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Articles (66)


Effective Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures – Part Two

by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the second in a two-part series, explains a three-pillar approach to ac...


On defining “equivalent” in a specification


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News (592)


$29k Bid Takes VA Tank Painting Job

MONETA, VA—A West Virginia contractor will be painting the 75,000-gallon water storage tank in this southern Virginia city.


Tackling a Disturbing, Deadly Trend

NEW YORK CITY—U.S. Air Force veteran Christian Ginesi survived a tour in Afghanistan before dying a month into a construction job.


Slumping WI Bridge Laid to Corrosion

GREEN BAY, WI—A "highly unusual environment" of fly ash, clay and bacteria bred the severe corrosion that sank part of the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge in 2013, officials announced.


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Featured Companies (2)


Church & Dwight/ARMEX

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


Sauereisen, Inc.

Sauereisen offers a wide selection of organic linings and materials, providing exceptional corrosion resistance and low permeability to a variety of chemicals.


 
 

Webinars (21)


Product Profile Webinar: A Trifecta of Corrosion Protection

When it comes to the protection of steel from corrosion there are three ways this can be achieved. Slowing down the corrosion process can be done through either barrier protection,...


Inspection Planning: Keys to Successful In-process Quality Assurance/Quality Control Inspection during Coating Operations

A protective coatings specification can be complex and sometimes confusing document to navigate through. Yet it is regarded as the project rulebook for quality control (QC) and qua...


Product Profile Webinar: Recent Discoveries in FEVE Fluoropolymer Resin Technology – Performance Beyond Weatherability

FEVE fluorinated resins have been present in high-performance coatings used in various end markets for the last 32 years. Their excellent weatherability has given them a special pl...


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Video Learning Center (1)


Coatings Inspection Instruments: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

Presented by KTA-Tator

How-to videos on the proper use of many types of coatings inspection instruments


 
 

Digital Books (11)


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...


 
 

Blog (15)


Unstoppable Ego v. Irresistible Force

From The Green Files by Michael Halliwell

As many of you know, my involvement with the coatings industry is not on the applicat...


Standards: Guidelines or Gospel?

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

In coatings, as in every other profession, you can go by the book or you can go with ...


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Events (76)


Building Envelope
Technology Symposium

November 9 - November 10, 2015


World Maritime Technology Conference

November 3 - November 7, 2015


The Assembly Show

October 27 - October 29, 2015


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Trelawny Surface Preparation Technology
Surface Preparation Equipment

Manufacturer of needle scalers, grinders, scarifiers and scabblers. Pneumatic tools for Marine and Construction. US distributor CS Unitec: 800-700-5919


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rush inhibitor prevents flash rust by removing surface contaminants.
Contact us for your nearest distributor. (800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


AGC Chemicals
LUMIFLON® FEVE Resins used in 2014’s Tank of the Year

LUMIFLON based coatings can last up to 30 years without fading, offering a low-
maintenance solution that retains color and gloss and can be field-applied.


Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

With our unique LTCat, we can help to provide clean, safe breathing air to your workers. Take a look at our Breathing Air Systems, we supply at least twice as much charcoal as our competitors! Modern


Abrasives Inc.
Check our Prices for Blast Abrasives

Faced with higher abrasive costs? We invite you to call & check our rates on Black Magic® coal slag and other quality blast materials. Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Dampney Co., Inc.
High Temperature Paint

• Prevent Rust / Corrosion
• High Build / Hot Apply
• Custom Colors / VOC-Compliant
• Offshore/Petro Chem/ Refining/Power Industries
• Over 90 Years of Experience


NLB Corporation
VacLance cleans up as you do surface preparation

Add vacuum recovery to any NLB rotating water jet lance with a VacLance attachment and vacuum source. Model DM32283 works vertically, horizontally and in corners.

 
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