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Hempel Adds Epoxies for Marine, Tanks

Newbuild cargo tanks and the marine maintenance market have two new epoxy options in the Hempadur line from global coatings maker Hempel.


Steel Bridge Coating Guide Revised

Three leading technical organizations have teamed up to overhaul an outdated guide specification for shop painting of bridge steel.


$2.5M Awarded for Shipbuilding Research

Coatings, surface preparation and corrosion control projects will share in more than $2.5 million in funding newly awarded by the National Shipbuilding Research Program.


Zinc Primers Tout Crack Self-Healing

Hempel has announced a portfolio of three new anti-corrosive zinc primers developed for a wide range of industries and applications, from offshore oil and gas to wind turbines.


Corrosion Fighter Sports Water Base

A new waterborne formulation offers a safer anti-corrosion option to solvent-based metal primers, manufacturer Dunn-Edwards reports.


New Primer Zaps Bacteria, Mold

Rust-Oleum Corp. says its new fungicidal primer can kill mildew, mold and odor-causing bacteria on industrial and other applications.


Metal Coating is Non-Flammable

Cortec has launched a new primer/topcoat for metal substrates in aggressive indoor and outdoor environments.


Powder Coating Cuts Down on Cure

AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business has launched a dry-on-dry primer and topcoat application process with only one heating stage.


New Coating Has Tie-Coat Properties

Hempel USA has introduced an anti-corrosive coating and primer with antifouling tie-coat properties for atmospheric and immersion service.


Navy Additive Helps ‘Heal Like Skin’

A new powder added to off-the-shelf commercial primers is helping scratched military vehicles heal themselves before corrosion starts, U.S. Navy developers say.


SSPC Revises Zinc Primer Standard

Testing and performance requirements for highly pigmented primers containing zinc dust are part of new revisions to a standard from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Bids Sought for CO Tank Painting

The City of Glenwood Springs, CO, is seeking bids to repair, clean and recoat the interior of one of the city's 500,000-gallon water storage tanks.


2-in-1 Protective Semi-Gloss Unveiled

International Paint LLC has announced a new protective semi-gloss primer finish for its North American market.


XIM Line to Fatten Rust-Oleum Portfolio

Rust-Oleum Corp. is expanding its family of specialty primers and coatings with the acquisition of XIM Products Inc., founded generations ago as a manufacturer of bonding primers and sealers...


Nissan Shows Off $200M Paint Plant

New application technologies, smaller booths, a cool roof and other eco-friendly measures will slash energy usage and improve productivity at Nissan's new $200 million paint facility, billed...


PPG Expands Aerospace in Deft Deal

Looking to broaden its aerospace coatings portfolio, PPG Industries has acquired specialty coatings manufacturer Deft Inc.


SSPC Revises ‘Paint 23’ Primer Standard

Performance requirements for latex primer used on steel surfaces are the focus of a newly updated coating standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


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...


Corrosion Chemist Wins Tess Award

The inventor of a magnesium-rich primer that delivers the same sacrificial protection as zinc-rich primers on ferrous substrates will receive the American Chemical Society's prestigious Roy ...


Black, Green Join CorrVerter Lineup

Cortec Corp. has added CorrVerter Black and CorrVerter Green to its original CorrVerter primer, expanding options for corrosion protection in areas where cleaning and abrasive blasting are d...


New Urethane Primer Aids Metal Roofs

White-Knight/White-Stallion Metal Primer, just introduced by The Garland Co., is a single-component, moisture-curing primer for use on metal systems that require rust inhibitors or chemical ...


‘Rare Earth’ Coating Draws Rare Honor

The U.S. Department of Defense has chosen a new environmentally benign, corrosion-resistant coating for military aircraft and other weapons systems as a top project of 2012.


Historic Graffiti Restored at Alcatraz

Usually, painting graffiti on a historic landmark would invite a hefty fine, if not some time behind bars. But when the water tower on Alcatraz Island got a fresh paint job, the National Par...


Hempel Patents 2-Coat Protection

Coating maker Hempel has gained a patent for its two-coat, low-solvent protective paint system for refineries, the chemical industry, power generation, infrastructure projects and wind turbi...


Push for Paperless Paint, Pruned Prep

Less grinding, new coating protocols, and something called “paperless paint” top the crop of research projects that will share $1.8 million in new funding from the National Shipbuilding Rese...


Rust-Oleum Calls Hybrid Primer a First

Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands has unveiled what it says is a first for North America: a hybrid epoxy primer designed for corrosion protection on metal surfaces.


Green Performers Join Florock Line

Two fast-curing, zero-VOC epoxies have brought “green convenience” to the Florock resinous flooring line, says manufacturer Crawford Laboratories.


Plant Fined 3rd Time in 15 Months

Lack of soap, towels, and showers; inadequate respirators; and forced use of vacation time for mandatory medical examinations of employees working with toxic chemicals are among the federal ...


Cortec Launches Protective Epoxy Primer

Cortec Corp. has introduced VpCI-395, a waterborne epoxy primer designed to provide salt spray, immersion, and long-term corrosion protection to steel.


Rust-Oleum Honored with Export Award

Protective coatings maker Rust-Oleum Corp.—the company launched by a sea captain’s mishap—has received a 2012 Presidential “E Star” Award for its ongoing contributions to increasing U.S. exp...


Golden Gate Bridge Blows Out 75 Candles

Her facelift is still incomplete, but the grand dame of American bridges is celebrating her 75th birthday in high style anyway.


Salt Stripper Targets Atmospheric Service

Chlor*Rid International Inc. has rolled out a new salt removal product formulated to decontaminate structural steel and a variety of other surfaces in atmospheric service.


Waterborne Floor Primer Touts Fast Cure

Citadel Polyurea Coatings has introduced a water-based version of its Ultra-Hydro Stop Primer that is designed to cut cure times in half and reduce labor costs.


Navy Trims Ship Painting Protocols

The Navy, Coast Guard and industry have approved nine significant changes to painting protocol during shipbuilding, in a pilot project designed to increase efficiency and save money.


Pre-Treat Fights Rust, Lightens Prep

NEI Corp. has completed development of Nanomyte PT-20, a chromate-free pretreatment designed to improve the adhesion and corrosion resistance of painted steel while reducing surface preparat...


KY Fast-Tracks Ferry Bridge Repairs

A Kentucky bridge mangled by a cargo ship in January will be back up and running by Memorial Day—months earlier than originally estimated—thanks to an emergency $7 million appropriation for ...


Coatings Maker Fined $55K for Waste

A South Carolina industrial coatings company will pay a $55,000 fine and develop a training regimen to settle federal allegations of hazardous waste violations at its facility.


HMG Paints Unveils DTM Topcoat

HMG Paints Ltd., the UK-based independent industrial coatings producer, has introduced single-coat Monothane, made for direct application to substrates without the need for a primer.


1-Part Steel Coating Does Dual Duty

Vibol Coatings of Belgium has introduced a water-based, one-component, zinc-rich protective coating for the protection of blasted steel.


Valspar Upgrades Cold Galv for Hot Dip

Valspar has reformulated its Industrial Cold Galv Primer to provide greater durability and crack resistance on piping, tanks, bins, machinery, heavy capital structures and vehicle bodies.


Click Error to Cost Paint Maker $18K

An Oregon paint manufacturer will pay $18,000 for accidentally checking the wrong box on an online government form while trying to update its records.


PPG Pioneers E-Coat Aircraft Primer

PPG Industries’ aerospace coatings group has commercialized the first electrocoat-application primer for global airframe manufacturers and subcontractors to coat parts for commercial, milita...


Corrosion Thermoplastic Needs No Primer

DuPont Powder Coatings has teamed up with The Thermoclad Company, of Erie, PA, to provide a new line of thermoplastic powder coatings for corrosion protection.


LA Awards $4.8M Bridge Painting Work

Texas Bridge Inc. has been awarded a $4,809,850 contract to perform coating and related work on the Judge Seeber (Claiborne Avenue) Bridge, which links New Orleans with the Lower and Upper N...


Seeing Red Over Blue Bridge Made Yellow

A UK county council is red-faced after deciding to paint a historic bridge in the wrong color to speed up the project—even though the bridge will now need to be repainted.


Reclaiming an Icon—and an Identity

It took more than 10 years, hundreds of man-hours, 250 gallons of primer, and 260 gallons of paint over 33,000 square feet—but Big Blue has regained its beloved old face.


Spot vs. Full Job: How to Make the Call

When can spot repair and priming help facility owners and maintenance chiefs head off a full recoating job? That’s the focus of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


JPCL Issues 2011 Coatings Buying Guide

JPCL has just published its 24th annual Coatings Systems Buying Guide, featuring more than 5,200 recommendations for protective and marine coating and lining systems provided by more ...


Navy Makes Ship Painting R&D Awards

Two marine painting research projects will share in $1.4 million in grants over the next year from the National Shipbuilding Research Program, which aims to reduce the cost of Navy shipbuild...


$3.8M DE Bridge Painting Awarded

An Ohio painting contractor has been awarded a $3,886,625 contract for painting and repairs on the Reedy Point Bridge over the Delaware River.


Pipe Maker Faces 27 OSHA Citations

One of the oldest names in American pipe manufacturing has been fined $85,000 and accused of 27 federal health and safety violations at its facility in Bessemer, AL.


Jotun Protective Primer Lightens Prep

Jotun has introduced an anti-corrosive primer designed to protect aged steel and other surfaces without optimal preparations.


Protective Bridge Coating is HAPS-Free

Sherwin-Williams has announced the launch of Zinc Clad DOT, an inorganic zinc-rich primer for steel bridges that meets federal content restrictions on hazardous air pollutants (HAPS).


Cortec Bows 1-Coat Railcar Protection

Cortec Corp. has rolled out VpCI-380, a fluoropolymer-modified, water-based acrylic for the railway industry.


Protective Coatings are Metal Free

Delaware-based AnCatt Inc. has unveiled a heavy-duty, three-layer coating system that purportedly functions as a corrosion barrier for metal substrates without using chromate or other heavy-...


Cortec Debuts Anti-Corrosion EcoPrimer

EcoPrimer, new from Cortec Corp., is a low-VOC, water-based, protective formulation for carbon steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel and aluminum substrates.


Corotech Coatings Blend Old and New

Complementary Coatings’ new Corotech High Performance Coatings line mixes time-tested products with innovative technologies in more than 40 industrial-grade paints, primers and maintenance c...


DuPont Protective Primer is Zinc Free

DuPont Coating Solutions has introduced Alesta ZeroZinc primer, an anti-corrosion powder coating system designed to combine protection in severe climatic and environmental conditions with gr...


Mitsui Promotes Adhesive Resin for Pipe Coating

Mitsui Chemicals Europe is promoting its ADMER adhesive resin as a steel pipe coating solution.


AZ Dam Blasting, Priming Up for Bid

Bids will be accepted March 3 for abrasive-blast cleaning and shop-priming of more than 100,000 square feet of deck plates on generators at the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, AZ.


Water-Based Marine Rust Primer Debuts

After 15 years in the European marine market, Grace Distributing has introduced LifeGuard Active Rust Primer to North America.


SCAQMD Set to Overhaul Coatings Rules

VOC averaging will end, VOC limits on colorants will begin, and rules on packaging, purchasing and storing coatings will change under an impending overhaul of the South Coast Air Quality Man...


Dur-A-Flex Launches Moisture Mitigation Primer

Dur-A-Flex has added Dur-A-Glaze MVP (Moisture Vapor Protection) moisture mitigation primer to its line of resinous flooring products.


Navy OKs Retention Of Pre-Construction Primer

The U.S. Navy is loosening its longstanding requirement that pre-construction primers (PCPs) be removed from all critical-coated surfaces, a policy change that is expected to save more than ...


EPA Orders Testing of Common Chemicals, Expands Toxics Reporting Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency continues to target chemical safety with a new rule that requires manufacturers of 19 widely used chemicals to test and report on their health and environ...


Primer Cuts Coating Wait Time for New Masonry

Masterchem Industries has introduced KILZ Masonry and Stucco Primer, an alkali-resistant primer that can be used on recently poured masonry and stucco surfaces.


Insl-x Rolls Out New Industrial Coatings Line

Complementary Coatings Corp. has introduced Corotech High Performance Coatings, an Insl-x-branded line of industrial paints, primers and maintenance coatings.


XIM Introduces New Primer Formulations

XIM Products Inc. announced upgrades to three primer products, including high-build and bonding primers.


XIM Updates Primers, Sealers

XIM Products Inc. has reformulated and updated two of its stain-blocking primers and sealers: X-Seal™ and Prime Start.


International Paint Announces New Primers

International Paint Ltd. (Felling, UK), part of AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), has announced a new range of universal primers to meet the productivity, regulatory, performance, and ...


Zinsser Introduces Water-Based Primer

Zinsser introduced the Zinsser Smart Prime water-based primer.


Sherwin-Williams Revises Primer Lineup

Sherwin-Williams has revamped its primer product line, consolidating the options to simplify selection and save on costs.


KILZ Tops Brand Equity List

KILZ, Masterchem Brands’ line of premium primers, has been ranked No. 1 in brand equity among paint coatings brands in the Harris Interactive 2008 EquiTrend brand research study.


 
 
   

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