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SSPC 2016 Dives into Water, Wastewater

In anticipation of SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, which will take place Jan. 18-21, 2016, in San Antonio, TX, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced its lineup of programmin...

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).

Webinar Explores New Regulations

New regulations and safety trends relevant to industrial coatings professionals are the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.

Webinar Eyes UV Coatings Protection

Coatings and substrates are subject to a number of environmental and atmospheric conditions that can negatively affect their aesthetic and performance properties.

Webinar Zeroes in on Wastewater

The wastewater environment poses its own special considerations. An upcoming free webinar focuses on everything you need to related to coatings in wastewater applications

Webinar Covers Application, Standards

From equipment to quality control, an upcoming free webinar focuses on everything you need to know when applying thermal spray coatings.

Corrosion Summit Registration Open

Finishing Solutions Network has announced its upcoming 2015 Corrosion Summit, to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Painters District Council 30 Headquarters in Aurora, IL.

SSPC 2016 Registration Now Open

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced that registration is now open for its annual conference and tradeshow, SSPC 2016, which runs early in 2016.

New Video Series Offers Pro How-Tos

A new series of 34 webcasts, all entirely free, is now available to help coatings professionals with technical expertise and continuing education credits on a wide range of topics.

Webinar Doubles Up on Protection

PITTSBURGH--What offers the best corrosion protection for steel: painting or galvanizing? The answer is both, according to the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.

Webinar Keeps an Eye on the Assets

PITTSBURGH—Managing the mountain of scheduling, performance and life-cycle data involved in modern asset maintenance is the topic of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.

New Videos Showcase Student Research

LAS VEGAS—Zinc phosphate pretreatments, sodium chloride diffusion, and internal coatings stress are on the research agendas of the coating industry's next generation.

Webinar Bridges Standards, Training

PITTSBURGH—Standards keep the bridge industry safe and consistent; training and certification provide the knowledge to uphold the standards.

Webinar Gives Bridge Coatings Close-up

PITTSBURGH—The fundamental inspection skills necessary to visually assess the coating condition of an in-service bridge will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar from JPCL and SSPC.

Time Short for SSPC Papers, Student Aid

PITTSBURGH—The deadline is looming for SSPC college scholarship applications and presentation proposals for the society's 2016 conference.

Deadline Nears for JPCL Youth Nominees

PITTSBURGH—The deadline is fast approaching to nominate the industry's young talent for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings.

Free Webinar Focuses on Vapor Blasting

Using water to suppress airborne dust during abrasive blasting can achieve the same power as dry blasting, according to an upcoming webinar.

Free Webinar Tackles Coatings Training

Selecting protective coatings for harsh oil and gas environments requires extensive knowledge of industry standards and practical experience.

DoD Offers Free SSPC, NACE Training

SSPC and NACE will provide free courses in corrosion prevention and mitigation this year to Department of Defense personnel, thanks to funding from DoD's corrosion office.

JPCL Seeks to Recognize Young Talent

Young coatings professionals and students have an opportunity to show the rest of the industry what they're made of in an upcoming special issue of JPCL.

Free Webinar to Hone Specs Appeal

Industrial painting projects are only as good as the specifications that guide them. But how do you prepare an effective specification that will help the contractor succeed?

Industry Engages the Next Generation

LAS VEGAS—SSPC has found its Fountain of Youth in a crop of fresh faces who are advancing research and brainstorming ways to make a difference in the coatings industry.

Free Webinar Navigates Tricky Rigging

Industrial painting projects can pose complex challenges when it comes to rigging and scaffolding.

5 SSPC Courses Added for Vets

Veterans interested in coatings training now have five additional programs to choose from, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced.

Free Webinar: Proper Concrete Prep

What does it take to make coatings stick to concrete? Proper application, sure, but one of the most important factors in successful coating work sits on the surface.

SSPC Unveils 2015 Show Lineup

Hot-dip galvanizing, concrete protection solutions, and green evolution coatings are among the topics on tap for SSPC 2015, according to the new program lineup.

Free Webinar Takes on 2k Urethanes

Increasing regulations are handing the coating industry new challenges in providing products that are environmentally friendly without sacrificing performance.

Free Webinar: Prepping an Inspection Plan

Coating inspectors equipped with a thorough plan will be better positioned to navigate complex coatings specifications, and a new webinar offers an assist in developing one.

Stirring Up New Batch of Paint Chemists

The European coatings industry is making a fresh push to recruit students with an intensive new graduate-level engineering specialty program backed by suppliers.

Free Webinar Shores Up Offshore

The harsh environment of the offshore gas and oil industry has led to new technologies and methods to overcome maintenance challenges.

Waterjetting Splashes into Free Webinar

Waterjetting fills a wide variety of removal and cleaning needs in coatings work, but how does it affect later coatings and what standards guide the process?

Global Industrial Painter Training Set

SSPC has thrown its weight behind a leading UK painting and blasting training curriculum as part of an effort to expand the program worldwide.

IUPAT Launches Training for Veterans

A new program is providing free training to U.S. military veterans in the industrial coating sector, with plans to expand into other coursework soon.

ACA Launches Education Tools

The American Coatings Association has announced a new education section on its website, dedicated to professional development opportunities and information.

NACE Expands Training to Middle East

NACE International has announced plans to open a new corrosion control training facility in Dubai, UAE.

SSPC Increases College Scholarships

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will offer more assistance to North American college students next academic year, the organization has announced.

Five Awarded New Coatings Scholarship

Five students studying coatings and polymeric materials have been awarded scholarships as part of two new programs announced by North Dakota State University and the Valspar Corporation.

New Building Show Opens Registration

Online registration has opened for D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, dedicated to building performance and aesthetics.

Video How-to Offers VIS 3 Tips

A free video tutorial on how to use SSPC’s VIS 3 surface preparation reference guide is now available as part of the PaintSquare Video Education Series.

How-to Helps Measure Surface Conditions

A how-to guide to properly measuring ambient conditions is the latest in an original series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.

How-to Helps Measure Surface Profile

A hands-on guide to accurately measuring surface profile depth is the latest in an original series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.

Free Videos Offer Film Thickness Demos

Hands-on demonstrations of two popular coating thickness gages are the latest free offerings in an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by Pain...

Blast QC Opens Video Learning Series

A how-to guide to determining blast cleanliness opens an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.

ACA Honors Top Coating Research of 2013

The latest progress on accelerated testing, renewable materials, and organic coatings took top honors this year at the American Coatings Association's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference.

DOD-Led Exhibit Spotlights Corrosion

A new permanent exhibit mounted by the biggest names in rust busting targets the scourge of corrosion and encourages students to unlock the mysteries of materials degradation at the Orlando ...

SSPC 2013 Video Sessions Released

Coating projects at heights, ice-phobic coatings for wind turbines, coatings for immersion service and other critical topics are among nearly two dozen newly released video presentations fro...

VersaFlex Launches Polyurea University

Those seeking to become polyurea experts have a new tool at their disposal, as VersaFlex Inc. has announced the launch of four polyurea training degrees and renamed its training school Polyu...

For Industry Women, the Club Stops Here

SAN ANTONIO—Gone are the days of the good ol‘ boys club, at least as far as the protective coatings industry is concerned.


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SSPC 2016 Register Now!

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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.

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
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Minerals Research & Recovery

Sharpshot®XL is a new fast-cutting, low-dusting, cost-effective iron silicate abrasive. Call Patrick Conry: 502-552-5895 for details.

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

ARMEX the original baking soda blast abrasive is a brand of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. makers of ARM & HAMMER products since 1896.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
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Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).

W Abrasives : Shot Peening Solutions

W Abrasives has developed an exclusive range of products to boost your peening and blasting performances.

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