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Monday, April 22, 2019

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Recently, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority announced the beginning of discussions regarding “synergistic opportunities” between the professional associations. PaintSquare is looking to hear from our readers on what they think of these discussions.

Both NACE and SSPC serve in the field of corrosion and coatings standards, and providing industry training and certifications.

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Recently, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced the beginning of discussions regarding “synergistic opportunities” between the professional associations.

Over the next few months, leadership from both associations will meet to evaluate the benefits and challenges of working together and will continue to remain in contact about possible future endeavors.

Tell Us What You Think

Due to the groundbreaking nature of this potential new opportunity, PaintSquare would love to hear more of your thoughts about these discussions.

By clicking the link here, you’ll be directed to answer a few questions from our survey.

Those who complete the entire survey will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card.

About the Companies

SSPC, founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, is focused on the use of protective coatings in the industry. SSPC’s name was changed in 1997 to mark progress in coatings technology, as well as the addition of new types of construction materials. SSPC is based in Pittsburgh, and has offices in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and China.

NACE, founded in 1943, is the world’s largest nonprofit of its kind, according to the organization. NACE is based in Houston, with other offices across the U.S., the U.K., China, Malaysia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, as well as a training center in Dubai.


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Comment from Warren Brand, (4/22/2019, 8:37 AM)

Having been involved in the coating industry for many decades, and a member of both organizations, I feel there is a cultural difference between them. I think the question has to be asked - exactly who will ultimately benefit from these "synergistic opportunities?" Will it be owners? Members of the organizations? Paint companies and contractors? Will the overall industry be better off? If so, by what measure?

Comment from Douglas Moore, (4/22/2019, 9:12 AM)

Working together is always a good thing. It is the best way to accomplish more and better serve the industry, members, and both organizations.

Comment from Chad Laubenthal, (4/23/2019, 8:52 AM)

NACE was founded on Cathodic Protection (CP) and is still very weighted for corrosion control of buried pipelines. Corrosion industry members need to broaden their horizons to stay viable. Bringing SSPC into NACE could help bring back some coatings emphasis to NACE, which in my opinion has been declining. It is still surprising to me how many corrosion industry members do not understand the mechanisms of atmospheric corrosion.

Comment from trevor neale, (4/23/2019, 11:31 AM)

Having been involved in both since the late 60s I have seen the ebb and flow of both groups..Currently I believe a merger of the two will create powerful global group dedicated to control the ravages of corrosion on our planet .

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