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Research: Cement-Free Concrete Beats Corrosion

This week, engineers from RMIT University announced that they have developed an eco-friendly, zero-cement concrete that can withstand corrosive acidic environments, commonly observed in sewa...


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Research: Sunflower Oil is Corrosion Inhibitor

Researchers at Kazan Federal University, in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, have recently published a paper detailing how sunflower oil could be useful in corrosion prevention.


SSPC Pubs Revisions to 2 Standards

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced late last month that it has revised two technical standards.


Daubert Cromwell Receives REACH Cert

Last week, corrosion and rust inhibitor packaging manufacturer Daubert Cromwell announced via press release that it had successfully completed all necessary requirements for the European Uni...


Protective Coating Gaps Found on Enbridge Pipeline

Last week, officials from Canadian company Enbridge Energy announced that they had discovered four spots where protective coatings had worn away from an underwater oil pipeline in Michigan’s...


Navy Explores Digital Ship Maintenance

According to reports, the United States Navy has begun exploring the use of a new digital software to help combat shipboard repairs and maintenance services.


Cortec Reveals Aircraft Preservation Plan

Amidst unplanned shutdowns and the uncertainty of a reopening timeline experienced by airlines and aircraft transportation sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, corrosion control technology ...


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PPG, Dow Work to Reduce Carbon Impacts

Last week, global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it was collaborating with the Dow Chemical Company in its Sustainable Future Program.


Commercial Graphene Coatings Trial Moves Forward

Global high-tech materials company Talga Resources (West Perth, Western Australia) has recently reported the completion of its second commercial scale graphene coatings trial.


University Seeks Better Corrosion Protection

At James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia, four PhD students are setting up to research rare earth inhibitors and their useful properties for corrosion protection in steel infr...


Elinor Coatings Wins Coatings Research Contract

Toward the end of last year, Elinor Coatings (Fargo, North Dakota) won a five-year, $3.2 million subcontract to further research into life prediction, among other issues, for aerospace mater...


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Company Secures Corrosion Management Funds

CorrosionRADAR, a company that specializes in corrosion management, recently announced the acquisition of 1 million pounds (roughly $1.29 million) in funding to further develop its corrosion...


Study: Steel Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete

Researchers from the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures have recently conducted a study focusing on the corrosion of steel bars...


ASTM Announces Iron Pipe Corrosion Standard

Earlier this month, ASTM International announced the publication of a new standard that would help protect iron water pipes against corrosion. ASTM’s corrosion of metals committee worked on ...


3D Systems to Develop Corrosion Control Guidance

3D-printing firm 3D Systems (Rock Hill, South Carolina) announced earlier this week that it had won a contract to develop a corrosion performance design guide for direct metal printing of ni...


Lab Investigates Sensors for Pipeline Corrosion

In order to help address the ongoing fight against pipeline corrosion, the National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced that it was assessing current and emerging technologies, w...


Agency Announces Corrosion Protection Competition

Late this summer, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), a federal agency that focuses on water resource management, announced the launch of a new competition fo...


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AkzoNobel Provides Coatings for China Icebreaker

Toward the end of last month, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced that the company had provided coatings for China’s first domestically built polar icebreaker, known as Xue Long...


Ship Corrosion Inspection Standards Developed

Believed to lower current maintenance costs, a team of engineers at the Corrosion and Coatings Engineering Branch at the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division have developed ...


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Third Bridge Spans Panama Canal

On Friday (Aug. 2), Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo, and Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano revealed the third bridge to cross the Panama Canal, which forges a new link between...


Sherwin-Williams' Coatings Protect Royal Navy Warships

Global protective coatings company Sherwin-Williams has announced the delivery of over a million square meters worth of protective coatings to two Royal Navy warships through an emailed pres...


Research: Mango Leaf Extract Prevents Ship Corrosion

Indian researchers based out of the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, have developed a way to protect ships from corrosion using a compound...


Corrosion Detection Used on PA Bridge

Announced last week, an historic Pennsylvania bridge will be the first in the United States to use an electrically isolated tendon system, which helps to detect corrosion on post-tension ten...


Graphene to Protect Chinese Military Infrastructure

Researchers in China are working on the development of a new protective coating intended for military weapons and infrastructure that’s been installed on artificial islands in the South Chin...


Corrosion Protection Selected for Saudi Arabia Refinery

Global coatings company Sherwin-Williams was recently selected to protect oil and gas bulk valves at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tantura refinery.


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Greenkote Licenses to Italy Anti-Corrosion Facility

Anti-corrosion metal coatings provider Greenkote (Brook Park, Ohio) recently announced that Elettroplast S.r.l., a new licensee located in Brescia, Italy, will be offering the parent company...


Jotun Announces Agreement with Shipbuilder

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) announced earlier this month signing an agreement with Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbu...


Coatings Company Donates Coatings for UFO

Coatings company PPG recently donated coatings for the refurbishing of Mars, Pennsylvania’s iconic flying saucer, which serves as a roadside attraction.


Australia Releases Inorganic Zinc Standard

Earlier this week, global standards organization Standards Australia issued a new version of Application specifications for coating systems—Single coat inorganic (ethyl) zinc silicate – Solv...


Report: Joint Strike Fighters Susceptible to Corrosion

Recently, in a report obtained by ABC, Australian defense officials have been advised to consider round-the-clock dehumidification systems at the Williamtown RAAF base to avoid corrosion ris...


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'Paint the Future' Startups Shortlist Announced

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced last week the 21 companies that had been shortlisted for its Paint the Future challenge, a new initiative to partner with startup comp...


NYC Rail Rehab Considered Despite Funding

Project organizers for the Hudson Tunnel—a new rail tunnel slated to run between New York and New Jersey— are reviewing their options after key federal funding for the $13 billion project pr...


MN Foundry Launches Corrosion Resistance Tool

St. Paul Foundry, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, announced Wednesday (April 3) the launch of an online corrosion resistance database for copper-based castings, a tool that will allow castin...


NACE Corrosion 2019 to Kick Off

Things are gearing up for NACE International’s Corrosion 2019 conference, which will be held March 24-28, at the Nashville Music City Center, in Nashville. Programming will include a variety...


Progress Made on Corrosion Inhibitor

A research group, originally based out of Swansea University, has continued to make progress on a corrosion inhibitor that can replace hexavalent chromium, which was banned by the EU due to ...


CFTs Provide Corrosive-Free Aircraft

Those stationed at the U.S. Kadena Air Base (Okinawa, Japan) recently enlisted the help of contracted field teams to service its aircraft fleet, primarily targeting corrosion brought on by t...


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MegaRust Extends Call for Papers

MegaRust 2019, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, has recently announced a submission extension for its call for papers.


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PPG Aeorspace Coating Meets Military Requirements

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced early last week that PPG RECC 3007, an aerospace conversion coating, meets the qualifications for the U.S. Military Specification MIL-C-81...


Researchers Eye Self-Healing in Corrosion Coating

To help prevent corrosion caused by damage to coating systems, researchers based out of Northwestern University have developed a new coating that repairs itself rapidly when scratched, scrap...


Anticorrosion Coatings to Protect Natural Gas Facility

United Kingdom-based anticorrosion coating manufacturer Greenkote PLC recently announced that Chinese licensee Shanghai Premier Tension Control Bolts Co. Ltd. won a contract to supply 1,200 ...


MegaRust Issues Call for Papers

MegaRust 2019, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, to be held May 14-16, at the Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, in Portsmouth, Virginia, recently...


Jotun Coatings Protect Norway Suspension Bridge

To help protect the Arctic Circle’s longest suspension bridge, Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord) provided its Jotamastic steel coating, which equips the structure...


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Research: Graphene Reduces Corrosion in Wastewater

Researchers based out of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, working in collaboration with Sewer Venting and Crane Hire Services, are investigating the potential of graphene oxide tha...


Corrosion-Resistant Finishes for High-Traffic Projects

When choosing finishes for a building envelope’s architectural aluminum products, the risk of corrosion should be a key consideration. Regardless of the project’s proximity to the ocean’s co...


Q&A: Graphene for Corrosion Protection

After years dominating the conversation as a “supermaterial” with high conductivity, corrosion resistance and high strength, graphene has begun to go commercial in the paints and coatings ma...


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Researchers: Crab-Shell Compound Fights Corrosion

In a recently published paper, scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, say a component of crab and shrimp shells could hold the key to corrosion inhibition withou...


DOD-Allied Nations Conference Extends Call for Abstracts

The DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference has extended the deadline for abstracts until Aug. 27, allowing those interested in participating to contribute to the conference procee...


SGS, Baker Hughes Partner on Corrosion

Global inspection company SGS announced last week a strategic alliance agreement with oil and gas firm Baker Hughes on a new real-time software- and sensor-based corrosion detection solution...


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Corrosion Eyed in FL Coaster Derailment

Corrosion was reportedly one of the issues that kept the Sandblaster roller coaster on Daytona Beach shut down for more than a month before an accident earlier in June that injured nine ride...


Florida Tech to Host Marine Corrosion and Fouling Conference

Florida Institute of Technology, located in Melbourne, Florida, and home of the Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control, will be hosting the five-day International Congress on Marine Cor...


Rolls-Royce Details Program to Replace Engine Parts

To address corrosion defects on Trent 1000 Package C engines that have kept some Boeing 787 Dreamliners grounded, Rolls-Royce recently released a multipronged plan that includes an updated i...


MegaRust Wraps in San Diego

MegaRust 2018, the annual naval corrosion conference hosted by the American Society of Naval Engineers, came to a close Thursday after three days of corrosion control-related proceedings at ...


Corrosion Found in Japan Nuclear Plants

Corrosion and connected damage were recently discovered in several ventilation ducts at 12 reactors at seven nuclear plants across Japan. This has provoked concerns over workers being expose...


MegaRust Begins in San Diego

MegaRust 2018, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, kicks off Tuesday at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California.


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Falcons Help Fight Corrosion on International Span

The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, which crosses from Michigan into Ontario, plays host to more than human traffic—a pair of nesting peregrine falcons now call the span home, providi...


MIT: Metal Oxides Provide Corrosion Protection

Researchers based out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that a solid oxide protective coating for metals can deform as a liquid would, filling gaps and providing c...


MIT: Self-Healing Metal Oxides Provide Corrosion Protection

Researchers based out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that a solid oxide protective coating for metals can deform as a liquid would, filling gaps and providing c...


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AFB Tests Lasers for Surface Prep

Travis Air Force Base, located in California, was one of two bases recently chosen to test the Clean Laser 1000 and the Clean Laser 300 as a new way to remove both corrosion and paint from a...


Fix for Corroded 787 Turbines Costs Millions

Rolls-Royce will spend hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming years to fix corrosion-prone Trent 1000 engine turbines on more than 200 of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner models, according to ...


New App Aids Aviation Corrosion Training

To help educate professionals in corrosion identification, the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training and the U.S. Navy Sea Warrior Program worked in conjunction to develop a newly rel...


CROWN Project Examines TSA Coating for Offshore Wind

The Welding Institute, working in conjunction with companies such as LIC Energy and Ørsted, is developing a lower cost corrosion management system for offshore wind turbines as part of a lar...


New Reports Address Offshore Corrosion

Two reports commissioned by the NeSSIE project, an endeavor geared toward developing offshore renewables demonstration projects related to corrosion issues, investigated the economic potenti...


SSPC 2018 Boasts Session, Exhibition Variety

This year’s SSPC conference, to be held today (Jan. 15) through Thursday, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, is set to shed light on topics from surface preparation t...


Hanford Nuclear Tank Shut Down Over Corrosion

One of the Hanford Nuclear Site’s 28 double-shell radioactive waste tanks is being decommissioned after corrosion caused several leaks into its secondary containment shell.


Delaware Bridge Gets $35M Dehumidifier

To help offset any future damage caused by humidity, operators of the Delaware Memorial Bridge have installed a $35 million dehumidification system. The technology was designed to both prote...


New NYC Ferry Vessels Sidelined by Corrosion

Just six months after going into service, six of New York City’s new commuter ferries are undergoing repairs to address corrosion.


Information Added to Whole Building Design Guide

The DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office has released new information with the Whole Building Design Guide, aiming to help facility experts stay up-to-date on corrosion prevention and m...


Whole Building Design Guide Expanded

The Whole Building Design Guide, working in conjunction with DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office, has released new information to help facility experts stay up-to-date on corrosion pre...


Researchers Develop Corrosion and Traffic Solutions

The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and The University of Texas at San Antonio have announced two new research projects: a new method for mitigating cracking and corrosion in piping used...


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Coating Made for Rail Car Protection

Global coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has released Tufcote Protective Rail Car coatings, which are designed for protection in the industrial rail car and transportation sectors...


Zinc Primer Made for Corrosion Protection

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched Hempadur Avantguard 860, an activated zinc primer that the company says protects against corrosion at the level of an inorganic zinc silicate...


Sun Storms May Cause Pipeline Corrosion

New research out of New Zealand supports the contention that solar storms may promote corrosion in pipelines with damaged coatings, and can negatively impact the electrical networks the glob...


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MIC Research Nets Australian Team Honors

A researcher based out of the Swinburne University of Technology was recognized for his development of a method that lessens corrosion on submarines, which has provided both additional benef...


US Lab Studies Coatings for Solar Energy Storage

A researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory—run by the U.S. Department of Energy—is working on developing nickel-based coatings that could help to protect concentrating solar po...


Researchers Eye New Nanomaterial for Protective Coatings

A team of researchers in the U.K. say that when it comes to protective coatings, graphene—touted as a “supermaterial”—may not be the panacea some hope, but another material, hexagonal boron ...


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No Criminal Charges in Ohio Fair Incident

Prosecutors announced last week that they will not pursue criminal charges related to July’s fatal incident at the Ohio State Fair, in which corrosion is being blamed for a ride breaking apa...


Offshore Wind Firm Innovates with TSA

In order to protect its offshore Arkona wind farm, E.ON (Essen, Germany) is applying a thermal spray aluminum coating to the array's monopiles, a move the company says will protect them from...


DoD Corrosion Conference Commences

The U.S. Department of Defense’s DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference officially kicked off Monday, and continues through Thursday at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex...


Study: Rebar Corrosion Testing Needs a Revamp

Switzerland’s newest concrete span may already be subject to corrosion under the surface—but, say researchers at ETH Zurich, it is hard to know for sure, because the size of concrete samples...


Primer Made for Corrosion Prevention

A new primer can assist with corrosion prevention in the industrial, marine and heavy equipment sectors, and its creator is marketing it to paint companies as a potential addition to their p...


Collaboration Begins on Corrosion Research

A multimillion-dollar research endeavor will begin cracking the code to determine what makes corrosion so destructive.


Queen Mary to Get New Coat of Paint

A 1930s ocean liner docked in California will be getting a paint job for the first time in 15 years, months after a report called the corrosion-riddled vessel's future into question.


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Engineers Lauded for Corrosion Breakthroughs

A team of U.S. Navy scientists will be traveling to the Pentagon to celebrate the culmination of years of hard work.


Epoxy Siloxane Made for Gloss, Protection

A new finish coat from Induron Protective Coatings is made to exhibit both corrosion protection and color and gloss retention without concerns about volatile organic compounds or isocyanates...


DoD Figures to Keynote Corrosion Conference

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office will look to strengthen ties with other nations’ military and academic corrosion specialists at its 2017 DoD-Allied Nat...


Corrosion Plagues Historic Naval Ship

An iconic US battleship is facing an uncertain future because of corrosion.


Researchers Reveal New Deposition Process

German researchers recently unveiled a new laser deposition process that they say poses economic and environmental advantages over common alternatives.


City, University Team Up on Manhole Corrosion

Hundreds of concrete manhole shafts in a Texas city will soon be evaluated to determine which most need protection from corrosion, and a team from the University of Texas is lending its expe...


Waterborne Technology Unveiled in New Wood Coating

Coatings and industrial manufacturing company Michelman has recently introduced a waterborne coating solution for wood applications.


Epoxy Primers Made for Heavy Equipment

Axalta Coating Systems—a global liquid and powder coatings supplier headquartered in Philadelphia—recently introduced two new high-solids epoxy primers for its construction, agriculture and ...


Nanocoating Firm Gets Startup Honor

An Ohio-based protective coatings company recently made its way onto a list of “promising young” startup companies compiled by a national business network.


Coating Made to Encapsulate Joints

A new spray- or brush-applied protective coating from Belzona Polymerics Limited (Harrogate, England) is designed to guard complex surfaces from corrosion without adversely affecting inspect...


Powder Protects Metals in Recessed Areas

Cortec Corporation, a corrosion-control materials manufacturer headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, recently introduced MCI-309, a vapor-phase corrosion inhibitor powder used for protection...


Lab Reveals Corrosion Protection Discovery

Researchers in Germany have revealed what they say is a newly developed form of zinc-phosphate particles for anti-corrosion coatings that will better protect steel substrates as a result of ...


NACE Honors Corrosion Pros

This year’s NACE International Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo, held March 26-30 in New Orleans, saw a number of corrosion-control and coatings professionals honored for their contributio...


Ashland Opens Corrosion Center

Chemical manufacturer Ashland Inc. has established a new North American center for the study of corrosion vis a vis fiber reinforced polymers.


LA Demands Floodwall Corrosion Study

Floodwalls built to protect Louisiana’s St. Bernard Parish after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina may be at risk of failing, and state officials are blaming the corrosion of steel piles ...


400+ Exhibitors Include Coatings Firms

NACE International’s Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo covers all aspects of corrosion and its prevention and management. A total of 438 exhibitors will be on hand to discuss the corrosion-...


NACE to Offer Activities Outside of Conference

NACE International’s Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo will have more than just technical sessions and workshops in New Orleans; there will also be plenty of opportunities to let loose, and...


Corrosion 2017 Features Coatings Sessions, Awards

NACE International’s Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo kicks off Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, with technical sessions, committee meetings, a full exhibi...


New High-Temp Protection Coating Unveiled

Tnemec Company Inc. has introduced a new line of products designed for protection from surface temperatures up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit.


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Study: Corroded Queen Mary Needs $300M Fix

Fans of one 20th century Cunard Line ocean liner may soon be singing “God Save the Queen,” after a report on the Queen Mary revealed extensive corrosion and damage that could cost nearly $30...


Australian Group Announces Corrosion Seminars

The Australasian Corrosion Association has unveiled its spring 2017 slate of technical seminars and training courses to help boost corrosion and coatings education in Australia, New Zealand,...


Atomic Study Creates Anti-Corrosion Material

A research group in China recently made a discovery that may help in the development of new anti-corrosion coatings.


Flint Faces Water Treatment, Money Struggles

In a letter penned to the Environmental Protection Agency on Feb. 28, Flint, Michigan, mayor Karen Weaver said that it will take a few more years for the city to be up and running with its o...


Flashless Metal Edge Unveiled

Garland (Cleveland, Ohio) has launched R-Mer Force, a new edge metal system made for roofs.


Sculpture Primer Error Causes Costly Rust

Corrosion on a steel sculpture has led to a hefty repair bill for the government in one Australian territory, and the problem reportedly stems from a failure to apply needed primer when the ...


Hold It: Urine Allegedly Damaging 747s

It's common knowledge that leaks can lead to corrosion, but one airline is giving that idea whole new meaning. A warning was recently issued to British Airways baggage handlers instructing t...


EDA Completes Naval Corrosion Study

A three-year study on corrosion control for Navy ships is complete resulting in the European Defence Agency finding a number of potential solutions to solve to corrosion problem.


Pure Technologies Buys Corrosion Firm

Pure Technologies Ltd. has expanded its portfolio in relation to pipeline corrosion monitoring and prevention with the acquisition of E-MAC Corrosion Inc., a Canadian consulting, management ...


Coatings Safeguard Iconic ‘Embrace’

It was the kiss that came to symbolize the emotion behind the end of World War II. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the moment a U.S. Navy sailor caught a stranger up in a spontaneou...


Eiffel Tower Strike Tied to Paint Concerns

An upcoming paint job appears to be at the center of a strike that has kept the landmark Eiffel Tower closed to the public for two days.


Scientists Say Radiation Improves Their Coating

A team of researchers spanning two continents is at work on a nanoceramic coating that not only stands up to the effects of radiation but actually becomes stronger as well.


$8M Underwrites Pipeline MIC Research

A research project focused on microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in pipelines is receiving nearly $8 million in funding toward ongoing research into the issue.


Golden Gate Repainting Put Off, Report Says

San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge is long overdue for a paint job, according to Bay Area media outlets, which note that the span’s main cable housing hasn’t gotten a wholesale recoat...


Paint Breathes New Life into Iconic Jet

Coatings played a pivotal role in restoring a historic bomber jet that is now a key attraction at a Woodford, England, aviation museum.


New DTM Coating Offers Corrosion Resistance

A new one-layer direct-to-metal coating launched by PPG (Pittsburgh) was reportedly designed to perform in the manner of primer-topcoat systems.


Portland Statue Restored, Protected

A 125-year-old piece of public art in Portland, ME, has gotten a restoration and a new layer of protective coating, to the tune of $10,000.


Firm Finishes Historic NZ Bridge Repaint

The first full repaint of a New Zealand rail viaduct in over 50 years is nearing completion, three months ahead of schedule.


Team Studies Coatings Under Pressure

"Producing even better coatings" is a goal of a team of researchers at one Singapore science and technology agency that is looking at coating material microstructures in order to make protec...


Scientists Try to Stress Out Coatings

Researchers at one Singapore science and technology agency are looking at coating material microstructures in order to make protective coatings even tougher.


Pipeline Repair Coating Goes Small

Anti-corrosion coatings manufacturer Denso (Houston, TX) has introduced a 50-ml repair cartridge for its Protal 7125 repair coating for pipelines, making its low-temperature repair product a...


Focus on: Polyaspartic Coatings

How much do you know about polyaspartic coatings? Learn about everything from formulations to performance in “Polyaspartic Coatings Technology – Improving Productivity without Sacrificing Pe...


Coatings, Corrosion Detection Projects Funded

Three higher education institutions are sharing $900,000 in federal funding intended to promote the development of research projects contributing to the prevention or mitigation of pipeline ...


Coating Crafted for Corrosive Environments

A versatile, high-performance polysiloxane coating touted as offering enhanced durability and aesthetics, as well as cost savings, has been introduced by Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine...


Anodizing, Coatings Expert Joins Chemeon

A business-to-business provider of metal surface engineering solutions has announced the hire of a new executive who will bring expertise in anodizing and conversion coatings to the firm.


Waterborne Coatings in the Lab

What determines the performance characteristics of waterborne primers and direct-to-metal coatings? Lori Boggs, technical team leader for the Transportation and Industrial Coatings group at ...


Corrosion Management in a Challenging Economy

The nature of today's working environment is changing as budgets become more constrained and the political landscape transforms around the world.


New Green Coating Protects Metals

Academics and commercial manufacturers teamed up to develop a new coating system that is said to be tough on corrosion and kind to the environment.


Chemists Develop Green Corrosion Protection

A partnership between a university chemist and a chemical company has culminated in a green coating system that reportedly protects metals against corrosion.


Bridge Group Delays Work to Test Coatings

Officials responsible for operating the bridge connecting the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, plan to test alternative coatings for use on future painting...


New Player Enters Protective Coatings Field

Financial investment business Signet Enterprises has announced the launch of a new venture in the field of polymer technology for the protective and structural coatings industries.


Company Touts New Name, Product

Anti-corrosion coatings and lubricants provider A-76 Technologies Inc. announced it has changed its name to Aidant Brands. As part of the rebranding initiative, its A-76 line of preservation...


Adding Graphene to Protective Coatings

A U.K. specialty and consumer chemicals manufacturer has announced it is about to become the first company to commercialize graphene within high-performance protective paints.


‘Bridge of Hope’ Alliance Improves Lives

Construction of a simple bridge, with the help of a global coatings manufacturer, has effectively brought together the residents of two otherwise isolated villages in Southeast Asia.


Ex-Worker Alleges Pipe Coating Violations

At least one former worker has called into question the safety of an oil pipeline being built in North Dakota, but the company building it says the charges are coming from disgruntled ex-emp...


Paint Preserves WWII Shipwreck

Researchers and naval history buffs have paint to thank for the preservation of a WWII shipwreck site, and for some insights into the battle that took place between a German merchant raider ...


Research Boosts Anticorrosive Protection

Researchers in Iran are undertaking work to improve the anticorrosive properties of polymeric coatings.


Bridge Painting to Span 15 Years

A record-breaking bridge in Scandinavia appears to have a timeline to match when it comes to painting the monumental span.


EPA: Diesel Storage Tank Corrosion Common

A vast majority of diesel fuel underground storage tanks may exhibit moderate to severe corrosion, according to the U.S. government—but few of the tanks’ owners are aware of it.


Coating Developed for Wear Resistance

An Arkansas startup has won a National Science Foundation grant meant to help it bring its patent-pending coating technology to market.


Corrosion Inhibitor Made to Withstand Salt

A new anticorrosion coating from Cortec Corporation is said to boast considerable salt spray resistance at very low film thickness.


Building Turkey’s Longest Bridge

One of the world’s newest, longest bridges owes a large part of its existence to a Luxembourg-based steel manufacturer, and its ongoing health to a pair of Danish and German engineering firm...


Insulated Coatings Advisory

With an eye toward its mission to protect people and the environment through the safe transportation of hazardous materials, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety bureau ha...


New Durometer Offers Durability, Range

A new addition to DeFelsko’s line of measurement and inspection tools is a shore hardness durometer that promises durability and accuracy.


President Signs Off on Pipeline Safety

Bipartisan legislation intended to reform the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) was signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday (June 22).


BASF Grows Coatings Arm in $3.2B Deal

Known as a multi-national chemicals manufacturing corporation, BASF is expanding its coatings portfolio through the acquisition of a global surface treatment business.


DDDA Producer Wins Green Award

A component used in corrosion inhibitors and other kinds of paints, coatings and sealants came up big as winner of this year's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Small Business Award.


Coast Guard Cadets Analyze Corrosion Rates

A tank barge sank amid rough seas in Long Island Sound on Jan. 24, 1936, carrying 500,000 gallons of heating oil with it to the bottom of the sea.


'Smart Release' Coating Holds Off Rust

Researchers at a university in Wales have developed a “smart release” coating that could serve as a potential alternative to the use of hexavalent chromium as a corrosion inhibitor.


Firm Unveils Its Rust-Resistant Rail

Working to eliminate the risk of corrosion on train tracks worldwide, a U.K. steel manufacturer has launched what it calls a “revolutionary” rust-resistant rail line.


Magnesium-Rich Primer Challenges Chromate Systems

A team of materials science researchers at the University of Virginia has identified a magnesium-rich primer—used as part of a normal paint system—as a promising candidate to replace chromat...


Coatings Guide for Nuke Sites

Coatings and corrosion expert Jon Cavallo provides the latest insights in corrosion protection for the nuclear power industry in Corrosion Control Guide for Exterior Surfaces of Nuclear Powe...


Webinar: Painting Bolted Connections

Does your coatings work involve bolted connections on structural steel? Do you know how to handle them? The next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC turns its focus on the important consi...


PHMSA: External Corrosion Led to Break

Just two days after a Houston pipeline operator was indicted on criminal charges related to a 2015 California oil spill, federal regulators released their final failure investigation report ...


Paint Jobs Celebrate History

A fleet of armed forces helicopters recently got a fresh coat of paint as part of the aviation group’s centennial celebration.


Corrosion Control Delays Net $2.25M Fine

The state agency responsible for regulating privately owned electricity, gas and water providers has fined one California gas company $2.25 million for failing to fix its corrosion control s...


$15M Approved to Protect Tower Rods

Corrosion of the steel rods used for seismic stability on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is once again the focus of attention for the committee that oversees seismic retrofit work for ...


Focus Turns to Coatings in PA Blast

Residents of the Westmoreland County, PA, town that suffered a natural gas pipeline explosion late last month attended a community meeting Wednesday night (May 11) hoping to find reassurance...


Restoration Planned for Philly Icon

One of Philadelphia’s most iconic pieces of public art is scheduled for a summer makeover. The bronze William Penn statue atop City Hall


Exhibit Raises Corrosion Awareness

Visitors to one Pittsburgh museum expect to learn about science, sports and technology while on site, but they are about to get an education on one more important topic: corrosion.


Thermal Spray Coatings in Marine Sites

The role of arc-sprayed coatings in marine settings is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Corrosion Found in Failed PA Pipeline

The U.S. Department of Transportation agency devoted to pipeline safety has reportedly identified evidence of corrosion and a possible flaw in the weld coating of a natural gas pipeline that...


Pipeline Safety Bills Eye Corrosion

Pipeline safety is at the heart of a three new bills in the House and Senate. Most recently, the federal committee responsible for writing legislation about interstate and foreign commerce, ...


Flint Residents Take EPA to Task

Just days after the first criminal charges were filed against three city and government officials associated with the Flint water crisis, a Royal Oak, MI, law firm has filed a complaint agai...


Grants Help Preserve Historic Structures

Two federal agencies that share a commitment to maritime preservation and education have announced the award of nearly $2.6 million in matching funds to help preserve the sites and objects—f...


Marine Primer Targets Maintenance

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business has announced the release of a new anticorrosive primer developed to support simplified maintenance, waste avoidance and enhanced corrosion protection.


Flint Water Officials Face Charges

The first criminal charges have been filed against a former water department employee and two government officials for their conduct related to the water crisis in Flint, MI.


New Coatings Inhibit Corrosion, Biofilms

A Saarbrucken, Germany-based research center is working on coatings advancements intended to benefit anticorrosion and antifouling applications.


Conference Tackles Corrosion Issues

The U.S. is spending an estimated $500 billion on corrosion, thus finding a long-term, economically sound solution is paramount.


New Heat-Resistive Pipe, Tank Lining

Denso USA has announced its new internal pipe and tank lining, Archco 453HT. The lining has been designed to protect steel tanks and internal pipes from corrosion and to disperse heat in hig...


Corrosion: Understanding It, Stopping It

Corrosion reportedly costs the United States more than $500 billion a year. Finding long-term, economically sound solutions for corrosion is highly complex.


APE to Buy Corrosion Specialties

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


Learn More about Protective Coatings

The protective properties offered by a range of industrial and marine coatings are the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Preserving Steel with Overcoating

What you need to know when performing maintenance painting of steel bridges and industrial structures is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Working with Stripe Coatings on Steel

Finding ways to extend the lifespan of coatings on steel structures that lack uniform surface areas is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Caltrans to Tackle Tunnel Corrosion

Although Caltrans originally expressed that the failure to a tunnel wall in the Bay Bridge area was likely an isolated incident, further inspection shows that not to be the case.


Coatings for the Oil & Gas Industry

The unique challenges of coatings for the oil and gas industry is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Hempel to Shed Blome International

Global protective coatings supplier Hempel announced Tuesday (Feb. 2) that it is selling off its interests in Blome International, a U.S.-based corrosion control products manufacturer it acq...


Bay Bridge Leaks Get Low-Cost Fix

Water leaking into support structures of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been a concern for engineers as early as the construction phase. Now, they have hit upon a relatively inexpe...


Air Force Discusses Corrosion Control

Coatings and corrosion control help more than just metal—they also help in national defense.


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 ...


Coating Innovation Wins Recognition

A corrosion- and abrasion-resistant coating secured one fledgling Norwegian coatings company the top spot in a competition recognizing the best entrepreneurs from across a range of technolog...


Plains Told to Purge Idle Line

Fearing ongoing corrosion damage, federal regulators have ordered the owner of a 130-mile pipeline in California to purge the system, though idle, of the crude that remains in the lines.


Coating to Insulate Hot, Cold Surfaces

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings group has introduced an insulative acrylic coating for industrial systems that the company says helps eliminate corrosion under insulation (CUI)...


Experts Weigh in on Bay Bridge Cable

Concerns about corrosion on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have prompted a team of bridge professionals to ask for quick action to protect the main cable supporting the bridge.


New Rust Concern Lurks on Bay Bridge

Corrosion on the new Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge has been a topic of consideration for quite some time, but while focus has been on tower rods, a new area of the bridge has been singled...


Trunk Show: Lucy Gets a Paint Job

The New Jersey beachfront stomping ground has not been kind to "Lucy the Elephant."


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.


Save the Date: Corrosion Solutions

Engineered Corrosion Solutions, in association with Chicago Corrosion Group LLC, has announced its upcoming Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2016 conference, to be held May 5, 2016, in Elk Gro...


Navy Science Team Advances Coatings

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have been recognized for money-saving and performance advancements they made to nonskid and topside coatings used on the naval fleet.


Caltrans Seeks Damages from Builder

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is ending its contract with the main contractor of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.


Corrosion Summit Registration Open

Finishing Solutions Network has announced its upcoming 2015 Corrosion Summit, to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Painters District Council 30 Headquarters in Aurora, IL.


Corrosion Fuels Pipeline Opposition

Canadian groups opposed to a transcontinental pipeline proposal are saying that corrosion problems affecting another major pipeline could happen to the new one.


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...


In Memoriam: Dr. Richard W. Drisko

Longtime SSPC writer, editor, consultant and educator Dr. Richard W. Drisko (“Dr. Dick”) passed away late last month (Aug. 28).


Investor Lawsuit Calls Out Pipeline Co.

In the aftermath of an oil spill caused by a corroded pipeline, a Houston pipeline transportation and storage firm finds itself the target of a lawsuit filed by one of its own shareholders.


Corrosion Inhibitor Reaches Tough Spots

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


Getting Schooled on Bridge Building

Students at the University of Miami are getting first-hand knowledge of the science of bridge building and materials performance as they actively participate in the construction of a pedestr...


Queensferry Tackles Corrosion, Records

Scotland’s largest transportation infrastructure project in years is making progress, resolving corrosion concerns and setting records along the way.


Coatings Go Under the Microscope

A joint venture between industry and academia will work to find solutions for challenges such as corrosion, oxidation and abrasion.


Corrosion Detection Built for Space

What do soil pollution and the European Space Agency (ESA) have to do with pipe corrosion? A joint venture between it and a Dutch company established an earth-based method for pipeline owner...


Zinc-Rich Primer Helps Fight Corrosion

Axalta Coating Systems has introduced two new Ganicin organic zinc-rich primers.


NSF Funds ATOMIC University Research

Finding ways to help coatings address challenges such as corrosion, oxidation and abrasion are a just a few of the solutions that will be under the microscope, so to speak, at a new Pennsylv...


Companies at Odds over Bridge Death

Less than a day after a man died while performing abrasive blasting work on a Mississippi River bridge, one of the companies involved asked a federal judge to rule it is not liable.


Formula Reported to Halt Corrosion

SKOKIE, IL--Rust Buddy has introduced a liquid-applied polymer product reported to stop active corrosion with just one coat.


Treatment Tackles Active Corrosion

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


Research ‘Sees’ Rust on the Surface

NEW YORK--Corrosion researchers know that what they see on the surface really does count.


Free eBook Examines Pipeline Coatings

PITTSBURGH--From specification to performance, exploring the critical role of protective coatings in transmission pipelines is the subject of a new eBook from JPCL.


New Primer Made for Carbon Steel

PHILADELPHIA--Axalta Coating Systems LLC has introduced a zinc-rich primer designed to deliver high levels of corrosion resistance to carbon steel substrates.


Bridge Problems Stir Federal Response

WASHINGTON--States and localities can quickly appropriate funds for emergency repairs on their highways, bridges and tunnels, but what happens when the structure is federally owned?


Sensors May Outsmart Smart Pigs

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA—New technology being developed in Australia could help that nation's pipeline network reach the 100-year mark.


Optimizing Specs for Steel Structures

COPENHAGEN—There are many ways to decide on paint specification—and a high-stakes decision it is for large steel structures.


Coating a Longer Missile Launcher Life

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OH—A new, green coating technology can provide tenfold improvement in corrosion and wear resistance on missile launchers, its U.S. Air Force developers say.


Study: Arch 'Serviceable' Despite Stains

ST. LOUIS—Defects on the 50-year-old skin of the nation's tallest monument are no more than age spots and birth marks and do not signify any structural damage, a new engineering inspection c...


Report: Monument Sound under Stains

ST. LOUIS—Discolorations and blemishes on the stainless-steel exterior of the U.S.'s tallest monument reflect no "significant corrosion or distress"—but a little careful cleaning of the 50-y...


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.


Stopping Corrosion, Slowing Bullets

New polyurea coatings being tested by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory can create a rubber surface that not only stops corrosion but improves the ballistic protection of armored amphibious...


Acrylic Silicone Made to Take the Heat

Cortec Corp. has introduced a high-heat-resistant, water-based, acrylic silicone primer/topcoat designed to provide protection in harsh, outdoor, unsheltered applications.


Access Companies Strike $251M Deal

A multinational deal now underway will create an industrial access, insulation and corrosion-protection giant with the reach of 17,000 employees across Europe and the Middle East.


DoD Offers Free SSPC, NACE Training

SSPC and NACE will provide free courses in corrosion prevention and mitigation this year to Department of Defense personnel, thanks to funding from DoD's corrosion office.


Copper to Clad London's New Garden

A massive public garden that will span the River Thames will sport a specially developed finish designed to keep the structure maintenance free for more than a century.


Houston Group Names Next President

A coatings executive with 28 years of experience has been named the next president of the Coating Society of the Houston Area.


'Super-Strength' Skin Planned for Bridge

London's upcoming garden-turned-bridge will sport a specially developed copper-nickel alloy coating that will reportedly keep the structure maintenance-free for 120 years.


eBook Brushes Up on Corrosion Coatings

An in-depth look at the rapidly advancing technologies for corrosion-control coatings is the focus of a free new eBook from JPCL.


Corrosion Confab: Science, Solutions

Corrosion is an equal-opportunity scourge that rains about $500 billion of damage a year onto thousands of structures, from circuit boards to condos to cooling towers.


Clear Protection Made for Concrete

BASF has introduced a water-based, 100 percent acrylic coating to protect vertical concrete exteriors from water and dirt.


Multimetal Protection Boasts Bio Base

Cortec Corp., a global supplier of corrosion control technologies, has introduced a certified biobased, biodegradable, ready-to-use temporary coating for multimetal protection.


Award Gives Graphene Coating $500k Lift

A South Dakota researcher will receive $500,000 to develop graphene-based corrosion-resistant coatings for infrastructure.


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.


Shrink Wrap Offers Protection Option

A new heavy-duty shrink film with flame-retardant additives and UV inhibitors may replace conventional rust preventatives while extending equipment life, according to manufacturer Cortec Cor...


ODOT Cannons Keep Birds off Bridge

Oregon bridge crews are using propane-powered cannons to shoo birds from an interstate lift span—a non-lethal way to discourage starlings from roosting on the bridge.


$11M to Boost Ship Tech and Training

Extensive laser peening, better training and a whole lot more robots appear headed for shipbuilding and maintenance crews in 2015, fueled by more than $11 million in new funding from the Nat...


Nylon Pipe Rolls Out in the Oilfield

The world's largest nylon producer has introduced nylon transmission pipeline that can withstand temperatures up to 200°F and pressures up to 500 PSI.


Texture Makes Surfaces Repel Liquids

A new surface texture that can reportedly repel any type of liquid from any type of substrate is well into development at UCLA.


New Surface Repels, Well, Everything

Teflon? That's so 20th century. A new surface texture being developed by UCLA engineers reportedly "can repel all liquids, no matter what material the surface is made of."


Coating Tackles Multimetal Corrosion

Cortec Corp. has rolled out an environmentally friendly, temporary coating designed to protect metals in indoor, outdoor and salt-spray environments.


Spray Fights Multimetal Corrosion

Cortec Corp. has rolled out an environmentally friendly, temporary coating designed to protect metals in indoor, outdoor and salt-spray environments.


Waste Powder Powers a Tougher Coating

Today's tons of silicone rubbish may be the secret ingredient in tomorrow's superhydrophobic, corrosion-resistant coatings.


Lighting Tackles Marine Environments

Larson Electronics has expanded its range of industrial-grade lighting equipment with a new fluorescent fixture designed for wet areas and salt-water marine environments.


Aviation Painters Forum Takes Off

Like aviation technology itself, coatings for today's aircraft are changing constantly, bringing high-stakes challenges that have turned a group of industry competitors into collaborators.


Students Tackle Corrosion in 2 Contests

NACE is challenging students to solve this country's corrosion problems, from bridges to defense systems, in a pair of competitions.


Veterans Get Corrosion Career Training

U.S. military veterans are becoming certified in cathodic protection with the help of a $2,500 grant from Consumers Energy, an electric and natural gas utilities company in Michigan.


Flexible Topcoat Enhances Resistance

A new abrasion-resistant overcoating from 3M boasts improved flexibility and is designed to protect the primary corrosion coating on pipelines.


$2.5M Awarded for Shipbuilding Research

Coatings, surface preparation and corrosion control projects will share in more than $2.5 million in funding newly awarded by the National Shipbuilding Research Program.


Zinc Primers Tout Crack Self-Healing

Hempel has announced a portfolio of three new anti-corrosive zinc primers developed for a wide range of industries and applications, from offshore oil and gas to wind turbines.


Corrosion Fighter Sports Water Base

A new waterborne formulation offers a safer anti-corrosion option to solvent-based metal primers, manufacturer Dunn-Edwards reports.


Graphene Wages Rust-Busting Revolution

While no one is declaring victory in the war on corrosion, new coatings formulated with graphene could help stave off rust and resist chemicals on everything from metal structures to food pa...


Rust Blocker Gets Water-Base Update

Dunn-Edwards has reformulated its metal primer with waterborne technology instead of solvents.


Coating Operation Fined $341K

Workers repeatedly inhaled, absorbed and even ingested toxic hexavalent chromium through a variety of coating tasks at an Oklahoma contractor, federal authorities are alleging.


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.


New Program Offers Customized Help

International Paint has introduced Interplan, a customized maintenance painting service that offers a flexible coating survey and maintenance service package.


Protective Coating Shuns Heavy Metal

Tesla NanoCoatings has introduced a high-performance corrosion-control coating without cadmium, lead and other heavy metals found in zinc-rich coatings.


Best Practices:
Don’t Let a Carpenter Fix Your Car (II)

Brainy engineers excel at many important functions. Specifying paint, alas, is typically not one of them.


UK Service Reclaims its Rusty Roots

The UK's National Physical Laboratory has decided to let corrosion be corrosion, rebranding its materials management arm simply as the National Corrosion Service (NCS).


Gilding Failure Mars NYC Monument

A year-old $500,000 gilding project has failed on a landmark statue in Central Park, with officials mystified as to the cause.


Gold Coating Proves a 24kt Failure

A mysterious coating failure is causing 1,200 square feet of gold—a new, half-million-dollar paint job—to crack and peel on a massive historical monument in New York City’s Central Park.


Silver Loses Luster as Rust Buster

Silver may not always be so protective in protective coatings for some steels, researchers in Iran are reporting.


New Film Shrinks Protection to Fit

Cortec Corp. has unwrapped a new military-grade corrosion inhibitor in shrink-film form.


Pipeline Corrosion Firm Sold for $116M

Global HSE concern Halma plc has acquired California-based Rohrback Cosasco Systems (RCS), the leading U.S. corrosion monitoring firm, the companies have announced.


New Coating Has Tie-Coat Properties

Hempel USA has introduced an anti-corrosive coating and primer with antifouling tie-coat properties for atmospheric and immersion service.


Q-Lab Unveils 3 Corrosion Test Units

Q-Lab, a global provider of weathering and corrosion test equipment, has introduced the Q-FOG CRH cyclic corrosion testers, designed to perform traditional salt spray, Prohesion and most cyc...


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.


Navy Additive Helps ‘Heal Like Skin’

A new powder added to off-the-shelf commercial primers is helping scratched military vehicles heal themselves before corrosion starts, U.S. Navy developers say.


1-Part Protective Clear Coat Revamped

NEI Corp. has reformulated its Nanomyte TC-5001 nanocoating, designed to improve the corrosion resistance of zinc-plated and hot-dip galvanized steel under severe environmental and operating...


Space Limited for 1-Day Corrosion Event

Time is running out to register for Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2014, a new, intensive, low-cost, one-day program focusing on the fundamentals of corrosion from an economic and technical ...


Show Gives Day to Structural Protection

Protecting commercial and other structures from the costly degradation of corrosion will be the focus of a new, intensive, low-cost, one-day conference next week.


Stopaq Enters U.S. Market

Nearly two years after purchasing its pipeline corrosion technologies, Berry Plastics is ready to begin distributing Stopaq products in the United States.


Anti-Corrosion Spray Underway

A graphene-based spray coating that would help multiple industries “easily and inexpensively” fight corrosion is the focus of a new program at the University of Central Florida's NanoScience...


DOD Targets ‘Culture’ of Corrosion

ORLANDO—It will take more than protective coatings to make a dent in the U.S. military's $23 billion-a-year campaign against corrosion.


O, Canada, This Sounds Familiar

ORLANDO-When it comes to industrial protective coatings, what happens in Canada (or Australia or Indonesia or the U.S.) doesn't stay in Canada (or Australia or Indonesia or the U.S.).


EPA Settles with Military on Tank Issues

Three military bases in Virginia have paid federal regulators a combined $62,634 in fines to settle allegations of violating underground storage tank regulations.


Smart Coatings Market Set to Surge

Forecasters are expecting a “staggering” and sustained across-the-board growth spurt for the global smart coatings industry.


Aegion, PPG Land DOD Contracts

Corrpro Companies and PPG Industries have both just inked major corrosion-protection and coatings contracts with two branches of the Department of Defense.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.


NACE Expands Training to Middle East

NACE International has announced plans to open a new corrosion control training facility in Dubai, UAE.


WA Hits Feds over Leaking Nuke Tank

The federal government is doing an “unacceptable” job of removing waste that has been leaking from a Hanford Site nuclear tank for at least 16 months, Washington State officials say.


New Corrosion Conference Aims at Owners

Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2014, a new one-day conference focused on helping U.S. facility owners tackle that $500 billion-a-year problem, will debut March 13 in the Chicago area.


House Panel Pushes Corrosion Covers

The Department of Defense is getting a little corrosion advice along with its 2014 budget plan. The message: Cover up.


Tesla Announces $50M Investment

Protective coatings maker Tesla NanoCoatings says it is poised for significant growth with a new "strategic partnership" and major investment by a Korean chemical firm.


Carboline Unveils 3 Pipe Linings

Improving natural-gas pipe flow efficiency is the promise of three new epoxy lining products from Carboline Co.


4 Firms Share $50M Corrosion Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded four companies a total of $50 million in contracts with exclusive rights to compete for corrosion prevention work.


New Teflon Coating is Water-Based

DuPont has introduced what it calls the first “truly water-based,” low-VOC protective coating with a corrosion resistance of up to 3,000 salt spray hours.


OSHA Cites Air Force Sanding Operation

Toxic chemical exposures during paint-removal operations have once again landed an air base in trouble with federal health and safety authorities.


Canusa Slapped in Coating Patent Case

Stopaq's Wrappingband has bested Canusa's Wrapid Bond in the German Court of Appeals, which has deemed the latter a copycat product that violates Stopaq's patent.


Crumbling Capitol Dome to be Restored

Majestic from afar, but disintegrating from within, the U.S. Capitol Dome is about to undergo a critically needed $60 million restoration effort.


Urethane Fights Corrosion at High Temps

Corr-Paint CP2010, new from Aremco Products Inc., is formulated to provide high-temperature corrosion resistance on copper and steel components and structures exposed to oxidation and corros...


Coating Signals Corrosion Colorfully

A new corrosion-sensing coating that incorporates nanocapsules would flag underlying corrosion by changing colors, researchers say.


$800K Awarded for Pipeline Research

New materials and technologies for reducing corrosion and improving monitoring of pipelines will get a boost from $800,000 in grants just announced by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materia...


AkzoNobel Honors 2 Material Scientists

Two prominent researchers in the fields of materials and surface engineering have received AkzoNobel’s 2013 Science Award.


Best Practices:
When Bad Priming Happens to Good Steel

The majority of new construction projects specify that structural steel components be prepared and primed by the steel fabricator prior to delivery to the jobsite. However, time and time aga...


DOD Urged to Tighten Corrosion Oversight

The Department of Defense needs to keep a firmer rein on the scores of equipment-related corrosion projects it oversees, including nailing down data on project outcomes, a new federal audit ...


Free Webinar Covers Polyurea Standard

Polyureas, polyurethanes and the latest industry standard for field application of those coatings will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


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.


DoD Corrosion Conference Goes Virtual

If you have web access, you can attend this year’s Department of Defense Corrosion Conference next month—free, from anywhere in the world.


DoD Raps Corrosion Training, Technology

The U.S. military could fight corrosion damage far more effectively with better cooperation, training and communication among the various service branches, the Department of Defense has conc...


Free eBook Tackles High-Rise Coatings

Collected technical expertise on coatings for high-rise structures is now available as a free new eBook from Durability + Design.


With Mall ‘Doomed,’ Owner Shunned Fixes

The owner of Ontario's infamous Algo Centre Mall says he refused to repair what he called a “doomed” structure because it was a “black hole” unworthy of additional expense.


Free Webinar Plumbs Sewer Rehab

Evaluating protective coatings and other components of sewer rehabilitation will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


High-Build Made for 1-Coat Protection

Sherwin-Williams has introduced a high-build, one-coat polyaspartic urethane designed to accelerate return to service on bridges and other infrastructure projects.


PPG Adds Anticorrosive Marine Epoxy

PPG Industries has launched Sigmacover 580, an epoxy anticorrosive/tiecoat designed for fast turnaround of vessel maintenance in dry dock.


Webinar Dips into Galvanizing Coatings

Navigating the many options for overcoating galvanized steel—for both protective and aesthetic purposes—will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Asia Boom Seen for Marine Coatings

Global growth in shipping and the offshore industry, aided by new coating advances, are poised to kickstart the Asia-Pacific marine coatings market in the years ahead, a new forecast reports...


Glass Flake Epoxy Made for Bridges

Sherwin-Williams has developed a glass flake epoxy-based paint—originally developed for offshore structures in the North Sea—for use on bridges and highways.


DOD Urged to Spruce Up Corrosion Plans

The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force all need some spit and polish on their corrosion prevention and control programs, federal auditors say.


Corrosion Cracking Shuts Nuke Reactor

Stress corrosion cracking in a North Carolina nuclear reactor has forced operator Duke Energy to take the plant offline, officials said.


Hull Holes Laid to Coating Damage

Coating damage and inadequate cathodic protection caused the corrosion that left holes in the hull of a brand-new $500 million Coast Guard cutter, an internal investigation has concluded.


Offshore Fires Spur New Demands on BP

For the second time in two years, regulators have ordered BP to address offshore maintenance lapses that have led to fires and risked catastrophes aboard oil and gas platforms.


Corrosion Takes Center Stage at NATO

The U.S. military has teamed up with its European counterparts in what is rapidly becoming a worldwide effort to combat corrosion.


Rust Inhibitors Carry Golden Prospects

Busting rust is a booming enterprise, with the U.S. demand for all types of corrosion inhibitors set to grow by a steady 4.1 percent annually through 2017, a new market forecast projects.


Castolin Acquires Monitor Coatings

Veteran European protective coatings maker Castolin Eutectic has acquired the Monitor Coatings Group, a UK-based provider of coatings for surface engineering in harsh environments.


Study: Nuke Site Issues Pose Blast Risk

Leaking radioactive waste tanks, design flaws, and poor safety practices at a nuclear tank farm in Washington could lead to an explosion and other threats to public health and safety, a nucl...


Mall Study: Extreme Corrosion Unnoticed

The only surprise in last summer's fatal cave-in at an Ontario shopping mall is that it didn't happen a lot sooner.


Design Cited in Fatal Mall Cave-in

Engineers investigating the deadly collapse at Algo Centre Mall in Ontario say it’s surprising that the 32-year-old structure did not fail sooner.


New Coating Video Scores on YouTube

Industrial product commercials aren't typically a must-see, grab-the-popcorn event, but a video for a new waterproof coating is proving to be the exception.


Corroded Organ Music to Chemist’s Ears

Ancient organ pipes throughout Europe are suffering corrosion damage—so much so that some instruments can no longer produce sound.


Barrier Coating is New Viral Phenom

Without cat tricks, drunken stunts or bad dancing, a barrier coating product video has become one of YouTube’s latest—and unlikeliest—sensations.


DOD-Led Exhibit Spotlights Corrosion

A new permanent exhibit mounted by the biggest names in rust busting targets the scourge of corrosion and encourages students to unlock the mysteries of materials degradation at the Orlando ...


Doomed Mall: 1 Second, 1 Car

With a weld ravaged by water and corrosion, it took just one car—in one second—to cave in an Ontario shopping mall last summer, trapping and killing people inside, engineers studying the acc...


Ancient Organs Focus of Corrosion Study

An organ-playing chemist has found a way to combine her passion for music and science by studying corrosion in centuries-old organ pipes.


Corrosion Clout: NACE Launches PAC

NACE International is taking its $476 billion case for corrosion control inside the Beltway with a new political action committee.


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.


Conversion Coating Cuts Out Chromates

A chromate-free conversion coating for magnesium alloys has been developed by NEI Corporation.


Texas A&M Launches Corrosion Center

Today's professionals and tomorrow's recruits in the war on corrosion, especially in the oil and gas sector, will have the help of a new national corrosion center focusing on the field's sci...


Free eBook Focuses on Bridge Coating

Safety, quality, decision-making and other hands-on issues vital to a successful coating project are among the topics of a new, free eBook available from JPCL.


Chevron Fined $1M in Refinery Fire

Chevron's apparent decision to ignore its own inspectors' decade-old recommendation to replace a corroded, leaking pipe has triggered a record fine against the oil company in the blast and b...


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...


The Price of Ambiguity: $52M

SAN ANTONIO—A picture may be worth a thousand words, but one squishy word in a contract could trigger a bill that could break your company.


War on Corrosion: News from the Front

SAN ANTONIO—The U.S. military is gaining serious ground in the multibillion-dollar war on corrosion, saving millions of dollars and improving readiness in the process, experts reported Tuesd...


New Urethane Primer Aids Metal Roofs

White-Knight/White-Stallion Metal Primer, just introduced by The Garland Co., is a single-component, moisture-curing primer for use on metal systems that require rust inhibitors or chemical ...


Garland Unveils Primer for Metal Roofs

The Garland Company Inc. has added White-Knight Metal Primer, an all-purpose aromatic urethane coating, to its product offerings.


Protective Coatings Centers Launched

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has announced the opening of Protective Coatings Centers across the U.S. and Canada.


U.S. Drives for Less Rust on the Road

Is there a solution to the thousands of miles of guardrails rusting away along American highways? The federal government is gambling yes, with a new request for proposals to find the best me...


Customers to Foot Half of Pipeline Bill

Two years after a California pipeline explosion killed eight people and demolished a neighborhood, the utility's customers have been handed the bill: $299 million.


 
 
   

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