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PPG Announces Application Acquisition

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) announced last week that it will acquire Warren, Michigan-based coating application services company The Crown Group.


Laser Line Offers Non-Abrasive Surface Prep

The Fonon Corporation is now offering CleanTech by Laser Photonics, a line of laser systems for cleaning and surface preparation.


Pipe Cleaning Nozzle Gets Retooled

Waterjetting equipment manufacturer Jetstream has released an updated version of a pipe cleaning nozzle already in its product line.


Tube Cleaning Nozzles Get Update

Industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment manufacturer Jetstream of Houston LLP has announced the addition of new features to its Jetstream Tube Spinner nozzles.


Gauge Measures Coatings on Concrete

A new tool for coating thickness inspection on concrete substrates has been launched by inspection equipment manufacturer Elcometer.


Safway Group Announces Acquisition

Safway Group Holding LLC, a leading North American scaffolding and equipment firm, is set to acquire SafeWorks LLC, a Seattle-based supplier of motorized suspended access equipment, in a dea...


Firm Launches Wet-Sponge Holiday Detector

A holiday detector redesigned with new capabilities is now available from corrosion mitigation instrument manufacturer Tinker & Rasor.


All About Vapor Abrasive Blasting

Research, engineering and testing have reportedly combined to make vapor abrasive blast methods faster than dry blasting, easier to use and more reliable in the field.


Maker Recalls Fall Protection Product

A fall-production product that's been on the market for more than 30 years is now subject to a voluntary recall by 3M and Capital Safety after reports of possible injury and the potential fo...


Guzzler Introduces New Vacuum Truck

A new vacuum truck from Guzzler Manufacturing (Streator, IL) is made to clean up and recover solids, dry bulk powders, liquids, slurries and thick sludge, according to the company.


Elcometer Launches New Bresle Test Patches

Inspection equipment manufacturer Elcometer Limited (Manchester, England) has released a new tool for measuring the level of soluble salts on uncoated surfaces in accordance with ISO 8502-6.


US Voters Register Infrastructure Concerns

Nearly half of registered U.S. voters believe the country’s infrastructure has gotten worse over the last five years, according to a recent poll conducted by the Association of Equipment Man...


App Supplies Coatings Info

Spray equipment manufacturer Titan (Plymouth, MN) has released a new free smartphone application designed to provide quick answers to busy paint professionals.


New Spray Gun's Ergonomics Touted

The new RX-PRO airless spray gun from Titan purports to help the user stay more comfortable during long jobs. The manufacturer recommends its use in a variety of applications, including comm...


Waterblast System Offers 2 Units in 1

A Texas manufacturer of industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment has introduced a heavy-duty, high-flow system that provides two waterblasting units on a single trailer.


Program Update Offers New Reporting Tools

DeFelsko Corporation has released a new version of a software application developed for managing inspection data captured with its PosiTector and PosiTest instruments.


Nozzle Jets Offer Wide Cleaning Path

Industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment manufacturer Jetstream of Houston LLP has announced the release of a new rotary nozzle for surface cleaning operations.


Sprayer Line Aims for Large Jobs

Plymouth, MN-based paint spray tool manufacturer Titan announced an expansion to its PowrCoat series line of sprayers.


Dust Filter Addresses Flame, Static

Air filtration product manufacturer Camfil APC has announced the release of a new dust collector filter.


Blasting Pot Boasts Fewer Refill Stops

Marco Group International, a supplier of equipment to the surface preparation and protective coatings industries, has announced the release of a new larger-capacity blasting pot.


Tool Tracks Remote Equipment Data

Tampa-based electronic safety equipment manufacturer Keytroller has announced the release of its new remote equipment monitoring tool.


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...


Device Aids in Soluble Salts Analysis

Inspection equipment manufacturer Elcometer has released a portable, hand-held gauge designed to aid in the measurement of soluble salts levels.


Latchways Joins MSA Safety

A Pittsburgh-based safety products manufacturer has announced its plan to acquire a UK-based fall protection safety group in an effort to expand its global reach.


Unit Boasts Non-Spark Dust Collection

Nilfisk CFM has introduced a pneumatic industrial vacuum cleaner designed for collecting dry combustible dust and debris in manufacturing settings.


SSPC Revises Three Standards

Two abrasive-blasting standards and one related to coating film thickness have been updated by SSPC: the Society for Protective Coatings.


Umbrella Kit Protects Portable Blasters

New abrasive umbrella kits for portable blasters offer protection from overhead feeding systems and from weight-related pop-up failures, according to Pirate Brand and manufacturer Forecast S...


Deal Expands Graco Blast Unit

One year after jumping into the abrasive-blasting equipment field, Graco Inc. has strengthened its stake with a second acquisition.


Painting, Amputation Hazards Draw Fines

A Missouri manufacturer is facing new federal allegations and fines involving its paint shop and other areas of operation.


Patrol Hazards in OSHA Video Game

A new video game can help workers identify safety issues and raise awareness about resources to address hazards in the workplace.


Polyurea/Foam Sprayer Gets a Makeover

Software and hardware advances to improve application accuracy and data tracking lead the list of upgrades in Graco Inc.'s new Reactor 2.


Gritco Unveils Blasting Jacket, Cape

Blasting and cleaning equipment maker Gritco BV has introduced a long-sleeve jacket and bright-orange safety cape to improve protection for abrasive blasters.


Metal Tags Track Equipment

Dynamic Systems Inc. has introduced Metal Barcode Tags to help contractors keep track of equipment.


New Polyurea Unit Tackles Tight Spaces

Secondary containment spill prevention, waterproofing, truck bedliners and other projects that demand portability are the industrial applications served by Graco's new Reactor E-10hp High-Pr...


Elcometer to Increase UK Production

Six years after doubling its UK manufacturing space, Elcometer has announced another expansion.


Spider Improves Lifeline System

Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, has revamped its SpiderLine lifeline system for workers on bridges, building construction, rooftops and other elevated surfaces.


JPCL Invites Free Buying Guide Listings

Suppliers of industrial coatings equipment are invited to submit free listings now for JPCL’s upcoming 26th annual Equipment Buying Guide.


Graco Settles 2nd Anti-Trust Case

For the second time in less than a year, spray-equipment giant Graco Inc. has agreed to settle federal anti-trust claims related to a takeover of its competitor.


Capital Safety Touts New Escape System

A new hands-free escape system designed for workers in commercial construction tops a list of safety equipment just introduced by Capital Safety.


 
 
   

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