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Byron Lapin, Seal-Krete President, Dies

Like his father, Byron Lapin believed in providing his customers with “convenience in a can.”

RPM Eyes Solid Growth after ‘Tepid’ Q1

Carboline parent company RPM International Inc. acknowledged unfavorable weather conditions and exchange rates contributed to “tepid results” in the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, wh...

Coatings Give Marine Life the Slip

A technology company known for their work with super-repellant surfaces is turning its attention to the marine applications market.

New Coating May Dim Laser Attacks

ROMEOVILLE, IL—The distraction of pilots by thousands of laser attacks each year could be thwarted by a new aircraft coating being developed at Lewis University, researchers say.

Bugged, NASA Fights Back with Coatings

SHREVEPORT, LA--Not much bugs NASA scientist Mia Siochi as much as clods of insect guts that pile up on wings and cause aircraft to eat more fuel.

3D Coating Sees Glowing Future

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY—A new printing process is literally adding a new dimension to coatings application.

AkzoNobel Reports 'Solid' Q1

AMSTERDAM—Rising revenues and operating income across all businesses graced the first quarter of 2015, despite continuing economic headwinds, AkzoNobel reported Tuesday (April 21).

Eggplants, Bugs Send Coatings Sky High

HAMPTON, VA—Souped-up coatings that can make aircraft faster, cleaner, cooler and more colorful are taxiing for takeoff under private and public developers.

Squid Light the Way to Camo Coatings

Tomorrow's U.S. soldiers may be able to avoid detection, even from infrared cameras, thanks to the unlikeliest of bio-inspirations: squid skin.

Solar Car Gets its Glow (Paint) On

Nissan in Europe is all aglow over its latest coup: glow-in-the-dark paint for its all-electric Leaf.

New Primer Zaps Bacteria, Mold

Rust-Oleum Corp. says its new fungicidal primer can kill mildew, mold and odor-causing bacteria on industrial and other applications.

AkzoNobel Opens Year With Sales Gains

AkzoNobel remains on track toward its 2015 targets despite setbacks, with first-quarter volume growth across all areas a big step in the right direction, the company reported Thursday (April...

Turbine Coating Made to Fight Ice

Global wind energy provider Gamesa has introduced a new protective coating designed to prevent icing and withstand wear on turbine blades.

Crooning Coating Strikes a New Note

Attention, Aloe Blacc, Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5: Coatings stardom could be yours for the asking!

Beyond Glow in the Dark: Light-Up Paint

When it comes to illumination, who would know more than the Dark Side? That’s Darkside Scientific LLC, founded by Andy Zsinko, a longtime aftermarket painter who has gone glow-in-the-dark pa...

Manufacturer Defends Coatings in Fire

A protective-coatings maker is taking strong exception to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report that cites his products as contributors to a devastating 2013 fire at a high-security research...

Coating Maker Cited in Chemical Lapses

Federal authorities are accusing a longtime New England specialty coating maker of mishandling highly hazardous chemicals at its headquarters.

5 New eBooks Offer Coatings Guidance

From bridges to chemical plants, free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by
JPCL: J...

JPCL Releases 5 New Coatings eBooks

Free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linin...

Altana Buys Henkel Coatings Unit

Global specialty chemicals group ALTANA is pushing deeper into the North American coatings market with the acquisition of Henkel's $15 million specialty coatings business.

New eBook Covers Specialty Coatings

Free technical guidance on choosing and buying specialty function coatings, such as anti-graffiti, fire-resistant and heat-resistant coatings, is the focus of two new eBooks published by ...

XIM Line to Fatten Rust-Oleum Portfolio

Rust-Oleum Corp. is expanding its family of specialty primers and coatings with the acquisition of XIM Products Inc., founded generations ago as a manufacturer of bonding primers and sealers...

PPG Opens 2013 on a Flat Note

Cooling off after a record earnings year, PPG Industries’ sales remained static for the first quarter of 2013, with weak European markets taking the brunt of the blame.

New Concrete Gives Glow a Go

Concrete pavers, roads, safety strips and stairs can all stand out in the dark with a new series of products produced by a German partnership.

PPG Expands Aerospace in Deft Deal

Looking to broaden its aerospace coatings portfolio, PPG Industries has acquired specialty coatings manufacturer Deft Inc.


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
Call 877-844-7226 or

Safety Lamp of Houston, Inc.
Wet & hazardous area lighting solutions from SAFETY LAMP of Houston

New WOLF LED and fluorescent lights are now available, including low voltage tank lighting kits.
Call: (281) 964-1019.

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Introduces
the New miniBRS

Reduced in size, it is incredibly easy to maneuver and operate! The perfect alternative to larger blast & recovery units when project space is limited.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Hempel (USA) Inc.

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.

AGC Chemicals
The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is the LUMIFLON® Coatings Poster Child

LUMIFLON based coatings can last up to 30 years without fading, reducing life-cycle costs, re-application or replacement of underlying surfaces.

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector 200 for concrete

Rugged, simple and affordable coating thickness gage for concrete measures protective coatings including polyurea.

POLYGON - Temporary Humidity Control

We specialize in innovative climate control solutions for industrial painting, utilizing alternative energy sources and combining desiccants with heating or cooling.

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