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Team Structures a Tougher Coating

Researchers behind a new composite say the spray-applied metal coating can ward off corrosion in an environmentally friendly way, even under extreme conditions.


Storm-Damaged Tunnels Need $689M

Amtrak tunnels in New York City will require $689 million to repair corrosion and cracking caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, according to a new engineering report.


Heat Turns Yellowstone Road to ‘Soup’

A tourist route in Yellowstone National Park was ordered closed this month when the road's asphalt melted during a period of warmer-than-usual temperatures.


Q-Lab Unveils 3 Corrosion Test Units

Q-Lab, a global provider of weathering and corrosion test equipment, has introduced the Q-FOG CRH cyclic corrosion testers, designed to perform traditional salt spray, Prohesion and most cyc...


Epic Fail: $195K Paint Job Washes Out

A Toronto university official is apologizing profusely for rushing a $195,000 street painting job that was designed to “make an exciting splash”—but ended up failing fast.


Crumbling Capitol Dome to be Restored

Majestic from afar, but disintegrating from within, the U.S. Capitol Dome is about to undergo a critically needed $60 million restoration effort.


More Cracks Found at Nuke Plant

The owner of an Ohio nuclear plant with a cracked concrete shield building says that it has found new cracks in the structure and that some of the old cracks have lengthened.


‘Smart Sensors’ Track Bridge Corrosion

Engineers at Columbia University are developing “smart sensor” technology that could provide the world’s suspension bridges with the first real-time internal monitoring of a “silent killer”:...


BASF Phasing Out Lead Chromate Pigments

BASF, one of the world’s largest pigment suppliers, will stop making lead chromate pigments by the end of 2014 and concentrate on developing and producing alternative products, the company h...


$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...


Atlas Enhances Weather-Ometer

Atlas Material Testing has introduced a new technology for its Weather-Ometer that enhances temperature measurement and recording.


Near-Record Traffic Spurs Call for Aid

Americans drove three trillion miles in 2010—the most since 2007 and the third-highest ever—sharpening the need for continued investment in the nation’s roads, bridges and tunnels, U.S. Tran...


Atlas Upgrades Weather-Ometer Unit

Atlas Material Testing Technology is introducing a new version of its Ci4000 Weather-Ometer, with enhancements that include Specific Specimen Surface Temperature and a sealed lamp.


Graphene Found to Boost Coating’s UV Protection

Coatings made with graphene—the thinnest, strongest material ever made—can help prevent UV degradation and corrosion on wind turbine blades, new research shows.


Atlas Rolls Out Weathering Unit, Marine Module

Atlas Material Testing Solutions has released the Atlas UVTest device for accelerated weathering and a durability testing program with coastal/marine option.


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...


 
 
   

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Midsun Specialty Products
Self-Healing Field Repairs

Use Stopaq corrosion prevention coatings on pipelines, field joints, tank chimes, structural steel and more. Learn more at www.midsunsp.com/stopaq


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.


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    Elcometer, Inc.
    Elcometer 266
    DC Holiday Detector

    Easily Finds Pinholes, Flaws & Thin Spots; Safer, More Reliable Testing; Voltage-Adjustable Keypad; Dual-Safety Switch On Handle.


    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


    Dampney Co., Inc.
    Metal Patching Compound

    One Part / Ready to Use / High Temperature. Fill surface imperfections, voids, rough welds prior to painting and powder coating.


    Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
    The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

    Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.

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