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SprayWorks Announces Second Annual Scholarship

In mid-December, spray foam and polyurea company Sprayworks announced via emailed press release its second annual scholarship geared toward the encouragement of careers in polyurethanes.


Free Webinar: FEVE Bridge Coatings

An upcoming webinar, to be hosted on PaintSquare on Nov. 20, will investigate both the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for new bridges and recoating work of existing ...


SSPC Call for Abstracts Deadline Approaching

The abstract submission deadline for SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ 2020 Coatings+ conference is quickly approaching.


SSPC CA-NV to Meet on Concrete Coatings

On April 18, the Northern California-Nevada chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will be holding a chapter meeting with a training session on coating new concrete, featuring ...


Webinar Eyes Attributes in Coating Purchasing

Core concerns regarding coating system purchasing—including coating system attributes, ease of use, availability and others—is the topic of discussion in PaintSquare’s upcoming webinar “Coat...


Sherwin-Williams Announces Aerospace Coatings Training

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently announced its 2019 aerospace coatings training program schedule, with classes accommodating various levels of experience, covering subjects ...


Campaign to Train Vets in Coatings Industry

The Chemical Coaters Association International entered an agreement with Workshops for Warriors in 2017 that is now coming to fruition.


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Free Webinar to Investigate Coating Failure

Using premature coating failure on a security barrier at an electrical power station as a case study, PaintSquare’s upcoming webinar (Dec. 5) will take a look at the customary steps for cond...


Free Webinar Explores Coating Failures

Coating failure and an examination of the coating failure inspection process, along with taking a look at a case study involving a natural gas compressor, are the topics of the day in PaintS...


SSPC to Meet on High-Temperature Coatings

Miles Buckhurst, Global Concept Director for Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun, will discuss selecting coatings for high-temperature environments at an evening meeting put tog...


SSPC to Meet on High-Temperature Coatings

Miles Buckhurst, Global Concept Director for Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun, will discuss selecting coatings for high-temperature environments at an evening meeting put tog...


Axalta Announces New Wood Coatings Center

Last week, liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced the openng of its new Learning and Development Center, which is dedicated to industrial wood coatings technology. The Center i...


Axalta Opens New Wood Coatings Center

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced last week that it has opened its new Learning and Development Center, which is dedicated to industrial wood coatings technology, in Pomon...


Webinar Investigates Technology for CUI Service

The details of how and why multipolymeric matrix paints perform at a level above and beyond earlier coating technologies for the mitigation of corrosion under insulation is the topic of Pain...


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SSPC Trainthepainter to Come to OH

The University of Akron will be facilitating SSPC’s Trainthepainter training program in October in Columbus, Ohio, providing five days of coating applicator training for workers seeking to f...


SSPC Trainthepainter Comes to Columbus

The University of Akron will be facilitating SSPC’s Trainthepainter training program in October in Columbus, Ohio, providing five days of coating applicator training for workers seeking to f...


SSPC SoCal to Meet on Concrete Work

Bob Murphy, an SSPC Certified Concrete Inspector and trainer and recipient of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings' 2017 John D. Keane Award of Merit, will present on the topic of concr...


SSPC SoCal to Meet on Concrete Work

Bob Murphy, an SSPC Certified Concrete Inspector and trainer and recipient of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings' 2017 John D. Keane Award of Merit, will present on the topic of concr...


SprayWorks Announces Scholarship Program

SprayWorks Equipment Group recently announced its new scholarship program, The James Davidson Innovative Student Scholarship, named after the company owner and geared toward encouraging stud...


SprayWorks Announces Scholarship Program

SprayWorks Equipment Group (Canton, Ohio) recently announced its new scholarship program, The James Davidson Innovative Student Scholarship, named after the company owner and geared toward e...


AkzoNobel Converts Brazil Facility for Training

A Sao Paulo, Brazil, facility owned by global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) will become a training center, specializing in programs related to the company's Sparlack Industrial wood co...


AkzoNobel to Open Training Center in Brazil

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel recently announced that it will be opening a new training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which will include advanced training programs centered around the compan...


Free Webinar: Coil Coatings for Buildings

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Tuesday, July 31, entitled: “Coil Coatings For Architectural Buildings.”


Coatings Leader Clive Hare Dies at Age 76

Clive H. Hare, a longtime JPCL columnist, coating-chemistry expert and author of influential books on protective coatings, passed away July 14 at the age of 76 at his home in Brookfield, New...


Coatings Luminary Clive Hare Dies at Age 76

Clive H. Hare, a longtime JPCL columnist, coating-chemistry expert and author of influential books on protective coatings, passed away July 14 at the age of 76 at his home in Brookfield, New...


SSPC Call for Abstracts Deadline Approaching

The abstract submission deadline for SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ 2019 Coatings+ conference is quickly approaching.


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Webinar to Address Beryllium Rule

A webinar broadcast by PaintSquare at 11 a.m. ET next Wednesday wlll take on the topic of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new beryllium rule, set to be enforced starting ...


Australian Workshops Examine CUI

A series of technical workshops to be held across Australia this June will tackle the topic of corrosion under insulation, the unseen menace that deteriorates metal in areas where insulative...


SSPC Issues Call for Abstracts for 2019

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has started accepting paper abstracts for its 2019 Coatings+ conference, which may cover topics across the protective and marine coatings industry.


SSPC Issues Call for Abstracts

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has started accepting paper abstracts for its 2019 Coatings+ conference, which may cover topics across the protective and marine coatings industry.


45th Waterborne Symposium Occurring This Week

The 45th iteration of the annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium is taking place all this week (Feb. 4-9) at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans.


45th Waterborne Symposium in NOLA This Week

The 45th annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium, is taking place all this week (Feb. 4-9) at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans.


Workshops, Sessions Color SSPC 2018 Technical Program

This year’s SSPC conference, to be held Jan. 15-18 in New Orleans, is set to shed light on topics from surface preparation to coating inspection, safety to leadership.


ChemQuest to Offer Adhesive Bonder Training

Chemquest Group Inc., working in conjunction with Fraunhofer IFAM as its North American partner, is offering a EWF-European Adhesive Bonder (EAB) course, which is slated to begin late Januar...


ChemQuest Offers Adhesive Bonder Training

Chemquest Group Inc., working in conjunction with North American partner Fraunhofer IFAM, will be offering the EWF-European Adhesive Bonder (EAB) course, which is set to begin late January 2...


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ABRAFATI 2017 Continues Through Thursday

The Brazilian Coatings Manufacturers Association’s annual conference and exhibition is aiming to bring together professionals throughout the region in what has been called Latin America's la...


ABRAFATI 2017 Opens Today

ABRAFATI 2017, the Brazilian Coatings Manufacturers Association’s annual conference and exhibition, kicks off today and runs through Thursday, bringing professionals from throughout the regi...


Tank Linings Figure into Free Webinar

Tank lining failures and how to avoid them will be the topic of a free webinar broadcast Thursday on Paintsquare.com.


Free Webinar Explores Coating Failures

The focus will be on failure—and preventing it—during a free webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 16, on PaintSquare.com, part of the 2017 SSPC-JPCL Webinar Education Series.


Webinar Illuminates SSPC-PA 2

Measuring dry coating thickness according to SSPC-PA 2 will be the topic of a free webinar presented by KTA-Tator’s Bill Corbett next Wednesday, July 19, on PaintSquare.com.


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 will Discuss Overcoating Aged Metal

Durability + Design will host a free webinar entitled "Overcoating Aged Metal Panels: Providing Improved Aesthetics While Extending the Maintenance Cycle." Tnemec Company’s Jennifer Gleisber...


Industry Books, Data Available in TPC Store

A number of publications and informational tools for individuals and companies in the coatings industry are available with the click of a mouse via the TPC Store, a service of PaintSquare Ne...


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.


SSPC 2018 Abstracts, Scholarship Apps Due

Two important deadlines are nearing for members of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, as abstracts for consideration for the SSPC 2018 conference and applications for this year’s SSP...


SSPC 2018 Abstracts Due May 1

Your chance to have your presentation included in the SSPC 2018 agenda is drawing to a close, as abstracts to be considered for the conference must be submitted by Monday, May 1.


Webinar Explores Coatings by Environment

A free webinar detailing which coating system is optimal for a specific project will be held 11 a.m. EDT (8 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, April 19.


Array of Information Offered at Corrosion 2017

This year's NACE International Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo took place in New Orleans from March 26-30 and featured a robust lineup of technical and research sessions, as well as infor...


Webinar Explores Thermal Spray Coatings

Inspecting thermal spray coatings is the topic of a free webinar to be presented Wednesday, April 5, by JPCL and SSPC.


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...


SSPC Inks Deal for Malaysia Training

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced Friday that it has signed an agreement with the Institute of Materials, Malaysia to provide SSPC training in Malaysia.


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,...


SSPC Seeks Papers for 2018 Conference

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has issued a call for papers for its 2018 conference, to be held Jan. 15-18, 2018, in New Orleans.


Webinar Features Repainting and Permeance

How many times can a commercial building be repainted before problems with moisture occur?


TPC Store Offers SSPC Publications

Books and resources published by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings are now being offered for sale via the TPC Store, the online retail site of Technology Publishing Co., the parent c...


SSPC Guides Now Available

Technology Publishing Co., the publisher of Durability + Design News and other coatings-related titles, is pleased to offer books and resources through its online retail site.


SSPC: 2017 Conference Participants Up

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has revealed that SSPC 2017, held Jan. 30-Feb. 2 in Tampa, Florida, posted positive numbers in terms of registrations and exhibit booths.


Students Share Coatings Studies

The future of the coatings industry was featured front and center during the third annual Poster Sessions presentations at SSPC 2017, which closed Thursday (Feb. 2) in Tampa, FL.


Learning Opportunities Abound at SSPC

SSPC 2017, the annual conference of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, concluded Thursday, Feb. 2, as the final technical sessions took place and the exhibit hall opened to attendees...


Commercial Workshop Kicks Off SSPC 2017

Contractors, facility owners, specifiers, suppliers and other coatings professionals convened Monday (Jan. 30) in Tampa to kick off the SSPC 2017 Featuring GREENCOAT conference.


Enhance Your Knowledge, Skills

The heart of the annual SSPC conference and exhibition is its technical program and training opportunities. This year, more than 100 presentations, lectures, discussion panels and demonstrat...


SSPC Passes ANSI-ASQ Assessment

The professional association for the industrial protective and marine coatings industry has passed a surveillance audit by the accreditation body responsible for ensuring the safety and qual...


Experts to Deliver Free Webinars

Developments in architectural coating technologies and air barrier systems are two concepts that will star in upcoming webinars offered by Durability + Design.


SSPC Takes Expertise to Saudi Arabia

A team from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings journeyed to Saudi Arabia late last month to discuss coatings and corrosion challenges with employees and management of the Saudi Arabia...


Explore Marine Tank Coating Solutions

Corrosion reportedly cost the United States Department of Defense $21.9 billion in 2014. For the U.S. Navy alone, annual corrosion costs are said to be $7.5 billion with vessel corrosion cos...


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.


CUI and Coatings of Choice

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a huge problem, and those in the field say there is plenty of trauma associated with tackling it.


Good Specifications Prevent Coating Failures

A number of factors, ranging from coating selection to outside influences, can contribute to a coating failure. The next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC presents a scientific approach...


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...


Understanding Inorganic Zinc-Rich Primers

From physical properties and curing mechanism to application and topcoating challenges, the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC aims to help you gain a better understanding of inorga...


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...


SSPC 2017 Poster Sessions Deadline Nears

Approximately six weeks remain to submit poster session proposals for the SSPC 2017 international protective coatings conference and exhibition.


Coatings for Water Treatment Plants

When it comes to water and wastewater treatment facilities, a variety of structures and areas require attention.


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 ...


Get Pro-Level Knowledge from Free Videos

From corrosion protection to access equipment, a selection of new titles in the free PaintSquare Pro Video Series can help you stay on top of a variety of important industry topics.


Specifying, Green Coatings Top New Issue

Expert advice on fire-resistive coatings and specification writing are a part of the new issue of Durability + Design In Depth, now available free online.


Free Webinar: Holding the Blast

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


Free Webinar: Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning

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


Structural Silicone Glazing 101

Join us for an exclusive webinar on the topic of silicone structural and protective glazing systems.


New Issue Released; Schedule Alert

Durability + Design is pleased to announce the release of its June issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four articles on best practices in selecting architectural coatings for a variety of appli...


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...


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.


SSPC, MPI Partner on Training

An expanded partnership between SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and the U.K.-based MPI Group will result in the broadening of the Trainthepainter program, a framework corporate edu...


Dow Coatings’ Scientist Honored for Paper

Alkyd chemistry was the focus of the technical lecture deemed most outstanding among the presentations making up this year’s American Coatings Conference.


Dow Research Earns Industry Accolades

Alkyd chemistry was the focus of the technical lecture deemed most outstanding among the presentations making up this year’s American Coatings Conference.


Understanding Laboratory Weathering Tests

Accelerated weathering and light stability testing can be an important part of new product development and quality control.


ChemQuest, Coatings Center Team Up

A new strategic partnership aims to advance technology and production needs of coatings end-users, suppliers, formulators and raw material producers.


Chemical Firm Integrates Coatings Center

An international business strategy firm specializing in specialty chemicals has announced the launch of a new facility to support the technology and production needs of clients in markets su...


Free Webinar: Why Permeance Matters

A free, two-part webinar series hosted by Durability + Design explores water vapor permeance of coating systems on building exteriors. Part one, held Feb. 24, defined permeance; part two, co...


SSPC Scholarship Deadline: April 30

For North American college students, time is running out to apply for scholarships from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


SSPC 2016 Presentations Now Live

Expert-led talks on coatings technology, surface preparation, inspection tools, and more presented during SSPC 2016 are now available for online viewing.


D+D In Depth March Issue Focus:
Coatings for Hospitals, Building Enclosures

Featuring articles on coatings for healthcare facilities as well as building enclosures, the March issue of D+D In Depth, Durability + Design’s monthly magazine, will be released Wednesday (...


Video Sessions Bring Conference to You

Were you double-booked for presentations at SSPC 2016? Is there a bit of data or guidelines from a lecture you’ve been trying to remember?


Webinar: Institutional Floor Coatings in Focus

From aesthetics to maintenance costs, there are many important factors to consider when selecting and specifying floor coatings for schools and hospitals.


SSPC Papers, Posters Deadlines Near

Deadlines are nearing for the submission of SSPC presentation proposals for the society’s 2017 conference.


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.


Design Challenge Aimed at Emerging Talent

Attention student designers: Are you up for a challenge? The Sherwin-Williams Company is inviting submissions in its annual STIR Student Design Challenge.


PPG Supports Paint Chemist Program

PPG has teamed up with ITECH Engineering School in Lyon, France, to help sponsor the first chemical engineering master’s degree program dedicated to paints and coatings in Europe, the compan...


PPG Backs Paint Chemist Master’s Degree

Global paints and coatings supplier PPG Industries has announced its partnership with a European educational institution in support of a new program for paint chemists.


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.


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.


D+D Releases February Issue of In Depth

Durability + Design is pleased to announce the release of the February issue of D+D In Depth, the digital magazine geared toward specifiers and users of architectural coatings and related ma...


Free Webinar Defines Permeance

Water vapor permeance of coatings systems on building exteriors is the topic of an upcoming free two-part webinar series hosted by Durability + Design.


D+D Launches Free Coatings Instruction

Opportunities abound for increasing your knowledge of coatings chemistry selection, performance and applications in 2016.


D+D Announces 2016 Webinar Program

Durability + Design, the leading publisher in architectural coatings technology, kicks off its ambitious 26-webinar series, offering free coatings education for specifiers and users, beginni...


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.


D+D to Launch Monthly Digital Publication

Durability + Design is pleased to announce the launch of D+D In Depth, a new monthly digital publication geared toward specifiers and users of architectural coatings and related mater...


Learn to Evaluate, Specify for Slip Resistance

Various standards for evaluating slip resistance are among the topics to be discussed in the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Coatings Courses for Military, DoD Use

From corrosion prevention to chemical agent resistance, coatings professionals will have the opportunity to delve into a range of topics specific to military and Department of Defense applic...


SSPC Event Spotlights Power Industry

From chemistry and application to inspection and specification, coatings professionals will find a variety of topics to choose from among the power and power generation programs offered at S...


Get to Know Marine Coating Standards

What do you need to know when specifying coatings for marine environments? What training opportunities are available to keep you up to date on the latest certifications and standards?


Commercial Lineup Set for SSPC 2016

From air barriers to floor coatings—the commercial track planned for SSPC 2016 will highlight a plethora of topics tailored to commercial and architectural coatings industry professionals.


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.


SSPC 2016 Dives into Water, Wastewater

In anticipation of SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, which will take place Jan. 18-21, 2016, in San Antonio, TX, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced its lineup of programmin...


SSPC Course Available Down Under

The Society for Protective Coating’s popular Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI) course will now be available in Australia and New Zealand, the association announced Thursday (Nov. 12).


Webinar Explores New Regulations

New regulations and safety trends relevant to industrial coatings professionals are the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Webinar Eyes UV Coatings Protection

Coatings and substrates are subject to a number of environmental and atmospheric conditions that can negatively affect their aesthetic and performance properties.


Webinar Zeroes in on Wastewater

The wastewater environment poses its own special considerations. An upcoming free webinar focuses on everything you need to related to coatings in wastewater applications


Webinar Covers Application, Standards

From equipment to quality control, an upcoming free webinar focuses on everything you need to know when applying thermal spray coatings.


Valspar Awards $25K in Scholarships

Students from around the globe who are studying coatings and polymeric materials at the North Dakota State University in Fargo will receive $25,000 in scholarships thanks to Valspar Corp.


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.


SSPC 2016 Registration Opens

The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) is offering a $200 discount for those who register early for the association’s 2016 conference and tradeshow.


SSPC 2016 Registration Now Open

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced that registration is now open for its annual conference and tradeshow, SSPC 2016, which runs early in 2016.


Video Series Offers Tips from the Pros

A new series of 31 webcasts, all entirely free, is now available to help coatings professionals with technical expertise on a wide range of topics.


New Video Series Offers Pro How-Tos

A new series of 34 webcasts, all entirely free, is now available to help coatings professionals with technical expertise and continuing education credits on a wide range of topics.


Webinar Doubles Up on Protection

PITTSBURGH--What offers the best corrosion protection for steel: painting or galvanizing? The answer is both, according to the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


eBook Covers Coating Performance, Uses

PITTSBURGH--The next generation of powder coatings for architectural applications and coatings made for sustainability are among the topics discussed in a free new resource by Durability ...


Webinar Keeps an Eye on the Assets

PITTSBURGH—Managing the mountain of scheduling, performance and life-cycle data involved in modern asset maintenance is the topic of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


New Videos Showcase Student Research

LAS VEGAS—Zinc phosphate pretreatments, sodium chloride diffusion, and internal coatings stress are on the research agendas of the coating industry's next generation.


Polyurea Primer: 3 Cs, 3 Minutes

PITTSBURGH—Why, after all these years, is Dudley Primeaux still so pumped about polyurea?


Webinar Bridges Standards, Training

PITTSBURGH—Standards keep the bridge industry safe and consistent; training and certification provide the knowledge to uphold the standards.


Webinar Gives Bridge Coatings Close-up

PITTSBURGH—The fundamental inspection skills necessary to visually assess the coating condition of an in-service bridge will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


SSPC Offers Student Aid, Seeks Papers

PITTSBURGH—Time is drawing short for SSPC college scholarship applications and presentation proposals for the society's 2016 conference.


Time Short for SSPC Papers, Student Aid

PITTSBURGH—The deadline is looming for SSPC college scholarship applications and presentation proposals for the society's 2016 conference.


JPCL Seeks to Honor Young Talent

PITTSBURGH—The clock is ticking on nominations of young coatings professionals and students to be recognized in the industry's leading journal.


Deadline Nears for JPCL Youth Nominees

PITTSBURGH—The deadline is fast approaching to nominate the industry's young talent for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings.


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.


Free Webinar Tackles Coatings Training

Selecting protective coatings for harsh oil and gas environments requires extensive knowledge of industry standards and practical experience.


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.


JPCL Seeks to Recognize Young Talent

Young coatings professionals and students have an opportunity to show the rest of the industry what they're made of in an upcoming special issue of JPCL.


Free Webinar to Hone Specs Appeal

Industrial painting projects are only as good as the specifications that guide them. But how do you prepare an effective specification that will help the contractor succeed?


Industry Engages the Next Generation

LAS VEGAS—SSPC has found its Fountain of Youth in a crop of fresh faces who are advancing research and brainstorming ways to make a difference in the coatings industry.


Architectural Coatings Get Expert Assist

LAS VEGAS—Hands-on QC for commercial coatings was the name of the game at SSPC 2015, amid a daylong architectural track that kept attendees busy.


Free Webinar Navigates Tricky Rigging

Industrial painting projects can pose complex challenges when it comes to rigging and scaffolding.


5 SSPC Courses Added for Vets

Veterans interested in coatings training now have five additional programs to choose from, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced.


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.


SSPC Unveils 2015 Show Lineup

Hot-dip galvanizing, concrete protection solutions, and green evolution coatings are among the topics on tap for SSPC 2015, according to the new program lineup.


Free Webinar Takes on 2k Urethanes

Increasing regulations are handing the coating industry new challenges in providing products that are environmentally friendly without sacrificing performance.


Free Webinar: Prepping an Inspection Plan

Coating inspectors equipped with a thorough plan will be better positioned to navigate complex coatings specifications, and a new webinar offers an assist in developing one.


Stirring Up New Batch of Paint Chemists

The European coatings industry is making a fresh push to recruit students with an intensive new graduate-level engineering specialty program backed by suppliers.


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.


Webinar Offers TLC for Roof Coatings

Maintenance that protects the integrity and durability of coatings for today’s popular metal roofs is the focus of a free upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Waterjetting Splashes into Free Webinar

Waterjetting fills a wide variety of removal and cleaning needs in coatings work, but how does it affect later coatings and what standards guide the process?


Free Webinar Tackles Graffiti Removal

Gaining the upper hand against graffiti blight with the latest coatings and removal technologies will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Online Building Courses Offer CEUs

Sherwin-Williams has introduced a free online series of courses for architects, designers and green building professionals.


Global Industrial Painter Training Set

SSPC has thrown its weight behind a leading UK painting and blasting training curriculum as part of an effort to expand the program worldwide.


Best Practices:
The Case of the Inside-Out Siding (1)

First of two parts. Typically used for siding, columns, beams, joists and fencing, dimensional lumber is finished, planed and cut to a standardized width and depth specified in...


Getting the Most from Concrete Coatings

Coatings can solve many of concrete’s problems—from durability concerns to deterioration issues—while enhancing the beauty of the building material.


SSPC Updates Concrete Floor Guide

From pre-bid to post-punchlist, full guidance for concrete floor projects is wrapped up in SSPC’s newly revised Technology Guide 20: Guide for Applying Thick Film Coatings and Surfacings ove...


Vets Offered Free Training in Trades

A global trade union has become the latest player to recruit military veterans for the dwindling ranks of the U.S. construction workforce, especially in the area of military maintenance.


IUPAT Launches Training for Veterans

A new program is providing free training to U.S. military veterans in the industrial coating sector, with plans to expand into other coursework soon.


ACA Launches Education Tools

The American Coatings Association has announced a new education section on its website, dedicated to professional development opportunities and information.


Webinar Shows the Why, Hows of Spot QA

Quality assurance inspections that can be performed on a spot basis during cleaning and painting projects will be the focus of an upcoming educational webinar hosted by Durability + Desig...


NACE Expands Training to Middle East

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


SSPC Increases College Scholarships

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will offer more assistance to North American college students next academic year, the organization has announced.


Five Awarded New Coatings Scholarship

Five students studying coatings and polymeric materials have been awarded scholarships as part of two new programs announced by North Dakota State University and the Valspar Corporation.


Edwards Coating Research Center Opens

Tomorrow’s coating technology is now in the pipeline at the new $2.5 million California Polytechnic State University research center honoring the late Kenneth N. Edwards.


New Building Show Opens Registration

Online registration has opened for D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, dedicated to building performance and aesthetics.


Registration Opens for ‘D+D 2014’ Show

Online registration has opened for “D+D 2014,” the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for May 20-22, 2014, in Cincinnati, OH.


Video How-to Offers VIS 3 Tips

A free video tutorial on how to use SSPC’s VIS 3 surface preparation reference guide is now available as part of the PaintSquare Video Education Series.


How-to Helps Measure Surface Conditions

A how-to guide to properly measuring ambient conditions is the latest in an original series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


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.


Free Videos Offer Film Thickness Demos

Hands-on demonstrations of two popular coating thickness gages are the latest free offerings in an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by Pain...


Blast QC Opens Video Learning Series

A how-to guide to determining blast cleanliness opens an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


ACA Honors Top Coating Research of 2013

The latest progress on accelerated testing, renewable materials, and organic coatings took top honors this year at the American Coatings Association's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference.


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 ...


SSPC 2013 Video Sessions Released

Floor coating adhesion, concrete coatings, quality control and other topics are among nearly two dozen newly released video presentations from SSPC 2013.


SSPC 2013 Video Sessions Released

Coating projects at heights, ice-phobic coatings for wind turbines, coatings for immersion service and other critical topics are among nearly two dozen newly released video presentations fro...


Dunn-Edwards Bids Farewell to Leader

Renowned polymer chemist Kenneth N. Edwards, retired CEO of the Dunn-Edwards Corp. and a champion of the coatings industry, died Feb. 20 at his home in Glendale, CA. He was 80.


VersaFlex Launches Polyurea University

Those seeking to become polyurea experts have a new tool at their disposal, as VersaFlex Inc. has announced the launch of four polyurea training degrees and renamed its training school Polyu...


For Industry Women, the Club Stops Here

SAN ANTONIO—Gone are the days of the good ol‘ boys club, at least as far as the protective coatings industry is concerned.


 
 
   

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