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Lufthansa, BASF Announce New Surface Technology

In a joint news release, German airline company Lufthansa and global chemical company BASF announced the roll out of its latest surface coatings technology, inspired by sharks.


USDOT Announces $1.2B in FAA Grants

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced last week that $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants are being awarded through the Federal Aviation Administratio...


FAA Updates Specs to Include Precast Concrete

The Federal Aviation Administration recently updated is “Standard Specifications for Construction of Airports” advisory circular, which now contains language for precast concrete.


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.


Gel-Based Coating Fights Off Ice

Researchers at Colorado State University believe they have made a breakthrough in the realm of anti-icing coatings with the invention of a new ice-repellent coating they claim outperforms to...


Companies Join Forces on Engine Coatings

Praxair Surface Technologies, a company specializing in high-performance coatings for the aviation, energy and other industries, is teaming up with GE Aviation in a specialized coatings join...


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.


Electric Concrete Could De-Ice Roads

Researchers in Nebraska are hoping their electrified concrete will help drivers avoid the skids during winter months.


Airline Unwraps Its ‘Frozen’ Aircraft

Kids can get a little obsessed with their favorite Disney characters. And if your little Frozen fan finds out he or she can fly to Disney on a plane adorned with Elsa, Anna and Olaf, you mig...


Paints, Coatings Spur Epoxy Resins Need

Forecasters are predicting a favorable growth period for the epoxy resins market in the coming seven years.


Paint Stripper CEO Admits to Bribery

OKLAHOMA CITY--Visits to strip joints, a $2,600 football helmet, and thousands of dollars in cash were just some of the gratuities that a manufacturer of depaint products spread around to wi...


Owls Impart Quiet Coating Wisdom

CAMBRIDGE, UK--Listening carefully to the silent flight of owls, researchers have developed a coating that may help quiet the roar of wind turbines and other fan blades.


New Coating May Dim Laser Attacks

ROMEOVILLE, IL—The distraction of pilots by thousands of laser attacks each year could be thwarted by a new aircraft coating being developed at Lewis University, researchers say.


Bugged, NASA Fights Back with Coatings

SHREVEPORT, LA--Not much bugs NASA scientist Mia Siochi as much as clods of insect guts that pile up on wings and cause aircraft to eat more fuel.


Ex-PPG Worker Charged in Secrets Case

WASHINGTON, DC—A retired project leader for PPG Industries faces years in prison for allegedly selling extensive manufacturing specifications worth millions of dollars to a Chinese company.


EPA Floats Aerospace Coating Rule

U.S. environmental authorities are proposing to tighten emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coatings used in aviation and aerospace manufacturing or repair.


OSHA Cites Northrop Grumman Painting

Complaints about excessive painter exposure to methylene chloride and hexavalent chromium have led to serious federal citations against defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp.


Paint-Stripper Bribery Draws in Others

A CEO indicted for bribing military base officials to buy his paint remover was the last, but not the least, person implicated in the plot, officials said Tuesday (Dec. 9).


Coatings Maker Accepts EPA Waste Fine

An industrial-coatings manufacturer will pay a $20,240 penalty to settle claims that it violated federal hazardous-waste regulations at its Pennsylvania plant.


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.


Israeli Air Force Strips Chopper Coatings

Years of heavy-duty coatings have apparently become too heavy for Israel’s attack helicopters, prompting authorities to peel off the paint to lighten the choppers’ load.


From Waste, a Hot New Coating

While the U.S. awaits a federal decision on the safety of coal ash, Mexican researchers have found a new use for the industrial waste: high-temperature coatings.


 
 
   

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