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Air Force Reveals Coating Booth of Tomorrow

While defense spending may be set to increase in the coming years per President Donald J. Trump’s budget proposal, one place where the U.S. military will be cutting costs is in the paint boo...


Trump Budget Cuts Transportation Funding

The budget proposal put forth last week by President Donald J. Trump would see the federal government taking a step back in its funding of transportation projects, leading some to question h...


Joint Standard Addresses Corrosion Planning

A new standard addressing the process of corrosion prevention and control planning is the result of a collaborative effort between the United States Department of Defense, SSPC: The Society ...


Army Works Toward ‘Sandphobic’ Coatings

When it comes to military coatings, the Department of Defense has a new target in its sights: sand.


Feds Order Stricter Contractor Reporting

Starting in October, contractors hoping to land jobs with the U.S. federal government will have additional hurdles to jump, as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order goes into effe...


Corrosion Hub Expands

The University of Akron celebrated the expansion of facilities and capabilities in its corrosion research center with an open house Tuesday (June 21).


Coast Guard Cadets Analyze Corrosion Rates

A tank barge sank amid rough seas in Long Island Sound on Jan. 24, 1936, carrying 500,000 gallons of heating oil with it to the bottom of the sea.


Magnesium-Rich Primer Challenges Chromate Systems

A team of materials science researchers at the University of Virginia has identified a magnesium-rich primer—used as part of a normal paint system—as a promising candidate to replace chromat...


Exhibit Raises Corrosion Awareness

Visitors to one Pittsburgh museum expect to learn about science, sports and technology while on site, but they are about to get an education on one more important topic: corrosion.


Research Seeks Safer Military Coatings

A professor at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) has secured funding to develop environmentally responsible, but high-performance coatings for the U.S. military aircraft and shipboard surfac...


Coatings Courses for Military, DoD Use

From corrosion prevention to chemical agent resistance, coatings professionals will have the opportunity to delve into a range of topics specific to military and Department of Defense applic...


SSPC Unveils Member App 2.0

PITTSBURGH--Tools to identify coating defects and select coatings, calculators and other new features are now available in SSPC's newly upgraded mobile app.


University Graduates First Corrosion Class

AKRON, OH—The first baccalaureate corrosion engineering program in the U.S. has walked its inaugural class across the commencement stage and into careers as corrosion problem solvers.


DoD Offers Free SSPC, NACE Training

SSPC and NACE will provide free courses in corrosion prevention and mitigation this year to Department of Defense personnel, thanks to funding from DoD's corrosion office.


Students Tackle Corrosion in 2 Contests

NACE is challenging students to solve this country's corrosion problems, from bridges to defense systems, in a pair of competitions.


$148M Metals Hub Plans Detroit Digs

A new $148 million federally funded lightweight-materials manufacturing and research “ecosystem" is headed for the Motor City.


Navy Project to Spy Hidden Corrosion

High-speed, nondestructive imaging that can detect corrosion under marine coatings has taken a million-dollar step forward, under a new U.S. Navy contract.


Jet Coatings Honored for Sustainability

A novel lightweight, longer-lasting aircraft coating system has drawn top honors from the Department of Defense, which plans to use it on a new generation of stealth jets.


2 Plead Guilty in Painting Kickback

A paint department manager and industrial cleaning contractor have pleaded guilty to a kickback scheme stemming from a Defense Department contract worth more than $500,000, federal authoriti...


DOD Targets ‘Culture’ of Corrosion

ORLANDO—It will take more than protective coatings to make a dent in the U.S. military's $23 billion-a-year campaign against corrosion.


USAF Investigates Foam System Death

Three investigations are underway after a defense contractor was killed and three others were injured in a foam fire suppression release at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.


House Panel Pushes Corrosion Covers

The Department of Defense is getting a little corrosion advice along with its 2014 budget plan. The message: Cover up.


3d DOD Audit Rips USACE on Afghan Work

For the third time in 18 months, the Department of Defense is reporting serious lapses in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' oversight of multimillion-dollar construction projects in Afghanis...


At DOD, Busy Arctic Future Takes Shape

As the ice-locked Arctic is transformed to ocean, unleashing unprecedented shipping traffic and human activity, what will that mean for U.S. ships and infrastructure?


PPG Navy Contract Could Top $44M

PPG Industries could see $44.5 million in U.S. Navy coatings contracts over the next five years, the Department of Defense announced.


4 Firms Share $50M Corrosion Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded four companies a total of $50 million in contracts with exclusive rights to compete for corrosion prevention work.


DOD Urged to Tighten Corrosion Oversight

The Department of Defense needs to keep a firmer rein on the scores of equipment-related corrosion projects it oversees, including nailing down data on project outcomes, a new federal audit ...


DoD Corrosion Conference Goes Virtual

If you have web access, you can attend this year’s Department of Defense Corrosion Conference next month—free, from anywhere in the world.


DoD Raps Corrosion Training, Technology

The U.S. military could fight corrosion damage far more effectively with better cooperation, training and communication among the various service branches, the Department of Defense has conc...


$1.5M Awarded for Thin-Film R&D

A United States military research and development agency awarded $1.5 million in a three-year project to develop new ways to apply thin-film coatings to military equipment without using exce...


PPG Lands DOD Coating Funds

PPG Industries has received more than $1 million to develop military-grade coatings that do not include health-damaging isocyanates.


DOD Urged to Spruce Up Corrosion Plans

The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force all need some spit and polish on their corrosion prevention and control programs, federal auditors say.


Contractors Get 3 Years in Navy Bribery

Defense contractors who showered the Navy with bribes will spend three years behind bars and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution, under sentences handed down in federal court...


Hull Holes Laid to Coating Damage

Coating damage and inadequate cathodic protection caused the corrosion that left holes in the hull of a brand-new $500 million Coast Guard cutter, an internal investigation has concluded.


Corrosion Takes Center Stage at NATO

The U.S. military has teamed up with its European counterparts in what is rapidly becoming a worldwide effort to combat corrosion.


Feds Arrest ‘Godfather’ of Contracts

A Department of Defense employee and self-proclaimed “Godfather” of construction contracts at California's Camp Pendleton has been charged with extorting bribes for contracts, federal prosec...


DOD-Led Exhibit Spotlights Corrosion

A new permanent exhibit mounted by the biggest names in rust busting targets the scourge of corrosion and encourages students to unlock the mysteries of materials degradation at the Orlando ...


2 Guilty in Navy Bribery Scheme

Two San Diego-area defense contractors and one of their companies have been convicted in a long-running scheme that authorities said exchanged bribes and gifts for millions of dollars in Nav...


War on Corrosion: News from the Front

SAN ANTONIO—The U.S. military is gaining serious ground in the multibillion-dollar war on corrosion, saving millions of dollars and improving readiness in the process, experts reported Tuesd...


DOD Adds $1.5M to Powder Coating Push

The U.S. Department of Defense has stepped up its campaign against liquid protective coatings with a $1.5 million award to PPG Industries to develop a powder Chemical Agent Resistant Coating...


 
 
   

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