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Metalcon to Feature Panels, Athlete Keynotes

METALCON, an international event focused on the use of metal in construction, is set to kick off at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, in Pittsburgh, on Oct. 16, running through Oct. 1...


Nouryon Invests in Metal Alkyls Plant

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced a series of investments for the capacity increase and efficiency improvements at its metal alkyls plant located in Rotterdam, the Nethe...


New Steel to Double Pipeline Service Life

In response to the demands of Russian oil fields and difficult accessibility, researchers based out of the National University of Science and Technology MISiS created a new steel grade calle...


Facade Restoration Introduced for Metal Structures

APV Engineered Coatings has launched a new line of primer and topcoat systems for the restoration of metal structures.


Photos or Paint? Artist Blurs the Line

Melting a metal can produce some interesting artwork that tricks the eye, one Swiss photographer has learned.


Scientists Report 3-D Graphene Development

A material developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers is reportedly lighter than steel but much stronger, and could end up being incorporated into everything from bridges...


3-D Graphene Form: 'Stronger than Steel'

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it has produced a material that has 5 percent the density of steel and 10 times its strength.


Coating Tech Heads to Space

Products developed for use on space vessels are often adapted for use in fields like medicine and consumer products, but that practice reversed itself recently when an Irish company’s coatin...


Adhesive Made for Extreme Conditions

Corrosion resistance is just one performance property 3M touts in its new adhesive, which is also made to bond bare metals and withstand extreme temperatures.


Adhesive Bonds Metal at Many Temperatures

A new adhesive from 3M (Maplewood, MN) is made to bond bare metals, resist corrosion and withstand extreme temperatures, according to the manufacturer.


SSPC Revises 2 Standards

Two standards—one for the coating of metals and one for qualifying and certifying industrial coating and lining application specialists—have been updated under the direction of SSPC: The Soc...


Firm Fined for Shock Hazards

A West Virginia contractor accepted 10 federal citations and fines for allegedly ignoring fall and electrocution hazards, putting its workers at risk.


Coating Targets Rusted Steel

A mastic waterborne acrylic built for overcoating rusted steel is the newest product from high-performance protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. (Kansas City, MO).


Scientists Bind Metal to Metal Sans Heat

Nanotechnology experts from Northeastern University in Boston say they have a developed an adhesive that binds metal to metal, sets at room temperature and requires little pressure to seal.


Redesigned Adhesion Tester Launched

DeFelsko has introduced an upgraded version of its PosiTest AT-A Automatic Adhesion Tester, according to a company statement. The manufacturer says the instrument measures the adherence of c...


Corrosion Inhibitor Comes as a Spray

Cortec has introduced a spray version of one of its corrosion protection materials that the company says offers a more convenient way to protect metal parts that need a light coating of oil ...


Redesigned Product Tests for Adhesion

DeFelsko has introduced a new version of its PosiTest AT-A Automatic Adhesion Tester that the company says measures the adherence of coatings to metal, wood, concrete and other rigid substra...


Polyurethanes Made to Be Self-Healing

NEI Corporation has expanded its polyurethane-based NANOMYTE MEND line of top coats that the company says provides self-healing properties that close gaps and seals cracks in a variety of su...


Silver Billed as the New White

So long, white. Silver and other metallic colors are the hottest shades on the horizon. That’s the word from the National Coil Coating Association


Chromate-Free Intermediate Self-Repairs

SOMERSET, NJ—A new high-performance intermediate coating from NEI Corp. provides active corrosion protection of structures by physically healing cracks and gaps that occur.


Coating Claims Physical Self-Repair

NEI Corporation says its new intermediate coating physically mends itself when damaged.


Beyond Teflon: Etching a Dryer Metal

Hydrophobic coatings, the mainstay of materials protection, may have met their match in a new laser technique that reportedly makes metal surfaces repel water permanently.


Lasers Get Edge in Keeping Metal Dry

A new laser etching technique could eliminate the need for temporary coatings that make metals water-repellant, scientists at the University of Rochester say.


Team Structures a Tougher Coating

Researchers behind a new composite say the spray-applied metal coating can ward off corrosion in an environmentally friendly way, even under extreme conditions.


Powder-Coated Surfaces Go Digital

Graphics, images and natural finishes can be embedded on powder-coated metals using a new system.


Cortec Adds Graffiti Removers

Cortec has added two eco-friendly paint and graffiti strippers for industrial paint removal applications to its sustainable product lines.


Metal Panels Offer Graffiti Resistance

AEP Span has armed its architectural metal panels with a new graffiti-resistant coating system for use in the commercial and industrial markets.


$7K Fine Set in 3 Electrocutions

Federal safety authorities have issued one citation and a $7,000 fine in the deaths of three workers who were electrocuted by power lines while moving scaffolding last summer.


New Underlayment for Tile, Metal Roofs

Atlas Roofing has introduced a roof underlayment designed for tile, slate and metal applications.


Repeat Hazards Hit Company for $62K

An Ohio powder coating facility repeatedly accused of exposing workers to amputation hazards now faces $62,400 in proposed penalties, according to federal safety officials.


Green Pouch Offers Corrosion Protection

A new Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) pouch from Cortec Corp. is designed to protect metal parts in non-ventilating spaces.


Hand Tool Slices Metal Penetrations

Great Valley Tools has introduced a hand tool designed to cut easily through thick metal penetrations for quicker, safer installation of roofs, vent pipes, skylights and air registers.


Corrosion Control Gets a Greener Shot

Rust removers, vapor corrosion inhibitors, cleaners, degreasers and other corrosion control products are now available in an environmentally friendly spray can from Cortec Corp.


Steel Steals a Page from Bamboo

Unlikely as it seems, delicate bamboo has taught mighty steel a thing or two about strength and flexibility, researchers report.


New ‘Bamboo’ Steel Boasts Flex Appeal

Scientists have found a way to manipulate several kinds of metal to mirror the characteristics of bamboo, thus making it stronger and more flexible.


$148M Metals Hub Plans Detroit Digs

A new $148 million federally funded lightweight-materials manufacturing and research “ecosystem" is headed for the Motor City.


Transit Coatings Protect Exposed Metal

A new series of transit coatings has been designed to protect exposed metals that are stored and shipped outdoors, manufacturer Daubert Cromwell announced.


Statue to Live with its Unkind Cut

The bronze King of the Beasts that has stood sentry outside Spain’s Parliament for more than a century will remain anatomically incorrect.


Spain Denies Lion New Loins

Worried about corrosion, Spanish officials have sacked a petition to add testicles to a bronze lion statue in front of the country's Parliament building in Madrid.


Thickness Gauge Keeps Data on Board

Tritex NDT has introduced a new version of its thickness multigauge that can store readings in grid and string format directly on the tool.


Coating Emissions Cost Fabricator $60K

A Wisconsin metal fabricator will pay $60,000 for self-reported excessive emissions of toluene and xylene in its coating process.


Metal Gauge Has New Data Capabilities

A new metal thickness gauge from Dorset, England-based Tritex NDT boasts the ability to store readings in grid and string format directly on the tool.


Germ Resistance Suffers Sweaty Defeat

Human perspiration can quickly cause enough corrosion of brass objects in schools and hospitals to render them powerless against some bacteria, scientists in the UK have found.


Accident Burns 7 at Site of OSHA Critic

A foundry owner critical of federal health and safety regulations is now dealing with a horrific workplace accident that sprayed his workers with molten metal.


Fluoropolymer Coatings Stage Comeback

PPG Industries Inc. says it will introduce a revamped version of its Duranar ADS (air-dried system) fluoropolymer coatings this summer—three years after the products were withdrawn from the ...


Battelle Beads Detect Early Corrosion

A new bead not only senses corrosion but also starts to heal the microscopic cracks it causes, according to Battelle Memorial Institute.


Primer/Topcoat Goes Inside, Outside

Cortec has introduced a waterborne acrylic for metal substrates in aggressive environments.


Metal Coating is Non-Flammable

Cortec has launched a new primer/topcoat for metal substrates in aggressive indoor and outdoor environments.


Powder Coating Cuts Down on Cure

AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business has launched a dry-on-dry primer and topcoat application process with only one heating stage.


Nanocapsules Aim to Heal Like Skin

A group of German researchers say they made “two enormous strides” towards developing nanocapsules with self-healing anti-corrosive capabilities.


Sprayers Boast a Fine Finish

Graco Inc. has introduced a new set of portable, self-contained, lower-pressure airless sprayers designed to reduce overspray and improve control.


Plant Fined after Painter Half-Blinded

A Columbus, OH, metal staircase manufacturing facility faces $90,090 in proposed penalties after a head injury left a painter blind in one eye and half-sightless in the other.


Brazil: World Cup Stadiums to be Late

One week after two construction workers perished in the run-up to a major deadline, Brazil has conceded that none of the six World Cup 2014 stadiums under construction will meet the schedule...


2 Workers Killed in World Cup Project

Construction crews returned to work Monday (Dec. 2) at the site of a nearly completed World Cup stadium in Brazil where a crane collapse killed two workers last week.


Paint/Graffiti Remover Touts Safety

Cortec Corp. has unveiled two heavy-duty, anti-corrosion paint strippers and graffiti removers that the company calls “the safest on the market.”


Buddhist Temple Gets Golden Makeover

Armed guards are standing watch over a glittering coating project in the town of Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India.


Cracked Metal Heals Itself, MIT Reports

New MIT research suggests metals could be designed to self-mend small cracks.


At MIT, Metal Heals Itself Under Force

The researchers were so surprised that they “had to go back and check” the result: Exerting force on the cracked piece of metal was causing the crack to mend—not pull apart.


Coil Coating Amps Up Weather Resistance

The Valspar Corp. has introduced the next generation of its WeatherX coil coating system for commercial, residential and industrial applications.


Valspar Launches Improved Coil Coating

Valspar has announced a new weather-resistant coil coating system for metals used in a variety of applications.


Protective Coating Withstands 1400°F

A new heat-resistant coating for a variety of metal applications is the latest offering from Flame Control Coatings.


Gas Leak Exposure Leads to Citations

A Wisconsin metal finishing facility that allegedly failed to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak has been cited with 17 health and safety violations, the Occupational Safety and Heal...


Newest Corrosion Weapon: Poison

For those who find blasting and coating too much work to fight corrosion, Australian materials engineers are reporting a new option: arsenic.


ICM Designing Robot to Clean Navy Subs

A robot is being developed to tackle the challenging task of cleaning or removing coatings from the inside of bilge tanks on United States Navy submarines.


New Nanomyte Coating Made for Metal

NEI Corp. has launched a hydrophobic coating designed specifically for metal surfaces in several industrial applications.


Coating Shop with OSHA Record Burns

A steel plant coating facility cited last year for combustible residues, excessive exposures and flammable liquid hazards has been destroyed in a fire.


Amputation Dangers Draw $589K Fine

An Ohio paint-can manufacturer that allegedly operates with unguarded machinery in order to speed up production is facing egregious federal safety violations and nearly $600,000 in fines.


A Bridge Abridged: Thieves Swipe Span

Extreme scrap metal collecting has worked its way from Pennsylvania to Turkey, where thieves have made off with a 22-ton bridge—the second known heist of its kind.


Corrosion Chemist Wins Tess Award

The inventor of a magnesium-rich primer that delivers the same sacrificial protection as zinc-rich primers on ferrous substrates will receive the American Chemical Society's prestigious Roy ...


Protective Coating Skips Pretreatment

Researchers in Spain have developed a coating that reportedly offers enhanced corrosion protection to steel and other metals while eliminating the need for pretreatment.


Black, Green Join CorrVerter Lineup

Cortec Corp. has added CorrVerter Black and CorrVerter Green to its original CorrVerter primer, expanding options for corrosion protection in areas where cleaning and abrasive blasting are d...


 
 
   

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