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Light Bar Made for Hazardous Areas

Nemalux LED Lighting has introduced an industrial light bar series that the company says can be used in hazardous or wet locations.

Air Force Sues Contractor Over Paint

The U.S. Air Force has sued an Oklahoma company for more than $1.7 million for a breach of contract, saying that the company supplied a cheaper paint than what the contract specifications re...

Paint Stripper CEO Admits to Bribery

OKLAHOMA CITY--Visits to strip joints, a $2,600 football helmet, and thousands of dollars in cash were just some of the gratuities that a manufacturer of depaint products spread around to wi...

SSPC Seeking Cream of the Coatings Crop

PITTSBURGH—Proud of a recently completed painting project? Be a structure showoff and nominate exceptional industrial and commercial coatings projects for the 2016 SSPC Structure Awards

Ex-PPG Worker Charged in Secrets Case

WASHINGTON, DC—A retired project leader for PPG Industries faces years in prison for allegedly selling extensive manufacturing specifications worth millions of dollars to a Chinese company.

Stopping Corrosion, Slowing Bullets

New polyurea coatings being tested by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory can create a rubber surface that not only stops corrosion but improves the ballistic protection of armored amphibious...

Shrink Wrap Offers Protection Option

A new heavy-duty shrink film with flame-retardant additives and UV inhibitors may replace conventional rust preventatives while extending equipment life, according to manufacturer Cortec Cor...

Material Offers Non-Skid Alternative

A new aluminum ceramic non-skid peel-and-stick material can replace traditional epoxy non-skid coatings in indoor and outdoor applications, according to manufacturer Silva Non Skid Solutions...

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.

Israeli Air Force Strips Chopper Coatings

Years of heavy-duty coatings have apparently become too heavy for Israel’s attack helicopters, prompting authorities to peel off the paint to lighten the choppers’ load.

New Film Shrinks Protection to Fit

Cortec Corp. has unwrapped a new military-grade corrosion inhibitor in shrink-film form.

IUPAT Launches Training for Veterans

A new program is providing free training to U.S. military veterans in the industrial coating sector, with plans to expand into other coursework soon.

Navy Additive Helps ‘Heal Like Skin’

A new powder added to off-the-shelf commercial primers is helping scratched military vehicles heal themselves before corrosion starts, U.S. Navy developers say.

Navy Seeks Housing That’s Fit to Print

Maybe Rome wasn’t built in a day, but tomorrow’s far-flung Navy bases just might be.

Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.

Direct-to-Metal Epoxy Covers in 1 Coat

Sherwin-Williams has introduced a direct-to-metal, high-solids epoxy that meets specifications for military applications.

Stealth Coating Garners Defense Award

A new coating that helps submarines avoid detection has earned an Australian scientist a prestigious government defense award.

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?

Tesla Announces $50M Investment

Protective coatings maker Tesla NanoCoatings says it is poised for significant growth with a new "strategic partnership" and major investment by a Korean chemical firm.

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.

New Camo Coating Tricks IR Cameras

A new coating that can hide its internal temperature from thermal sensors holds hot potential for a new class of military applications, say developers at Harvard University.

N. Korea Faked Military Jets with Camo

Apparently attempting to paint a stronger military presence, North Korea reportedly slapped a camouflage coating on several cargo planes and flew them over Pyongyang during a parade, news re...


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Minerals Research & Recovery

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Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Truss bridge treated in 2000 with Termarust's (HR CSA) field-proven rust mitigation system chemically stopped corrosion, crevice corrosion & pack rust.

Axxiom Manufacturing
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Reduced in size, it is incredibly easy to maneuver and operate! The perfect alternative to larger blast & recovery units when project space is limited.
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Novatek Corporation
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