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News (5)

Nuclear Plant Finds Blister, Corrosion

A Pennsylvania nuclear plant is again reporting a coating defect and corrosion in one of its units, near the site of decayed wood left in the structure.

Insurer: Ameron Knew of Sable Coating Woes

Ameron executives knew of coating failures and corrosion damage at the Sable Offshore Energy Project well before the company applied for insurance related to those problems, according to the...

Coating Allegedly Ruined $40M Deal

Shipping container manufacturer Sea Box Inc. has filed suit against the Valspar Corp., accusing the coating maker of supplying defective paint for a $40 million container coating project for...

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Blogs (2)

Outgassing: It’s Not Just Hot Air

by Warren Brand

I am intimately familiar with the fine art of “eye-rolling.” As the followers of my b...

The Cold War over the Cold Wall Effect

by Warren Brand

Reality is not always as firm a thing as we would wish, alas, even in the realm of co...


Articles (10)

Investigating Failure

by Chrissy M. Stewart, KTA-Tator Inc.

The Missing Piece: Collaborations Between Field Investigators and Laboratory Chemists

On replacing blistered coatings

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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 (1)

Standard Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Water Immersion

issued by ASTM

Immersion in water can cause the degradation of coatings. Knowledge on how a coating resists wa...


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