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Free Webinar Discusses Adhesion Testing

The proper use of testing methods to determine if a coating is adhering to a substrate will be the topic at hand for a free webinar Wednesday (Sept. 20) on

BASF Grows Coatings Arm in $3.2B Deal

Known as a multi-national chemicals manufacturing corporation, BASF is expanding its coatings portfolio through the acquisition of a global surface treatment business.

Pipeline Coating in Cartridge Form

Anti-corrosion coatings maker Denso North America (Houston) has released its Protal 7900HT high-temperature two-part epoxy pipeline coating in a new 1000-ml cartridge.

Coating Targets Rusted Steel

A mastic waterborne acrylic built for overcoating rusted steel is the newest product from high-performance protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. (Kansas City, MO).

Team Uses Nanoparticles to Bolster PTFE

Researchers at the University of Arkansas are studying a method of using nanoparticles to increase the sturdiness in polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coatings, commonly known as Teflon.

Binder Developed for Heat Resistance

Michelman has announced the availability of a new product in its ProHere line of water-based polymer dispersions and emulsions developed for use in metal coatings.

Redesigned Product Tests for Adhesion

DeFelsko has introduced a new version of its PosiTest AT-A Automatic Adhesion Tester that the company says measures the adherence of coatings to metal, wood, concrete and other rigid substra...

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.

Gold Coating Proves a 24kt Failure

A mysterious coating failure is causing 1,200 square feet of gold—a new, half-million-dollar paint job—to crack and peel on a massive historical monument in New York City’s Central Park.

USAF Offers $7M for Corrosion R&D

The U.S. Air Force Academy is making $7 million in grant money available for research and development of protective coatings, test methods and materials to fight corrosion.

Protective Coating Skips Pretreatment

Researchers in Spain have developed a coating that reportedly offers enhanced corrosion protection to steel and other metals while eliminating the need for pretreatment.

Conversion Coating Cuts Out Chromates

A chromate-free conversion coating for magnesium alloys has been developed by NEI Corporation.

New Adhesion Tester For Site or Lab

For those who need to test coatings adhesion in small spaces and on a variety of substrates, a new, portable pull-off adhesion tester is now available from Elcometer.


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Fischer Technology Inc.
FISCHER Expands Corrosion Product Line
Rounding out Fischer’s extensive line of products for measuring protective coatings in the corrosion industry is the new ultrasonic wall thickness gauge UMP series.

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