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News (81)

Citric Acid-Based Gel Tackles Rust

A new citric-acid-based rust remover announced by PPG Industries’ industrial coatings division is touted as a safe, environmentally friendly option for removing rust and mill scale.

Employee Skims from Paint Contractor

A former bookkeeper for an industrial painting contractor has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole more than $200,000 from his employer while working there.

Dust-Free Slurry Blaster Debuts

Rapid Prep has introduced a new dust-free slurry blaster that the company says is built for a wide variety of blasting and coating needs.

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Blogs (3)

All About Adhesion

From Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

As I have stated time and time again, if a protective coating does not stick to the s...

Revelations of the Magic Hammer

From Paint Dude by Tim Race

Ever hear anyone state with great authority that you can't know what surface preparat...

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Articles (77)

Project Preview

$22.4M bridge rehab contract awarded

Replica Tape: Unlocking Hidden Information

by David Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation

A surface profile is composed of a complex pattern of peaks and valleys. This article...

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Webinars (1)

Differences Between Traditional Sandblasting and Vapor Abrasive Blasting

Vapor abrasive blasting technology is vastly different than dry-blasting, slurry-blasting and traditional water-based blast methods. It suppresses airborne dust by adding water sim...


Videos (2)

HoldTight Solutions, Inc. - SSPC 2015

Sponsored** by HoldTight Solutions, Inc.

Peter Petkas of HoldTight Solutions talks to TPC's Julie Birch at SSPC 2015 in Las Ve...

Phil Calvo on Changes in the Coating Industry

Karen Kapsanis of the JPCL talks to Phil Calvo of Eagle Industries about his experien...


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 (9)

Advanced Recycling Systems, LLC.

ARS RECYCLING SYSTEMS, LLC specializes in the design and manufacture of abrasive blasting, vacuuming, recycling and dust control equipment.

Atlantic Design, Inc.

Atlantic Design specializes in dust-collecting equipment sales and rentals for the abrasive blasting industry.


Axxiom Manufacturing, Inc. is the exclusive North American provider of SCHMIDT abrasive air blast equipment, air blast parts and custom equipment. Our mission is to design and manufacture e...

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Standards (3)

Standard Practice for Preparation of Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coated Iron and Steel Product and Hardware Surfaces for Painting

issued by ASTM

This practice describes the procedures that can be used to prepare new and weathered zinc-coate...

Standard Practices for Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Surfaces for Painting

issued by ASTM

1.1 These practices cover four types of treatment for preparation of aluminum and aluminum-allo...

Standard Practices for Preparation of Hot-Dip Aluminum Surfaces for Painting

issued by ASTM

1.1 These practices describe procedures for the preparation of hot-dip aluminum surfaces for pa...


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

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

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

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.

Abrasives Inc.
Need abrasives FAST?

Emergencies happen – who bails you out? One call to Abrasives Inc. and it's taken care of. Period. Sales support available 24/7.

Atlantic Design, Inc.

to see what we did to this dust collector! ADI can increase the efficiency and life of your equipment! Any brand, for less than new! 866.Call.ADI

Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

•Lighting Systems
•Light Compaction
Sales • Rental • Service
Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
providing excellence.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

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