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Articles (134)

Take pride in all our military

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC Structure Awards nominations being accepted

Standards for keeping confined spaces safe

by Michael Damiano, Director of Product Development, SSPC

Eric S. Kline, KTA-Tator, Inc. (retired)

by Charles Lange, JPCL

...For this “big picture” thinker, the path that eventually led him to a long and suc...

SSPC revises two standards

The value of G.S.T.

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

In the coatings industry, some type of introductory training is the best way to get a...

The coatings industry comes together for a good cause

SSPC 2015 and our annual report

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

Top of the News

Webinar on specifying and selecting coatings available

Q&A with Alfred D. Beitelman

Top of the News

Free webinar on oil and gas industry available

SSPC 2015 Update

SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT will be held Feb. 3 to 6, 2015 at the Westgate Las Vega...

Add To Your Training and Certification at SSPC 2015

Brush Up on Your Skills in SSPC 2015’s Workshops

Coating Industry Comes Together at SSPC 2015 Exhibit Hall

Enjoy Special Events, Awards at SSPC 2015

Exhibitors At-A-Glance

Open Your Mind to SSPC 2015’s Technical Program

Welcome to SSPC 2015

SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT will be held February 3–6, 2015, at the Westgate Las Ve...

Awards and Events Planned for SSPC 2015

This article describes the events planned for SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT, held Feb...

Training and Certification Options Available at SSPC 2015

This article will preview the full lineup of workshops and training and certification...

Technical Program for SSPC 2015 Announced

The article previews the technical program at SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT, which wi...

The importance of standards

by Michael Damiano, Director of Product Development, SSPC

Changing of the Guard

Messages from the Outgoing and Incoming SSPC Presidents

Surface Preparation: Adventures in Frustration

by Peter Bock, CorrLine International, LLC

Visual surface preparation standards are subject to individual interpretation by owne...

SSPC releases new Guide 20

Time to take a break

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

Q&A with Andy Odorzynski

by Charles Lange, JPCL

Q&A With Frank Rea

by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC issues QP 9 revision

SSPC 2014 Update

SSPC 2014 featuring GreenCOAT will be held Feb. 10–13 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Re...

Q&A With John P. Psarianos

by Charles Lange, JPCL

Take Part in SSPC 2014’s Special Events, Awards

SSPC 2014 featuring GreenCOAT will be held at the Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Bue...

Q&A With Ernest Dunbar

by Charles Lange, JPCL

Q&A With Anton Ruesing

by Charles Lange, JPCL


Performance Continues To Be Focus of SSPC Coating Standards

by The JPCL Staff

Recent Developments in SSPC Surface Prep Standards

by The JPCL Staff

SSPC Standards Build on Foundation for Quality in Coatings Work

by The JPCL Staff

SSPC's Latest Paint Application Standards Meet Field and Lab Needs

by The JPCL Staff

Q&A with Pat Sweeney

by Charles Lange, JPCL




Why surface preparation is important

by Robert Barnhart, Debbie Mericle, Chuck Mobley, Tom Hocking, Jeff Bogran, and Ernestine McDaniel

Measuring Dry Film Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2

by William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article gives a brief review of the history of SSPC-PA 2 and describes the five ...


The Buzz

Q&A with Dan Zienty

by Charles Lange, JPCL

New SSPC Standard Helps Determine Compliance with Profile Requirements

by Aimée Beggs and Heather Stiner, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

The authors report on a new standard, SSPC-PA 17, on steel profile and its complement...

How CAS Training Fits into Shop Painting in the Future

by David Boyd, Vulcan Painters Inc.

The author discusses how the SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS) training is th...

The Protective Coatings Specialist and Polyurea: The Sequence of Events

by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI, Primeaux Associates LLC

This article discusses developments in polyurea technology as well as the importance ...

Some thoughts from the SSPC President

by Steve Collins, SSPC President, 2012–2013


Messages from the outgoing president and the incoming president

by Bob McMurdy and Steve Collins

SSPC Organizational Members

Letter to the Editor

by Kevin A. Schweikhart, PCS, MCI Protective Coatings Solutions, Inc.

On the Ethics of Consulting


SSPC 2011 Annual Report

My 2012 resolutions and a note about SSPC

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

SSPC Gives Guidance on Protective Coating Specifications

This article is a summary of an SSPC report, "Preparing and Using Protective Coating ...


On the cleanliness of stainless steel

President's Welcome

Special Events Planned for Attendees and Guests

SSPC 2012 Exhibitors Ready to Show Off the Best in the Industry

SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT: The Advance Program

by the JPCL Staff

The Advance Program for SSPC 2012 is published here to help protective and marine coa...

SSPC Committees to Meet In Tampa

SSPC Puts Together Impressive Technical Program

SSPC To Offer Full Course Line Up in Tampa

SSPC Workshops Cover Diverse Topics


SSPC Technical Program Spans Four Days, 19 Tracks

by the JPCL Staff

SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT will be held in Tampa, FL, on Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2012. ...

SSPC 2012 Advances Education with Workshops and Training

SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT will be held in Tampa, FL, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2. A fu...


What will happen next?

by Mike Kline, Director of Marketing, SSPC

SSPC 2012 Offers Full Technical Program for Tampa

by JPCL Staff

SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT will be held in Tampa, FL, on Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2012. ...


Top of the News

SSPC/JPCL plans busy fall webinar schedule; JPCL to launch coating eBook series

A time to help and something else

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Top of the News

SSPC Honors Coating Projects in 5th Annual Structure Awards

by Jodi Temyer, JPCL

SSPC presented the fifth annual structure awards at SSPC 2011 featuring GreenCOAT, h...




Two achieve PCS Certification

Top of the News

EPA plans hearings on coal waste proposal; PaintSquare News refocused to serve protec...

Quality and responsibility

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

SSPC awards outstanding student in coatings

Top of the News

Phillips Industrial wins DuPont safety award; Durability + Design to launch August 2n...

Addition of C-12 training proves beneficial

Feel Good about Yourself

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

SSPC Honors Outstanding Work on 8 Structures

by JPCL Staff

SSPC presented the fourth annual structure awards at PACE 2010 for standout jobs on ...


Top of the News

Not David Letterman's top 10

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

SSPC announces awards at Annual Meeting

Editorial - Our final PACE Conference

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

SSPC announces GreenCOAT 2011

SSPC Annual Report 2009

Top of the News

SSPC News: New SSPC pocket guide eBook now available on Amazon

Association News

PACE 2010 in Phoenix: A Program Update

by JPCL Staff

Updates on the sessions and exhibitors at PACE 2010 are listed in these pages; also i...

Top of the News

Lloyd's approves SSPC Inspector Program; JPCL, SSPC to offer webinars

Dry Film Thickness Measurements: How Many Are Enough?

by Rob Francis, Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd

The author provides a close look at four major international standards for measuring ...

It's PACE Time

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

PACE 2010 in Phoenix: The Advance Program

by the JPCL Staff

The advance program for PACE 2010, the joint conference of SSPC and PDCA, is publishe...


New standard, updated standard published. Also: Individual Members update

SSPC Organizational Membership

As of November 12, 2009

Top of the News

PPG Names New Marketing VP


Vulcan painters achieves historic first

Editorial: Update Board of Governors and Other SSPC Activities

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

Top of the News

SSPC News: SSPC Training Spans the Globe

Top of the News

Costello promoted at International; Clemco's Dave Hansel dies


SSPC News: Hampton Roads Meeting with Special Speaker; SSPC and IBC Tour Heinz Field;...

Surface Preparation: Practices, Equipment, and Standards through 25 Years

by Daryl Fleming and Jodi Temyer, JPCL

As surface preparation practices, regulations, and equipment changed, so did SSPC's s...

Top of the News

Top of the News: ASTM presents Award of Merit; CEPE in Budapest Announces Program

L. Skip Vernon is first SSPC Master Coatings Inspector

Messages from the outgoing and incoming presidents

An Update on Regulatory Action Affecting Maintenance Painting Work

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator, Inc.

SSPC announces new protective coatings show

SSPC Annual Report

SSPC Submits Position Paper to EPA on Lead NAAQS

Stimulus Bill - $8 billion released for public transit

Application Specialist Training: Workforce Development for the 21st Century

by Pamela Groff, SSPC Technical Materials Development Specialist

The author begins by stating that the average painter is over 50 years old, as of 200...

SSPC News: SSPC Honors Five Projects at PACE

SSPC President Bruce Henly presented five 2009 Structure Awards for outstanding coati...

Proving their mettle

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Advances in technology expand the choices of high-performance finishes for metallic s...

Editorial: Laissez les bons temps rouler - Let the good times roll

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

News: SSPC revises QP 1


Organizational Members


A few November thoughts

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

AIA urges legislative action for rebuilding in wake of Katrina

In response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the need for massive rebuilding, th...


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
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Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

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