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News (101)

Blastrac Adds Surface Prep, Cleaning Firm

Surface preparation equipment manufacturer and distributor Blastrac Global (Oklahoma City, OK) has announced the acquisition of Nilfisk Cyclone Technology from the Nilfisk Group.

Robotics Created for Abrasive Blasting

Air-powered abrasive blast equipment manufacturer Clemco Industries Corp. (Washington, MO) has entered into a long-term distribution agreement with SABRE Autonomous Solutions of Revesby, New...

Free Webinar: UHP Waterjetting in Shipyards

After about 20 years of research and development, wet surface-tolerant coating is well established, allowing the expansion of waterjetting facilities in both maintenance and new building shi...

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Blogs (6)

How About a New 95:50 Rule?

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

I think we should have a new way of looking at quality. We don’t have to settle for “...

Blast It Fast: Factors that Contribute to Sandblasting Speed

From Equipment Insights by Patrick Harmon

As a contractor, the speed at which you can prep a surface or remove contaminants can...

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Articles (87)

The Effect of Surface Preparation on Coating Performance

by Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation and Paul Slebodnick, James Tagert and James Martin, U.S. Naval Research Lab

This article describes a study of the effect of profile type, profile height, the ext...

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Webinars (2)

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...

Product Profile Webinar: Advancements in Vapor Abrasive Blasting Technology

Methods of combining water with abrasive blasting to reduce dust in coating removal, cleaning and other general surface preparation applications have existed for decades; yet the p...


Videos (2)

Water: a Growing Trend in Surface Preparation

Sponsored** by HoldTight Solutions

Peter Petkas explains how using water with surface preparation has become a growing t...

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 (10)

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...


It pays to be a know-it-all!

This compilation of articles offers a wealth of information about concrete and corrosion. Ideal for anyone working with concrete. Keep handy for easy reference!

Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Polyurea & Polyurethane Spray Foam Training

SPI is committed to industry leading technical training for polyurea & polyurethane spray foam professionals. Attendees receive hands-on, in-depth training for using and troubleshooting plural-component equipment, spray guns, machine hoses & parts.

Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

Replace manual blasting with new Blastman robot models. Contact us to boost your production and save costs!

Novetas Solutions
Number 1 Crushed Glass Abrasive in America!

Manufactured from 100% Recycled Glass.
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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

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

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.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

N.T. Ruddock Co.

Our Abrasives Hold Up Under Pressure

N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.

W Abrasives - Surf Prep Pack

Experts in surface preparation are not working only on greens. To discover the SURF PREP PACK dedicated to experts. Visit our website,

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