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News (11)

From Thinner Coating, a Stealthier Sub

The images of sound-absorbing rubber tiles peeling off a fairly new $2 billion U.S. nuclear sub made the technology's shortcomings painfully apparent.

Gauge Screen Rotates Readings

A pocket coating thickness gauge from Fischer Technology now offers a rotating screen that displays readings and the menu navigation.

Coating Offers Thin-Film Insulation

AkzoNobel’s International brand has launched a thin-film, spray-applied insulation coating for industrial environments.

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Blogs (3)

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...

Beyond the Cold Wall: A Penetrating Look

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

Thanks to everyone for reading, thinking about and commenting on my last blog on the ...

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Articles (11)

Applying coatings outside of the recommended thickness range

by Chrissy Stewart, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Rich Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Polyurea “Loose” Liners: A Floating Fix for Cracked Concrete Secondary Containment

by Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Corp.

This article evaluates the performance of a polyurea “loose” lining system for repair...

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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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Standards (6)

Standard Test Method for Measurement of Coating Thickness by X-Ray Spectrometry

issued by ASTM

5.1 This is a sensitive, noncontact, and nondestructive method for measuring the coating thickn...

Standard Practice for Locating the Thinnest Spot in a Zinc (Galvanized) Coating on Iron or Steel Articles

issued by ASTM

2.1 This practice is designed to locate the thinnest portions of the zinc coating on newly coat...

SSPC-PA 2 Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness Requirements

issued by SSPC

This standard describes a procedure for determining shop or conformance to a specified coating ...

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Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
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HoldTight Solutions Inc.

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Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 266
DC Holiday Detector

Easily Finds Pinholes, Flaws & Thin Spots; Safer, More Reliable Testing; Voltage-Adjustable Keypad; Dual-Safety Switch On Handle.

Larson Electronics
Larson Electronics Explosion Proof Tank Lighting

Larson Electronics is a premium supplier and manufacturer of portable explosion proof lighting systems for tank cleaning and servicing lighting.

Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste money on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
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Waterjet Technology Association (WJTA)
Discover Waterjet from the Experts

Waterjet is an environmentally friendly and growing method of surface prep. Get the latest info and education at WJTA-IMCA
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IBIX North America
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US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

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