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News (102)

All About Vapor Abrasive Blasting

Research, engineering and testing have reportedly combined to make vapor abrasive blast methods faster than dry blasting, easier to use and more reliable in the field.

Blastrac Adds Surface Prep, Cleaning Firm

Surface preparation equipment manufacturer and distributor Blastrac Global (Oklahoma City, OK) has announced the acquisition of Nilfisk Cyclone Technology from the Nilfisk Group.

Robotics Created for Abrasive Blasting

Air-powered abrasive blast equipment manufacturer Clemco Industries Corp. (Washington, MO) has entered into a long-term distribution agreement with SABRE Autonomous Solutions of Revesby, New...

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Blogs (6)

How About a New 95:50 Rule?

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

I think we should have a new way of looking at quality. We don’t have to settle for “...

Blast It Fast: Factors that Contribute to Sandblasting Speed

From Equipment Insights by Patrick Harmon

As a contractor, the speed at which you can prep a surface or remove contaminants can...

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Articles (87)

The Effect of Surface Preparation on Coating Performance

by Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation and Paul Slebodnick, James Tagert and James Martin, U.S. Naval Research Lab

This article describes a study of the effect of profile type, profile height, the ext...

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Webinars (2)

Surface Preparation by Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning

This webinar will cover industry standards, procedures, equipment, and materials used in a variety of air/water/abrasive, water/abrasive, and water-pressurized abrasive blast clean...

Product Profile Webinar: Advancements in Vapor Abrasive Blasting Technology

Methods of combining water with abrasive blasting to reduce dust in coating removal, cleaning and other general surface preparation applications have existed for decades; yet the p...


Videos (2)

Water: a Growing Trend in Surface Preparation

Sponsored** by HoldTight Solutions

Peter Petkas explains how using water with surface preparation has become a growing t...

Phil Calvo on Changes in the Coating Industry

Karen Kapsanis of the JPCL talks to Phil Calvo of Eagle Industries about his experien...


Video Learning Center (8)

Application: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

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

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

Coatings Technology: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

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

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

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Featured Companies (10)

Advanced Recycling Systems, LLC.

ARS RECYCLING SYSTEMS, LLC specializes in the design and manufacture of abrasive blasting, vacuuming, recycling and dust control equipment.

Atlantic Design, Inc.

Atlantic Design specializes in dust-collecting equipment sales and rentals for the abrasive blasting industry.


Axxiom Manufacturing, Inc. is the exclusive North American provider of SCHMIDT abrasive air blast equipment, air blast parts and custom equipment. Our mission is to design and manufacture e...

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Standards (3)

Standard Practice for Preparation of Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coated Iron and Steel Product and Hardware Surfaces for Painting

issued by ASTM

This practice describes the procedures that can be used to prepare new and weathered zinc-coate...

Standard Practices for Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Surfaces for Painting

issued by ASTM

1.1 These practices cover four types of treatment for preparation of aluminum and aluminum-allo...

Standard Practices for Preparation of Hot-Dip Aluminum Surfaces for Painting

issued by ASTM

1.1 These practices describe procedures for the preparation of hot-dip aluminum surfaces for pa...


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Dust Collectors for Tough Environments

Trailer and skid-mounted models in numerous sizes, powered by electric and/or diesel. Sloped roofs, multiple dust inlets, high static, dampered fans. Lockable power & drive compartments.

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Steel Fabrication

• Shipyards
• Plate Fabrication
• Structural Steel
• Maintenance

DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

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

The latest in Protective Coatings Technology

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Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

N.T. Ruddock Co.

Our Abrasives Hold Up Under Pressure

N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.

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

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

Atlantic Design, Inc.

The ADI HD40 Dust Collector is a smaller, more economical way to meet/ exceed Industry standards. Watch the video for details on our website. 866.Call.ADI

Waterjet Technology Association (WJTA)
2016 WJTA-IMCA Expo Nov. 2-3, New Orleans

See the latest advances in automated and handheld UHP waterjetting tools/systems for paint/coating removal, surface prep, industrial cleaning. Exhibits, live demos.

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