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New Product Announcement: Industrial Waterblasting Tool

Industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment, part and accessory manufacturer Jetstream of Houston, LLP, has launched a new waterblasting tool that features high-speed rotation for clean...


Sponge-Jet Featured on HGTV Renovation Show

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) made its television debut last month as part of a histori...


Metal Finishing Technologies Acquires Blasting Company

Metal finishing and specialty coating services company for aerospace, defense and industrial customers Metal Finishing Technologies, LLC, acquired shot peening and blasting services provider...


New Product Announcement: Laser Cleaning System

Laser system manufacturer Laser Photonics Corporation has launched its newly upgraded CleanTech laser cleaning systems for cleaning, finishing, roughening and surface preparation.


AMPP Wraps Up 2024 Conference + Expo

On Thursday (March 7), after a week packed with technical presentations, committee meetings, networking opportunities, exhibits and more, the Association for Materials Protection and Perform...


AMPP Conference Kicks Off in New Orleans

This week, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance is hosting the 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, from March 3 t...


Corrosion Innovations Acquires HoldTight Solutions

Manufacturer Corrosion Innovations recently announced its acquisition of specialty chemical company HoldTight Solutions.


Safety Considerations for Abrasive Blasting Operations

In this Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings article from the archives, the authors review some of the general requirements of regulations on abrasive blasting and explain how t...


Akzo Partnership Explores Electron Beam Curing

Global coatings company AkzoNobel’s Coil and Extrusion Coatings business recently announced that it has entered a partnership with China’s radiation technology company Wuxi El Pont Radiation...


Research Team Studies Corrosion Mitigation

A team of researchers from the Brookhaven National Laboratory and two universities recently published a study on how water vapor can clean aluminum samples after observing surface reactions ...


Shipping Company Adopts AI Coating App

Chemical shipping company Hafnia announced that it will be using an artificial intelligence-assisted application from paint maintenance company SteelCorr on 57 of its ships to help improve p...


IA Council Approves Water Tower Repairs

Earlier this month, the Clear Lake City Council in Iowa voted 4-0 at a meeting to proceed with painting and repairing a million-gallon water tower on South 24th Street near Interstate 35.


PA Water Tanks Undergo Maintenance Work

Water utility company Pennsylvania American Water is undergoing work to rehabilitate its 1.93-million-gallon Kelker Street tandem water storage tanks in Swatara Township, Pennsylvania.


New Product Announcement: DFT Gauge

Worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastics industries BYK-Gardner has announced the release of its new line of dry-film thickness gauges, the byko-test 9500 series.


Lasers Used to Remove Bridge Residue

Cleaning company Adapt Laser recently completed a pilot project testing portable lasers to clean rust and lead-paint from a bridge in Southington, Connecticut, in an attempt to save time and...


New Product Announcement: Insulative Coating System

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine has announced the release of its new Heat-Flex 7000 thermal insulative coating system for protection, insulation and solar heat reflectivity for severa...


New Product Announcement: Urethane Protective Coating

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of its Gladiator XC Matte Extreme coating, a low-gloss urethane protective coating.


Researchers Discover Self-Wrinkled Coating

A team of researchers from two universities in China have reportedly developed a self-wrinkled photo-curing coating to improve mechanical properties like impact resistance.


Bids Open for VA Visitor Center Renovation

The City of Fredericksburg in Virginia is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to a new visitor center in an existing city-owned facility.


New MA Subway Supercar Color Unveiled

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority recently announced the winning paint colors for its new Green Line Type 10 supercars for Boston's Green Line subway.


Shipowner Partners with TX Robotics Company

Ship ownership and management company Lomar has announced a collaboration with Texas robotics company Alicia Bots Inc. to install its robotic autonomous hull-cleaning technology on 15 of its...


PPG Announces Workforce Development Investment

Global coatings manufacturer PPG has announced a plan to invest $2 million through the PPG Foundation to support workforce development initiatives for future workers in manufacturing and coa...


Study Looks at Atomic Microscopy for Roads

An associate professor at Kansas State University is reportedly working with the Kansas Department of Transportation to propose the application of atomic force microscopy to state roads in a...


Updates Proposed for Gas Pipeline Regulations

At the end of last month, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed a new rulemaking to strengthen safety requirements for millions of miles of gas distribution pip...


Epoxy Resin Resists Flames, Reduces Waste

Emergency Management Planning and Assistance researchers have reportedly begun developing an epoxy resin that can be repaired and recycled, in addition to being flame-retardant and mechanica...


Barnacle Repelling Tech Protects Ship Hull

An antifouling biotechnology developed by I-Tech AB has reportedly protected the hull and other areas of the world’s largest hospital ship in a recent successful test.


IL Water Tank Scheduled for Repairs

The City of Rochelle, Illinois, is reportedly planning to repaint and perform maintenance on a large water tower near an overpass next year.


New Product Announcement: Wastewater Lining

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company has announced the release of Hydroplate 6500, a 100% solids, ultra-high build epoxy lining for concrete and steel ass...


NY Water Tower Repairs Delayed

The completion of repairs to a water tower in Elmont, New York, have reportedly been pushed back to November, as the surrounding community waits for the town’s name to be painted on the stru...


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Rust Converter

Manufacturer of paints and coatings HMG Paints has announced the relaunch of Ferrozinc, a water-based rust converter, meant for areas where shot blasting or complete rust removal is impracti...


Researchers Develop Element Extracting Coating

Researchers at Penn State University have reportedly developed a new mussel-inspired nanocellulose coating (MINC) that can recover rare earth elements from secondary sources such as industri...


New Product Announcement: PFAS-Free Surfactants

Global chemicals company DIC Corporation has recently announced the development of its Megaface EFS series of environment-friendly surfactants, without the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluo...


Autonomous ‘Hullbot’ Can Remove Fouling

A Sydney, Australia-based startup has reportedly developed an autonomous underwater robot that can inspect and clean biofouling on ship hull surfaces.


NY 'Hamburger' Water Tower Under Evaluation

According to reports, town board members in Hamburg, New York have recently authorized Hamburg’s engineer to contract with a firm for the evaluation of their water tower.


New Product Announcement: Surface Prep Extension Kit

Global manufacturer and designer of hydrodemolition technology Aquajet recently announced the release of their Extension Kit, Rotolance and Hybrid Kit for their Aqua Cutter 750V.


Aramsco Acquires Surface Prep Equipment Distributor

Aramsco Inc. recently announced their acquisition of Pantheon Surface Prep Sales and Rentals in Englewood, Colorado, and Cypress, California.


WJTA Celebrates Anniversary, Preps for Expo

The WaterJet Technology Association is celebrating 40 years of progress in the waterjetting industry as it gears up for the 2023 WJTA Conference and Expo this fall in New Orleans.


Wet Abrasive Blasting Preps WA Dry Dock Ships

Equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. recently provided equipment for the Fairhaven Shipyard in the Port of Bellingham, Washington, for surface preparation work.


JPCL Preps for Resource Season

In the coming months, the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings readers can look forward to the annual offering of resources that can guide them in selecting and sourcing the equ...


Corrosion Innovations Acquires Chlor*Rid Products

Last week, manufacturer Corrosion Innovations announced it has acquired the Chlor*Rid product line from Milliken & Company.


$1.5M IL Standpipe Overhaul Project Approved

The Village of North Riverside in Illinois has awarded a $1.5 million contract to refurbish a 2.5-million-gallon water standpipe, which has been deferred over the years due to financing.


New Product Announcement: Waterjet Nozzles

Material cutting and wear protection manufacturer Ceratizit recently released a new waterjet nozzle portfolio for efficient waterjet cutting processes.


New Product Announcement: Biosurfactant

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently entered a new era of cleaning with the launch of its new biosurfactant.


Weiler Abrasives Expands Safety Program

Abrasive products and brushes manufacturer Weiler Abrasives (Cresco, Pennsylvania) has recently expanded its SPOT Safety Training Program.


Company Offers Sustainable Laser Cleaning Alternative

With sustainability and safety becoming major talking points in the abrasive blasting industry, laser technology from companies such as laser equipment manufacturer Laser Photonics Corporati...


HoldTight Product Receives Carboline Approval

Surface protection solution company HoldTight Solutions, Inc. (Houston) recently announced via emailed press release that one of its products has received approval from global coatings, lini...


StoneAge Announces New Acquisition

High-pressure waterblast tools and automated industrial cleaning equipment manufacturer StoneAge, Inc. (Durango, Colorado) has recently announced the acquisition of Terydon, Inc.


WJA Launching New Pressure Washing Code

The Water Jetting Association recently announced it is planning to release a new code of practice for pressure washing to keep operators safe during use.


Waterjetting Preps University Building Rehab Work

Waterjetting contractor Sabre Jetting Services has recently devised a method to remove render from concrete surfaces, while reducing water pressure to control costs and ensure project deadli...


Technology Produces New Superabrasive Tools

A research team from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has developed a new technology that can reportedly produce new-generation superabrasive tools for advanced grinding application...


Abrasives Inc. Acquires Surface Prep Distributor

Manufacturer and distributor of abrasive media Abrasives Incorporated recently announced via emailed release that it has acquired surface preparation equipment and supply distributor Haller-...


GA Bridge Painting Project Accepting Bids

Forsyth County is seeking contractors to perform structural steel coating repairs on two bridges in Cumming, Georgia.


BlastOne Wraps Up Another Demo Day in Columbus

On Thursday (June 16), blasting, abrasives, coatings, finishing, safety equipment and products distributor BlastOne International hosted a Technology Demo Day at its headquarters in Columbus...


NASF Announces 2022 Industry Award Winners

The National Association for Surface Finishing recently announced via emailed press release the winners of the 2022 NASF Industry Awards at this year’s SUR/FIN conference.


Shipyard Uses UHP Water Blasting for Surface Prep

Everett Ship Repair, LLC, in Washington announced earlier this year that it has purchased two new ultra-high-pressure water blasting systems to expand its surface preparation services.


Utilizing Laser Ablation for Nuclear Surface Prep

While there are many methods of surface preparation, high power laser ablation systems have proven to be effective at nuclear sites for industrial contamination.


Former Abrasives President Receives Achievement Award

Global manufacturer of surface conditioning systems Weiler Abrasives Group has recently announced that its former president, Karl M. Weiler, was awarded the John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievem...


Cold Jet Blasting Machines Win Design Award

Machine industry company Cold Jet, LLC, with design help from Kaleidoscope Innovation, recently announced that two of its dry ice blasters have won The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architectu...


New Product Announcement: Upcycled Abrasive Media

Global market leader of environmental solutions for industrial and specialty waste streams Harsco Corporation recently announced the launch of its new environmentally friendly abrasive media...


BlastOne Presents New Equipment at Demo Day

Last week, blasting, abrasives, coatings, finishing, safety equipment and products distributor BlastOne International hosted a Technology Demo Day at its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.


New Product Announcement: Surface Treatment Gel

Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution, LLC, in partnership with Corrosion Innovations, recently announced the release of its new gel surface treatment product for use prior to applying...


Harsco Showcases Abrasive Line at Coatings Event

Global market leader of environmental solutions for industrial and specialty waste streams Harsco Corporation has launched a new line of abrasive materials under its Black Beauty brand withi...


NE Company Opens Painting and Blasting Shop

Restoration and painting specialists Wissmann Enterprise Inc. in Milford, Nebraska, recently announced the opening of its industrial size paint booth and blasting shop.


Eco-Friendly Blast Media Reduces Harmful Risks

When considering the health and safety of abrasive blasting operators and the environment, one aspect of abrasive media that comes to mind are the eco-friendly properties of media itself.


Utilizing Safety Practices in Abrasive Blasting

Safety guidelines are crucial to a worker’s health when abrasive blasting to prevent injury and long-term illness.


Guide Highlights Product Choice for Duplex Coatings

The Galvanizers Association of Australia recently released a product recommendation guide for coating galvanized steel to prevent paint delamination and corrosion.


Marine Corps Research Blast Booth Productivity

Just last month, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Public Affairs reported on its recent partnership with the Marine Corps Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) Program ...


Abrasive Blasting for Fingerprint Detection

According to fourth-year forensic science student from the University of Toronto, Bethany Krebs, a form of abrasive blasting could be more efficient in revealing fingerprints than convention...


Weiler Abrasives Expands Tiger Offerings

Global surface conditioning company Weiler Abrasives (Cresco, Pennsylvania) has recently expended its Tiger brand of abrasives to include cups, cones, and plugs for metal fabrication, includ...


Norfolk Naval Shipyard Gets New Blast Booth

Last month, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Paint and Blasting Shop (Code 970, Shop 71) in Portsmouth, Virginia, was reported to have received an equipment upgrade.


JPCL May Issue is Now Online

The May issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and d...


CleanerBlast Announces Exclusive Alliance

At the end of April, wet abrasive vapor blast equipment manufacturer CleanerBlast Systems announced a strategic exclusive alliance with USA DeBusk in an emailed press release.


JPCL Presents 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

In debuting the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings’ independent, inaugural issue of sorts last month, one aspect that continued to stay consistent over the last four years is th...


Corrosion Control Mission Increases Aircraft Life

The 558th Aircraft Maintenance Support Squadron’s Corrosion Control Team, part of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, has recently completed a corrosio...


Webinar Archive: New Blast Abrasives

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Webinar Archive: Productive Blast Cleaning

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Webinar Archive: Abrasive Media for Blasting

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Free Webinar: Abrasive Performance Evaluation

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. EST, entitled: “Evaluation of Abrasive Composition and Performance.”


Webinar Archive: Vapor Abrasive Blasting

The PaintSquare webinar archive now features new recordings of webinar broadcasts of educational topics in the coatings industry. As part of this update, PaintSquare Daily News will occasion...


WJTA Launches Hydroblasting Cert Program

Last week, the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) announced via press release that it had partnered with the Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) to create a new field verification trainin...


Webinar Archive: Choosing Abrasive Blasting Equipment

The PaintSquare webinar archive now features new recordings of webinar broadcasts of educational topics in the coatings industry. As part of this update, PaintSquare Daily News will o...


Free Webinar: PFP Equipment

An upcoming webinar, to be broadcast on PaintSquare next Wednesday (Oct. 2), at 11 a.m. EST, will examine changing from a fixed ratio sprayer to a variable ratio sprayer, as well as the diff...


WJTA Expo to Feature Educational Sessions, Demos

The Waterjet Technology Association and Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association will be hosting their annual conference Nov. 10-13 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Offerin...


Free Webinar: Surface Profiles

An upcoming webinar, to be broadcast on PaintSquare next Monday (Aug. 19) at 11 a.m. EST, will address surface profiles and how they can be changed by additional blast cleaning. Oftentimes, ...


NACE to Offer Surface Preparation Workshop

Corrosion control organization NACE International is hosting a Surface Preparation Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 30, in Pasadena, Texas.


EPA to Cap MT Slag Pile by 2025

A slag pile in Anaconda, Montana, that’s used partially to produce roofing and abrasive blasting material, is slated to be capped after a report was released saying that the dust from the sl...


Free Webinar: Understanding Wet Abrasive Blasting Equipment

A webinar broadcast by PaintSquare at 11 a.m. Eastern next Wednesday (April 17) will tackle the topic of understanding current wet abrasive blasting equipment.


Jetstream Announces Distribution Partnership

Industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment manufacturer Jetstream of Houston LLP (Houston) announced via an emailed press release early last week a new distribution partnership with wa...


Free Webinar: Surface Preparation Equipment

Making informed decisions regarding surface preparation equipment—when to buy, rent or lease, and when to choose a distributor over a manufacturer, as examples—is the topic of PaintSquare’s ...


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Research Betters Blast Media Reclamation

New research, completed by Michael Clarke, a mechanical engineer at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, in Jacksonville, Florida, recently revealed that more blasting media could be reclai...


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SSPC Revises Concrete Surface Prep Standard

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the revision of the SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6 “Surface Preparation of Concrete” standard, which has been updated with more relevant c...


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Steel Grit for Surface Prep: Reducing the Risk of Coating Failure


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Australian Researchers Refine Robotic Blasting

Researchers in Australia recently published new work on the topic of robotic abrasive-blasting systems, developing an approach to automatic self-diagnosis of problems that could lead to grea...


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Webinar to Answer Equipment Questions

Surface preparation-related equipment—how it can help, how to use it and how to maintain safety during use—is the topic of a webinar to be broadcast Wednesday (May 16) by PaintSquare.


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Five Things to Consider When Selecting Blasting Equipment


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How Steel Grit Blasting Can Improve Productivity and Quality


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Abrasives: To Recycle or Not to Recycle


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Blasters Go Rogue, Clean Part of 'Graffiti Bridge'

James Romero, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, is a professional blaster with an agenda—to see how many layers of paint actually cover Pensacola's locally famous Graffiti Bridge.


SSPC Issues AB 3 Revision

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced that it has issued a revision of one of its standards related to abrasive media.


Waterblaster Made for Coating Removal

Florida-based Waterblasting Technologies has introduced the Ground Hog—HT1000SR, a self-rotating, walk-behind water blaster that features vacuum recovery and can operate up to 40,000 PSI.


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Product Selection Spotlight: Bellemare Abrasives & Minerals


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Upcoming Conference Aims to Educate

The Waterjet Technology Association and Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association will be hosting their annual conference Oct. 25-27 in New Orleans, at the Morial Convention Center, functi...


Lydia Frenzel Talks Waterjetting Challenges

Dr. Lydia Frenzel is a recognized authority on surface preparation and has been working with waterjetting in the industrial coatings industry for more than 30 years.


New Systems Released for Ease, Safety

Several products have been recently released in the realm of waterjetting and waterblasting. A few pieces of equipment are highlighted below.


In Memory: Eagle Industries Founder Phil Calvo

Eagle Industries founder and former SSPC board member Phil Calvo, an integral figure in the development of standards and best practices regarding containment structures for projects involvin...


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Graffiti Remover Made for Corrosion Inhibition

A new graffiti remover from corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation is formulated to serve an added purpose, protecting against flash rust and discoloration of metal surfaces after g...


Getting to Know the 'Bridge Brothers': Robert

Each week, PaintSquare Daily News, in partnership with 4th Coast Productions, will be introducing you to a different worker featured in the new documentary Bridge Brothers. Thi...


Firm Adds Stainless Steel Grit Media

Abrasive media manufacturer Transmet Corporation (Columbus, Ohio) recently added stainless steel grit to its abrasive offerings.


Obituary: Jim Johnson, Chlor Rid Founder

Jim Johnson, a pioneer in the field of soluble salt testing and removal and founder of Chlor Rid International Inc., passed away June 20 at his home in Yaak, Montana at age 75.


New Surface Prep Products

A number of manufacturers and suppliers have recently introduced new products to help with specific aspects of surface preparation work.


Tower Prep: An Interview with Curt Hickcox

You might call Curt Hickcox a “towering” figure in the coatings industry: Hickcox is vice president of business development for Public Utilities Maintenance Inc., an SSPC QP-1, QP-2 and QS-1...


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3-D Printed Concrete Bridge Takes Shape

The world of 3-D printed bridges continues to unfold at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.


Study Supports Spent Abrasive in Concrete

Copper slag abrasives are already a byproduct of another industrial process—copper smelting—but a recently published academic paper out of Brazil supports the growing practice of recycling t...


Interview: Blasting in the Shop

Sharretts Plating, founded in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1925 as Charles D. Snyder and Son Inc., has for decades performed blasting, coating and plating work for customers across a broad s...


A Coatings Specialist Shares Abrasive Advice

Bryon Beck, coatings specialist with the Michigan Department of Transportation, has been with MDOT for more than 40 years, working with coatings for the past 36. During that time, he’s seen ...


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Free Webinar to Cover Abrasive Blasting Safety

Safety methods for abrasive blasting will be the topic of a free webinar to be broadcast next Wednesday (May 17) by PaintSquare.


Free Webinar to Cover Vapor Abrasive Blasting

Wet and vapor abrasive blasting are the topics of a free webinar to be broadcast Wednesday by PaintSquare, sponsored by equipment manufacturer Graco.


Vapor Abrasive Blasting Unit Made to Travel

Working under the premise that a smaller device can be more practical for some surface preparation jobs, Minneapolis-based Graco has unveiled the latest product in its line of vapor abrasive...


Firm Introduces Large-Format Laser Cleaner

Laser-based material processing firm Fonon Technologies has unveiled a multifaceted product developed for surface preparation and cleaning, as well as paint removal.


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On the Regs: Blasting, Containment and the Law

As supervisor of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Air Compliance Unit, Cory Boeck works to ensure that potential contaminants, including at blasting and recoating jobsites, are prope...


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Shot Blaster Designed for Portability

Blastrac NA recently introduced the 1-8DM Shot Blaster, a new portable, lightweight shot-blasting system it says is designed for a range of applications including small industrial floors.


Firm Offers New Floor Grinding Tool

Concrete Polishing Solutions has introduced a new tool to its line of surface preparation products for removing coatings from concrete floors.


Laser Line Offers Non-Abrasive Surface Prep

The Fonon Corporation is now offering CleanTech by Laser Photonics, a line of laser systems for cleaning and surface preparation.


Blasting System Made to Limit Media Refills

Spartan Blasting Systems recently introduced the Universal Blasting Station, a system designed to be compatible with multiple brands and pot sizes, and to reduce the number of times workers ...


New Products for Surface Prep

A number of equipment suppliers have introduced new products in early 2017 to make surface preparation easier, more effective or even hands-free.


Researcher Sheds Light Altering Surface Profile

William Corbett spoke to PaintSquare News about new research on surface profile and reblasting, and what it means for contractors in the field.


Pipe Cleaning Nozzle Gets Retooled

Waterjetting equipment manufacturer Jetstream has released an updated version of a pipe cleaning nozzle already in its product line.


New Abrasive Made from Recycled Glass

A new abrasive that will be available this spring is comprised of 100 percent recycled glass, making it safer for workers and the environment, according to manufacturer Strategic Materials.


Tube Cleaning Nozzles Get Update

Industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment manufacturer Jetstream of Houston LLP has announced the addition of new features to its Jetstream Tube Spinner nozzles.


New Scraper Affixes to Forklifts

A new scraping tool from Blastrac is designed to save time and labor, allowing the user to scrape tape, paint or other materials from concrete floors with the power of a forklift.


All About Vapor Abrasive Blasting

Research, engineering and testing have reportedly combined to make vapor abrasive blast methods faster than dry blasting, easier to use and more reliable in the field.


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...


Surfactant Touts Low Environmental Impact

A new ingredient for degreasers and outdoor cleaning products has been developed by AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, Netherlands) for both consumer and commercial applications that involve direct relea...


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...


Safway Canada Buys Coating, Blasting Firm

Known for providing access and scaffolding equipment, as well as insulation, coatings and project management services, Safway Group Canada is expanding its presence in Western Canada with th...


Paint Work Reveals Bridge Deficiencies

The Missouri Department of Transportation is crediting the painting and surface preparation process with uncovering unforeseen deficiencies in a bridge over the Missouri River in the state’s...


Free Webinar: Holding the Blast

How do you approach the challenges of sticking to a project schedule while preserving a blast-cleaned surface?


Hughes Debuts New UHP Unit

Hughes Pumps, a U.K.-based maker of high-pressure waterjetting equipment and related products, has introduced a new ultra-high-pressure waterjetting unit that the company recommends for ship...


Free Webinar: Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning

When it comes to the nitty-gritty of wet abrasive blast cleaning, do you know everything you should?


Waterblast System Offers 2 Units in 1

A Texas manufacturer of industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment has introduced a heavy-duty, high-flow system that provides two waterblasting units on a single trailer.


APE to Buy Corrosion Specialties

APE Companies, of Deer Park, TX, is expanding its reach and capabilities through the acquisition Corrosion Specialties Inc.


SSPC: New Wet Abrasive Blast Standards

Five new joint SSPC-NACE Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning standards are now available from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Nozzle Jets Offer Wide Cleaning Path

Industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment manufacturer Jetstream of Houston LLP has announced the release of a new rotary nozzle for surface cleaning operations.


Surface Prep Education on Tap

Surface preparation and coatings are the topic at hand when SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ Heather Stiner presents at the upcoming PDA Annual Conference.


Blasting Pot Boasts Fewer Refill Stops

Marco Group International, a supplier of equipment to the surface preparation and protective coatings industries, has announced the release of a new larger-capacity blasting pot.


LED Light Meant to Improve Visibility

Equipment provider Marco Group International has announced the release of a new lighting tool for use in abrasive blasting applications.


Abrasive Designed for Energy Sector

Steel abrasives supplier W Abrasives has announced its surface preparation product called Surfium. The 100 percent grit abrasive was designed to provide the best compromise between roughness...


Meter Made to Detect Concrete Moisture

TQC has introduced a concrete moisture reader that the company says is designed to test large concrete floors and construction that require coating.


UV Lantern Built for Inspections

TQC has introduced a UV inspection lantern that the company says is capable of detecting contaminations that react under UV illumination but cannot be seen by the naked eye.


Webinar Explores New Regulations

What do you need to know to ensure the abrasives you use conform to SSPC standards? That's the subject of the latest free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


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.


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.


A NJ Icon Gets a Makeover

A 134-year-old American icon is in need of more than a bit of restoration, as rust and years of exposure to sand and salt air have eaten away at its layers of protective coatings.


Webinar Dives into Waterjet Cleaning

Gaining a comprehensive understanding of waterjet cleaning is the topic of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Fighting Corrosion the 18th Century Way

Scientists at a Chinese research facility are working on an alternative to coatings to help fight corrosion in the country’s naval fleet. The role of bacteria in corrosion and the antibacter...


Corrosion Inhibitor Reaches Tough Spots

Cortec Corp. has introduced a product that can help inhibit corrosion in hard-to-reach areas.


It’s Not Graffiti if it’s Just Dam Dirt

Sometimes cleaning off decades of industrial dirt and grime can stir the imagination.


Gauges Measure Steel Thickness

A quality-control company has introduced a handheld ultrasonic thickness measuring device that the company says is useful on primarily steel structures.


Sealer Made to Deter Stains, Damage

Nashville company Clemons Concrete Coatings announced the release of its new penetrating solvent-based sealer designed to repel water off of all types of concrete, especially concrete pavers...


Descaler Helps Prep Ship Decks

NORWALK, CT--A descaler that allows workers to rapidly remove corrosion and coatings from ship decks and other metal substrates is now available from CS Unitec.


Treatment Tackles Active Corrosion

SKOKIE, IL--A new liquid-applied polymer product is designed to stop active corrosion with just one coat.


eBook Blasts Abrasive Cleaning How-tos

PITTSBURGH—From set-up to safety, the technical ins and outs of abrasive blast cleaning are laid out by the experts in a handy, free new eBook from JPCL.


eBook Dives into UHP Waterjetting

PITTSBURGH—The ins and outs of ultra-high-pressure waterjetting for surface preparation get a closer look in a new, free technical resource from JPCL.


High-Pressure Units Tout Low Emissions

New high-pressure waterjet pump units can cut emissions to near zero and reduce particulate matter by 90 percent or more, manufacturer NLB Corp. says.


Free Webinar Focuses on Vapor Blasting

Using water to suppress airborne dust during abrasive blasting can achieve the same power as dry blasting, according to an upcoming webinar.


NLB Announces Latest Pump Unit

NLB Corp. has a new high-pressure water-jet pump unit with a 350 hp diesel engine.


OSHA Unloads New Case on U.S. Minerals

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new citations against U.S. Minerals Inc., alleging machine, fall and respiratory hazards at one of its newer facilities, in ...


Umbrella Kit Protects Portable Blasters

New abrasive umbrella kits for portable blasters offer protection from overhead feeding systems and from weight-related pop-up failures, according to Pirate Brand and manufacturer Forecast S...


TN Tape Takes Bizarre Twist

Traffic markings on a Tennessee road took an unexpected turn when faced with adverse weather conditions.


Series of Deals Fattens Graco’s Reach

Spray-equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. is bulking up and branching out, spending $185 million in cash for four companies that will expand its geographical and industry footprint.


Deal Expands Graco Blast Unit

One year after jumping into the abrasive-blasting equipment field, Graco Inc. has strengthened its stake with a second acquisition.


Free Webinar: Proper Concrete Prep

What does it take to make coatings stick to concrete? Proper application, sure, but one of the most important factors in successful coating work sits on the surface.


Blast Unit Hikes Diesel Engine HP

NLB Corp. has announced a new addition to its series of diesel-convertible water-blasting units.


Device Enhances Blasting Pot Safety

Marco Group International has announced a new product that allows the user to pressurize and depressurize bulk abrasive blasting pots by flipping a toggle switch from the ground level.


Nu Flow Releases Pipe Tool Series

Pipe lining manufacturer Nu Flow Technologies Inc. is now distributing its proprietary line of cutting, cleaning and reinstating tools directly to the public.


Industrial Cleaner Boasts Bio-Safety

Cortec Corp. has introduced a heavy-duty, bio-based cleaner and degreaser for a variety of industrial and commercial jobs.


Free Webinar Shores Up Offshore

The harsh environment of the offshore gas and oil industry has led to new technologies and methods to overcome maintenance challenges.


EPA Sees Wide Risks in Paint Strippers

Methylene chloride, widely used in paint stripping products, poses a health threat to hundreds of thousands of workers, consumers and project bystanders, U.S. authorities have determined.


Repair vs. Replace: A Look at Rust

Determining how costly a rusty coating system will be to repair or replace is the focus of a new how-to video that breaks down corrosion distribution.


Jetstream Debuts New Waterblast Gun

Jetstream of Houston LLP has launched a 40,000 psi air-powered waterblast control gun for surface cleaning and coating removal.


Sealant for Salt-Spray Environments

A new polyurethane joint sealant is designed for multipurpose horizontal service in a one-part formulation.


Waterjet Boosts Safety with Distance

NLB Corp. has introduced a semi-automated waterjet system that lets the operator safely work multiple accessories from a climate-controlled cab.


Sealer Made for Above-Grade Walls

Sto Corp. has announced a one-component material designed to seal sheathing joints, seams, cracks, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.


Coating Tips: Cleaning Your Concrete

How to roughen and clean concrete for proper coating application is the focus of the latest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Masking Tape Made for Pipe Coating

Industrial tape maker Shurtape has introduced what it calls the first high-performance masking tape designed for the oil and natural-gas pipe coating industry.


Deflecting the Assault by Salt

An often-invisible enemy of coating performance—soluble salt and chemical contamination—is the focus of the newest PaintSquare Video Learning Center how-to.


WaterJet Lances Ramp Up Safety

New waterjet lances from NLB Corp. boast more safety features for operator protection, the manufacturer reports.


Marco Debuts 2 Blastmaster Dryers

Marco Group International has expanded its line of air dryers with the rollout of the Blastmaster 750 and 1600 CFM Air Dryers, designed to remove up to 99 percent of the water present in com...


Knowing When It’s Clean Enough to Coat

Using project specs and standards to achieve surface cleanliness before coating application is the focus of the newest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


5 Minutes to a Better Surface Profile

Achieving the optimal surface profile for a project—a crucial component of coatings success—is the focus of the newest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Wet Blaster Offers 2-Gun Motion

A new automated Vaqua slurry-blast system has been custom engineered to feature a two-axis gun motion.


Abrasives Maker Gets 10th OSHA Case

Fourteen months after resolving numerous federal health and safety violations at its plant in Harvey, LA, U.S. Minerals is facing a fresh round of citations at the facility.


ADI Launches All-in-One System

It blasts, it vacuums, it recycles—a new machine claims to do it all.


Compound Touts Patches without Cracks

A new cementitious patch and overlay for highways and infrastructure boasts flexibility without failure, offering high-tensile strain capacity and bond strength.


5 Ways to Slash Prep Costs

Some abrasive-blasting mistakes are more costly than others. Take these.


2-Sided Wipes Help Prep for Painting

New industrial-strength cleaning wipes from Rust-Oleum Corp. are designed to speed surface preparation for coatings projects.


Marco Rolls Out 2014 Trailer

The Marco Group International has introduced a new abrasive blast pot trailer with enhanced safety and maintenance features for 2014.


TQC Tool Analyzes Ship Hull Roughness

Ship performance may be easier to gauge with a new product from Thermimport Quality Control (TQC) that measures ship hull roughness and automatically calculates and saves the data.


Graco Inc. Enters Abrasive Blasting

Staking a brand-new claim in the coatings industry, spray-equipment maker Graco Inc. has announced the acquisition of EcoQuip Inc., a manufacturer of abrasive-blasting equipment.


Dust Collectors Claim 95% Efficiency

Two new dust-muzzling products are now available from San Diego, CA-based Dust Collection Products.


Gritco Unveils Blasting Jacket, Cape

Blasting and cleaning equipment maker Gritco BV has introduced a long-sleeve jacket and bright-orange safety cape to improve protection for abrasive blasters.


Smart Box Tracks Abrasive Work

A new abrasive-blasting monitoring system tracks live blasting time from remote locations, Marco Group International reports.


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.”


Guyson Acquires Automated Blasting

Blast equipment maker Guyson Corp. of U.S.A. is staking a new claim in the wet-blast field with the acquisition of Automated Blasting Systems Inc. of Windsor, CT, the companies have announce...


New Pump Handles Heavy Material

Graco Inc. has introduced a new mortar pump designed to handle heavy and abrasive materials.


Webinar Spotlights Power Tool Cleaning

Choosing the right power tools and using them effectively for spot cleaning, corrosion removal and more will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Rust-Oleum Launches Self-Fusing Tape

A new self-fusing silicone repair tape is designed to provide a watertight seal and conform to any surface, according to manufacturer Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands.


LED Gun Light Made for Blasting Work

Larson Electronics, a supplier of explosion-proof lighting equipment, has unveiled an LED blasting-gun light built for abusive operating conditions.


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.


Hydrostatic Unit for Rugged Conditions

Jetstream of Houston LLP has launched a new hydrostatic test unit for pipeline and wellhead testing in the oil and gas market.


SSPC Updates Mineral Abrasive Spec

An expanded list of abrasives and clarification of testing responsibilities are among the new updates to an abrasive specification from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


How-to Helps Measure Surface Profile

A hands-on guide to accurately measuring surface profile depth is the latest in an original series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


NLB Announces New WaterJet Series

With several conversion options and accessories, a new convertible waterjet unit from NLB Corp. offers flexibility.


Planer Tackles Marine Applications

General Equipment Company has upgraded its SP8/A Pneumatic Surface Planer, designed for a wide variety of cleaning, coatings removal and surface preparation applications on marine/industrial...


Waterjetting on Tap in Free Webinar

New updates for standards and technical guidance on using waterjetting for surface preparation will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Jetstream Unveils Compact Waterblaster

High-pressure waterblasting equipment maker Jetstream has introduced the IX100 Series compact system for industrial cleaning contractors.


New Dust Vacuum for Industrial Use

New for 2013, CDCLarue has introduced another series of industrial dust vacuums for fine powders or continuous duty use.


Cleaning System Offers Compact Solution

Industrial cleaning contractors have a new compact option for waterblasting from Jetstream.


 
 
   

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