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U.S. Drives for Less Rust on the Road

Is there a solution to the thousands of miles of guardrails rusting away along American highways? The federal government is gambling yes, with a new request for proposals to find the best me...


Pipeline Spill Penalties Total $312K

ConocoPhillips has agreed to pay state and federal environmental regulators more than $312,000 in penalties and other costs related to a pair of corrosion-induced oil spills at the Kuparuk R...


Coating Protects from Arctic to Desert

Boyd Coatings Research Co. Inc. has developed the CRC 6000-line Hydrophobic Coating, a customized coating used for communication installations, seagoing vessels and aircraft.


Hempel Acquires Blome International

Moving aggressively to expand its protective coatings reach, Hempel USA has announced the acquisition of Blome International, a global supplier of protective coatings and linings.


Pre-Treat Fights Rust, Lightens Prep

NEI Corp. has completed development of Nanomyte PT-20, a chromate-free pretreatment designed to improve the adhesion and corrosion resistance of painted steel while reducing surface preparat...


HMG Paints Unveils DTM Topcoat

HMG Paints Ltd., the UK-based independent industrial coatings producer, has introduced single-coat Monothane, made for direct application to substrates without the need for a primer.


Report Names Coatings’ ‘Rising Stars’

Tomorrow’s winners in the protective coatings field will be companies that can juggle “extreme cost sensitivities and increasing environmental and regulatory considerations,” according to ne...


U of Akron Joins Mexico Pipeline Study

A researcher with the University of Akron’s pioneering corrosion engineering program has been awarded more than $1 million to help study and assess Mexico’s pipeline corrosion issues.


Corrosion Thermoplastic Needs No Primer

DuPont Powder Coatings has teamed up with The Thermoclad Company, of Erie, PA, to provide a new line of thermoplastic powder coatings for corrosion protection.


Anti-Corrosion Film Beats the Heat

Cortec Corp. has introduced an anti-corrosive film designed to reduce cooling time for heat-treated metal products.


Nanocoating Called Impervious to Water

A new super-hydrophobic protective coating by Ross Nanotechnology LLC promises to create a surface that completely repels all water and oils, creating a surface that wards off icing and corr...


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.


Glass Fiber Rebar Debuts

German building materials developer Schoeck Bauteile GmbH has unveiled a glass fiber reinforcing bar, designed to prevent the structural corrosion that plagues steel reinforcement.


Quest, PPG Make Coatings Acquisitions

The global paint and coatings industry continues to consolidate, as Quest Specialty Coatings acquires protective coatings maker Patriot Paint and PPG Industries absorbs European architectura...


Zapping Steel Seen to Halt Corrosion

Pulses, rather than paint, may prove to be the next big thing in protecting structural steel from corrosion.


Jotun Protective Primer Lightens Prep

Jotun has introduced an anti-corrosive primer designed to protect aged steel and other surfaces without optimal preparations.


Clariant Deal Preserves Coating Lines

KiON, G-Shield and tutoProm protective coatings will continue in “seamless” global distribution under new owner AZ Electronic Materials, the UK-based company says.


ICL Acquires Halox Corrosion Inhibitors

ICL Performance Products, a global specialty phosphate producer, has acquired Halox, a division of Hammond Group Inc., which produces corrosion inhibitor products for the paint and coatings ...


Protective Do-Over: Seattle Halts Project for Recoating

Talk about change orders. The City of Seattle has halted construction of a $75 million recycling facility in order to disassemble the prefab steel structure and recoat it with a better grade...


Water-Repellant Coatings Advance

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say they have overcome a key drawback to a highly desirable corrosion inhibitor: superhydrophobic coatings.


Army, Tesla Pioneer Carbon Nanocoating

Super strong, electrically conductive, wear resistant and offering electrostatic discharge protection, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have long held major potential for structural materials.


Wilhelm to Distribute Cor-Tain Coatings

WinTec Protective Systems Inc. has signed a distribution deal with Wilhelm Security Solutions to supply its nano-based polymer anti-corrosive coating line called Cor-Tain.


Protective Coatings are Metal Free

Delaware-based AnCatt Inc. has unveiled a heavy-duty, three-layer coating system that purportedly functions as a corrosion barrier for metal substrates without using chromate or other heavy-...


‘Smart Skin’ Coating Harvests Energy

It resists UV degradation. It fights corrosion. It creates ultra-water-resistant surfaces. And now, researchers say, coatings using the wonder material graphene can harvest energy.


Probe Demanded in Warship Problems

Is the Navy’s newest warship “disintegrating?” Or will a few “simple fixes” for a “design issue” keep it and its successors afloat?


New Pipe Coating Plant to Open in TX

A Houston-based steel pipe distributor will expand its operations this fall by adding a major pipe coating facility to serve South Texas’ fast-growing Eagle Ford Shale region.


PPG Debuts Tank Lining for US Market

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business has introduced veteran tank lining Phenguard for petrochemical and biofuel storage tank lining applications in the United States.


$460K Grant Fuels Bridge Deck R&D

The Federal Highway Administration has awarded a $460,305 grant to a New York-based venture to develop and demonstrate corrosion-resistant, lightweight bridge decking for rapid installation ...


NASA ‘Smart Coating’ Eyes Hidden Rust

Imagine a protective coating that not only resists corrosion, but singlehandedly sniffs it out even before it’s visible and springs into action to repair the damage.


PPG Unveils Solvent-Free Tank Linings

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has introduced two veteran solvent-free tank linings to the North American market and launched a third for the emerging fuels market.


New Steel May Not Need Coating

Will protective coatings become obsolete? Two manufacturers are boasting the development of new steel materials that are reportedly as tough as their conventional counterparts but with far m...


Cortec Debuts Anti-Corrosion EcoPrimer

EcoPrimer, new from Cortec Corp., is a low-VOC, water-based, protective formulation for carbon steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel and aluminum substrates.


EPA Funds R&D for Nanocoating Risks

The billion-dollar-plus boom in nanocoating technology will be getting a closer look as several federally funded studies undertake to study the risks of nanomaterials.


Growth, Green Demand Seen For Global Protective Coatings

From acrylic resins to protective coatings, the global paint and coatings market is rebounding, but manufacturers will have to scramble to satisfy the market’s ever-growing eco-friendly prod...


Nanocontainers Boost Corrosion Protection

Dispersions of nanocontainers loaded with corrosion inhibitors can boost corrosion protection, whether applied to bare metallic substrates or incorporated into coatings, researchers have fou...


 
 
   

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