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News (310)

Respiratory Helmet Helps Communication

Rapid Prep is offering a respirator helmet equipped with a wireless communication system that the company says helps improve safety while blasting.

Welsh Galvanized Line Expected to Idle

A hot-dip galvanized coating line in Wales is about to come to a close for economic reasons, according to media reports.

BASF Champions Workplace Diversity

Global chemical manufacturing giant BASF has announced that it has formal goals in place to increase the diversity of its management team in the years ahead.

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Blogs (12)

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...

Giving Back

From The Green Files by Michael Halliwell

Isn’t it amazing how many lives we touch in our day-to-day work? Or even when we are ...

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Articles (38)

Biosourced and Renewable Raw Materials

by C. Lefevre, M. Wenkin, M.H. Delvaux, Coatings Research Institute (CoRI)

In the paint market today, the use of bio-based products creates new challenges for p...

International Presence at World's Largest Coatings Show

by Brian Goldie, JPCL

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Events (39)

The Waterborne Symposium

January 31 - February 5, 2016

SSPC 2016

January 18 - January 21, 2016

National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference

December 7 - December 8, 2015

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Resource Guides (15)

Resource Guide: 2014 Blasting Resource Guide

Sponsored by Abrasives Inc.; Absolute Equipment; ADI; Barton Inc.; Bullard; Clemco; DRYCO; Ervin Industries; GBT Greener Blast; HoldTight; Industrial Vacuum; Keizer Technologies; LPI Inc.; LS Industries; Minerals Research and Recovery; Mohawk Garnet; Montipower; MST; RapidPrep; Sibelco Europe; Sunbelt; TDJ Blastox; The Warehouse

This Resource Guide includes special content and helpful information from our sponsor...

Resource Guide: SSPC 2015 Exhibitor Spotlights

Sponsored by ArmaKleen; Blastrac; Clemco; Dampney; DeFelsko; DRYCO; GeoBlaster; Graco; Greener Blast; HoldTight Solutions; HongFeng Abrasives; Dustless Blasting/MMLJ; MONTI Tools; Safety Lamp of Houston; Uni-Ram; Van Air

Get a sneak peek at the SSPC 2015 exhibition with this Exhibitor Preview.

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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)

Church & Dwight/ARMEX

ARMEX® is an environmentally safe baking soda-based abrasive technology manufactured by the makers of ARM & HAMMER® products.


Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

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.
Call 877-844-7226 or

NLB Corporation
Water jet surface prep, high or low

See how quickly HydroPrep® tools do surface prep, with no containment needed. Choose automated Crawler for overhead, Vortex™ for floors, or handheld VertaJet™.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Global engineering-trusted solutions

For more than 70 years, Clemco has provided the highest quality blast equipment with a total commitment to comfort and safety.

W Abrasives : Bullets for cost killers

WA COST is the right solution for cost killers who want to reduce their blasting costs. Visit us during the GIFA (Hall15 - D14).

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

IBIX North America
Surface Preparation – Portable Blasting

Lightweight portable aluminum unit, for cleaning/restoring: pipes, buildings, infrastructure and marine. Micro-air abrasion for Historical Restoration 727-322-4611

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

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
2015 – November 2-4,
New Orleans.

CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces.

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