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News (92)

SSPC 2016 Dives into Water, Wastewater

In anticipation of SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, which will take place Jan. 18-21, 2016, in San Antonio, TX, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced its lineup of programmin...

SSPC Course Available Down Under

The Society for Protective Coating’s popular Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI) course will now be available in Australia and New Zealand, the association announced Thursday (Nov. 12).

Corrosion Summit Registration Open

Finishing Solutions Network has announced its upcoming 2015 Corrosion Summit, to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Painters District Council 30 Headquarters in Aurora, IL.

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Blogs (7)

Game of Pros: Experience v. Credentials

From Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

Inspectors and others in the protective-coatings field often ask me which is “better”...

Where It All Went So Wrong

From Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

I recently returned from inspecting a high-profile gas plant being developed by a maj...

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Articles (134)

Take pride in all our military

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC Structure Awards nominations being accepted

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Webinars (3)

Update to SSPC-PA 9 Paint Application Specification

This webinar will discuss the revision of SSPC-PA 9, "Measurement of Dry Coating Thickness Using Ultrasonic Gages." This standard describes procedures to measure the thickness of d...

Waterjetting: A 30-Year Perspective

Since 1985, SSPC has issued three versions of the WaterJetting Surface Preparation Standards and two Visual Guides. Lydia Frenzel will explain the steps involved in moving from abr...

Shop/Field Testing of Abrasives for Compliance to SSPC Abrasive Standards

SSPC maintains four Abrasive (AB) Standards including AB 1 for mineral and slag abrasives, AB 2 for the cleanliness of recycled ferrous metallic abrasives, AB 3 for ferrous metalli...


Videos (7)

Inaugural SSPC Women in Coatings Impact Awardees

Jodi Temyer from PaintSquare News interviews the recipients of the inaugural SSPC "Wo...

SSPC 2014 Annual Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon

The 8th Annual Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon of SSPC was held on Monday, Febru...

SSPC 2014 Structure Awards

The Structure Awards were announced by SSPC Executive Director Bill Shoup, at the 8th...

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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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Featured Companies (3)

Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.

Blastox®/The TDJ Group manufactures Blastox®, the One Step Lead Abatement technology. Blastox® is the industry standard for lead abatement, because it’s delivered to the job-site pre-blende...


HEMPEL has been developing and producing high standard paints and coatings with the same consistent high quality for over 90 years. HEMPEL has an extensive worlwide network and is always clo...

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Sherwin-Williams offers a broad line of high-performance coating systems, local technical service and the largest distribution network in the industry.


Standards (1)

Paint 44, Liquid-Applied Organic Polymeric Coatings and Linings for Concrete Structures in Municipal Wastewater Facilities, Performance-Based

issued by SSPC

This new standard establishes minimum performance standards for coatings used over concrete in ...


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SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

The gentle physical propriety of baking soda but yet aggressive cleaning ability is what makes ARMEX the only choice for nondestructive abrasive blasting.

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

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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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.

Hempel (USA) Inc.

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.

JAD Equipment Co.
Trak Mats: Don't get Stuck In the Mud

Trak Mats offer more than just plywood. Use over and over for years.

Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

Pyroclad® X1 Thermo-Lag® Pyrocrete® – protecting against hydrocarbon and jet fires, explosions, and cryogenic spills.

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