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Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, PaintSquare News will not publish a newsletter on Monday, May 29.


'Flying Bum' Takes Flight Again

The world’s largest aircraft currently in operation—a massive, blimp-like craft known as Airlander 10—took off again this month for its first flight since taking a crash-landing on a test fl...


Elevation Awards Nominations Due

The time has come to nominate an outstanding project for the inaugural D+D Elevation Awards: The deadline to have your best work evaluated by a panel of industry experts, and get the visibil...


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Blogs (42)


Containment: A Time to Think Ahead

by Robert Ikenberry

Typically, the two biggest costs for projects involving abatement of hazardous paint ...


The Questionable Promise of Superhydrophobic Coatings

by Warren Brand

Imagine for a moment painting a surface that never gets dirty. Or one that’s perfectl...


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Problem Solving Forum (149)


I am the facility manager for a new amusement park that will operate year-round in a hot, humid environment. Some critical structural steel in the heart of the park needs to be protected from corrosion and at the same time to retain very good appearance properties for as long as possible, since maintenance painting is disruptive. What coating system should I select to achieve the longest useful life, given that cost is a secondary consideration, and how long will this system look good while providing corrosion protection?


What kind of surface preparation prior to coating will be effective and at the same time economical for the aluminum window frames on a large commercial office building? The aluminum was coated originally with a baked-on fluoropolymer which has lost most of its gloss. Maintenance recoating will be with an air-dry fluoropolymer.


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Articles (13)


Running a Tight Ship: UHP Waterjetting and Surface-Tolerant Coatings in Newbuilding Applications

by Nuno Cipriano, Ultrablast Lassarat Ltd., Brazil

This article describes how these combined technologies in newbuilding projects can pr...


Encouraging Innovation: Environmental Regulations Drive Epoxy Formulation

by Marcelo Rufo, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

This article discusses formulation and curing agent options for epoxies that allow fo...


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Events (71)


2017 PDA Annual Conference

October 4 - October 6, 2017


ABRAFATI 2017

October 3 - October 5, 2017


Free Webinar: Using SSPC-PA 2 Effectively

July 19, 2017


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Resource Guides (6)


E-Book: Bridge Coating Systems: Selecting and Sourcing

Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams

This eBook features an article from the Journal of Pr...


E-Book: Marine Industry Coating Systems: Selecting and Sourcing

Sponsored by Jotun

This eBook features an article from the Journal of Pro...


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Video Learning Center (8)


Application: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by PaintSquare.com in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by PaintSquare.com focused on coatings application.


Coatings Technology: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by PaintSquare.com in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by PaintSquare.com focused on coatings technology and their applications.


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