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Bridge Shaken, Not Stirred, in Mega Sim

A gigantic bridge model has survived a tremendous amount of seismic shaking—the equivalent of a magnitude 6.9 earthquake—without collapsing.


Australia Takes on Aging Pipelines

An Australian university is tackling the country’s aging pipeline needs with a new industry-backed research center and a novel coatings sensor.


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.


CR Ranks Store Paint Brands No. 1

House brands from Behr Corp. and Ace Hardware have topped the latest rankings of 67 interior paints tested by Consumer Reports—earning “excellent” ratings in hiding and scrubbability.


Coatings Research Group Taps New Chief

Coatings industry veteran Richard Scott has become the sixth executive director of the Coatings Research Group Inc. (CRGI), the international coating manufacturers association based in Cleve...


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.


Coating Facility Hit With Repeat Fines

A Georgia industrial coatings contractor is facing repeated federal safety violations for allegedly allowing painters to be exposed to—and eat in areas laced with—hexavalent chromium.


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 ...


Ancient Organs Focus of Corrosion Study

An organ-playing chemist has found a way to combine her passion for music and science by studying corrosion in centuries-old organ pipes.


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...


TQC Heats Up New Temperature Line

TQC will introduce new options and products focusing on the effect of temperature on paint-related chemistry at the 2013 European Coatings Show.


New Adhesion Tester For Site or Lab

For those who need to test coatings adhesion in small spaces and on a variety of substrates, a new, portable pull-off adhesion tester is now available from Elcometer.


JPCL Offers New, Free Pipeline eBook

Protecting and Maintaining Transmission Pipeline—an expert-written compilation of articles on this critical infrastructure type—is the focus of a new, free eBook published by JPCL:...


Exova Plans Global Corrosion R&D Effort

Exova, the world’s largest dedicated testing group, will establish a multimillion-dollar global network of laboratories, led by a new corrosion center, to research and develop solutions to t...


New Tech Center to Aid Corrosion Study

Corrosion technology, materials science, engineering and chemistry will be among the focuses of a new “market-driven” industrial research center being founded at North Dakota State Universit...


MPI to Move Coatings Test Lab to US

MPI, the Vancouver-based institute that establishes paint performance standards, will move its coating performance lab testing operation from its Canadian headquarters to KTA-Tator Inc., of ...


CAS-MI Coated in a New Identity

Longtime independent testing provider CAS-MI Laboratories has taken on the name of its new parent company.


New ASTM Paint Guide Eases Sampling

A new ASTM guide standardizes a useful, fast and easy technique for collecting infrared spectra of non-aqueous liquid paints right out of the can.


TQC Updates Cupping Test

TQC, the Dutch developer of paint test equipment, has launched a new generation of Cupping Testers with complementary color selection and other updated features.


New JPCL Equipment Guide Now Available

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has just released its 24th Annual Equipment Buying Guide, listing more than 4,500 products, equipment and supplies for protective and marine co...


Harvey Hack Wins ASTM’s Reinhart Award for Corrosion Work

Dr. Harvey Hack has received the ASTM International Frank W. Reinhart Award from Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals and the ASTM Committee on Standards for his work on creating a joint AST...


Corrosion Test Chamber Creates 4 Environments

Weice Testing Instrument Company Ltd. has introduced a supply cycle corrosion test chamber that can create four distinct environments: salt spray, air drying, controlled humidity and standar...


Pocket UT Offers 5 Instruments in 1

The Mistras Group has introduced the Pocket UT, a battery-operated, hand-held, stand-alone, full C-Scan data acquisition system.


Rig Tests Ballast Tank Coatings in Lab

C+W Specialist Equipment Ltd has introduced a Ballast Tank Simulation Test Rig for the testing of ballast tank coatings. The equipment meets the requirements of the IMO MSC 81-WP 13 Test Met...


Atlas Rolls Out Weathering Unit, Marine Module

Atlas Material Testing Solutions has released the Atlas UVTest device for accelerated weathering and a durability testing program with coastal/marine option.


Underwriters Laboratories Announces Strategic Alliance with Atlas® Material Testing Technology

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent, third-party safety testing and certification provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Atlas Material Testing Technology, a maker o...


CAS-MI Labs Adds Chemist/Technologist

Kristopher Felice has joined CAS-MI Laboratories and the CAS-MI Innovation Center (Ypsilanti, MI) as chemist/coatings technologist.


International Paint Invests in New Lab for Fire Protection

International Paint (London, UK), part of AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), announced that it will invest $10.3 million to build a new testing laboratory for fire protection products a...


Test Lab Earns Cool-Roof Accreditation

The Fresno laboratory facility of Architectural Testing Inc. has been accredited by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) as an Accredited Independent Testing Laboratory (AITL).


Atlas and ACT Form Partnership

Atlas Material Testing Technology (Chicago, IL) has partnered with ACT Test Panels LLC (Hillsdale, MI) for the distribution of ACT’s test panels in the European market.


SanAir Receives NVLAP Accreditation

SanAir Technologies Laboratory (Richmond, VA) has been accredited under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for its new asbestos testing and analysis laboratory.


 
 
   

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