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International Rolls Out 1-Coat Lining

AkzoNobel’s International brand has launched Enviroline 2405, an advanced hybrid epoxy lining system, in North America.


Nu Flow Releases Pipe Tool Series

Pipe lining manufacturer Nu Flow Technologies Inc. is now distributing its proprietary line of cutting, cleaning and reinstating tools directly to the public.


Sherwin-Williams Launches Pipe Line

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings has announced a new series of fast-drying, high-build, solvent-free polyurethanes for the water pipe market.


Crossrail Worker Killed by Concrete

Europe’s largest construction project has been marred by its first worker fatality, after a contractor died Friday (March 7) when he was struck by a piece of concrete.


Webinar Tackles Polyaspartic Protection

Polyaspartic coatings, a relatively new class of coatings, and their successful use in protective and marine applications will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL...


Lining Maker Loses Bid to Block Inspector

A Pennsylvania-based pipe lining maker is barking up the wrong legal tree in its effort to head off a federal health and safety inspection at its facility, a federal judge has found.


OSHA in Standoff with Pipe Lining Maker

Federal health and safety authorities have gone to court to obtain a warrant to carry out their inspection of a Pennsylvania-based pipe lining maker that stores a highly flammable resin.


Carboline Unveils 3 Pipe Linings

Improving natural-gas pipe flow efficiency is the promise of three new epoxy lining products from Carboline Co.


New Pipe Lining Resins Go Green

Specialty chemical maker Interplastic Corp. has developed a new line of “green” Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) resins designed to “eliminate the environmental concerns in lining underground pipe...


Rhino Buys Protective Coating Supplier

Rhino Linings Corp. has acquired Advanced Coating Solutions, a protective and marine coatings maker and longtime Rhino supplier.


Free Webinar Covers CUI Systems

Preventing corrosion under insulation with a “sandwich” of jacketing, insulation and the right CUI coating will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Webinar Spotlights Power Tool Cleaning

Choosing the right power tools and using them effectively for spot cleaning, corrosion removal and more will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Free Webinar Plumbs Wastewater Coatings

Hands-on experience in what works—and, just as important, what doesn’t—in coating water and wastewater structures will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Flash Flood Claims Worker in Sewer

A worker who may have removed his harness to reach a tight space on a sewer relining project was then swept to his death by flash flood waters in Chicago.


2 Burned in Tank Lining Blast

Two workers were seriously burned this week when an underground gasoline storage tank erupted in a flash fire as they were lining it, authorities say.


2013 Corrosion Salaries Set Records

Call it a rust-to-riches story. Corrosion careers are paying better than ever, with record-high average annual salaries for professionals in the United States, Canada and the European Union,...


Painting of 5 Tanks Up for Bid

A water utility in Maryland is inviting bids for cleaning, lead abatement and recoating of four hydro-pneumatic storage tanks and one elevated water tank in California, MD.


Lining Touts Severe Chemical Resistance

Sherwin-Williams' Protective & Marine Coatings division has introduced Magnalux 404 FF, billed as the first styrene-free vinyl ester for use with steel and concrete substrates in the oil and...


Settlements Seen in Painters’ Deaths

A coating contractor and Colorado utility implicated in the 2007 deaths of five painters are reportedly close to settling federal safety cases for reduced amounts.


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...


Tank Lining Can Be Applied in 1 Coat

International Paint LLC has launched Devoe Bar-Rust 234P, billed as “the first solvent-free epoxy, low-temperature potable water tank lining system.”


Nuclear Plant Coating Takes the Plunge

Commercial nuclear divers and a protective coatings maker have teamed up to complete a dramatic underwater coatings project at a nuclear plant.


Nu Flow Launches Hi-Temp Epoxy Lining

Nu Flow, supplier of small-diameter pipe lining technology, has introduced a high-temperature, highly chemical-resistant epoxy for pipe lining.


Hempel Acquires Blome International

Moving aggressively to expand its protective coatings reach, Hempel USA has announced the acquisition of Blome International, a global supplier of protective coatings and linings.


Nu Flow Expands, Renames Product Lines

Nu Flow Technologies, a global provider of pipe lining technologies, has introduced two new products for inversion and main line pipe rehabilitation.


BASF Pipe Coating Taps Water Industry

BASF has introduced Elastocoat AC, a new protective pipe coating product line for the water transmission industry.


High-Temp Pipe Lining is Solvent Free

Hempel has introduced a solvent-free epoxy coating for storage tank and pipeline interiors that allows oil and gas companies to store and handle high-temperature crude oil and water without ...


Reservoir Owner Persists After Defeat

Undaunted after rejecting a $30 million settlement offer, then losing a $100 million lawsuit, Tampa Bay Water is apparently ready to take another swing at the engineer that designed its seve...


Steel Water Pipes on Borrowed Time?

Corrosion is eating into the underground piping of three in four North American water utilities, and thousands of miles of aging steel and iron pipes are exacerbating the problem, according ...


Carboline to Open NV Coatings Plant

Carboline Co. has announced plans to convert a 184,500-square-foot building in Dayton, NV, to a coatings manufacturing facility by September.


FDA Green-Lights New Reactamine Use

Carboline Company’s Reactamine 760 lining may now be used for direct dry food contact as well as potable water service, under new approval granted by the Food and Drug Administration.


Polycorp Named a ‘Best Managed’ Firm

Protective linings maker Polycorp Ltd. has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies in a new ranking.


International, Polibrid Ink Sales Deal

Protective and marine coatings giant International Paint has been named the exclusive distributor of Polibrid Coatings’ solventless elastomeric polyurethane coatings products in the United S...


Coating Fiasco Plagues Sewage Plant

Officials in the Newfoundland capital of St. John’s are working to repair and sue their way out of a major coating failure that has shut down a 2-million-gallon tank at a fairly new $150 mil...


Potable Water Lining Touts Fast Cure

Sherwin-Williams has introduced SherPlate PW Epoxy, a 100% solids coating designed for immersion service in potable water pipes and storage tanks.


New ISO Group Tackles Tank Coatings

A new international standard is likely for steel tank coatings used in the oil and gas industry, under a new working group at the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).


Free JPCL eBooks Focus On Protective Coatings

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has launched a new series of free eBooks with eight titles on bridge coating systems, coatings for petrochem plants, and other industry-specifi...


International Paint Marine/Protective Names New GM for Americas

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has named Neil Plowman as the company’s new Marine & Protective Coatings General Manager, Americas.


Lining Made for Potable Tanks, Pipes

LINE-X Protective Coatings Ltd. has introduced a quick-drying spray-applied polyurea for fresh, treated and potable water storage tanks and reservoirs and pipe linings.


Pipe System Made for Subsea Insulation

Global pipe coating supplier Bredero Shaw has introduced a subsea insulation system designed for unlimited water depth capability.


Ergon Buys Henkel’s Corrosion Group

Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc. has acquired Henkel Corp.’s Corrosion Engineering Division, which provides sophisticated corrosion-protection lining systems for a variety of industries.


JPCL Dons a Fresh Coat for 2012

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings will greet its 29th year as the industry’s journal of record with a whole new look, expanded features, and a new special issue.


Coatings, Corrosion Top Pipeline R&D

Pipeline corrosion and anti-corrosion coatings will top the pipeline industry’s $9 million research agenda in 2012.


EPA Proposes Stronger Tank Containment

Facing thousands of petroleum and hazardous chemical leaks each year, the federal government has proposed stronger rules for underground storage tanks, with new requirements for containment,...


Ex-PPG Director Admits Nuclear Paint Smuggling

The former managing director of PPG Industries’ Chinese subsidiary has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to ship protective coatings to Pakistan for the construction of a nuclear...


Hempel Unveils BPA-Free Railcar Lining

Protective coatings maker Hempel has introduced a Bisphenol A-free lining for the internal surfaces of rail cars, storage tanks, silos and other transportation and storage assets.


MO Firm Gains $2.1M Basin Coating Job

Genesis Environmental Solutions, of Blue Springs, MO, has been awarded a $2,121,586 contract to clean and coat steel mechanisms in four clarifier basins, two ground storage tanks, and other...


2 Companies Land $100M In Pipe Coating, Liner Contracts

Global pipeline coating and lining activity is surging, pumping out more than $100 million in contracts in just the last few days.


Rhino Linings Launches eCommerce Site

Rhino Linings Corp., the global provider of spray-on protective coatings, has launched a new eCommerce site.


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...


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.


JPCL to Honor Industry’s Top Thinkers

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has announced the Clive Hare Honors, a unique award that recognizes the distinguished achievements of 24 thought leaders worldwide who have adv...


Sherwin-Williams Bows Food-Safe Lining

Sherwin-Williams has introduced Magnalux 304 FF, a flake-filled vinyl ester approved for surfaces associated with producing, storing and transporting food products.


Railcar Plant Electrocution Probed

Federal authorities are investigating the electrocution of a worker at a railcar repair and painting facility in Arkansas.


A Coatings Career Cloaked in Color

Chernobyl. Mafia diplomacy. Portugal. Moscow. Deadly fires. Rotterdam. Scotland. Marseille. Notes from James Bond’s calendar?


Tank Linings Incorporate Leak Detection

Goad Company is introducing custom-engineered tank linings for companies with critical containment requirements and/or concerns about leaks.


PPG Debuts Tank Lining for US Market

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business has introduced veteran tank lining Phenguard for petrochemical and biofuel storage tank lining applications in the United States.


Epoxy Made to Protect Food Shipments

Sherwin-Williams has unveiled Carflex HS Epoxy, designed as a tough, flexible coating to prevent contamination when transporting and storing dry bulk food products.


PPG Unveils Solvent-Free Tank Linings

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has introduced two veteran solvent-free tank linings to the North American market and launched a third for the emerging fuels market.


New Protective Line Avoids Isocyanates

Hybrid Coating Technologies has introduced a new line of Green Polyurethane industrial and specialty coatings made completely without hazardous isocyanates.


Worker Rescued from Swirling Sewer System

Washington State authorities are investigating the harrowing ordeal of a sewer worker who was swept 3,500 feet through an underground pipe full of sewage after he briefly unhooked his safety...


No Cause Set in ‘Whistling’ Tank Blast

A Detroit-area tank lining contractor will not be cited in the explosion of a 27,000-gallon tank during lining removal because authorities are unable to determine what caused the blast.


Epoxy Touts Strength in Acid Immersion

Master Bond Inc. has developed a two-component epoxy resin compound for coatings, liners and adhesive/sealants that require significant acid and chemical resistance.


Goad Introduces New Tank Lining Technology

Tank fabricator and lining applicator Goad Company has rolled out N-FUZE Lining Technology, capping a six-year R&D effort to address what the company calls the “Achilles heel” of tank lining...


Spray Elastomer Touts High Abrasion Resistance

Ultimate Linings has rolled out a high-abrasion-resistant spray elastomer designed for demanding applications against abrasion and corrosion.


Water Researchers to Study Coating Options for Lead, Copper Lines

New coating and lining technologies that might serve as alternatives to lead service line replacement will be the focus of federally funded research by the Water Research Foundation.


Nu Flow Gets Patent for CIPP Liner that Bends

Nu Flow has received a patent for its Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Flex Liner, designed to line around multiple 90-degree bends.


International Coatings Introduces Troweled-On Liner

International Coatings has introduced a heavy-duty, troweled-on floor and sump lining for aggressive chemical exposures.


Tnemec Adds to Linings for Secondary Containment

Tnemec Company Inc. has introduced epoxy and vinyl ester linings for secondary containment to its StrataShield product line.


Bayou Completes Acquisition of Garneau

The Bayou Companies, Inc., a subsidiary of Insituform Technologies, Inc., announced today the completion of its $12.25 million (CAN) acquisition of Garneau, Inc's pipe coating and insulation...


 
 
   

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