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News (312)

RPM Eyes Solid Growth after ‘Tepid’ Q1

Carboline parent company RPM International Inc. acknowledged unfavorable weather conditions and exchange rates contributed to “tepid results” in the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, wh...

Pigments Keep a Black Yacht Cool

The first all-black racing yacht has just hit the water, and it’s the heat-reflecting properties of the pigments in the coatings that make it possible.

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.

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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 (40)

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.


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

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.

Steel Abrasives :Think Premium

The Premium series is the perfect mix of high-quality products and related technical services provided by skilled experts. Visit us during the GIFA (Hall15 - D14).

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™.

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

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.

U.S. Zinc
Products. Customized With U.S.

Our plant can produce multiple grades of zinc dust. In fact, we offer the most comprehensive product line in the industry, including special additive blends.

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.
Let your painters paint

Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit or call 877 629-8777

Axxiom Manufacturing
The Undisputed
Industry Leader.

Proven Innovation. Job Performance. Industry Training. Workplace Safety. Only Schmidt® abrasive blast equipment by Axxiom Manufacturing delivers it all!

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