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SSPC Course Available Down Under

The Society for Protective Coating’s popular Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI) course will now be available in Australia and New Zealand, the association announced Thursday (Nov. 12).

2 Cities Face Road Paint Challenges

While road markings are intended to clearly mark the way for drivers while getting from point A to point B, the striping work done recently in two towns has led to head-shaking rather than p...

Protect Your Skin, Hurt Your Car

If you Google the phrase “bug spray car paint,” you might be surprised to see a list of top posts that proclaim “Just ruined paint with bug spray! Unbelievable!”; “Just messed up my paint, H...

Navy Hopes Coating Will Extend Sub Life

The U.S. Navy is trying out a new painting method to keep marine foul off of attack submarines in an effort to extend the vessels’ service expectancy.

Free eBook Tackles Overcoating

As costs associated with bridge rehabilitation have risen, overcoating has become a more common practice in maintenance painting and rehab for bridges and other structures.

SSPC Unveils Member App 2.0

PITTSBURGH--Tools to identify coating defects and select coatings, calculators and other new features are now available in SSPC's newly upgraded mobile app.

Bad Paint Job Proves Pirates' Undoing

MALAYSIA--Professionals know that a slapdash coating job will always come back to bite you. Now, pirates know it, too.

Heat Wave Puddles Road Coatings

SOUTH DELHI—The deadly heat wave gripping India in recent weeks has claimed more than 2,000 lives and has not spared the nation's structures in the process.

Beer Promo Leaves Town Blue

Residents in a Colorado town were left seeing red after a beer company paid the town a lot of green to paint it blue for a weekend.

Tower Coating Problem Probed

A reported coatings application error on a $99 million air traffic control tower may cost millions of dollars to repair and could set back the project a year, according to a Las Vegas newspa...

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.

Vibrations Shake Off Paint in Ship Test

Operator error is being blamed for paint and electrical damage on a brand-new, $1.5 billion Australian Navy ship—blame that the operator is strongly disputing.

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.

2-Sided Wipes Help Prep for Painting

New industrial-strength cleaning wipes from Rust-Oleum Corp. are designed to speed surface preparation for coatings projects.

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.

KTA’s O’Malley Promoted to Lab Manager

KTA-Tator Inc. has announced the promotion of Cindy O’Malley, an 18-year veteran of the company, as the new Manager of Consulting and Laboratory Services.

Lightning Eyed in Pipeline Failure

Lightning may be to blame for a pipeline hole that leaked 20,000 barrels of crude oil in North Dakota, new reports say.

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.

Hull Holes Laid to Coating Damage

Coating damage and inadequate cathodic protection caused the corrosion that left holes in the hull of a brand-new $500 million Coast Guard cutter, an internal investigation has concluded.

Insurer: Ameron Knew of Sable Coating Woes

Ameron executives knew of coating failures and corrosion damage at the Sable Offshore Energy Project well before the company applied for insurance related to those problems, according to the...

Coatings Blamed for Aircraft Fuel Leak

Flawed coatings are responsible for a fuel leak in Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft, investigators in Japan have determined after a slew of problems have grounded the planes worldwide.

Coating Allegedly Ruined $40M Deal

Shipping container manufacturer Sea Box Inc. has filed suit against the Valspar Corp., accusing the coating maker of supplying defective paint for a $40 million container coating project for...

The Price of Ambiguity: $52M

SAN ANTONIO—A picture may be worth a thousand words, but one squishy word in a contract could trigger a bill that could break your company.

Floor Epoxy Tackles Concrete Moisture

StondriMVT, new from Stonhard, is a high-solids epoxy system formulated to suppress excess moisture in concrete before an overlayment.


SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
Call 877-844-7226 or

Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves
Portable Blasters

Schmidt's VBS System reduces blowdown intensity, prevents exhaust from damaging floor while using no screens or filters. Reduces sound; Increasing safety.
Call 1-800-231-2085

AGC Chemicals
The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is the LUMIFLON® Coatings Poster Child

LUMIFLON based coatings can last up to 30 years without fading, reducing life-cycle costs, re-application or replacement of underlying surfaces.

Elcometer, Inc.
Durability & Design meet
Performance & Reliability

Elcometer 319 Dewpoint Meter
View the technical data on the Elcometer Dewpoint meter.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Online
Instrument Catalog

• Any Manufacturer
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• Any Time
Or call 800-582-4243

Monti Tools, Inc.

Surface cleanliness of SSPC-10 | Anchor profile up to 4.7 mils | Removes corrosion & coatings | ATEX approved for zone 1 | | 832-623-7970

Oxford Instruments Coating Measurement

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