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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...


AkzoNobel, Airbus Develop Chromate-Free Primer

Global aerospace coatings supplier AkzoNobel and international aerospace pioneer Airbus recently teamed up to launch a new chromate-free exterior primer.


New Metal Primer Released

Los Angeles-based coatings manufacturer Dunn-Edwards announced on Monday the release of a new metal primer, one that the company says provides superior resistance to corrosion.


F-35 Delivery Stopped Again Over Primer Problem

The U.S. Department of Defense has again stopped delivery of the F-35 fighter jet over issues related to primer application on fastener holes.


New Structural Steel Primer Released

A new industrial shop primer for structural steel and other steel substrates has been released.


Research Lab Develops Fossil Fuel-Free Primer

Scientists in Germany say they have developed a way to use a biobased material, lignin, as a binder for paint primers, opening the door to a potential new type of corrosion-resistant coating...


Lab Develops Fossil Fuel-Free Primer

Scientists in Germany say they have developed a way to use a biobased material, lignin, as a binder for paint primers, opening the door to a potential new type of corrosion-resistant coating...


Fighter Jet Delivery Halted Over Corrosion Issue

Corrosion problems are to blame for a 30-day hiatus in the delivery of F-35 fighter jets to the U.S. military, according to media reports published Wednesday.


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...


Alkyd Coatings Made for Industrial Sector

Coating manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) recently announced an expansion to its Tufcote line of topcoats and primers, adding three new alkyd products designed for industria...


Epoxy Primers Made for Anti-Corrosion

AkzoNobel has expanded its anti-corrosive primer offerings with Intergard 251HS and Intergard 2575, which are both high-build, low-VOC epoxies.


Coil Coatings Firm Unveils Universal Primer

Global coil coatings manufacturer Beckers Group recently introduced a new primer that the company says can take the place of multiple other primers under polyesters, urethanes, PVDF and othe...


New Paint, Primer Aimed at DIYers

PPG Paints has launched a new paint and primer for both exterior and interior use that’s aimed at giving DIYers the confidence of professionals.


SSPC Issues Moisture Determination Standard

Moisture determination methods for concrete and masonry walls is the topic of a new standard issued by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, which also recently revised another standard...


SSPC Issues One New Standard, Revises Second

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has released one new standard—moisture determination on commercial coating projects—and revised another, pertaining to polyurethanes.


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...


CT Firm Unveils Chromate-Free Airplane Primer

A Connecticut aerospace firm has developed a new non-chromate primer for commercial airplanes that it says protects steel landing gear surfaces from corrosion as effectively as existing chro...


Alkyd Primer Made for Onboard Maintenance

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel recently expanded its ship maintenance line with the launch of a new multi-purpose one pack primer.


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 ...


Firm Introduces New 2-Coat System

Coatings firm Valentus Specialty Chemicals has introduced its VSC Advanced Protective Coating System, which uses a polyester-resin topcoat and epoxy primer to guard steel, concrete and alumi...


Offshore Coatings Made for Maintenance

Coatings manufacturer Jotun has introduced a new coating line for offshore maintenance, designed specifically for brush and roller application to power-tooled and waterjetted surfaces.


Facade Restoration Introduced for Metal Structures

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


New Primer Made for Heavy Equipment

A new primer from PPG is designed for use on heavy-duty equipment and transportation applications.


Magnetic Primer Launches

IdeaPaint (Boston) has created Magnetic Primer, a product described as “a liquid magnetic solution” for multiple surfaces in offices and other locations.


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 ...


GCP Touts New 'Primer-less' Air Barrier

GCP Applied Technologies has launched a new take on the traditional air barrier membrane.


SSPC Announces New Releases

Two new publications—a new standard on pre-construction primer coatings and a newly revised and reissued standard on aluminum-pigmented epoxy coatings—are now available from SSPC, The Societ...


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.


Bridge of Firsts Celebrates $48M Rehab

An important structure in the history of bridges has just undergone an extensive four-year, $48 million restoration.


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...


Exposed Lead Paint Tainted Drinking Water

A small town in eastern Virginia is the site of a brewing controversy over a water tank that was allegedly exposing residents to lead—even a year after the dangers were first uncovered.


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 ...


Tnemec Debuts Epoxy Primer

A Kansas City, MO-based coatings manufacturer has launched a new two-component, clear epoxy primer designed to offer superior penetration and adhesion to concrete.


Primer Made to Inhibit Moisture Vapor

A new moisture vapor-tolerant, high solids epoxy primer for newly poured and existing concrete slabs is now available from protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc.


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...


The Witch Will Be Back

A water tower in New England is getting a makeover, but it won’t be losing its most notable feature: the Salem Witch.


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.


New Binder Touts Stain Resistance

A new copolymer emulsion from Michelman boasts stain resistance and scrub resistance when used as a binder in architectural paints, wood primers and other coatings, the company says.


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.


New Primers to Match Range of Surfaces

The PPG commercial coatings group has announced the addition of F4921WH–2.1 White Epoxy Primer and F4921BK–2.1 Black Epoxy Primer to its DELFLEET Evolution premium commercial paint system.


Sub Museum Gets New Exterior Coat

Although officially retired from naval service since 1971, a Cold War-era submarine has remained on duty as an educational tourist attraction moored along the north shore of Pittsburgh.


New Light Industrial Paints Debut

A new line of coatings designed for the professional painter includes paints and primers for light industrial applications.


New Paints, Primers for Commercial Work

Valspar Paint has announced a new line of coatings designed specifically for the professional painter.


Zinc-Rich Primer Helps Fight Corrosion

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


Olympic Renames Paint and Primer

PITTSBURGH--Olympic Paint has renamed its Icon paint-and-primer in one for exterior and interior applications.


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.


2-in-1 Coating Addresses UV Stability

LYNGBY, DENMARK—Hempel has introduced a combined primer and mid-coat designed specifically for wind towers.


Concrete Gets 12-Hour Recoat Option

A new heavy-duty concrete floor coating system is designed to deliver a highly durable, abrasion-resistant surface—from initial cleaning to walk-on—in one day.


Watco Adds Fast Floor Coating Option

Watco, maker of industrial-strength flooring products, has introduced a one-day prep-and-paint system for concrete floors that employs a rapid-cure polyaspartic resin technology.


Hempel Adds Epoxies for Marine, Tanks

Newbuild cargo tanks and the marine maintenance market have two new epoxy options in the Hempadur line from global coatings maker Hempel.


Steel Bridge Coating Guide Revised

Three leading technical organizations have teamed up to overhaul an outdated guide specification for shop painting of bridge steel.


$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.


Rust Blocker Gets Water-Base Update

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


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.


New Primer Zaps Bacteria, Mold

Rust-Oleum Corp. says its new fungicidal primer can kill mildew, mold and odor-causing bacteria on industrial and other applications.


Primer Made to Fight Mold, Mildew

Rust-Oleum Corp. has introduced Zinsser Mold Killing Primer, a fungicidal coating for residential, commercial and industrial applications.


New Primer/Sealer Made for High Hide

Masterchem Industries has introduced a high-hiding, primer-sealer designed to minimize issues caused by dark colors and minor surface stains.


Primer/Topcoat Goes Inside, Outside

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


Metal Coating is Non-Flammable

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


Powder Coating Cuts Down on Cure

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


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.


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.


Best Practices:
Finishing Glass Mat Gypsum Board

Glass mat wallboard is a noncombustible interior panel with a moisture-resistant fiberglass-reinforced gypsum core and coated fiberglass mat face that increases the product's overall strengt...


SSPC Revises Zinc Primer Standard

Testing and performance requirements for highly pigmented primers containing zinc dust are part of new revisions to a standard from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Best Practices:
When the Substrate Rejects the Coating

A tidy few years ago, the inspector found himself on a project that should have been a breeze: a new arts center with four levels of poured-in-place concrete ceilings.


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...


Bids Sought for CO Tank Painting

The City of Glenwood Springs, CO, is seeking bids to repair, clean and recoat the interior of one of the city's 500,000-gallon water storage tanks.


2-in-1 Protective Semi-Gloss Unveiled

International Paint LLC has announced a new protective semi-gloss primer finish for its North American market.


XIM Line to Fatten Rust-Oleum Portfolio

Rust-Oleum Corp. is expanding its family of specialty primers and coatings with the acquisition of XIM Products Inc., founded generations ago as a manufacturer of bonding primers and sealers...


Rust-Oleum Acquires XIM Products

Rust-Oleum Corp. has announced the acquisition of certain assets of XIM Products Inc., an Ohio-based producer of specialty primers and coatings.


Nissan Shows Off $200M Paint Plant

New application technologies, smaller booths, a cool roof and other eco-friendly measures will slash energy usage and improve productivity at Nissan's new $200 million paint facility, billed...


PPG Expands Aerospace in Deft Deal

Looking to broaden its aerospace coatings portfolio, PPG Industries has acquired specialty coatings manufacturer Deft Inc.


SSPC Revises ‘Paint 23’ Primer Standard

Performance requirements for latex primer used on steel surfaces are the focus of a newly updated coating standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Insurer: Ameron Knew of Sable Coating Woes

Ameron executives knew of coating failures and corrosion damage at the Sable Offshore Energy Project well before the company applied for insurance related to those problems, according to the...


Corrosion Chemist Wins Tess Award

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


Primer Seals, Bonds to Rough Exteriors

Sherwin-Williams has introduced PrimeRx Peel Bonding Primer, a high-build product designed to bond even to alligatored or peeling exterior coatings.


NC Hockey Arena Invites Coating Bids

Cumberland County, NC, is seeking bidders for coating work on roof supports at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, a 15,000-seat venue for hockey, indoor football, and entertainment.


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...


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.


 
 
   

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