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SSPC Seeking Cream of the Coatings Crop

PITTSBURGH—Proud of a recently completed painting project? Be a structure showoff and nominate exceptional industrial and commercial coatings projects for the 2016 SSPC Structure Awards

Concrete Gets 12-Hour Recoat Option

A new heavy-duty concrete floor coating system is designed to deliver a highly durable, abrasion-resistant surface—from initial cleaning to walk-on—in one day.

Coating Boomerangs Heat into Space

It sounds like a comic book for coating junkies, in which Our Hero zaps accumulated building heat into space without warming the atmosphere, then casts a shiny shield to protect the building...

'Cheesegrater' Bolts Raise Concern

Two bolts the size of a human arm have fallen off London's brand-new skyscraper, sending engineers scrambling to inspect thousands of others on the structure.

Australia: Rising Sea Will Cost $226B

With most of its resources close to the coast, Australia faces havoc with its infrastructure and, possibly, its economy in the decades to come, scientists warn.

Lead Rule for Public Projects Advances

U.S. regulators continue to build their case for lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects, with the release of a draft methodology for analyzing exposures.

PPG Adds Steel Intumescent Coatings

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has announced new products in the Steelguard range of intumescent fire protection coatings for steel structures.

Above Chicago, Cracking on the Ledge

The sound and sight of protective coatings cracking at the top of America's tallest building has left visitors shaken, but officials insist the failure held no danger.

EPA Unveils Next Round on Lead Rule

It’s time for U.S. contractors on public and commercial projects to gear up for the next round of proposed lead-safe rules at those worksites.

Prison to Be Construction Family Affair

The Fraziers, owners of C.E. Frazier Construction Co. Inc. and a variety of long-troubled spinoffs, are all going to jail.

U.S. Coatings Get New ‘National Player’

Working locally to compete nationally, nine regional North American paint and coating manufacturers have banded together to increase their specifying and selling power from coast to coast.

Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.

New Fire Protection for Structural Steel

Carboline Co. has introduced Thermo-Lag E100, an advanced epoxy intumescent for the protection of exterior and interior commercial structural steel elements.

Braves Pitch New $672M Ballpark

‘The Ted’ is dead as the home of the Braves, as the Atlanta MLB team has announced plans to make a 14-mile, $672 million move up the road.

Clear Coats Join Anti-Graffiti System

PPG Industries has introduced two new anti-graffiti clear coatings that are designed to be used in a system with the company's proprietary cleaner.

Valspar Launches Improved Coil Coating

Valspar has announced a new weather-resistant coil coating system for metals used in a variety of applications.

Polysiloxane Topcoat Eases Application

A new acrylic polysiloxane topcoat has rolled out to the North American market, International Paint LLC announced.

Industry to EPA: Make Your Case on Lead

Federal regulators who want sweeping new lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects must prove the need for those rules first, the construction industry insists.

Structure Awards Show Coating's Best

SAN ANTONIO—The daring, the durable, the difficult, and the dazzling took center stage Monday at SSPC 2013, as the coatings society opened its annual show with the Seventh Annual Structure A...

Feds Revive Lead Rule for Public Works

After a season's hiatus, federal regulators have dusted off a controversial plan to impose new lead-safe practices on public works and commercial projects.


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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

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

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Larson Electronics
Larson Electronics Explosion Proof Tank Lighting

Larson Electronics is a premium supplier and manufacturer of portable explosion proof lighting systems for tank cleaning and servicing lighting.

Advanced Recycling Systems

Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
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Abrasives Inc.
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Fischer Technology Inc.
DUALSCOPE®FMP100 with DataCenter IP

Transfer customized inspection plans from PC to FMP100 using step-by-step guidance with prompts and pictures throughout the measurement procedure

Atlantic Design, Inc.

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