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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?


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.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
SAFE Systems'
Blast Lights &
Deadman Switches

Halogen or LED blast lights available with our NEW urethane bumper. Switches available in many colors for color coding your hoses.

Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

Replace manual blasting with new Blastman robot models. Contact us to boost your production and save costs!

Sika® Industrial Floor Coatings

Click to learn about floor and wall systems relied upon for performance, durability, easy maintenance and aesthetics across the every industry and environment.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

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

Clemco International GmbH
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 - Surf Prep Pack

Experts in surface preparation are not working only on greens. To discover the SURF PREP PACK dedicated to experts. Visit our website,

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

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.

Abrasives Inc.
Check our Prices for Blast Abrasives

Faced with higher abrasive costs? We invite you to call & check our rates on Black Magic® coal slag and other quality blast materials. Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524

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