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Hardness Tester Removes Human Element

A new hardness tester from Elcometer is designed to provide fully automated testing of coating hardness, removing the potential for human error from the process.


SSPC Issues One New Standard, Revises Second

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has released one new standard—moisture determination on commercial coating projects—and revised another, pertaining to polyurethanes.


Testing Firm Opens Dedicated Coatings Center

A materials and product qualification testing provider based in the United Kingdom is expanding its coatings testing services with a facility offering enhanced offerings to the oil, gas and ...


Scientists Expose Bacteria-Driven Corrosion

Corrosion reportedly costs the United States Department of Defense about $23 billion a year, and much of that is said to occur in marine environments, where chemical processes or bacteria ox...


Waterborne Coatings in the Lab

What determines the performance characteristics of waterborne primers and direct-to-metal coatings? Lori Boggs, technical team leader for the Transportation and Industrial Coatings group at ...


NASA Thinks Pink with Pressure-Sensitive Paint

Hot pink is not a color most people would associate with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, but it happens to be the hue of a special paint the agency relies on when it comes...


EPA Seeks Comments on Copper Toxicity Test

The federal agency responsible for protecting human health and the environment is seeking public comment on water quality criteria that includes a copper toxicity testing method relevant to ...


Corrosion Hub Expands

The University of Akron celebrated the expansion of facilities and capabilities in its corrosion research center with an open house Tuesday (June 21).


Coating Use Surprises Scientists

The discovery of a coating that promises to boost wind power services was purely an accident, say the researchers working under a Department of Energy program.


Axalta Labs Earn Accreditation

Global liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has been accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), the company announced Monday (May 1...


Chemical Firm Integrates Coatings Center

An international business strategy firm specializing in specialty chemicals has announced the launch of a new facility to support the technology and production needs of clients in markets su...


Measure Viscosity in Lab, Production

Dutch developer and manufacturer of paint test equipment TQC has announced its release of the first series of the ViscoThinner, a benchtop instrument designed to measure material viscosity d...


Tool Measures Working Temperature

The Paul N. Gardner Company (Gardco) is offering a new data logger that the company says can be used to monitor temperature in environments where temperature control is required.


Graphene Tops Polymer for MIC

In its ongoing investigations into graphene coatings and corrosion prevention, a global science team has determined that the graphene coatings minimize corrosion better than commercial polym...


New Lab Caters to Oil, Gas Industry

Global laboratory-based testing group Exova has opened its first facility in the northeast United States, according to the company’s announcement Monday (Oct. 12).


Glass-Based Coating to Protect Ships

A researcher at Johns Hopkins University set out to develop an environmentally friendly coating to deflect the damaging heat and rays of the sun and prolong the life of metal structures.


The 1%: 2 Bridge Rods Fail Pull Tests

OAKLAND, CA—Two of the steel rods used for seismic stability on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have failed testing that simulates a strong earthquake, California transportation officia...


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.


 
 
   

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