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Safety Considerations for Abrasive Blasting Operations

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


BioPowder Partners with Industrial Minerals Provider

BioPowder, a producer and supplier of fruit stone powders and bio-based abrasives, recently announced a partnership with German industrial mineral and functional filler systems provider Dorf...


JPCL Announces 2022 Readers’ Choice Winners

The winners of the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards, which honor the authors of the top articles selected by readership over the past year, were announced in this month’s issue of the Journal ...


New Product Announcement: Waterjet Nozzles

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


MineralTech Acquires Specialty Sand Company, AIM

Manufacturer and supplier of abrasive blast media MineralTech Gulf Coast Abrasives, LLC, recently announced that it has acquired Specialty Sand Company and American Industrial Minerals (AIM)...


Weiler Abrasives Expands Safety Program

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


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Winoa Division Celebrates Anniversary, Rebrand

As of this month, steel shot manufacturer IKK Shot Co., Ltd., a division of Winoa, has been rebranded in time to celebrate its 25th anniversary.


Abrasives Inc. Acquires Surface Prep Distributor

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


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BlastOne Wraps Up Another Demo Day in Columbus

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


Winoa Rebrands, Unveils New Strategy

Earlier this month, global surface treatment company and manufacturer of W Abrasives, Winoa Group, announced a branding renewal, including two new brands and its new growth plan strategy.


Historic Mill Building Restored with Sponge Media

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment, Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) was recently reported to have played a role in remediati...


New Product Announcement: Upcycled Abrasive Media

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


BlastOne Presents New Equipment at Demo Day

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


Harsco Showcases Abrasive Line at Coatings Event

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


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Eco-Friendly Blast Media Reduces Harmful Risks

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


Utilizing Safety Practices in Abrasive Blasting

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


Harsco Releases Ecoproducts Line to Reduce Waste

Harsco Environmental, a division of global industrial company Harsco Corporation, recently announced the launch of its newly renamed ecoproducts line.


Contractor Connect Celebrates a Successful Event

Last week, Technology Publishing Company’s fourth annual Contractor Connect came to a close at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida.


CRW Announces Personnel Changes

Houston-based provider of Corr-Ze products, CRW Consulting & Distribution, recently announced via emailed press release the appointment of two of its employees.


CRW Appoints BAS as Asian Distributor

Last week, Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution and Kuala Lumpur-based Blast Abrasives Supply announced a strategic alliance to promote and develop the sales of Corr-Ze Products in So...


Winoa Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Global surface treatment company and manufacturer of W Abrasives, Winoa Group, recently announced via press release the celebration of the company's 60th anniversary and of its Cheylas facto...


Weiler Abrasives Expands Tiger Offerings

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


JPCL May Issue is Now Online

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


OSHA to Change Words in Beryllium Rulings

A years-long challenge between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and several companies that produce or use blasting materials containing trace amounts of beryllium has reache...


JPCL Previews May Issue

Following the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings’ release of its inaugural independent issue in April, staff behind the publication are excited to continue bringing the coatings...


New Product Announcement: Blasting Machines

In an emailed press release, blasting and cleaning equipment maker Gritco BV introduced its latest smallest and largest blasting machine developments: the MiniPro-Basic and Bulk Series.


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Webinar Archive: New Blast Abrasives

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


Webinar Archive: Productive Blast Cleaning

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


Webinar Archive: Abrasive Media for Blasting

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


Lawsuit Filed Alleging Toxic Sandblasting Impacts

A Santa Clarita, California-based law firm has recently filed a complaint in the Los Angeles Superior Court against developer Five Points Development, alleging the company of failing to take...


PSC Archive: Safety in Abrasive Blasting

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


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Free Webinar: Abrasive Performance Evaluation

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


RPM Announces Abrasives Manufacturer Acquisition

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced earlier this week that its Rust-Oleum business has acquired Ali Industries, LLC, a manufacturer of abrasives.


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Webinar Archive: Choosing Abrasive Blasting Equipment

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


10X Materials Receives CARB Certification

Last month, abrasives company 10X Engineered Materials was granted the use of permissible dry outdoor blasting involving three of its advanced blast abrasives by the California Air Resource ...


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Industry Reacts to Proposed Beryllium Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a proposal in early October to “more appropriately tailor the requirements” of beryllium exposure standa...


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Painting Companies Win SSPC Award

Announced at the tail end of April, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings awarded Barton International and Mid-Atlantic Coatings Inc., in addition to the U.S. Navy and Sherwin-Williams P...


EPA to Cap MT Slag Pile by 2025

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


Free Webinar: Understanding Wet Abrasive Blasting Equipment

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


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Study Questions Abrasives' Beryllium Content

Manufacturers are questioning new data recently released by a blasting-abrasive industry trade group that appears to show higher levels of beryllium than previously recorded in a number of a...


Study Questions Abrasives' Beryllium Content

New data released by a blasting-abrasive industry trade group appears to show higher levels of beryllium than previously recorded in a number of abrasive media, though manufacturers of the p...


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 ...


OSHA to Enforce Parts of Beryllium Rule in May

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced late last week that it will begin enforcement of much of its new beryllium standard on May 11 in all industries, including constru...


OSHA to Enforce Parts of Beryllium Rule in May

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced late last week that it will begin enforcement of much of its new beryllium standard on May 11 in all industries, including constru...


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140 Firms and Groups to Grace Exhibit Floor

The exhibit floor at SSPC 2018 promises approximately 140 booths featuring information and demonstrations from exhibitors from every corner of the protective and marine coatings industry


SSPC Issues AB 3 Revision

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


SSPC Issues AB 3 Revision

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


Answers Scant in Blasting Allergy Death

When 33-year-old Justin Mathews died suddenly after a visit to a jobsite where workers had been blasting using walnut-shell abrasive media, it raised questions about food allergies and some ...


Walnut Blasting Regulations Questioned After Death

An Edmonton, Alberta, man has died after being exposed to walnut blasting materials used to remove paint from a fire station, leading to a call for regulating such products.


Worker Killed by Walnut Blasting Particles

An Edmonton, Alberta, man has died due to exposure to walnut blasting materials used to remove old paint from a fire station, leading to a call for regulating such products.


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Firm Adds Stainless Steel Grit Media

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


New Surface Prep Products

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


OSHA Proposes Beryllium Rule Changes

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Friday that it is proposing to revoke certain provisions of its new beryllium rule in the construction and maritime industries, wh...


Study Supports Spent Abrasive in Concrete

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


Interview: Blasting in the Shop

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


A Coatings Specialist Shares Abrasive Advice

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


Beryllium Rule Changes Considered

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is considering a further delay and possible changes to its Final Rule on Occupational Exposure to Beryllium, though technically the rule wen...


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On the Regs: Blasting, Containment and the Law

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


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OSHA Proposes Beryllium Rule Delay

Federal workplace-safety officials have proposed pushing back the effective date for a new rule on exposure to beryllium, citing a presidential memorandum calling for a temporary freeze on n...


New Products for Surface Prep

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


New Abrasive Made from Recycled Glass

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


Talk One on One with 140+ Suppliers

More than 140 exhibitors are slated to have a presence on the SSPC 2017 Exhibit Floor in Tampa, giving you the opportunity to talk directly to suppliers of abrasives, coating materials, appl...


Beryllium Rule Made Final

Employers have less than two months before new limits regarding workplace exposure to beryllium go into effect.


OSHA Issues Final Beryllium Rule

Federal regulators have finalized a new rule limiting workplace exposure to beryllium, a metal that is present in some blasting abrasives and has been linked to lung disease.


APE to Buy Corrosion Specialties

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


Abrasive Designed for Energy Sector

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


Abrasive Blast Recovering Unit Debuts

Airblast AFC has designed a portable abrasive recovery unit that the company says is capable of removing grit from the size of dust particles to debris as large as 2 inches.


SSPC Revises Three Standards

Two abrasive-blasting standards and one related to coating film thickness have been updated by SSPC: the Society for Protective Coatings.


Graco on a Growth Spurt

After a first step a year ago, Graco Inc. is rapidly spreading its wings and turf, with a series of new acquisitions outside its traditional spray-equipment base.


Series of Deals Fattens Graco’s Reach

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


Free Webinar Addresses Blasting Safety

The inhalation hazards of working with toxic substances during abrasive blasting will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Coal Waste Ok’d in Concrete, Wallboard

In good news for the building industry, two of the largest reuses of encapsulated Coal Combustion Residuals—in concrete and wallboard—have been deemed "beneficial" by the U.S. Environmental ...


EPA Green-Lights 2 CCR Uses

Abruptly breaking years of silence, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has newly affirmed as “beneficial” the two largest reuses of encapsulated coal ash: in concrete and in wallboard.


Beryllium Rule Planned for 2014

New federal proposals limiting worker exposure to beryllium—a particular hazard in open-air abrasive blasting—are on track to roll out in April, Occupational Safety and Health Administration...


Pump Takes on Mortars, Heavy Coatings

Cementitious coatings, epoxy-based mortars, polymers filled with glass flake, and other heavy and abrasive materials can now be spray-applied with a new pump from Graco Inc., the company say...


New Pump Handles Heavy Material

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


Firms Plan Industrial Services Giant

Diversified global industrial company Harsco Corp. has announced the $300 million sale of its Infrastructure division into a $3 billion joint venture that will combine the business with Bran...


SSPC Updates Mineral Abrasive Spec

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


Bids Invited for WV Bridge Painting

The second and final phase of cleaning and painting work on West Virginia's Hospital Bridge is now up for bid, following the project's $2.4 million first phase.


Free eBook Tackles Abrasive Selection

Choosing the best of many current abrasives options for a coating project is the focus of a new, free, expert-written eBook from JPCL.


New Rules Could Shake Up Industry

SAN ANTONIO—Coating manufacturers are starting to see sweeping changes in hazard communications that could potentially impact every safety data sheet in the industry.


EPA Withdraws New Cadmium Rule

Under pressure from producers, the U.S. government has reversed a brand-new rule that would have increased safety disclosure requirements for products containing cadmium, used in some protec...


 
 
   

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