researchers say.


Defending Space with Spray Paint

Graffiti often pops up at unexpected heights and locations, but spray painting may also hold the key to deflecting asteroids from Earth, an aerospace researcher contends.


 
 
   

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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.


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Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!
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SEMicro Division, M.E. Taylor Engineering, Inc.
Coatings Adhesion Testers

The PATTI® accurately measures the bond strength between coating & substrate. Outfitted properly, the surface can be rough, porous, or curved & >10K psi strong!


Dampney Co., Inc.
Temperature Indicating Paint/Coating

protective coating that provide a visual warning that a pipe, vessel, reactor, transfer line, and similar equipment is overheating due to failure of refractory linings or the bypassing of hot gasses.


Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800


Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.


World of Concrete
Accept No Substitute

This is World of Concrete—a firm foundation for the concrete and masonry industries and the first and most important international annual event of the year.

 
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