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Updated Liners Ease Concrete Testing

Tramex says its newly improved hole-liners make performing in-situ relative humidity testing of concrete even easier.


U.S. Advances on Mussel Control

After spending six years testing more than 100 coatings, federal researchers have learned a lot about what works, and what doesn't, in fighting invasive marine species.


New Standard Underway for Pigment Loss

ASTM is proposing a new standard that will provide definitive instructions for conducting a pigment loss on ignition test.


New Water Issues Bedevil Bay Bridge

After spending millions on extensive testing, California officials have revealed a new round of corrosion issues plaguing the $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.


Bonding Experience: Tips on Adhesion

A well-adhered coating system is a lot like a good relationship: Both rely on a strong bond to avoid falling apart.


1-Part Protective Clear Coat Revamped

NEI Corp. has reformulated its Nanomyte TC-5001 nanocoating, designed to improve the corrosion resistance of zinc-plated and hot-dip galvanized steel under severe environmental and operating...


Deep-Sea Pipes Get Medical Touch

An X-ray machine used to detect fractured bones is being souped up to give the same treatment to fractured pipelines in the crushing depths of the ocean.


Reindeer Hope Collisions Glow Away

Glowing reindeer are roaming around Finland, but instead of red noses lighting the way, these animals are equipped with fluorescent antlers.


CR Ranks Store Paint Brands No. 1

House brands from Behr Corp. and Ace Hardware have topped the latest rankings of 67 interior paints tested by Consumer Reports—earning “excellent” ratings in hiding and scrubbability.


Bay Bridge Inspectors Rebut Critics

Naysayers who challenged the integrity of officials on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge project skewed information to provide a misleading account, a new review contends.


Inquiry: Bay Bridge Concerns Quashed

Critics were fired or reassigned, safety questions deflected, information suppressed, and a “malicious” lack of transparency shrouded construction of the world's most expensive bridge, a new...


CA Mulls $20M Bridge Contractor Bonus

A temporary fix has the on-again, off-again opening of California’s Bay Bridge back on, but bridge officials question whether the contractor implicated in the delays should now receive a $20...


Webinar Looks At Analyzing Soluble Salts

A look at selecting specific procedures for retrieving soluble salts and determining the concentration of salts will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Coating Made to be Bulletproof

Developed for a “dangerous world” of school, mall and theater shootings, a new protective coating is being billed as a bullet-stopping life saver.


Bay Bridge Bolts Lacked Extra Testing

Missing paperwork, ignored testing, and hydrogen—all problems flagged years ago—potentially contributed to the newly cracked bolts on California’s Bay Bridge, state transportation officials ...


Bad Bolts Snag Bay Bridge Work

Construction on the east span of California’s new Bay Bridge has hit a snag after workers discovered over 30 broken bolts on the new eastern span, state transportation officials announced.


TQC Heats Up New Temperature Line

TQC will introduce new options and products focusing on the effect of temperature on paint-related chemistry at the 2013 European Coatings Show.


Engineers Dance to Structure’s Song

Listen up: Tuning into how a highway bridge sings in the rain can tell engineers a lot about the span's structural integrity, engineers at Brigham Young University have determined.


Remote Offshore Inspections Take Honor

Developers of an award-winning offshore inspection technology that uses Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles say the system saved hundreds of man hours and millions of dollars in its recent tri...


Pipeline Damage Software Gets Upgrade

Creaform has released a new version of its Pipecheck software that features a new module for assessing mechanical damage to pipelines.


Analyzer Measures Thickness and More

Eastern Applied Research, a longtime maker of x-ray fluorescence instruments, has unveiled the newest addition to its year-old Element Xr line of x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers.


Alarms Ignored; Spill Draws $3.7M Fine

Federal regulators have proposed a record $3.7 million fine and 24 actions against pipeline operator Enbridge Energy for a corrosion-related rupture that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of ...


ASTM Releases Coating Standards CD-ROM

The latest coating test methods, terminology and more are featured on ASTM International’s comprehensive new compilation of paint and coating standards on CD-ROM.


JPCL Names Top Authors; SSPC Confers Honors

Research articles on the “underworld” of VOCs, dehumidification, inspection, testing and other critical facets of protective coatings work garnered top editorial recognition Monday (Jan. 30)...


TQC Launches US Operation

Coatings test equipment maker TQC (Thermimport Quality Control), founded in 1977 in the Netherlands, has opened its first North American office.


New Gardner Paint Test Manual Released

After 16 years, ASTM has published a 15th edition of the venerable Gardner-Sward Handbook, encompassing the latest information on significant paint and coating test methods and techno...


MPI to Move Coatings Test Lab to US

MPI, the Vancouver-based institute that establishes paint performance standards, will move its coating performance lab testing operation from its Canadian headquarters to KTA-Tator Inc., of ...


ASTM Updates Coating Test Standard

ASTM International has reissued its standard guide for testing industrial protective coatings, with editorial changes.


ASTM Drafting Test for Sewer Coatings

ASTM International is developing a standard to help evaluate protective coatings for sewerage systems with a new test specific to these coatings.


Protective Coatings are Metal Free

Delaware-based AnCatt Inc. has unveiled a heavy-duty, three-layer coating system that purportedly functions as a corrosion barrier for metal substrates without using chromate or other heavy-...


$24.5M for Coatings Research Keeps Mach 2.5 Raindrops Fallin’

Supersonic rain experiments and other leading-edge protective coatings testing will continue at the University of Dayton Research Institute, thanks to a new $24.5 million contract from the U...


Coatings Test Drives a Record Finish

Most coatings tests don’t require a seatbelt. Then again, most coatings tests don’t exceed 200 mph. Unless Johnny Bohmer is doing the testing.


Elcometer, Polyguard Expand in South

Elcometer Inc. and Polyguard Products have both announced new moves in the South, with expanded service for the U.S., Latin American and Caribbean markets.


F-22s Get New Radar Absorbent Coatings

The U.S. Air Force is testing an improved radar absorbent coating from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program on the newest F-22 Raptor stealth fighters.


NDT Crack Detector Uses Eddy Current Array

Olympus has introduced the OmniScan MX, which uses eddy current array testing for detection of stress corrosion cracking in pipelines and other pressure containment equipment.


KTA-Tator Inc. Sold to Employees

After 61 years as a family company, global coatings consultant KTA-Tator Inc. (KTA) has been sold to employees.


Elcometer Buys Dakota Ultrasonics

Elcometer Limited, the UK-based global supplier of inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industries, has announced the acquisition of Dakota Ultrasonics Inc. of ...


Corrosion Test Chamber Creates 4 Environments

Weice Testing Instrument Company Ltd. has introduced a supply cycle corrosion test chamber that can create four distinct environments: salt spray, air drying, controlled humidity and standar...


CAS-MI Names Technical Affairs Chief

Coatings product testing and analysis firm CAS-MI Laboratories has named Sean Maggert to the position of Director-Technical Affairs.


Lab Corrosion Test Tougher Than Field

Tnemec has developed a 28-day accelerated lab coatings and linings testing protocol that the company says is more aggressive than 365 days of exposure in the severe headspace environment of ...


Ametek Buys Atlas Material Testing Technology

Ametek Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments, has announced that it has purchased Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC for $159 million in cash.


BP Cites Cement Slurry Design, QC in Disaster

Mistakes in cement design, testing, quality assurance and risk assessment top the list of eight critical problems underlying the fatal Deepwater Horizon blast, an internal BP investigation h...


Conference on Protective Coatings Scheduled for October in Pittsburgh

The American Coatings Association will cover current technology in protective coatings in its conference, "Metal Protection through Coatings Technology," in Pittsburgh on October 19-20.


ASTM Updates Standards for Pavement Markings

ASTM International has developed one new standard and revised a second one regarding testing and practices involving pavement marking paints.


ASTM Revises 2 Adhesion Test Methods

ASTM International has revised Standards D2197 and D4541, regarding test methods for adhesion of organic coatings and for pull-off strength of coatings.


TQC Rolls Out 7 Testing, Sampling Instruments

TQC has rolled out a variety of new instruments and gauges for ensuring quality control in an industrial environment.


Testex Tape Takes Higher Temperatures

Testex Inc. is introducing a new version of its Press-O-Film replica tape to withstand higher temperatures without softening.


Underwriters Laboratories Announces Strategic Alliance with Atlas® Material Testing Technology

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent, third-party safety testing and certification provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Atlas Material Testing Technology, a maker o...


Poseidon Expands Marine Testing

Poseidon Sciences Group (New York, N.Y.) has expanded its marine eco-toxicology testing.


CAS-MI Labs Adds Chemist/Technologist

Kristopher Felice has joined CAS-MI Laboratories and the CAS-MI Innovation Center (Ypsilanti, MI) as chemist/coatings technologist.


Conference Planned on Coatings Testing

The Paint Research Association (PRA), headquartered in Middlesex, UK, will hold an international conference and mini-exhibition on May 12–13 on the measurement and testing of coatings.


 
 
   

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Hempel (USA) Inc.
HEMPEL PROTECTIVE COATINGS

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Truss bridge treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 1995. This highway & rail truss bridge is still stable and there still is no active corrosion.


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).
www.wassercoatings.com


CS Unitec
Surface Prep & Material Removal

CS Unitec’s Floor Planers remove coatings & corrosion from concrete & metal surfaces. Produce keyed profiles for waterproofing applications. info@csunitec.com


US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.


PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products

The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.


Dampney Co., Inc.
Rubber In a can!

Rubberized Spray in a
Handy Aerosol Can

• Stays flexible
• Seals off moisture penetration
• Non sagging formulation
• Will not crack, chip or peel
• Apply to wet and dry surfaces
• Paintable


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rush inhibitor prevents flash rust by removing surface contaminants.
Contact us for your nearest distributor. (800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at
860-767-4402, www.cpiengineering.com

 
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