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Damaged Refinery Finds New Owner

A California refinery that was the site of an explosion that injured four people earlier this year has been sold, while the agency in charge of investigating the explosion has said that the ...

Bay Bridge Awarded Top Honor

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span was recently named the 2015 Outstanding Structure by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).

Pipeline Rule Held Up By Inspections

One amendment to the final rule on new pipeline safety regulations—in the works since 2011—has been delayed indefinitely, according to the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardo...

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Blogs (22)

No Room for Painters

From Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

Way back in June 2011, I wrote an article that was published in a European coatings j...

A Pleasant Surprise in the Permian Basin

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

The three-hour drive through the scrub of the Northwestern Shelf of the Permian Basin...

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Articles (104)

The straws that broke the camel’s back

by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

Coating failure on motor housings

by Dwight G. Weldon, PCS, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

Many JPCL readers are well-acquainted with the steps involved in the field or shop pa...

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Events (34)


March 6 - March 10, 2016

ShipTech 2016

March 1 - March 2, 2016

DOD Technical Corrosion Conference

November 15 - November 19, 2015

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Videos (3)

Electrochemical Characterization of Pretreatment on 2 Alloys

Abigail Helbling from the University of Akron shares the testing methods and results ...

Measuring Internal Coating Stresses

Joel Clark of the University of Southern Mississippi gives a run-down of his SSPC 20...

The Effect of NaCl on Free Films

Robert Bennett of the University of Southern Mississippi shares the results of his SS...


Video Learning Center (8)

Application: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by focused on coatings application.

Coatings Technology: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by focused on coatings technology and their applications.

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Featured Companies (1)

Elcometer, Inc.

World innovators in the field of inspection instrumentation and laboratory testing for the quality control of surface coatings since 1947.


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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

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The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
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DeFelsko Corporation
A Smart New Way to Measure

PosiTector SmartLink and free mobile app turns your cell phone or tablet into a virtual PosiTector gage.

Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.

Avalotis Corporation
Choose experience. Choose quality. Choose safety.

Avalotis Corporation has been meeting and exceeding clients’ specifications and expectations for almost 50 years. The first name in painting and protective coatings: Avalotis.

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

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Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
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