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Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic for Pipelines

by Xu Huanhui, CYG Changyuan New Materials Company, Shenzhen, China

The author explains how coupled with the appropriate application and quality control ...

Combatting Rudder Erosion with Cavitation-Resistant Coating

by Hee-Baek Lee, Chung-Seo Park, Seong-Mo Son, Kyung-Jin Park

In an effort to determine the best solution for mitigating cavitation erosion of rudd...

Effective Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures – Part Two

by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the second in a two-part series, explains a three-pillar approach to ac...

Visual surface preparation standards

by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd

Achieving Efficiencies with Coatings and Linings Work in Gulf Coast Environments

by Ron Knecht, Regional Market Segment Director, Oil & Gas, North America, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article will discuss the latest coating technologies that can overcome the chal...

Brush Up on Your Skills in SSPC 2015’s Workshops

Enjoy Special Events, Awards at SSPC 2015

Gaining Traction: Low VOC and Sprayable Siloxane Non-Skid/Non-Slip Coating

by Erick Iezzi, James Tagert, James Martin, Paul Slebodnick and John Wegand U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering

This article details the development and testing of a sprayable siloxane, non-skid co...

Machinery Foundation Grouting: Performance Solutions that Challenge Movement

by Fred Goodwin & Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

This article explains apples-to-apples performance testing of different grout types i...

On Surface Prep in Non-Sparking Environments

How should surface preparation be conducted in non-sparking atmospheres?

Oops, Wrong Paint!

by Rick A. Huntley, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

What Can Happen When the Service Environment Isn’t Characterized or the Wrong Coating...

Pipeline Field Joints: Exploring the Coating Technologies that Protect Against “Weak Links”

by Adam Wynne Hughes, Pipeline Induction Heat Ltd, UK

This article illustrates coating technologies used to protect the ends of pipe length...

Records of Work and Working Conditions

Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures: Part One

by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the first in a two-part series, focuses on the use of coatings to fight...

Maximizing Shipbuilding Production by Modernizing Facilities & Processes

by Katie Urbas, Planning Supervisor — Blast, Paint, General, and Temporary Services, General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard began to transform the way that it produced ships in...

Top of the News

Fluoropolymers for High- Performance Applications

by Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas

This article covers the basics of fluoropolymer coating systems, including a descript...

On smart coatings

by Brian Goldie, JPCL

What Are Smart Coatings?


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

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

Clemco Industries Corp.
Global engineering-trusted solutions

For more than 70 years, Clemco has provided the highest quality blast equipment with a total commitment to comfort and safety.

W Abrasives : Maintenance Pack

The blasting company able to reduce your maintenance costs up to 30% by fine-tuning consumption, and increasing productivity. Visit us during the GIFA (Hall15 - D14).

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

Use ARMEX to clean, remove paint and degrease a wide variety of substrates including metals, plastics, composites and masonry materials like brick, concrete and natural stone.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste money on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint

JAD Equipment Co.
Trak Mats: Don't get Stuck In the Mud

Trak Mats offer more than just plywood. Use over and over for years.

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