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News (207)

That’s a Horse of a Different Color

If you’ve ever watched The Wizard of Oz, you’re sure to remember the Horse of a Different Color.

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.

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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 (13)

Running a Tight Ship: UHP Waterjetting and Surface-Tolerant Coatings in Newbuilding Applications

by Nuno Cipriano, Ultrablast Lassarat Ltd., Brazil

This article describes how these combined technologies in newbuilding projects can pr...

Encouraging Innovation: Environmental Regulations Drive Epoxy Formulation

by Marcelo Rufo, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

This article discusses formulation and curing agent options for epoxies that allow fo...

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Events (35)

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

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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

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

Atlantic Design, Inc.

The ADI HD40 Dust Collector is a smaller, more economical way to meet/ exceed Industry standards. Watch the video for details on our website. 866.Call.ADI

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Analyzes
Coating Failures

• Field Diagnosis
• Lab Diagnosis
• Determination of Cause
• Recommendations
Call 1-800-245-6379

International Paint LLC
Interplan Mobile

Effective maintenance planning and corrosion control all starts with an effective asset survey.

Novetas Solutions
Number 1 Crushed Glass Abrasive in America!

Manufactured from 100% Recycled Glass.
NO Crystalline Silica,
Beryllium & Arsenic
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4 plants on Navy QPL
Call us at 866-775-6226

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems

Don't waste time and money "making do" with a "standard" design. Let us work with you to design and build the
system that best fits
your requirements.
Call 1-800-634-7278

Ethox Chemicals LLC
Ethoflex® ER instantly upgrades your epoxy!

The only epoxy additive that improves flexibility, corrosion resistance, toughness, and adhesion, without hurting pot life, cure time, or increasing VOCs.

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