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Weathering Unit Provides Increased Capacity

Atlas Material Testing Solutions recently introduced the Ci4400 Weather-Ometer, the latest in a line of xenon-arc weathering-testing units that can be used to assess the performance of coati...


AkzoNobel Program Backs Hull Standard

The marine coatings business of coatings supplier AkzoNobel is launching an international program to encourage the adoption of a recently created standard for hull and propeller performance ...


Groups Gauge Coatings Across the Pond

If you think saltwater environments on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are essentially the same when it comes to their effects on marine coatings, you’re wrong, according a current energy r...


Scientists Try to Stress Out Coatings

Researchers at one Singapore science and technology agency are looking at coating material microstructures in order to make protective coatings even tougher.


Coatings for Water Treatment Plants

When it comes to water and wastewater treatment facilities, a variety of structures and areas require attention.


Waterborne Coatings in the Lab

What determines the performance characteristics of waterborne primers and direct-to-metal coatings? Lori Boggs, technical team leader for the Transportation and Industrial Coatings group at ...


Adding Graphene to Protective Coatings

A U.K. specialty and consumer chemicals manufacturer has announced it is about to become the first company to commercialize graphene within high-performance protective paints.


New Standard Addresses H2S Corrosion

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has issued a new standard for testing corrosion and cracking in oil and gas pipelines.


Testing Coatings in Flight

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. is putting non-stick coatings to the test in an operational testing later this summer.


Axalta Labs Earn Accreditation

Global liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has been accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), the company announced Monday (May 1...


Study: Graphene Is Strong, Not Tough

While the various properties inherent to graphene make it ideal for applications from corrosion-resistant coatings to biological devices, all uses rely on the structural reliability it is kn...


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.


 
 
   

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