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News (2257)


Beryllium Rule Changes Considered

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is considering a further delay and possible changes to its Final Rule on Occupational Exposure to Beryllium, though technically the rule wen...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, PaintSquare News will not publish a newsletter on Monday, May 29.


Trump Infrastructure Plan Fleshed Out in Budget

President Donald J. Trump’s newly released budget proposal includes a closer look at the administration's infrastructure plan, which involves increased spending at the federal level that the...


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Blogs (73)


Trump's Budget and the Department of Labor

by Eric J. Conn

The Trump Administration submitted a blueprint budget for 2018 to Congress proposing ...


Containment: A Time to Think Ahead

by Robert Ikenberry

Typically, the two biggest costs for projects involving abatement of hazardous paint ...


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Problem Solving Forum (153)


I am the facility manager for a new amusement park that will operate year-round in a hot, humid environment. Some critical structural steel in the heart of the park needs to be protected from corrosion and at the same time to retain very good appearance properties for as long as possible, since maintenance painting is disruptive. What coating system should I select to achieve the longest useful life, given that cost is a secondary consideration, and how long will this system look good while providing corrosion protection?


What kind of surface preparation prior to coating will be effective and at the same time economical for the aluminum window frames on a large commercial office building? The aluminum was coated originally with a baked-on fluoropolymer which has lost most of its gloss. Maintenance recoating will be with an air-dry fluoropolymer.


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Articles (114)


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...


Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic for Pipelines

by Xu Huanhui, CYG Changyuan New Materials Company, Shenzhen, China

The author explains how coupled with the appropriate application and quality control ...


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Webinars (23)


The Confusion Surrounding the Painting of Bolted Connections – What Should and Shouldn’t be Done

There are a number of questions associated with painting the connections of structural steel joints. Should bolt holes be painted? How are galvanized or black fasteners prepared fo...


Surface Preparation by Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning

This webinar will cover industry standards, procedures, equipment, and materials used in a variety of air/water/abrasive, water/abrasive, and water-pressurized abrasive blast clean...


Holding the Blast: Challenges and Impacts on Project Scheduling

Many specifications contain stipulations that the surface area that has been abrasive blast cleaned be primed-in within 4 hours, 8 hours or “within the same work shift.” The reason...


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Resource Guides (6)


E-Book: Bridge Coating Systems: Selecting and Sourcing

Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams

This eBook features an article from the Journal of Pr...


E-Book: Marine Industry Coating Systems: Selecting and Sourcing

Sponsored by Jotun

This eBook features an article from the Journal of Pro...


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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 PaintSquare.com in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by PaintSquare.com focused on coatings application.


Coatings Technology: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by PaintSquare.com in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by PaintSquare.com focused on coatings technology and their applications.


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