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WI Aircraft Paint Facility Opening Next Year

Construction is currently underway on a new $55 million state-of-the-art aircraft paint facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, for aircraft company Gulfstream Aerospace.


FHWA Expands Transportation Innovation Program

At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced the latest round of transportation innovations through its Every Day Counts Pr...


New Product Announcement: Paint Shaker

Worldwide distributor, producer and designer of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings and related industries Paul N. Gardner USA (Columbia, Maryland) has recent...


EPA Approves Denver Lead Pipe Removal Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in Denver based on the results of a successful pilot program.


Research Team Inspects Pipelines with Robots, AI

A researcher at Wayne State University wants to use robotics and artificial intelligence work previously utilized in Texas for the inspection of pipelines in Michigan.


New Jersey State House Undergoes Restoration

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 a $300 mil...


JPCL Coatings 101 Series Continues

The next installment of the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Coatings 101 series focuses on inspection for industrial coatings projects, including roles, responsibilities an...


$10M Provided for NJ Flood Resilience Projects

Last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced it has obligated $10 million for flood resilience projects in New Jersey to communities impacted by Hurricane Ida.


Ontario Road Displays ‘Mess’ of Pavement Markings

A 700-foot-long stretch of decommissioned road in Ontario, Canada, looks like an “unintentional piece of public art” thanks to its unusual application of white and yellow street markings.


New Product Announcement: Biocide-Free Fouling Coating

Earlier this month, global coatings company AkzoNobel launched the first product from its new biocide-free, or B-Free, fouling control range from the company’s Yacht Coatings business.


NASA Contract Signed for Coatings Technology

Nanotechnology research company Advanced Material Development recently announced that it has signed a collaborative work contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet...


Klamath Dam Demolition Procures Final Approval

Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave its final approval to remove four dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon, allowing what will be the largest dam removal p...


Researchers Develop Self-Cleaning Solar Panel Coating

A team from the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur has reportedly developed a new coating technology that can self-clean solar panel surfaces.


Bidding Open for CA Office Project

Shasta Community Services District (SCSD) is soliciting bids for the construction of two buildings, as well as related mainline and appurtenances, in Redding, California.


StoneAge Announces New Acquisition

High-pressure waterblast tools and automated industrial cleaning equipment manufacturer StoneAge, Inc. (Durango, Colorado) has recently announced the acquisition of Terydon, Inc.


Company Explores Using Fly-Ash in Paint

Last month, research and commercialization company Vecor Technologies recently presented its work of incorporating fly-ash into materials, including for the paint industry.


WJA Launching New Pressure Washing Code

The Water Jetting Association recently announced it is planning to release a new code of practice for pressure washing to keep operators safe during use.


Waterjetting Preps University Building Rehab Work

Waterjetting contractor Sabre Jetting Services has recently devised a method to remove render from concrete surfaces, while reducing water pressure to control costs and ensure project deadli...


New Product Announcement: Roughness Gage Software

Measurement software, consulting and training provider Digital Metrology Solutions recently introduced its new software package for portable roughness gages.


MI Lead Pipe Replacement Nearing Completion

This month, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the accelerated campaign to replace aging lead water service lines in the City of Benton Harbor is nearing completion, almost fi...


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New Product Announcement: Foam Depth Gauge

Worldwide distributors, producers and designers of physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries Paul N. Gardner USA (Gardco) has recently introduced a ...


Contractor Utilizes Drones for Pressure Washing

Commercial coatings contractor Tim Payne Painting (Chattanooga, Tennessee) was recently interviewed for the company’s adoption of drone technology.


Researchers Create Climate-Friendly Window Coating

A group of researchers has recently published a study on a new transparent window coating that could be utilized to lower the temperature inside buildings.


EPA Seeks Input on Inflation Reduction Act

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would be seeking public input on a subset of new and existing programs funded by President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Ac...


Arkema Recycling Program Producing Polyamides

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that partially or fully recycled polyamide products are being produced at its custom recycling center in Italy.


ACI, GCCA Sign International Partnership

The American Concrete Institute and the Global Cement and Concrete Association recently signed an International Partnership Agreement, formalizing their cooperative efforts.


USGBC to Update LEED v4 Rating System

Yesterday (Nov. 3), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced plans to update the primary version of the LEED green building certification program, LEED v4.


OH Startup Sealing Air Ducts, Building Envelopes

To help mitigate wasted energy in residential properties, a Dayton, Ohio-based startup has recently made its systems available across the United States and in 29 countries.


Deadline Extended for 2022 Prestige Awards

The deadline for submitting nominations for this year’s Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Prestige Awards has been extended to Nov. 30.


Technology Produces New Superabrasive Tools

A research team from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has developed a new technology that can reportedly produce new-generation superabrasive tools for advanced grinding application...


Scientists Study Antifouling Coatings, Coral Growth

A marine biologist from the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Germany recently studied how antifouling coatings can curb algal growth while still protecting tropical coral...


Building Insulation Developed from Construction Waste

Pauls Argalis, an industrial doctorate student from Riga Technical University’s (RTU) Faculty of Civil Engineering, has recently developed a new construction material for building insulation...


New Product Announcement: Electrostatic Sprayer

Disinfection application systems manufacturer Cloudstatic recently announced the launch of a next-generation electrostatic sprayer.


Plastribution Wins BPF Award for Polymer Design

Last Tuesday, polymer distributor Plastribution announced via emailed press release that it was the recipient of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) award for Polymer Design and Innovation...


New Product Announcement: Adhesion Test Kit

Consulting engineering firm KTA-Tator, Inc. (Pittsburgh) recently announced via email the release of its new complete tape and knife adhesion test kit.


Enbridge Fined $11M for Line 3 Pipeline

Minnesota state agencies, in partnership with Fond du Lac Band, recently announced enforcement penalties resulting in $11 million against Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline construction proje...


WI City Accepting Bids for Park, Facility Reno

The City of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is soliciting bids for painting and revitalization of a public park and its facilities.


JPCL Steel Coating Buying Guide Online Now

The 2022 Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Coating Systems Buying Guide for Steel is available in print and online at paintsquare.com.


Robots Inspecting European Critical Infrastructure

Advanced robotics and enterprise software company Gecko Robotics recently entered a collaboration with an energy provider to provide ultrasonic robotic inspection services across Europe.


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Paint Tech

Nanoporous material manufacturer Svenska Aerogel recently presented a new product that can be used in antifouling paints to reduce copper toxicity in the ocean.


MI Proposes VOC Rule Amendments

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy issued a proposed rule package at the end of September regarding volatile organic compound emissions.


Chicago Passes Decarbonization Bill

Late last month, Chicago City Council voted to pass Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2022 Chicago Energy Transformation Code, making the city one of the first major U.S. cities and the first city in I...


Contractors Needed for CA Campus Gym

The Antelope Valley Community College District is soliciting bids for renovations to its campus gymnasium in Lancaster, California.


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.


Scotland Inspecting Sewers with Drone, Laser Tech

Utility company Scottish Water is adopting the use of “state-of-the-art” drones and lasers to improve Scotland’s sewers and reduce its carbon emissions.


Construction Tech Report Highlights Innovations

Late last month, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its second annual construction technology report, highlighting case studies on specific technologies and innovative practice...


EPA Finalizes NJ Superfund Site Cleanup Plan

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized an amendment to its original cleanup plan for the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site in Beverly,...


AkzoNobel Aerospace Unveils VR Training System

At the National Business Aviation Association event next month, AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings plans to launch a new virtual reality training for painting aircraft.


New Product Announcement: Floor Paint, Concrete Stain

PPG’s Glidden paint brand recently launched a new floor paint and concrete stain product line featuring Cool Surface Technology.


Arkema Joins Circular Plastic Recycling Project

Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced last week that it will be joining a consortium of Spanish companies to enhance the recyclability of post-consumer plastics and tires to reuse for...


Robotic System Remotely Inspects Offshore Structures

A cleaning and inspection tool development led by Australian energy company Woodside reportedly offers safe and cost-effective remote inspection of equipment on offshore platforms.


RadTech Test Method Approved by EPA

At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its approved use of ASTM D-7767-11—Standard Test Method to Measure Volatiles from radiation curable acrylate...


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-...


USGBC Celebrates World Green Building Week

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recently joined more than 70 Green Building Councils from around the world to celebrate World Green Building Week.


Nippon Paint Exhibits ‘Excellent’ Static Antifouling

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently reported that cruise ships coated with its Aquaterras antifouling system are returning to service with hulls free of biofouling.


Experts Concerned by MVP Coating Integrity

With pipes intended for the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline stored above ground for years, concerns have been raised by residents and experts regarding the coatings, corrosion and the ...


New Product Announcement: Sling Psychrometer

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. recently announced the release of its new portable sling psychrometer.


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Jotun Releases Offshore Wind Coating Report

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced that one of its glass flake polyester (GFP) coatings has provided more than 30 years of maintenance-free corrosion protection ...


Bids Open for FL Car Facilities

The Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority is soliciting bids for the construction of three rental car facilities in Sarasota, Florida.


New Product Announcement: Defect Detection Tech

Evonik's Coating Additives business line has recently launched a new tool for the digital analysis of coated test samples.


Chicago Lead Painted Viaducts Water Blasted

Viaducts along Central Park in Chicago have reportedly been water blasted by city crews just months after reports of testing found that the paint contains lead levels hundreds of times highe...


New Product Announcement: Zinc Flake Pigments

In a recent press release, pigment manufacturer The Eckart Group announced it has a released a new zinc flake pigment optimized for sustainable corrosion protective paint systems.


Highlights from Latest Issue of JPCL

The August issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on lining systems for biofue...


DOL Launches 'Weekend Work' Inspections

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently launched a new initiative to conduct safety investigations on weekends in select counties in Colorad...


NY Truss Bridge Closed for Painting, Repairs

The New York State Department of Transportation has reportedly closed the Armitage Road bridge in Seneca County for a repainting and repair project.


MS City Launches Lead Paint Safety Initiative

The City of Hattiesburg in Mississippi has recently introduced a new program for lead-based paint hazard inspection and assessment safety training, as well as lead abatement.


ND Engineers Survey Climate-Resilient Homes

A team of civil and environmental engineers from the University of Notre Dame (ND) is working to make homes more resilient to climate change and worsening natural disasters.


FERC Recommends Removing Klamath River Dam

At the end of last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement regarding the Klamath River Renewal Project.


New Protective Coating Heading to ISS for Study

A coating developed by a Florida International University lab to protect equipment on the lunar surface from radiation is scheduled to be studied on the International Space Station this fall...


Purple People Bridge Repainting Project Underway

After having faded to a dull gray color since its last paint job 20 years ago, the Purple People Bridge has begun a repainting project that will restore the structure to its namesake color.


Engineers Use Virtual Reality for Building Research

A new virtual reality lab for civil engineers at the University of Dayton (UD) is being utilized to “bring buildings to life.”


Mountain Valley Pipeline Deadline Extended

In a unanimous decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently approved a new deadline for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be completed more than four years after construction wa...


IPRA Highlights Recycled Paint Benefits

The International Paint Recycling Association (IPRA) recently released its 2021 Annual Report, highlighting the economic and environmental benefits of recycled paint.


Inflation Reduction Act Addresses Equity Need

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act includes $3 billion in grants to support equity, safety and affordable transportation access to rework roads and infrastructure.


Los Angeles Project Deploying Cool Coating Tech

A cool coating initiative in a Los Angeles community recently reached a project milestone, with the completion of 1 million square feet of roads and other pavement painted with the solar-ref...


Engineers Use Tire Rubber for Concrete Aggregates

A team from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University reported they have replaced 100% of conventional aggregates in concrete with rubber from discarded tires to promote ...


First Recyclable Wind Blades Installed Offshore

At the beginning of the month, renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa celebrated the first ever commercial installation of fully recyclable wind turbine blades at an offshore wind power pro...


New Drone Infrastructure Inspection Bill Introduced

Earlier this month, several U.S. Senators introduced companion legislation to the bipartisan Drone Infrastructure Inspection Act that was passed by the House Transportation and Infrastructur...


Nouryon Granted Patent for Polymer Products

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced it has been granted a U.S. Patent for its LumaTreat tagged polymer products and the fluorescent monomers used in their creation....


Contractors Wanted for NY Heating Plant Repaint

SUNY Maritime College is soliciting bids for the repainting of a central heating plant in The Bronx, New York.


Guardian Unveils 360-Degree Height Safety Website

Independent fall protection and prevention company Guardian recently introduced a comprehensive height safety resource.


PHMSA Issues Final Gas Pipeline Safety Rule

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced a final rule to strengthen the safety and environmental protection of more...


EPA Updates NJ Superfund Site Cleanup Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed an update to its original cleanup plan for the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site in Beverly, New Jersey.


Nominations Open for Revamped Prestige Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2022 JPCL Prestige Awards program, with this year’s awards featuring an enhanced focus on industrial painting projects, and the people and products that cont...


FHWA Unveils $7.3B PROTECT Formula Program

At the end of last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a first-of-its-kind infrastructure program to help states prepare for and respond t...


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FRCE, Coast Guard Partner for Coating Removal

Last month, the Fleet Readiness Center East assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in figuring out how remove organic coatings from aircraft parts without certain chemicals or other common paint remo...


BMW, BASF Partner for ‘Poop-Based’ Paint

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW is teaming up with global chemical company BASF to create a new sustainable paint made from sewage.


Study: Biodegradable Silk Offers Microplastic Alternative

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reportedly developed a biodegradable system based on silk to replace microplastics found in agricultural products, paints and ...


Crop Spraying Drone Used to Paint Roof

A farmer from Norfolk, England, recently used a crop spraying drone to whitewash the glass roofs of greenhouses, paving the way for a potentially safer method of paint application.


New Product Announcement: Interior Semi-Gloss

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently introduced a new ultra-premium, urethane-modified acrylic interior semi-gloss paint for cabinets, doors and trim via emailed press release.


NC Bridge Opening Delayed by Paint Equipment

Resulting from a series of issues, including the discovery of substandard pavement markings, equipment breakdowns and the hiring of a new line painting contractor, the anticipated opening of...


USACE Protects, Modernizes US Infrastructure

At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Paint Technology Center of Expertise (PTCx), coatings experts reportedly have an extensive array of laboratory equipment and instrumentation to conduct r...


PA Invests $269M in Water Infrastructure Projects

Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $269 million for 11 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and non-point source projects through the Pennsylvania Infras...


GA Bridge Painting Project Accepting Bids

Forsyth County is seeking contractors to perform structural steel coating repairs on two bridges in Cumming, Georgia.


Fundraising Relaunched for Hamburg Water Tower

After a two-year break, a fundraising campaign to paint a water tower in Hamburg, New York, as a hamburger has returned.


AkzoNobel Marine Coatings Releases Carbon Calculator

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently unveiled its new service to help support the decarbonization of the marine industry.


EPA Adds 5 PFAS to Toxic Release Inventory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to update the Toxics Release Inventory chemical list last week, identifying five additional per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances s...


Air Force Opens Renovated Corrosion Facility

Last week, the United States Air Force inaugurated its 31st Maintenance Group corrosion control facility renovation project at the Aviano Air Base in Italy.


University Launches New Biofilm Research Center

Flinders University in Australia recently unveiled a new training center to research biofilms and develop solutions to prevent biofouling on ship hulls.


Water Tower Getting New Candy-Themed Design

A water tower in Bryan, Ohio, is getting a “sweet” new design featuring large painted lollipops thanks to Spangler Candy Company.


Bids Wanted for VA Testing Center

Northern Virginia Community College is soliciting bids for the renovation of an existing one-story building into a new testing center in Manassas, Virginia.


New Product Announcement: Cordless Sprayer

In a recent emailed press release, equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. introduced its first and only cordless high-performance stationary paint sprayer.


Paint Work Nearly Complete on IN Water Tower

Repainting and repairs are being finished on a water tower in Albion, Indiana, after nearly two months of work.


Los Angeles Applies New Cool Pavement Coating

Last week, street crews and city officials applied the first-ever cool pavement coating in Los Angeles as part of a $1 million project to combat heat and address heat related illness and dea...


Errors Cause OH Water Tower Painting Delay

Work has been delayed for the repainting on a water tower in Perrysburg, Ohio, after contractors used the wrong color paint and the wrong logo stencil.


WVU Developing Coatings for Turbine Blades

An engineer from West Virginia University has begun research to develop high-entropy coatings to protect gas turbine blades from heat and corrosion from hydrogen combustion.


NJ to Propose Coatings Rule Amendments

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has recently informed stakeholders that it’s planning to propose amendments to its architectural coatings and consumer products rules.


NV Implementing New Portland Cement Standards

The Nevada Department of Transportation recently announced that it will be allowing the use of Portland limestone cement on new highway construction projects to reduce its carbon footprint.


Supreme Court Limits EPA Emissions Authority

On Thursday (June 30), the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

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Lead Paint Flakes Found in MD Neighborhoods

Last week, residents in Woodberry, Maryland, voiced concerns after finding red paint flakes that seemed to have come from work being performed on the nearby television tower which gives the ...


OR Adopting Concrete Environmental Standards

Earlier this month, the City of Portland, Oregon, announced the approval of recommendations to add Concrete Embodied Carbon Threshold requirements for city construction projects.


Contractors Wanted for WV Capitol Painting, Reno

The West Virginia Department of Administration is soliciting bids for painting and renovations at the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston.


EPA Declares $6.5B in Water Infrastructure Funds

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $6.5 billion in funding available for the agency’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program and the State Infrast...


IBIX Increasing Prices Due to Inflation

Industrial equipment supplier IBIX Surface Technologies recently announced that it would be increasing prices for its IBIX system due to recent hikes in material and freight cost.


United Airlines Facing Paint Shop Delays

According to reports, travelers have noticed that several aircraft from United Airlines are experiencing paint defects while waiting to receive fresh coats.


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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...


NASF Announces 2022 Industry Award Winners

The National Association for Surface Finishing recently announced via emailed press release the winners of the 2022 NASF Industry Awards at this year’s SUR/FIN conference.


Rikers Being Studied for Wastewater Facility

According to city records, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded a contract to Jacobs Civil Consultants to study the possibility of constructing a new Was...


Australia Office Building to Feature Solar Cladding

In what will be a landmark moment for Australia when constructed, architecture firm Kennon has recently designed a first-of-its-kind eight-story office tower on behalf of Dr. Bella Freeman.


New Product Announcement: Cleaner and Salt Remover

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. recently announced the release of its new multipurpose cleaner and salt remover to...


Biden Issues Domestic Solar Energy Orders

Last week, President Joe Biden issued three executive orders to prioritize domestic clean energy manufacturing to aid in the goal of eliminating carbon from the country’s power supply by 203...


Pittsburgh Robotics Company Brings Painting to Life

At the beginning of June, Pittsburgh-based Finish Robotics announced the release of its Finishbot Autonomous Coating System.


WV Suspension Bridge Gets Fresh Coat

The historic West Virginia Suspension Bridge is currently undergoing repainting as part of an ongoing $17 million restoration project.


Bidding Opens for CA City Hall

The City of Redding is soliciting bids for exterior painting at its City Hall building in Redding, California.


Students Develop 'Glow-in-the-Dark' Concrete

The American University in Cairo recently announced that four students have developed self-luminous concrete, aiming to light up roadways and pavement without using traditional energy source...


SprayWorks Launches New International Website

Spray foam and coatings equipment company SprayWorks Equipment Group recently announced via emailed press release the launch of its new website, Spraybot.Global, to promote its Spraybot and ...


Mural Artist Rescued from FL Water Tower

Last week, first responders in Dunedin, Florida, rescued a mural artist from the water tower he was working on after the motor on his lift equipment failed.


Shipyard Uses UHP Water Blasting for Surface Prep

Everett Ship Repair, LLC, in Washington announced earlier this year that it has purchased two new ultra-high-pressure water blasting systems to expand its surface preparation services.


Utilizing Laser Ablation for Nuclear Surface Prep

While there are many methods of surface preparation, high power laser ablation systems have proven to be effective at nuclear sites for industrial contamination.


Former Abrasives President Receives Achievement Award

Global manufacturer of surface conditioning systems Weiler Abrasives Group has recently announced that its former president, Karl M. Weiler, was awarded the John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievem...


‘Smart’ Technology Utilized for Powder Coatings

Powder coating system designer and manufacturer Gema recently introduced the second generation of its Dynamic Contour Detection system that uses “smart” scanning technology to improve the po...


New Product Announcement: Gloss Measurement Meter

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (Gardco) recently announced the launch of its new portable gloss measurement instr...


White Paint Considered for Cutting Emissions

One year after engineers from Purdue University created a new ultra-white paint, reports are now considering how the coating could slash carbon emissions and, in some cases, replace air cond...


New Product Announcement: Short-Handled Brushes

Purdy, a painting application company for paint and decorating projects under the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, has recently announced via emailed press release that its Cub brush ...


Research: Disposable Masks Create Durable Concrete

Known to be a carbon-intensive process, the production of cement is reported to be responsible for as much as 8% of the world’s carbon emissions.


EPA Awards Over $250M in Brownfields Grants

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of $254.5 million in Brownfields Grants to 265 communities, including four grants totaling $1.6 million across Puerto ...


Scientists Create Coating for Mercury Sorption

Scientists from Flinders University in Australia recently modelled a polysulfide coating made from waste products that has shown to absorb mercury and other metal contaminants in water.


New Product Announcement: Air-Powered Sprayer, Gun

Equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. recently announced its latest air-powered protective coatings sprayer from its King line of sprayers and a new spray gun.


ACI Expands Partnership for Carbon Neutrality in Concrete

Earlier this month, the American Concrete Institute and the Federacion Interamericana Del Cemento completed an addendum to their International Partner Agreement which calls for a joint effor...


Robotic Paint Repair System Wins Innovation Award

Global adhesives and auto products manufacturer 3M recently announced that its Finesse-It Robotic Paint Repair System has been named a 2022 RBR50 Robotic Innovation Award Honoree by Robotics...


Cambridge Engineers Develop Zero-Emissions Cement

As the industry continues to adopt more sustainable materials and best practices aimed at achieving low- or zero-emissions, researchers note that one material that continues to be a challeng...


White House Releases New Permitting Action Plan

Earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration released a new Permitting Action Plan to accelerate federal permitting and environmental reviews for infrastructure projects funded throug...


Army Corps Awards $3M Concrete Research Grant

The University of Arkansas announced earlier this month that it has been awarded a $3 million research grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate solutions to military infras...


New Initiative Aims to Combat Biofouling

Environmental NGO Bellona Foundation, in partnership with marine and protective coatings company Jotun, has recently launched a new initiative to define and implement a new ISO standard for ...


BCF Launches Trace VOC Globe Scheme

Starting this month, the British Coatings Federation’s new “Trace” Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Globe scheme will allow decorative paint manufacturers to adopt the use of the statement t...


New Product Announcement: HVOF Coating System

Global supplier of wear-resistant coatings Extreme Coatings recently announced the launch of its new internal diameter High Velocity Oxygen Fuel coating system for oil and gas and industrial...


Reflective Coating Used for Rooftop Billboards

Beer brand Coors Light has recently created 12 new, energy-efficient rooftop billboards, dubbed “Chillboards,” that utilize reflective white acrylic roof coating systems.


SBTi Approves Hempel Emissions Reduction Goals

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that its emissions reduction targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative with levels required to meet the goals of the Par...


PPG Fined Over Product Requirement Violations

The California Air Resources Board announced last week that it had reached a settlement with global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries, Inc. for selling products that violate the state’s a...


PPG Building Aerospace Application Support Center

Late last month, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it plans to invest $17 million to build an aerospace application support center in Toulouse, France.


Battelle Showcases Pilot to Destroy PFAS

Independent nonprofit organization Battelle Memorial Institute, which focuses on advancing sciences and technology, recently launched a weeklong pilot demonstration for its total solution fo...


Largest US Carbon Capture Pipeline Proposed

An Iowa-based company has proposed a $4.5 billion, 1,958-mile carbon dioxide pipeline that would stretch across five states for CO2 recovery and storage.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

The April issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on using plural-component spr...


Circular Bridge Built with Flax Opens in Europe

A bridge constructed with a new bio-composite material composed of flax and a special bio-resin opened in Europe last month, the first of three in the “Smart Circular Bridge” EU project.


Using Soot for Sustainable Solar Energy Coatings

Researchers from the University of Houston and Mexico’s Universidad Intercultural Indígena de Michoacán have reportedly produced a coating with high solar-to-heat conversion efficiency using...


BASF, Vattenfall Bidding for Offshore Wind Farm

Global chemical company BASF recently announced that it will be partnering with Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall for the offshore wind farm tender of Hollandse Kust West in the...


Construction Begins for CA Wildlife Bridge

Last week, California officials broke ground at the new $87 million Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which is expected to be the world’s largest wildlife crossing for native animals to sa...


Paint Recycler Establishes Operations in NY

A latex paint recycling company based out of Colorado recently started setting up operations in Rotterdam, New York, to reprocess old architectural coatings under the state’s new paint stewa...


Researchers Create Pollutant-Absorbing Sponge

A research team from Northwestern University recently announced that they have developed a sponge capable of cleaning up oil, microplastics and phosphate from polluted waterways.


Klamath Dam Removal Project Gets DOI Approval

According to recent reports, the U.S. Interior Department and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have given their support for the removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath Rive...


Researchers Develop Plastic Catalysts for Coatings

A group of chemists from the University of Konstanz in Germany have reportedly developed a new class of catalysts that enable the manufacturing of polyethylene dispersions directly in water,...


DOT Announces Infrastructure Emissions Program

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a $6.4 billion Carbon Reduction Program, created under the bipartisan infrastructure law.


Studying Epoxy Composites from Battery Waste

A team of researchers from Spain recently studied the use of microparticles recovered from worn-out batteries as fillers for epoxy resins in an effort to recycle the material.


DOE Issues RFI for Building Code Funding

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office issued a request for information to gather responses from the public that will inform the program development and exec...


AkzoNobel Launches Sustainability Challenge

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the launch of its new Paint the Future initiative that aims to develop a shared approach to tackling climate change.


$120M Water Infrastructure Loan Awarded in CA

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has awarded a $120 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to a utilities agency in San Bernard...


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Tank Lining

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently announced the launch of its new phenolic epoxy tank lining that offers chemical and temperature resistance.


Floating Offshore Wind Project Proposed in WA

Last week, Trident Winds Inc. announced it submitted a request to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management to develop and construct the first floating offshore wind farm off the coast ...


Lake Michigan Ferry Gets Fresh Paint Job

A ferry in Ludington, Michigan, recently received an updated paint job, which required 800 gallons of paint, during its five-year drydock inspection.


UIC Researchers Develop Frost-Resistant Coatings

Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago recently announced that they have developed environmentally safe, frost-resistant coatings for the aerospace industry.


New Product Announcement: Lift Pipe Rack

All-purpose lift engineer and manufacturer Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment LLC recently announced a new attachment for its Pro Series scissor lifts.


Petronas Partners to Commercialize Pipeline Tech

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad has recently partnered with two different entities with the same goal: commercializing new pipeline technology.


Preventing Corrosion with Plant-Based Extracts

A team of researchers recently reviewed several plant-based extracts as an environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel in the oil and gas industry.


165,000 Gallons of Oil Leaked from IL Pipeline

A broken pipeline in Edwardsville, Illinois, has leaked an estimated 165,000 gallons of crude oil in March, with some oil flowing into a nearby creek.


Cold Jet Blasting Machines Win Design Award

Machine industry company Cold Jet, LLC, with design help from Kaleidoscope Innovation, recently announced that two of its dry ice blasters have won The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architectu...


PA Proposing PFAS Drinking Water Regulations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently proposed a new regulation to set maximum containment levels in drinking water for two forms of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl subs...


DNR Provides Enbridge Line 3 Breach Update

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently announced that it has completed its investigation of three aquifer breaches that occurred last year during the construction of the Enbr...


WorldGBC Launches Post-Disaster Toolkit

The World Green Building Council has recently announced the launch of its Sustainable Reconstruction & Recovery Framework, which will serve communities as a “post-disaster toolkit” when buil...


Repainting Begins on FL Beach Ball Water Tower

Repainting work has begun on an iconic water tower painted to resemble a beach ball in Pensacola Beach, Florida.


Gordie Howe Towers Entering Next Stage

Officials for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project recently announced that the bridge’s tower legs, or lower pylon, are at their full height, and the team is working to connect the p...


CA Reservoir Project Pursuing $2.2B Loan

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invited the Sites Reservoir project in Maxwell, California, to apply for a $2.2 billion loan through the Water Infrastructure Fin...


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.


BCF Acts on Greenwash Claims in Decorative Paints

To tackle the rising number of green claims emerging in the decorative coatings industry, the British Coatings Federation has recently launched a new online guide.


Painting Robot to Coat Luxury High-Rise in Dubai

Emirati multinational real estate development company Emaar Properties announced last month that it awarded all painting work for a luxury high-rise residential project to Singapore-based MY...


CO Solar Farm Project Construction Completed

Contractor McCarthy Building Companies recently announced its completion of the construction for the Bighorn Solar project in Pueblo, Colorado, which will support the country’s first solar p...


Firm Develops Antifouling Paint Copper Replacement

Danish biotech company Cysbio recently announced that it has developed new sustainable replacement for copper in antifouling paints.


New Product Announcement: Biobased Outdoor Coating

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced the release of its new biobased, temporary outdoor coating designed for marine and high humidity conditions.


EPA to Oversee Paint Cleanup at Superfund

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced late last month that it had reached an agreement with Honeywell International, Inc. and the City of South Bend to oversee the cleanup of po...


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...


NY Port to Become Offshore Wind Hub

New York City officials recently announced that the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal will be turned into an offshore wind port facility, acting as an operations and maintenance base for the Em...


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...


China Revokes Imported Coatings Requirements

At the beginning of the month, the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China issued an order abolishing the “Measures for the Supervision and Administration of the ...


Paint Accounts for Majority of Ocean Microplastics

A new study published by the Swiss-based Environmental Action has found that paint accounts for 58% of microplastics in the world’s oceans and waterways.


Guardian Announces New SVP Sales and Services

Independent fall protection and prevention company Guardian recently announced that it has appointed Jeff Wilder as its new SVP Sales and Services for the Americas.


Solar-Powered Mill Construction Underway

Construction is in progress for a long rail mill supported by Evraz North America’s Bighorn Solar Project, set to be the world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar energy.


Wind Blade Repurposed as Pedestrian Bridge

A research team recently announced that it has successfully installed a wind blade pedestrian bridge in Cork, Ireland, with the goal of repurposing hard to recycle turbine blades.


Emissions Analysis Works to Determine 'Best' Materials

To avoid construction materials noted to have “embodied carbon,” researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a set of computational tools to assist architects a...


New Product Announcement: Containment Coating

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites Belzona (Harrogate, North Yorkshire) recently announced that it has released a new containment grade coating with ...


Research Underway to Develop Bio-Based Products

In a recent press release, coatings manufacturer Teknos announced that it was participating in a new research project with the goal of developing bio-based binders and coatings as sustainabl...


Largest Dam Removal Project to Begin in 2023

According to reports, the largest dam removal in United States history is scheduled to begin in spring 2023, including the removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Californ...


Rebuilding in CO Stalled by Green Codes

After the Marshall Fire destroyed more than 500 homes in Louisville, Colorado, homeowners looking to rebuild are now facing expensive obstacles in trying to meet aggressive new green buildin...


EPA Asked to Reconsider Pigment Risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently been requested to reconsider its final risk evaluation regarding C.I. Pigment Violet 29 (PV29).


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Phoenix Celebrates Graffiti Awareness Month

Throughout the month of February, the Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department has been working to remove graffiti from residential and commercial areas in the city.


Committee to Discuss Concrete Prep Standard

Next month, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance standards committee for surface preparation will meet to discuss SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6, “Surface Preparation of Concrete....


OSHA Releases Marine Coatings Hazards Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released a new fact sheet regarding the hazards related to the use of preservative coatings in hot work ...


UCLA Receives $21M for Carbon Capture Research

The University of California, Los Angeles, recently announced that it has received $21 million in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support the institutes’ carbon removal techno...


New Chrome Provides Safe Coating Alternative

With a goal of replacing harmful hexavalent chrome coatings, Trion Coatings LLC (South Bend, Indiana) has developed a new safe and environmentally friendly chrome coating.


Jarsh Safety Unveils World's First AC Helmet

Late last year, Telangana, India-based technology and safety start-up Jarsh Safety introduced what is being dubbed the world’s first AC safety helmet.


Kenzen Climate Tech Receives Award

At the beginning of the month, manufacturer of smart personal protective equipment, Kenzen, was awarded the Best New Mobile App Award for its mobile application, designed to alert workers wh...


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.


Recognizing Health Effects of Lead Paint

While the use of lead-based paints was banned over 40 years ago, the remnants of lead paint continue to be a major environmental and public health problem.


GA Park Designed to Prevent Flooding

A park in Vine City, Georgia, was designed to hold 10 million gallons of stormwater to alleviate flooding in the area while maintaining a community space.


Contractors Needed for Reservoir Inspection

The City of Independence in Missouri is currently seeking contractors for inspection and rehabilitation of a 2 million gallon ground storage reservoir.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

JPCL is pleased to open the new year with its January 2022 issue, currently available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on concrete surface prepara...


New Product Announcement: Surface Treatment Gel

Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution, LLC, in partnership with Corrosion Innovations, recently announced the release of its new gel surface treatment product for use prior to applying...


Arkema Product Earns USDA Biobased Certification

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that one of its products has been approved to carry the United States Department of Agriculture Certified Biobased Product label.


US Plastics Pact Releases Materials Report

Last week, the U.S. Plastics Pact released its Problematic and Unnecessary Materials Report, identifying 11 plastic packaging items that are “not currently reusable, recyclable, or compostab...


EPA Announces $688M in WIFIA Loan Awards

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans totaling $688 million to help advance water infrastructure projects.


US to Strengthen Building Performance Standards

During the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting last week, President Joe Biden announced that his Administration would be launching a Building Performance Standards Coalition dedi...


$1M Grant Awarded for Road-Painting Robot

A robotic pavement-marking system developed in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, has been awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation to advance ongoing research.


NY Wind Farm Receives Final Approval

Last week, New York’s first offshore wind farm, South Fork Wind, received the final approval needed for the project to move forward with the start of construction.


New Product Announcement: Paint Roller

Paint sprayer and applicator company Wagner SprayTech recently announced via emailed press release that it has introduced a new paint roller to the market.


TX University Collaborates for CO2 Capture

The University of Texas at Austin recently announced that its carbon capture technology will be licensed by Honeywell Sustainable Technology Solutions to support lower-cost capture of emissi...


Clemco Donates Blast Cabinet to High School

Manufacturing company for air-powered abrasive blast equipment, Clemco Industries Corp. (Washington, Missouri), recently announced that it has donated a blast cabinet to a high school’s weld...


SprayWorks Acquires Coating Equipment Company

Spray foam and coatings equipment company, SprayWorks Equipment Group, recently announced via emailed press release that it has completed its acquisition of Trail Sprayer & Service, LLC.


New Product Announcement: Industrial Air Compressors

Portable air compressor manufacturer Doosan Portable Power recently announced the release of its four new air compressors for the industrial air market.


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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Marine Coatings Prevalent in Ocean Microplastics

A research team from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel and the Alfred-Wegener Institute at the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research on the island ...


NE Company Opens Painting and Blasting Shop

Restoration and painting specialists Wissmann Enterprise Inc. in Milford, Nebraska, recently announced the opening of its industrial size paint booth and blasting shop.


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

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NJ Superfund Site to Become Solar Park

The GEMS Landfill in New Jersey, one of the first Superfund sites in the United States, is set to become the site of a new solar energy park.


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Reconditioning

The City of Hermantown in Minnesota is currently seeking contractors for the reconditioning of a 600,000-gallon elevated water tower.


$160 Billion Approved for San Diego Transit Plan

Last week, the San Diego Association of Government announced that its Board of Directors had passed the 2021 Regional Transportation Plan.


Study: Algae Provides Antifouling Properties in Paints

A new study conducted by Egypt’s National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries utilized algae to create environmentally friendly, antifouling marine paints.


Ultrasonic Devices Protect Bats from Bridge Repairs

Researchers have teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to deploy ultrasonic deterrence devices at bridge construction sites in the hopes of reducing bat activity during r...


Guide Highlights Product Choice for Duplex Coatings

The Galvanizers Association of Australia recently released a product recommendation guide for coating galvanized steel to prevent paint delamination and corrosion.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

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PPG Signs Agreement for Clean Energy

Global coatings company PPG recently announced it has signed an agreement with energy and energy solutions provider Constellation to power its Carrolltown, Texas-based paint manufacturing pl...


NYC Considering Drones for Facade Inspections

In a new comprehensive report released by the New York City Department of Buildings, the city contemplated the use of unmanned aircraft systems for facade and safety inspections throughout t...


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.


NY Reveals Designs for Coastal Resiliency Project

New York City officials recently unveiled the designs for the Financial District-Seaport Climate Resilience Plan as a part of the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency project.


Report: Paint Peeling, Cracking on Airbus Jets

Multiple airlines, most recently Qatar Airways, have reported coating problems and “early surface wear” with Airbus 350 jets.


New Product Announcement: Scissor Lift Equipment

Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment LLC recently announced they unveiled several new scissor lift options at the ARA Show in Las Vegas last month.


WJTA Announces New Officers, Board

The WaterJet Technology Association recently announced the election of its 2021-2023 officers and Board of Directors in a press release.


Illinois Bridge Lacking Bids on Coating Work

The Riverside Board of Trustees in Illinois has had trouble getting bids for coating a rusting and flaking bridge this year.


Research: Forensic Tool for Fire-Damaged Concrete

Korean researchers report that they’ve recently developed the world’s first forensic tool for fire-damaged concrete structures.


Groundbreaking Held for US Offshore Wind Farm

Last week, U.S. officials broke ground for the construction of Vineyard Wind 1, the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farm, in Massachusetts.


EPA Reviewing PFOA, PFOS Regulations

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked its Science Advisory Board to review draft documents regarding health effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.


UK High-Speed Rail Viaduct Cuts Emissions

Officials for the United Kingdom’s High Speed 2 project recently confirmed that it is on track to cut the amount of embedded carbon in the railway’s Colne Valley Viaduct by 28.4%.


Remote Control Robots Developed to Prevent Falls

Researchers from the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology announced last month that they have developed remote controlled robots to prevent falls at construction site...


Black & Veatch Seeks Sustainable Innovators

Engineering and construction company Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kansas) recently accepted applications for “bold, committed partners” in climate technology for its third annual IgniteX C...


Chemours Producing Sustainable Foam Agent

Global chemical solutions company Chemours recently announced the start of production for its new hydrofluoroolefin platform at its new facility in El Dorado, Arkansas.


COP26 Develops Climate Change Action Plans

Nearly 200 countries met at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties earlier this month, to develop plans to meet emissions goals and accelerate action on climate by ...


States Plan Cuts to Boost Lake Mead Levels

As water levels continue to decline, officials have announced they are developing a voluntary water cut costing $100 million to leave more water in southern Nevada’s Lake Mead.


How Technology is Creating Sustainable Construction

Whether it's efforts made globally, by nation, association, company or even individual engineers and designers, there’s no doubt that the rise of eco-consumerism is increasing demands for su...


Grant Awarded to Study Roads and Flooding

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire have recently received a $1.8 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study how coastal flooding impacts ro...


Japan Develops Carbon-Reducing Technology

With carbon dioxide being the main contribution to global warming, Japan has developed several projects to cut back on emission in the hopes of reaching net-zero.


Grants Awarded for Wastewater Virus Research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it has awarded Tulane University (New Orleans) a grant to research human viruses found in wastewater intended for water reuse.


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.


Trimble Launches Robotic Scanning Solution

Software firm Trimble recently announced the release of a fully integrated turnkey solution with robotics company Boston Dynamics’ Spot the robot dog.


Study: Biochar to Improve Anticorrosive Performance

A recent study found that biochar nanoparticles, or graphene oxide, derived from spruce wood and wheat straw can improve corrosion resistance in zinc-rich epoxy coatings.


Researchers Obtain Pigments from Metal Wastes

A Russian research team recently announced that it has developed a method for obtaining white pigments from toxic metallurgical waste.


Swiss Bridge Reuses Concrete

Researchers at the Ecole Technique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland recently unveiled a footbridge prototype using reinforced concrete blocks from walls of a building being renovated.


New PPE Helmet Available in US

Personal protective equipment manufacturer Ergodyne (St. Paul, Minnesota) has recently begun marketing its Multidirectional Impact Protection System-equipped construction helmet in the Unite...


EPA Finalizes Next Steps for Sherwin-Williams Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this month that it has finalized its plan for the next phase of cleanup of the Sherwin-Williams Superfund Site in New Jersey.


Proposal Aims to Restore NEPA Regulations

The White House Council on Environmental Quality announced this month that it plans to reinstate federal regulations of the National Environmental Policy Act regarding environmental reviews ...


3D-Printing Tech Offers Material Reduction

A first-of-its kind 3D concrete printed bridge is currently on display in Venice, Italy, and “establishes a new language for concrete that is digital, environmentally advanced and circular b...


Federal Officials Seize Painted Gold

Earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials seized nearly six pounds of gold that had been painted black by an alleged smuggler.


Companies to Develop Ecological Turbine Base

Building materials company LafargeHolcim in the U.S. and concrete technology provider ECOncrete Tech (Tel Aviv, Israel) announced joint plans last week to design and produce an ecologically ...


DOE Invests in ‘Connected Communities’

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $61 million project last week to launch new technology for developing “Connected Communities.”


Study: Critical Infrastructure Threatened by Floods

Nonprofit flood research and communications group, First Street Foundation, has recently reported that one in four units of critical infrastructure in the United States—such as police statio...


Floating Solar Panels to be Installed in MA

According to recent reports, developers plan to install floating solar panels in Massachusetts ponds and reservoirs as a possible solution regarding concerns over space for clean energy deve...


Arkema, Polymem Awarded for Ultrafiltration Membranes

Specialty chemicals company Arkema and French water filtration modules manufacturer Polymem received the Team Innovation Award from the American Chemical Society for their development of ult...


EPA Awards Millions for Biosolids Research

The U.S. Environmental Agency announced in September that it was granting nearly $6 million in funding to four institutions to research the potential harming risks to human health and the en...


Study: Microplastic Paint Abundant in Ocean

A study conducted by the University of Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association (MBA) observed that paint flakes could be one of the most abundant types of microplastic particles found...


Paint Company Cited After Employee Death

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Valmont Coatings following the investigation of an employee’s death in Oklahoma.


EPA Opens Nominations for 2022 Green Chemistry Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations for the 2022 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.


Coalition Announced to Quantify, Locate Lead Pipes

At the end of September, Google announced that it was awarding $3 million in grants to the BlueConduit Charitable Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the We Act for Environmental...


New Product Announcement: Ecofriendly Solvent

Global chemicals company UBE Industries, Ltd. has recently launched an environmentally-friendly solvent.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

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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.


Robotics Developed to Construct Scaffolding

Like many sectors within the protective coatings and construction industry, robotic technologies are making their mark in that they are streamlining operations and, in some cases, improving ...


New Product Announcement: Access Line

Access company Flexicon has recently introduced a new line of anti-slip access platforms to reach elevated process equipment safely, eliminating the need for ladders, scissor lifts and forkl...


Study: Rising Sea Level Impact on Saltwater Corrosion

The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change recently issued a new report warning that unavoidable rising sea levels will threaten saltwater intrusion on coastal infrastructure worldwide.


New Product Announcement: Disinfectant Sprayers

Paint sprayer and applicator company Wagner SprayTech recently announced that it has added a new series of four disinfectant sprayers to its product line.


Enbridge Fined $3M for Environmental Violations

In recent developments involving the replacement of the Line 3 crude oil pipeline, reports indicate that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered Enbridge Energy to pay $3.3...


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...


Book Review: Coating Inspector Field Guide

According to an emailed press release from author Lee Wilson, the second edition of the Paint Inspector’s Field Guide is now available.


Army Engineers Develop Ice Adhesion Patent

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently applied for a patent on an ice adhesion testing device.


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...


Roller Coaster Casts Vote for Repaint

Local Pittsburgh amusement park, Kennywood Park, recently invited park visitors and roller coaster riders to vote on what color they believe the Phantom’s Revenge should be coated during the...


University Leverages Tech for Coating Research

The University of Illinois at Chicago announced last month that it would be participating in AnalySwift, LLC’s Academic Partner Program to accelerate development and adoption of new material...


JPCL August Issue is Now Online

The August 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 an...


University to Develop Eco-Friendly Marine Coating

Detroit-based sustainability tech startup Repela Tech LLC from Wayne State University has recently been awarded a grant to research and develop an eco-friendly marine coating for ships and v...


Study: Cool Pavements Mitigate Heat, Emissions

In a recent study, a team of current and former researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub (MIT CSHub) looked at how surfaces that attribute to ur...


PHMSA Fines Dakota Pipeline Operator

Upon completing inspections at Energy Transfer’s Dakota Access Pipeline, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a $93,000 f...


CO Skate Park Doubles as Stormwater Mitigation

Highlighted by recent reports, a new art installation north of downtown Denver has gained some spotlight for its unique duality, serving its surrounding neighborhood as both a skate park and...


FERC to Review Climate Impacts for 2 Projects

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has recently ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not thoroughly consider environmental justices or the potential climate im...


EPA Reaches $1M Clean Water Settlement

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Noble Energy, Inc., Noble Midstream Partners LP, and Noble Midstream Services, LLC (coll...


Climate-Smart Concrete Studied to Reduce CO2

Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall has recently developed what it’s calling a “climate-smart hydropower concrete” that can reportedly use less cement, reducing its overall carbon...


Paint Inspection Company Invests in Drone Tech

Surface Corrosion Consultants (Belfast, Ireland) has recently announced its investment into unmanned aerial vehicles (UVA) for monitoring and inspecting corrosion for its clients across the ...


Marine Corps Research Blast Booth Productivity

Just last month, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Public Affairs reported on its recent partnership with the Marine Corps Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) Program ...


Drought Shuts Down CA Hydroelectric Plant

As a result of the ongoing drought in California, the Edward Hyatt hydroelectric power plant has undergone a forced shutdown as there is no longer enough water available to power it.


BrandSafway Acquires Brace Industrial Group

Access company BrandSafway announced at the beginning of the month in a press release that it has acquired Brace Industrial Group, which includes Brace Integrated Services and Platinum Speci...


Plans for Wildlife Quad Cities Bridge Develop

Instead of tearing down the Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge, which carries Interstate 80 over the Mississippi River and is jointly owned by Iowa and Illinois, environmentalist icon and Presid...


Coating Developed to Capture Ions in Water

Researchers from Northwestern University have recently been reported to have developed an protection mechanism using a nano-coated sponge-like membrane that can be used to soak up phosphate ...


Strategic Materials Rebrands for 125-Year Anniversary

In celebrating 125 years, North America’s largest glass recycler, Strategic Materials, Inc. announced that it was rebranding. The unveiling, reflecting that the company has always been a tru...


JPCL July Issue is Now Online

The July 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 ...


PG&E to Spend $15B Burying Power Lines

According to a press release issued by California-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the utility plans to expand the undergrounding of electric distribution power lines in High Fire Thr...


Contractors Needed for TX Elevated Tank Rehab

The City of Branham, Texas, is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate an elevated storage tank.


NSWC Tests Corrosion Detection Systems

Earlier this month, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division announced a new partnership with remote-sensing technology company Aerial Alchemy in an effort to solve how corros...


New Product Announcement: Concrete Spraying Vehicle

Last month, mining utility vehicle manufacturer Getman Corporation announced the launch of its latest concrete spraying vehicle, ProShot.


FRCE Looks at Corrosion-Fighting Tech

A team working at the Fleet Readiness Center East in Cherry Point, North Carolina, has recently examined new possibilities for quickly and accurately detecting corrosion and preventing its s...


Bids Sought for AR Standpipe, Tank Rehab

Cabot WaterWorks is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate a standpipe and elevated storage tank in Cabot, Arkansas.


Supreme Court Approves Eminent Domain Use

In a ruling last month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced in a 5-4 decision that the state of New Jersey could not block construction of the PennEast natural gas pipeline on state lands.


OR Passes Emissions Bill

Oregon lawmakers recently passed legislation requiring that the state’s power grid reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2035.


Navy, EPA Enter Wastewater Upgrade Agreement

Announced at the end of June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that it would be entering a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Navy to complete major upgrade...


PG&E Agrees to $5.9M Water Discharge Settlement

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently reached a settlement agreement, involving the payment of $5.9 million to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, which are slate...


FL Court Rules 'Act of Nature' on Corrosion, Rust

In Dodge v. People’s Trust Insurance Company, 2021 WL 2217299 (4th DCA Jun. 2, 2021), a Florida court ruled that rust and corrosion of water pipes is considered an “act of nature.”


Clemco Celebrates 80 Years

Manufacturing company for air-powered abrasive blast equipment, Clemco Industries Corp. (Washington, Missouri), recently announced the celebration of its 80th anniversary.


BCF: Manufacturers Worried About UK REACH

The British Coatings Federation recently released a survey of United Kingdom coatings manufacturers, who are increasingly concerned about the impact of the new U.K. chemical regulations.


Abrasive Blasting for Fingerprint Detection

According to fourth-year forensic science student from the University of Toronto, Bethany Krebs, a form of abrasive blasting could be more efficient in revealing fingerprints than convention...


$19M Settlement Reached for CITGO Oil Spill

Last week, the United States Department of Justice announced that Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corporation had agreed to a $19.69 million settlement to resolve federal and state claims for ...


AU Company Transforms CO2 into Products

Australian clean technology company Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) has recently announced its intentions to capture industrial carbon emissions to transform into useful materials.


NC Bill Aims to Reduce Emissions, Retire Coal

Backed by Duke Energy, last week North Carolina House Republicans presented a new energy bill expected to reduce carbon emissions and retire several coal-fired plants ahead of schedule.


FL Authorizes Virtual Inspection Practices

Earlier this year, the Florida Building Codes Act was amended to authorize any government entity with the authority to enforce the building code to perform virtual inspections.


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...


Norfolk Naval Shipyard Gets New Blast Booth

Last month, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Paint and Blasting Shop (Code 970, Shop 71) in Portsmouth, Virginia, was reported to have received an equipment upgrade.


MI Sandblasting Business Cited for Violations

On several occasions this year, Kalamazoo Sandblast (Kalamazoo, Michigan) was investigated by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Air Quality Division (AQD) upon r...


Lake Mead Suffers Historic Lows, Dam Energy Affected

Last week, southern Nevada’s Lake Mead hit historic lows, with officials reporting that the United States’ largest reservoir by volume was at an all-time low of just 1,071.44 feet—or roughly...


NY Passes Low-Carbon Concrete Bill

The New York legislature recently passed a bill that is designed to promote the use of low-carbon concrete for state construction projects. The bill is now on its way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ...


MTA Suspends Several Track Inspectors

Last week, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny announced the findings of a nearly year-long investigation into the neglect of several track inspectors.


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Kenzen Announces PPE Summer Rental

Manufacturer of smart personal protective equipment, Kenzen, has recently announced via emailed press release that it will be offering a new rental program for its wearable devices.


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...


DOE Awards $1.1M for Cold Spray Research

Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded computational materials design specialist QuesTek Innovations LLC (Evanston, Illinois) $1.1 million in Small Business Innovation Research Ph...


New Product: Polyurethane High-Gloss Clearcoat

Global coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems has recently announced the expansion of its Industrial coatings portfolio with the launch of Imron Industrial 2K polyurethane high-gloss clear...


FL Governor Signs Flood Prevention Law

To better prepare the state for future flooding and sea level rise, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed two bills into law, outlining a several-years-long spending plan.


Artist Documents Camouflaged Cell Towers

Award-winning photographer Annette LeMay Burke has recently published a collection of photographed cell towers throughout the American west that have been designed to blend in with their sur...


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...


CA Proposes Over $5B for Water Infrastructure

In the wake of an ongoing and expanding state-wide drought, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a $5.1 billion investment, slated to take over four years, for immediate drought respons...


CleanerBlast Announces Exclusive Alliance

At the end of April, wet abrasive vapor blast equipment manufacturer CleanerBlast Systems announced a strategic exclusive alliance with USA DeBusk in an emailed press release.


Coating Developed for Oil Recovery Missions

Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Toronto have recently announced the development of a nanocoating designed for commercially available sponges to recover oil fro...


Elevated Tank Painting Project Out for Bid

The City of Hurst is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the North Precinct Line Road Elevated Storage Tank in Hurst, Texas.


JPCL Issues Last Call for Equipment Buying Guide

The 2021 JPCL Equipment Buying Guide is collecting submissions until May 21.


JLG Names Regional VP

Earlier this year, Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, JLG Industries, Inc., announced the naming of Joe Kleiner as Regio...


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...


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.


WY Threatens $1.2M Suit for Coal Production

Unlike other states pushing to covert to renewable energy infrastructure, Wyoming has announced its intentions to sue other states blocking its exports of coal—an issue that’s resulting in t...


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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.


JPCL Presents 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

In debuting the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings’ independent, inaugural issue of sorts last month, one aspect that continued to stay consistent over the last four years is th...


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Logiball Receives Innovative Product Award

Specialist civil engineering and construction solutions group, USL America announced in an emailed press release earlier this week that Logiball had been recognized for one its innovative so...


NY Contractors Request Scaffold Law Waiver

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has recently received a letter from the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, in addition to three New York-...


Miami Outlines $4B Plan to Fight Rising Sea

The City of Miami has recently completed its updates on its Stormwater Master Plan, a comprehensive assessment of the city’s roads, drainage infrastructure, and water management features to ...


CMU Tests Inspection Robot for DoD

Last month, a team from Carnegie Mellon’s Biorobotics Lab in the School of Computer Science's Robotics Institute tested what it’s calling a Hardened Underwater Modular Robot Snake (HUMRS).


COVID Relief Bill Funds AL Water Tank Coating

According to the Mayor of the City of Tallassee, Alabama, John Hammock, the city has intended to use some of its COVID-19 stimulus package money to fund the recoating of a downtown water tan...


Following Tech Developed for Robot Dog

Smart following technology and subsidiary of the Piaggio Group, Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) and software firm Trimble have recently announced a proof-of-concept collaboration which enables ro...


Canadian Carrier Fined for Clean Water Violation

Upon pleading guilty to dumping wastewater into Lake Ontario, dry and liquid bulk carrier company Algoma Central Corporation was fined $500,000.


Study: More Deaths Linked to Methylene Chloride

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine earlier this week associates paint-stripping chemical methylene chloride to more deaths than what has previously been acknowledged by the Environm...


Singapore Completes Large Floating Solar Farm

Reported to be one of the world’s largest floating solar farms on sea water has recently completed construction in Singapore.


UK Trials Anti-Aging Cream for Roads

Not quite the anti-aging cream your grandma might use, United Kingdom-based Highways England Company has announced at the beginning of the week that it would be trialing Total UK’s new polym...


Shell Falcon Pipeline Under Investigation

Following probes initiated last year by Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, state and federal agencies are now investigating the safety of Shel...


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 ...


PWSA to Launch Stormwater Project

Officials from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority recently reported that the city’s Four Mile Run Stormwater Project was expected to kick off this spring.


EPA Issues Order for Gowanus Canal

In an effort to control contaminated solids discharges at the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the City of New York to con...


AkzoNobel Invests in Coatings Application Technology

In a media release last week, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that it has acquired a stake in a new industrial coatings application technology.


MNDOT Utilizes Virtual Bridge Inspections

To restore a 19th-century bridge in Minneapolis, officials from Collins Engineers are working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on incorporating Microsoft HoloLens headsets wit...


New Product Announcement: Rotation Atomizers

Global manufacturer of surface coating equipment and systems, Wagner Group, recently announced that its added special variants to its existing range of high-speed rotation atomizers with ext...


SprayWorks Announces New, Larger Location

Spray foam and coatings equipment company, SprayWorks Equipment Group announced via emailed press release last week that it was officially moving into a new, larger location in Kent, Ohio.


EPA Issues Grant for Environmental Job Training

Environmental and conservation workforce development and job training company, Limitless Vistas Inc. has recently been awarded a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...


Product Announcement: Wood Coatings App

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced late last month its new Wood Coatings Pro mobile app for iOS and Android devices.


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 ...


Details Released After Water Plant Death

Last week, a mechanical contractor employee from Murray Co. (Rancho Dominguez, California) fell to his death while securing a lid on top of a below-grade concrete tank at the Hyperion Water ...


Nashville Introduces New Construction Safety Bill

Nashville councilmembers introduced a bill last week that aims to raise the standards and oversight for metro construction projects.


EPA Announces $1.9M CWA Settlement in WY

A settlement with private energy operator Fleur de Lis Energy and Fleur de Lis Operating, LLC was reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month, in which the company agree...


OSHA Announces Dates for Safety Stand-Down

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the dates for this year’s National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.


USDOT Heralds 2021 INFRA Grants, Changes

Last Wednesday (Feb. 17), the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it was officially seeking applicants for its Fiscal Year 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding Americ...


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 ...


Environmentalists Threaten Suit Over Waterway Permits

At the beginning of the month, a coalition of environmental groups alerted the Biden administration that they would file suit if the Army Corps of Engineers failed to reconsider Trump-era pe...


Musk Launches $100M Carbon Competition

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has recently announced the upcoming XPrize Carbon Removal competition, which invites design teams to create technologies that can remove carbon dioxide from th...


Researchers Recycle Single-Use Masks for Roads

Researchers from RMIT University have recently developed a recycling solution for one item generating a rather large amount of pandemic waste, single-use face masks.


Snake-Like Robot Designed for Underwater Pipelines

Developed by Norwegian technology company Eelume Subsea Intervention, a six-meter-long, snake-like robot is making its debut with intentions to serve the deep-sea oil and gas industry.


TX Tax Incentive Promotes Green Infrastructure

Last month, Houston City Council announced the approval of a new green stormwater infrastructure tax abatement program to encourage the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure in p...


AIA Applauds US Climate Recommitment

Last Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a statement announcing the United States recommitment to the Paris Agreement, done at Paris on December 12, 2015.


Webinar Archive: Corrosion Prevention Methods, Costs

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 ...


Husqvarna Buys Blastrac Global

Recently, Bard Capital Holdings, the owner of Blastrac—a leading global company in surface preparation—has agreed to sell its business to Swedish public company Husqvarna Group.


Research: Billions Spent on Flood Damages

In a new study conducted by Stanford University, researchers found that the United States has spent nearly $199 billion in flood damages over the last three decades.


New Product Announcement: Spray Paint Robot

Construction, AI and robotics experts, Ascend Build, recently announced a new spray paint robot.


Researchers to Turn Turbine Blades into Bridges

In southern Ireland, civil engineers from the Cork Institute of Technology are planning to recycle wind turbines blades for a future pedestrian bridge.


ESCA Blast Opens New Facility

Supplier and renter of various blasting and special cleaning equipment, eco-friendly media and abrasives, ESCA Blast, has recently announced in an emailed press release that it has opened a ...


Rare Mineral Strengthens Concrete Materials

Researchers from Nagoya University have recently discovered a rare concrete-strengthening mineral within the walls of a decommissioned power plant in Japan.


Researcher Awarded Grant for Turbine Coating

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has recently awarded a $600,000 grant to a professor at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center on Advanced Material Systems at the Universi...


Transportation Agencies Issue Final Environmental Rule

Last Monday (Dec. 28, 2020), the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the United States Department of Transportation issued a ...


EPA Releases Final Risk Assessment of NMP

Near the end of December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final risk evaluation for n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). This was the last step in the risk evaluation as required...


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...


AU Street Closed After Asbestos Mishap

Earlier this month, a variety of homes and vehicles were placed on lockdown in a suburban Sydney community after two private cleaning contractors sent asbestos particles flying from a home’s...


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 ...


GE, Veolia Announce Wind Turbine Recycling Program

According to a press release issued last week by transnational company Veolia, the company has signed an agreement with GE Renewable Energy to recycle its onshore wind turbine blades in the ...


TX Researchers Address Chemical Pollution

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University have recently been awarded a three-year Healthy Ecosystems grant by The Gulf Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering...


Wheeler Announces New National Recycling Plan

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler held the EPA’s third-annual America Recycles Summit last month where he unveiled a new National Recycling Goal that aims to ...


EPA Sued Over Coal Rule Revisions

Last week, a coalition of nine environmental groups announced that they were suing the United States Environmental Protection Agency over finalized revisions made to coal ash and coal plant ...


USGBC Wraps Up Greenbuild with Initiatives

Earlier this month, the U.S. Green Building Council wrapped up its annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo. At the virtual event, the organization outlined several key updates that it says inten...


Biden Releases Plan to Tackle Climate Crisis

Following the announcement of Joe Biden as the United States’ new President-elect, the Biden-Harris transition team has since released its plan regarding climate change, highlighting the inc...


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Hempel Receives Sustainability Award

At the beginning of the month, global coating supplier Hempel announced via emailed press release that it has been awarded the Sustainability Award 2020 by Vestas for supporting them on thei...


NY Announces $336M Flood Risk Protection

Eight years after Hurricane Sandy battered waterfront communities in the Rockaways and across New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced late last month that constru...


JPCL November Issue is Now Online

The November 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 ...


Drones Aim to Prevent Infrastructure Disasters

After utilizing its technology to inspect dams for BC Hydro, founders of Niricson, a Victoria, British Columbia-based technology company, think their drones will soon be used for maintaining...


USGBC Unveils Initiative, Requests Feedback

Last week, during the annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo, the U.S. Green Building Council announced that it is providing funding for 500 people in underserved communities to earn their LEED...


NACE International Opens Call for Abstracts

On behalf of NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, last week SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (slated to officially combine with NACE on Jan. 1, 2021) announced tha...


Pipeline Co. to Pay $800K in Fines, Fixes

In a press release issued at the beginning of the month by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Office of the Attorney General Maura Healey, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co...


Black & Veatch Pledges Renewable Energy Work

In an effort to aid the global power industry’s transition to lower carbon emissions, and in some cases zero-carbon energy goals, engineering and construction company Black & Veatch (Overlan...


Researchers Get Funding for Antiviral Coating

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have been awarded 615,000 pounds in funding to develop a new antiviral coating for PPE in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Maroon Group Announces Lift Training Initiative

Specialty chemicals company Maroon Group, recently announced that it is initiating a new Tow Motor training program that the company says is a “commitment to continuous improvement and ongoi...


PS Connect to Offer Education on Surface Prep

In this installment of our PaintSquare Connect preview, PaintSquare Daily News lays out the curriculum for Track 3: Surface Preparation, sponsored by 10X Engineered Materials. Registrants ca...


JPCL October Issue is Now Online

The October 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 a...


Canada Bridge Construction Uses Recycled Glass

Officials working on the Darwin bridge project on Nun’s Island in Montreal, Canada, have reported that the structure is incorporating recycled glass in its materials.


Heavy Lift Milestone Complete at NV Sphere

The heavy lift of steel beams has been completed at the $1.6 billion MSG Sphere at The Venetian, in Las Vegas.


Flood Barrier Successfully Protects Venice

For the first time in decades, the city of Venice put its flood barriers into practice, successfully keeping the city dry during its first day of acqua alta or “high waters”—seasonal floodin...


EPA Proposes Tank Inspection Alternative

On Wednesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a proposal offering regulatory flexibility for the oil and gas industry by amending Clean Air Act re...


Survey: North American Crane Count Drops

According to the 2020 Q3 report from Rider Levett Bucknall’s Crane Index for North America, which is published biannually, the number of cranes in North American cities has decreased for the...


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Rapid Prep Relocates to VA Location

Surface preparation equipment provider, Rapid Prep, recently announced in an emailed press release that the company has moved its 14-year-old location to Suffolk, Virginia.


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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NJ Seeks Contractors for Phase 3 Bridge Painting

The Delaware River Port Authority is seeking contractors to perform Phase 3 for painting of the Commodore Barry Bridge in Camden, New Jersey.


Researcher Gets $1.8M Grant for Slip Study

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has awarded a $1.8 million grant to a University of Pittsburgh researcher to develop a safer ladder.


EPA Releases Final List for TSCA Fees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final list of businesses that are subject to fees for the 20 chemicals designated as high priority for risk evaluation under the Tox...


Towers Complete for Longest Suspension Bridge

Construction of the two 318-meter-high towers for Turkey’s 1915 Canakkale Bridge, set to be the longest suspension bridge in the world, is now complete, according to reports.


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.


MI Hears Comments on Line 5 Tunnel

The Michigan Public Service Commission held a virtual public hearing last week for comments on the proposed Enbridge Line 5 tunnel, which if approved would run under the Straits of Mackinac.


NACE International Institute Launches Canada Study

The NACE International Institute has announced that it has launched a preliminary phase of its International Measures of Prevention Application and Economics of Corrosion Technologies (IMPAC...


ACA Responds to Air Quality Standards Proposal

The American Coatings Association recently released a response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to retain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone.


$1.6B NV Sphere Extends Sched, Begins Structure

A new construction schedule for Las Vegas’ MSG Sphere at The Venetian sets up the next 15 months for heavy lifting and structural work on the site.


Largest US Single-Sloped Solar Array Complete

Workers in Pittsburgh have recently placed the last of 4,784 solar photovoltaic panels at a site that is now considered the largest single-sloped solar array in the country.


New Inspection Plan Approved for CA Nuclear Site

A new inspection program was approved late last month by the California Coastal Commission to inspect and maintain dry storage tanks containing spent nuclear fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear G...


Company Unveils New Exoskeleton Device

Tool manufacturer Hilti has unveiled its first wearable exoskeleton, the EXO-O1. The company says that the “human augmentation device” aims to help contractors, tradesman and management to t...


3M Reports Q2 Sales Decline

Protective equipment manufacturer 3M reported a decline in sales year over year despite the high demand for its N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.


WJTA Announces Free Webinar Series

Earlier this month, the WaterJet Technology Association announced the launch of a new series of educational webinars. The sessions, which are free to attend, aim to cover topics of interest ...


Dow, USGBC Announce Carbon Challenge Results

Dow, along with the United States Green Building Council, have shared the results of their inaugural Carbon Challenge, just a little over one year since the project’s inception.


MIT Researchers Design New Face Mask

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, along with Brigham and Women’s Hospital have reportedly design a new face mask that they believe could stop viral particles as effec...


Dakota Access Pipeline Ordered to Halt for Review

The Dakota Access Pipeline has officially been ordered to halt operations after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruling surrounding the recently ordered environmental rev...


Tesla Rolls Out New Solar Ordering System

Electric car manufacturer and energy company Tesla has rolled out a new way of buying solar panels for homes.


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University Designs Lighter, Greener Bridge

Recently, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, with COWI, have completed research on reducing materials used in suspension bridge d...


SprayWorks Launches New Website

Spray foam and polyurea company SprayWorks Equipment Group (Canton, Ohio) recently announced via emailed press release the launch of its new rig website, www.WeBuildRigs.com.


3D-Printed Reefs Deployed in Atlantic

Earlier this month, marine scientists deployed 3D-printed artificial reefs throughout the Atlantic coasts of England, France, and Spain.


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EPA Posts Risk Evaluation for Methylene Chloride

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released late last week the first risk evaluation to be completed under the Lautenberg Act amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act: the evalua...


NZ Concrete Pushing Toward Emissions Target

Following an independent review conducted by independent auditor, Australian sustainability consultancy Thinkstep earlier this year, found that Concrete New Zealand is on track to meeting it...


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Middle-Schoolers Win $100K for Flood Prevention

At the beginning of the month, a group of middle-school students from Downtown Doral Charter Upper School in Doral, Florida, were named one of five National Winners in the 10th annual Samsun...


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Workers Start Dismantling Scaffold at Notre Dame

Work has officially begun on dismantling the melting scaffolding surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral. The process reportedly began on Monday, with crews working to take down 200 tons of met...


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MN-Based App Targets Students for Trades

The Construction Careers Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota, has developed an app that it says is aiming to connect with Gen-Z students with construction apprenticeship ...


EPA Limits Opposition of Energy Infrastructure

On Monday (June 1), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the agency had issued a final rule that will both promote the construction of energy-base...


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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.


AMP Hires Director of QC, Business Development

Last week, Advanced Marine Preservation, LLC (Tilton, New Hampshire) announced via emailed press release that it had hired Jeff Lathrop as its Director of Quality Control and Business Develo...


Judge Requires More Review for Pipelines

Earlier this month, Montana federal Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Morris announced that he was upholding a previous April ruling, which cancels an environmental permit for the Keystone XL ...


NZ Bridge Used for Seismic Research

New Zealand officials have recently announced that its decommissioned Whirokino and Manawatu River Bridge in Foxton will be repurposed for University of Auckland-headed research on seismic a...


PA Wastewater Plan Receives Federal Approval

Last week, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) announced that its over $2 billion plan to remove seven billion gallons of stormwater and sewage from rivers and streams in the c...


Decreased Funds Expected for Rural Infrastructure

Last week, national transportation research nonprofit TRIP (Washington, D.C.) released a report evaluating the safety and condition of rural roads and bridges in the United States in relatio...


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WJTA Launches Hydroblasting Cert Program

Last week, the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) announced via press release that it had partnered with the Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) to create a new field verification trainin...


Concrete Strengthened with 'Sewage-Enhanced' Steel Slag

Engineering researchers from RMIT University have recently explored a zero-waste approach that both treats wastewater and makes stronger concrete.


Webinar Archive: Choosing Abrasive Blasting Equipment

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Maintenance Keeps Over Century-Old Tank in Use

Last month, service company Sheffield Utilities (Sheffield, Alabama) announced that they would be gearing up to complete a four- to five-week-long maintenance project at a local 118-year-old...


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 ...


Rutgers Looks at Coating 3D-Printed Objects

Engineers from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, recently announced a new technique for coating complex 3D-printed objects that could lead to new opportunities to develop “smart s...


Research Looks at Water, Pipes in Closed Buildings

Since receiving $200,000 in funding from National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program, researchers from Purdue University have launched a study into the impact of th...


NRDC Sues Over Water Protection Rollback

The Natural Resources Defense Council, along with its partners, announced just last week that they had filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of ...


Axalta Reports COVID-19 PPE Donations

Last month, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta issued a press release regarding its personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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 ...


Strange Odor Sparks Concern in Calgary

Over the weekend, Calgary Fire Department officials were summoned to investigate a pungent smell after receiving nearly 100 complaints—78 calls alone last Friday (April 24)—from the northeas...


SC Considering $1.75B Seawall

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has recently announced the preliminary proposal of a $1.75 billion seawall around the lower Charleston Peninsula in South Carolina.


Model Software Used in Earthquake Study

A researcher from Concordia University was recently reported to be exploring options for resilient and sustainable reinforced masonry structural systems in relation to earthquake safety.


Autodesk, Aurigo Software Companies Partner

Construction Software companies Aurigo Software and Autodesk, Inc. announced earlier this month an integration plan that aims to give professionals one platform for design, planning, constru...


Jotun Reveals Hull Cleaning Technology

Recently, Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) announced the launch of Hull Skating Solutions (HSS), a proactive cleaning solution for the maritime industry.


Axalta Announces PPE, Sanitizer Donations

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced last week that it will be providing protective equipment and hand sanitizer to communities around the world in an effort to help combat t...


EPA to Host Call Regarding TSCA Fees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced in an emailed press release that it is hosting a call on the recently announced plan to reduce burden for certain stakeholders who are ...


University Studies Coastal Storm Protection Designs

Researchers from Princeton University have been looking at new designs for protective infrastructure to combat storm surges along the nation's coastlines.


COVID-19 Cleaning Clogging Pipes, Sewers

When news broke that the world was experiencing a global pandemic as a result of COVID-19, many citizens in the United States saw a shortage of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, household disin...


Trump Issues Order Under Production Act

Last Thursday (April 2), President Donald J. Trump announced a memorandum on the Order Under the Defense Production Act Regarding 3M Company and its production of N95 masks.


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Review Ordered for Dakota Access Pipeline

Last week, a federal judge ordered the United States Army Corps of Engineers to perform a new, full environmental review on the Dakota Access pipeline.


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NACE Announces Coating Inspector Program

Last week, NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced the rollout of its flagship Coating Inspector Program (CIP) where aspiring inspectors can learn through a series of online and...


Design Blamed for England Spillway Failure

Recently, Executive Technical Director from international engineering company MWH, David Balmforth, published an 85-page independent review report regarding last year’s partial collapse at a...


Florida Power Adopts Drone Technology

In an effort to ensure the safety of its workers while simultaneously inspecting plant areas, Florida Power & Light Co. (Juno Beach, Florida) has been recently reported to adopt drone techno...


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Akzo Releases Update on Spray-Painting Drone

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel recently released an update on its partnership with Apellix, a Jacksonville, Florida, start-up that won the 2019 Paint the Future challenge.


4th-Largest Crawler Crane Arrives at $1.6B Vegas Site

One of the largest cranes in the world recently arrived in Las Vegas for work on the $1.66 billion MSG sphere, a unique performance venue being developed by The Madison Square Garden Company...


Scientists Suggest Dams for Rising Seas

Government-employed Dutch scientist and oceanographer Sjoerd Groeskamp has recently proposed a solution to protect an estimated 25 million Europeans living in northern Europe from rising lev...


DOL Construction Safety Committees to Meet

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it is holding a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Workgroups next week.


Proposal Aims to Accelerate Environmental Reviews

The Donald J. Trump administration has recently proposed a rule, modernizing and accelerating how environmental reviews are conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act.


EPA Announces Waterway Protection Rollback

In the latest action since the Trump administration announced the roll back of nearly 95 environmental rules, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stated it will be reducing the numb...


US Steel Fined for Air Pollution Violations

After reaching a consent agreement in June 2019 with The United States Steel Corporation, the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) announced earlier this month that the company was char...


St. Louis Passes Solar Roof Mandate

Last month, St. Louis became the latest city to pass green roof legislation—in this case, roofs on new construction must be “solar ready.”


Towers Proposed to Alleviate Air Pollution

Recently, Noida, India-based multi-disciplinary architectural practice Studio Symbiosis has announced its design for Aura air-purifying towers, envisioned to help Delhi, India reduce increas...


CLEAN Future Act Framework Released

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Crane Collapses at TX Harbor Bridge

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Unmanned Boats Help With MI Bridge Inspections

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SSPC Announces New, Revised Standards

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On Friday (Nov. 22), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that its decision to ban all retail distribution of methylene chloride to consumers for paint and coatings removal off...


AlumaSafway, Métis Announce Joint Venture

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EPA Reclassifies Aerosol Can Waste

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AGC Backs Grant for Women's Harnesses

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Report: Puerto Rico Infrastructure Earns D-

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4 Workers Injured in NYC Scaffold Collapse

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Indonesian Paint Co. Sets CA-Based Green Code

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New $14M AL Bridge Visibly Sags

A $14 million bridge in Escambia County, Alabama, near Brewton, a project that is meant to replace the bridge next to it, is sagging, according to reports. There is also cracking present.


Goldwind Announces World-First Laser Control System

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Team Inspects Bridges on US South Korea Bases

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Victims of Hard Rock Collapse File Suits

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3D Systems to Develop Corrosion Control Guidance

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EPA Taking Comments on Methylene Chloride

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Climate Change Could Quicken Bridge Deterioration

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NOLA Works on Hard Rock Demo, Cranes

Last weekend, crews carried out demolition services for two damaged cranes that remained at the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans.


Concrete Issues Plague MD Purple Line

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Work to Begin on Melted Notre Dame Scaffolding

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BrandSafway Wins Scaffold Award for Space Needle

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Grant Allows NAHB to Continue Fall Safety Courses

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Research: Bacteria Slows Steel Bar Corrosion

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NYC Schools See Paint Inspections, Remediation

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BMW Reveals Vantablack-Coated X6

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Notre Dame Construction Resumes After Lead Scare

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Construction App Developed to ‘Save Lives’

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PPG Supplies Coatings for Pittsburgh Roller Coaster

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Robots to Help Improve Bridge Inspections

Researchers from the University of Waterloo are working on developing a more reliable robotic technology that can reduce the cost of bridge inspections.


Sherwin-Williams' Coatings Protect Royal Navy Warships

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Report: Improper Coating Likely Used on Pipeline

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Company Turns Wastewater Into Beer

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PA Contractor Faces Fines for Bridge Collapse

After being cited in January 2016 for serious violations which resulted in the partial collapse of the Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, contractor Francis J. Palo Inc. is now facing $...


Australia Aircraft Corrosion Prompts Investigation

Corrosion on the prop shaft of an aircraft belonging to Australia-based Regional Express (REX) has raised concerns, but the company maintains that the brown detritus is “muck” that could be ...


Marco Group Acquires Equipment Manufacturer

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Company Aims to Prevent Home Flooding

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Cranes to Increase Concrete Capacity at TN Dam

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Research: Camera Yields Faster Bridge Deck Inspections

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New York Approves Climate Leadership Bill

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached an agreement to pass Senate Bill S6599, which sets a net-zero emissions economy goal by 2050.


Chicago's Ledge Reopens After Cracked Coating

Last Monday, The Ledge’s—a popular tourist attraction at the Willis Tower in Chicago—protective coating cracked, resulting in an immediate shut down.


NH Bridge Research Implements Sensors

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Report: Joint Strike Fighters Susceptible to Corrosion

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OH Firm Cited for Using Inferior Coatings

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Painting Companies Win SSPC Award

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KTA-Tator Celebrates 70 Years

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Painters Needed for PA Inn

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NACE to Offer Surface Preparation Workshop

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EPA to Cap MT Slag Pile by 2025

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OSHA Fines FL Roofer $133K

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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.


VA Bridge Inspection Equipment Co. Suspended

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Jetstream Announces Distribution Partnership

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Gordon Brush Co. Announces Acquisition

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EPA Finalizes Paint-Stripper Rule

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FL Wastewater Plant Powered by Solar

The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (Key Largo, FL) recently installed 334 solar panels on the rooftop and over the chlorine contact basins at its main plant.


Research: Sensors Will Read Mackinac Bridge

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PA Fines Gas Pipeline Builder

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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...


Senate Confirms Wheeler as EPA Chief

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University Uses Smartphones to Evaluate Infrastructure

Scientists at the University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri) have recently developed smartphone-based technologies to help monitor the condition of infrastructure, including roads and bridg...


Painting Needed at KY Courthouse

Kenton County is soliciting bids for the exterior coating of the Independence Courthouse in Park Hills, Kentucky.


Free Webinar: The Truths & Myths of Beryllium

A panel discussion on the status of beryllium rules in the industry is the topic of PaintSquare's upcoming free webinar: “Beryllium: Truths & Myths.”


Free Webinar: Surface Preparation Equipment

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Final Crane Rule Enforcement Postponed

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week that it is pushing back full enforcement of its new crane operator rule.


Feds Sue NJ Contractor for $679K in Delinquent Fines

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Monti Werkzeuge to Combine Americas Businesses

Surface preparation technologies manufacturer Monti Werkzeuge GmbH recently announced reaching an agreement with its U.S. distributor, Montipower Inc., along with owner Charles “Chuck” Locka...


Ceramic Sensors Read Bridge Strain

Researchers based out of Rice University (Houston) recently developed a ceramic sensor that may help to monitor the health of structures like buildings and bridges due to a change in conduct...


DOJ Settles with Silver Line Concrete Supplier

Late last month, the Department of Jusice announced a $1 million settlement with Universal Concrete Products Corp. and its co-owner and president Donald Faust Jr., for civil allegations rela...


Researchers Developing Bridge Inspection Technology

Missouri S&T researchers are currently in the middle of a five-year project geared toward developing new bridge and highway inspection technologies that don’t disrupt traffic flow, which inc...


EPA Sued Over Lagging Paint-Stripper Ban

Public health advocates have officially filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its failure to finalize a rule prohibiting the use of methylene chloride.


DOL Provides Assistance for Fall Prevention

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced that it has developed a new collection of resources to help employers prevent falls on the job...


EPA Considers Progress with Paint Stripper Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly getting ready to finalize its rule on methylene chloride. According to government documents, the EPA sent proposals to the Office of Managem...


Bacteria Causes Corrosion at Seattle Dock

Washington State Ferries recently reported that an unknown organism is causing accelerated corrosion on steel pilings being used in work on the Colman Dock in Seattle. The pilings will be us...


Silver Line Phase 2 Faces Rail Tie Flaws

According to recent findings, phase two of Washington Metro’s $5.8 billion Silver Line extension, in Washington, D.C., is facing its own set of problems: Alleged faulty railroad ties could c...


Gordon Brush Co. Announces Acquisition

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. Inc. (Industry, California) announced late last week that it has acquired specialized brush company Parker Brush Inc. of Rocklin, California.


Workplace Fatality Data Released for 2017

In 2017, there were 43 fewer workplace fatalities than the previous year (dropping from 5,190 to 5,147). That’s according to the most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Nati...


Often Overlooked: Safety in Abrasive Blasting

Following the proper safety guidelines when working with abrasive blasting can both prevent injury and long-term illness.


Silica and Safety in Focus at SSPC 2019

The 2019 iteration of the SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings conference will feature sessions on updated regulations regarding silica and beryllium, developing workplace safety cultur...


Report: Bolt Failures in Cuomo Bridge

A number of steel bolts used in the construction of the Mario Cuomo Bridge broke apart during the building process, according to reports. There are also allegations that some in leadership p...


Scientists Attempt to Hush Noisy WA Bridge

University of Washington scientists are investigating noise complaints that stem from cars passing over expansion joints belonging to the Highway 520 bridge, one of the longest floating brid...


Amazon Latest to Restrict Paint Strippers

Online retailer Amazon recently posted a policy update that effectively prohibits the sale of paint strippers that contain methylene chloride and n-methylpyrrolidone, joining the growing lis...


Amazon Latest to Restrict Paint Strippers

Online retailer Amazon recently posted a policy update that effectively prohibits the sale of paint strippers that contain methylene chloride and n-methylpyrrolidone, joining the growing lis...


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...


OSHA Finalizes Crane Operator Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health administration published a final rule last week that clarifies the certification requirements for crane operators, about eight y...


OSHA Finalizes Crane Operator Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health administration published a final rule last week that clarifies the certification requirements for crane operators, about eight y...


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...


EPA to be Sued Over Paint-Stripper Ban

Early last week, a group of workers and environment and public health advocates notified the Environmental Protection Agency of its intent to sue the agency over its failure to finalize a ba...


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A recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found that the three cranes that collapsed last year after Hurricane Irma tore through Mia...


Research Betters Blast Media Reclamation

New research, completed by Michael Clarke, a mechanical engineer at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, in Jacksonville, Florida, recently revealed that more blasting media could be reclai...


OSHA Reports on Irma's Toppled FL Cranes

A recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found that the three cranes that collapsed last year after Hurricane Irma tore through Mia...


Union Using Video Games for Apprentices

A Pittsburgh-based engineers' union is combating the construction labor shortage by utilizing one key tool to help its crane operator apprentices: video games.


PPG, Kelly-Moore to Discontinue Paint Stripper

Two more paint companies have confirmed that they are discontinuing the sales of paint strippers containing methylene chloride and NMP.


Metro OIG Takes Over Silver Line Case

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Office of the Inspector General announced last week it will take over the investigation into quality-control issues on the $2.8 billion D...


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Metro OIG Takes Over Silver Line Case

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Voting Begins for Industry Awards

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DC Metro Concrete Panels Will Be Sealed

Officials are now saying that no major fixes or replacements will be necessary on the concrete panels of the D.C. Metro Silver Line Extensions project. The update comes weeks after early tes...


Silver Line Concrete Panels Will Be Sealed

Weeks after early test results were revealed, indicating that potential issues with concrete panels on the D.C. Metro Silver Line Extension project may not have been as bad as originally fea...


Amateur Restorer Paints 15th Century Statue

A 15th-century carved wooden statue depicting the Virgin Mary, baby Jesus and Saint Anne recently received a facelift—an amateur artist used bright, almost neon-colored industrial enamel pai...


Deal Ends 17-Day Crane Strike in WA

Seattle crane operators are no longer on a 17-day strike thanks to a tentative deal struck between the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 and the Associated General Contrac...


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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Wednesday that new frequently asked questions and training videos on the use of respirable crystalline silica in construction w...


OSHA Issues Silica Rule Guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Wednesday that new frequently asked questions and training videos on the use of respirable crystalline silica in construction w...


SSPC Revises Concrete Surface Prep Standard

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the revision of the SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6 “Surface Preparation of Concrete” standard, which has been updated with more relevant c...


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Radiation Monitoring Devices, a subsidiary of Dynasil Corporation of America (Newton, Massachusetts) announced last week that it received two Phase II grants for technology for nondestructiv...


SSPC Revises Concrete Surface Prep Standard

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the revision of the SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6 “Surface Preparation of Concrete” standard, which has been updated with more relevant c...


Keystone Coating Inspected Near Spill Site

According to a local newspaper, part of TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline is being unearthed for external inspections over concerns about possible damage to the decade-old oil pipeline's coati...


App Uses Virtual Reality for Fall Protection

To help workers in the construction industry identify fall hazards and learn how to create a fall protection system, the American Society of Safety Professionals released a virtual reality a...


Contractor Pleads Guilty in Metro Concrete Case

The quality-control manager who oversaw testing of concrete used on the D.C. Metro Silver Line extension project pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and ha...


Contractor Admits Guilt in Metro Concrete Fraud

The quality-control manager who oversaw testing of concrete used on the D.C. Metro Silver Line extension project pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and ha...


New Paint Stripper Alternative Unveiled

Chemicals company Nexeo Solutions Inc. (The Woodlands, Texas) announced on Tuesday (July 31) that it has released new paint-stripping products that are methylene chloride-free.


Air Force Tests New Corrosion-Prediction Tool

A new environmental sensing platform developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, could help to predict if craft are susceptible to cor...


Firm Pleads Guilty in Deadly NYC Fall

The company that was overseeing a Manhattan construction project where a worker died last fall has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.


Golden Gate 'Trolleys' Could Spur Cable Painting

Painters working to maintain San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge may soon have a new tool at their disposal: A proposed $10 million “trolley” system along the bridge’s cables, to help ...


Government Joins DC Metro Concrete Suit

The commonwealth of Viriginia and the U.S. government have joined a whistleblower lawsuit filed more than two years ago against the fabricator of concrete used on the D.C. Metro’s Silver Lin...


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The commonwealth of Viriginia and the U.S. government have joined a whistleblower lawsuit filed more than two years ago against the fabricator of concrete used on the D.C. Metro’s Silver Lin...


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Australian Researchers Refine Robotic Blasting

Researchers in Australia recently published new work on the topic of robotic abrasive-blasting systems, developing an approach to automatic self-diagnosis of problems that could lead to grea...


New Texture Spray System Unveiled

Equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. recently announced the launch of a new spray system, aimed to aid on small- to medium-sized texture jobs.


Box Stores Phase Out Paint Stripper

A few days after coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company's recent announcement that it will be phasing out paint strippers that contain methylene chloride, home-improvement box st...


Paint Firm, Box Stores Phase Out Paint Stripper

Over the course of a week, coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company and one of the United States’ largest home-improvement stores announced they will be phasing out the sale of pai...


Enforcement to Begin for Shipyard Silica Rule

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will begin enforcement of its new silica rule in the maritime and general-industry sectors Saturday, following enforcement in the const...


OSHA Extends Comment Period on Crane Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it will extend the comment period on the proposed crane operator certification rule.


Sherwin-Williams to Phase Out Methylene Chloride

Late last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) announced that it will be phasing out the use of methylene chloride in its paint removal products by the end of the year.


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Aggreko Acquires Australian Generator Firm

Aggreko, a Glasgow-based global provider of portable power-generation and climate-control solutions, announced last week that it has acquired Australian rental company Generator Hire Service...


Meet the Prestige Judges: David Boyd

The deadline for nominations for the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards is approaching quickly, and this week PaintSquare Daily News profiles the last of the esteemed judges who wi...


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...


Interpreting OSHA's Fall Protection Rule

In my area of responsibility for the National Roofing Contractors Association, fall protection issues generally involve Subpart M of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s const...


BC Applies New Reflective Road Paint

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation recently began painting more than 3,000 kilometers (over 1,800 miles) of roads in the Lower Mainland portion of the province. Part of the work i...


OSHA Announces Change to Crane Regs

U.S. workplace-safety regulators announced last week that they plan to change regulations regarding crane operation again after rulemaking nearly a decade ago that spawned confusion and cont...


OSHA Nixes Capacity in Crane Certification

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced late last week that it is now proposing a rule to clarify its crane operating regulations.


New Thermal Insulation Coating Unveiled

Houston-based coatings manufacturer Mascoat recently announced the release of a new thermal insulation coating for commercial buildings and metal roofs.


Winston-Salem Gets an 'Otter Tank'

A 50-foot tall otter has come to play on the side of a Winston-Salem, North Carolina, water tank—a mural that was recently completed to brighten up the white space, while also paying tribute...


EPA to Act on Methylene Chloride

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced May 10 that it has decided to move forward on its original ruling on methylene chloride, a chemical commonly used for stripping paint.


Microsoft, PCL to Team Up for Building Solution

Microsoft and Canada-based PCL Construction recently announced their collaboration to develop a smart building solution that implements Microsoft’s Azure cloud services and Internet of Thing...


Oroville Work to Spill into 2019; FEMA May Not Pay

Work to repair California's Oroville Dam will last into 2019, according to the latest update from the agency in charge of the job, and state and local officials could be searching for a way ...


EPA to Act on Methylene Chloride Paint Strippers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced late last week that it has decided to move forward on its original ruling on methylene chloride, a chemical commonly used for stripping pai...


Firms Shortlisted for Eiffel Tower Area Project

In the latest move to update the amenities of the Eiffel Tower’s public space, four firms were shortlisted out of 42 applicants for the next phase of the 10-monh design contest.


Webinar to Answer Equipment Questions

Surface preparation-related equipment—how it can help, how to use it and how to maintain safety during use—is the topic of a webinar to be broadcast Wednesday (May 16) by PaintSquare.


Crane Simulator Provides New Training

Canada-based CM Labs Simulation recently released new virtual software with Vortex Construction Equipment Simulators that aims to teach crane operation in a dense urban setting.


Safety Stand Down Begins Monday

Starting Monday, professionals in the construction industry will be participating in National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which serves to educate workers about the im...


New Stainer Brush Size Now Offered

Ohio-based Wooster Brush Company recently announced that it is adding to its line of Bravo Strainer brushes with a new size.


Safety Stand-Down Observed Next Week

Construction industry professionals are taking part in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction next week, to educate workers about the importance of fall protection o...


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Sherwin-Williams Updates App with AR

Paints and coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently unveiled an update to its ColorSnap Visualizer app, which will now allow customers to view their color choices via...


NYC Council Bill Talks Rooftop Turbines

The New York City Council passed a bill Monday (April 23) that would standardize the installation of wind turbines on rooftops, which is part of a larger move to reduce the city’s carbon emi...


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TQC, Sheen Combine, Rebrand

After an acquisition last fall, testing instrument manufacturer Sheen Instruments and paint test equipment manufacturer TQC have merged under the same brand—TQC Sheen.


TQC, Sheen Combine, Rebrand

After an acquisition last fall, testing instrument manufacturer Sheen Instruments and paint test equipment manufacturer TQC have merged under the same brand—TQC Sheen.


US Court: Ignorance of Safety Standards Not a Defense

A Georgia court has ruled against a company that claimed its foreman didn’t know the safety requirements for fall protection and therefore should not have been handed a nearly $50,000 fine a...


Safety Concerns Plague China Megaproject

As the completion of the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge reportedly nears, leaders in Hong Kong are assuaging fears about the safety of the 34-mile-long bridge-tunnel.


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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...


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...


Eiffel Tower's Original Color Could Get Restored

The iconic Eiffel Tower is due for its latest coat of paint, and French officials are debating bringing the monument back to its original color, a bright red.


Latest in Airless Spraying Technology Released

Minneapolis-based Titan is introducing its latest development in airless spraying, which it calls a best-in-its-class gun.


OSHA's Hearing-Loss Bulletin Targets Painters

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released a new bulletin related to hearing loss, with special attention paid to ototoxicity, hearing loss brought on by chemical ex...


Eiffel Tower Repainting Could Restore Old Color

The iconic Eiffel Tower is due for its latest coat of paint, and French officials are debating bringing the monument back to its original color, a bright red.


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 ...


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...


Painters Targeted in OSHA Hearing-Loss Bulletin

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released a new bulletin related to hearing loss, with special attention paid to ototoxicity, hearing loss brought on by chemical ex...


SSPC Guide Addresses Salts on New Steel

Detecting soluble salts on new and shop-coated steel is the topic of a new technology guide from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


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Houston Group Gears Up for Painting Competition

Painters will have a chance to show off their skills this spring as the Coating Society of the Houston Area holds its 29th Annual Painters Competition March 31 at the Pasadena Fairgrounds, i...


New SSPC Guide Addresses Salts on New Steel

Detecting soluble salts on new and shop-coated steel is the topic of a new technology guide from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Houston Group Gears Up for Painting Competition

Industrial painters will have a chance to show off their skills this spring as the Coating Society of the Houston Area holds its 29th Annual Painters Competition March 31 at the Pasadena Fai...


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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FL Subcontractor Sues Over Irma-Snapped Cranes

A Florida subcontractor is suing a Pennsylvania crane company in the fallout of last fall’s Hurricane Irma damage.


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...


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UHP Water Gun Blasts the Fire Away

Ultra-high pressure waterjetting and wet abrasive blasting with a slurry are fairly common methods of surface preparation, but one Ocala, Florida-based company is betting on a similar techno...


FL Man Pinned Under Heavy Equipment

Rescue crews recently rushed to a commercial construction site in Miami-Dade, Florida, after reports said a man had been crushed by construction equipment.


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WI Arena Nears 80% Mark, Exterior Finishes

News outlets out of Wisconsin are reporting that the $524 million Milwaukee Bucks arena is nearing 80 percent completion, with its target of opening in the fall still in sight.


Safety of Welsh Bridges Questioned

According to a yearlong survey, 361 out 6,994 bridges in Wales are substandard, failing to meet the Department for Transport regulations for capacity and weight restrictions.


Antifouling Tech Inspired by Carnivorous Plants

A team of chemistry researchers based out of the University of Sydney Nano Institute, led by associate professor Chiara Neto, have devised antifouling surface coatings that do not contain an...


New Floor Protection for Paint Jobs Released

Industry company Ram Board recently released its newest innovation for residential and DIY job sites.


Researchers Develop Safe Paint Stripper

Researchers based out of the University of Massachusetts have developed a paint-stripping solvent that reportedly acts as a safer alternative to more traditional, commonly storebought option...


UMass Researchers Develop Paint Stripper Alternative

University of Massachusetts researchers, led by Toxics Use Reduction Institute research manager Greg Morose, recently developed a paint-stripping solvent that reportedly provides a safer alt...


China Boasts World's Tallest Ice Structure

China is now home to the world’s tallest ice shell structure. Students from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the Harbin Institute of Technology have worked to erect the 100.1-fe...


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...


Aging Canadian Icebreakers May Need Replacement

After a recent mechanical break prevented the Terry Fox icebreaker on the St. Lawrence River from reaching a stranded ferry, there has been a renewed call for replacing the aging icebreaker ...


Corrosion Causes Closure of UK Rail Station

The mainline station at Liverpool Lime Street in England was closed Sunday (Jan. 7) after engineers discovered damage to the structure responsible for containing cables.


Crane Topples at TX Site, Leaves Minor Injuries

Only minor injuries were reported on Wednesday (Jan. 10) after a lattice boom truck crane toppled over at a construction site in Austin, Texas.


New Graffiti Remover Boasts Shorter Dwell Time

Architectural maintenance company Prosoco (Lawrence, Kansas) says it recently released a new graffiti-removing product that is more powerful than its predecessor.


Corrosion Causes Closure of UK Rail Station

The mainline station at Liverpool Lime Street in England was closed Sunday (Jan. 7) after engineers discovered damage to the structure responsible for containing cables.


Blasters Go Rogue, Clean Part of 'Graffiti Bridge'

James Romero, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, is a professional blaster with an agenda—to see how many layers of paint actually cover Pensacola's locally famous Graffiti Bridge.


OSHA Issues New Silica Rule Guides

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released more than a dozen fact sheets related to the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction, with a focus on...


OSHA Issues New Silica Rule Guides

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released more than a dozen fact sheets related to the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction, with a focus on...


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 ...


Blasting Safety in Focus at SSPC 2018

The 2018 iteration of the SSPC: Society for Protective Coatings conference will feature sessions on inhalation hazards associated with abrasive blasting, as well as cost reduction and code c...


SSPC, AASHTO, NSBA Issue Joint Standard

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is now offering a new standard, issued jointly with the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and National Steel Bridge All...


Grant Helps UK Firm Develop Wear-Resistant Coating

A U.K. firm that conducts research and development work in the coatings field will be working with the University of Nottingham on a project to develop wear-resistant coatings for industrial...


'Lazy' Tech Sentenced in Concrete Scandal

One of the 19 lab workers charged in relation to the falsification of concrete test results on a Hong Kong bridge megaproject was sentenced to eight months in jail Friday after pleading guil...


NASA Develops Test Tool for Icephobic Coatings

NASA has developed a new tool to evaluate icephobic coatings for aircraft, which can help address issues that can be caused in the air.


Sprayer Made for Protective Coatings

In a recent expansion to its protective coatings sprayer line, Titan Tool released the new plural-component system Helix VR2.3, which features the company's exclusive heating system.


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19 Charged in Concrete Testing Fraud

Nearly six months after Hong Kong authorities arrested 21 workers over the alleged falsification of concrete lab test results on the region’s biggest bridge-and-tunnel megaproject, officials...


OSHA Delays Crane Rule Once Again

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has extended the certification deadline for crane operators in its Final Rule, released late last week.


Waterblaster Made for Coating Removal

Florida-based Waterblasting Technologies has introduced the Ground Hog—HT1000SR, a self-rotating, walk-behind water blaster that features vacuum recovery and can operate up to 40,000 PSI.


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Sherwin-Williams Launches New Online Tool

The Sherwin-Williams Company has launched an online ordering option for professional customers, which will allow customers to order supplies from their local store at any time.


China Glass Bridge Features Optical Illusions

A new glass bridge spanning the Yellow River in China provides more than just a river view: Parts are adorned with three-dimensional murals that are custom-made for selfies.


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 Falls at Site of $500M WI Arena

An electrician working on a new arena in Milwaukee died late last week after falling off a ladder at the site.


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.


New Roller Aims for Even Paint Coverage

The Wooster Brush Company recently expanded its Pro/Doo-Z FTP line with a new product that features controlled paint release and shed resistance.


Roller Made for More Even Paint Coverage

The Wooster Brush Company recently expanded its Pro/Doo-Z FTP line with the addition of a 14-inch-by-3/4-inch nap roller that features controlled paint release and shed resistance.


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Grace Period Ends for Silica Rule Enforcement

The 30-day enforcement grace period for the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard is over, and acting Deputy Assistant S...


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OSHA Begins Silica Rule Enforcement

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 30-day grace period for the respirable silica standard is over, and the agency is now fully enforcing the rule.


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OSHA Issues $200K in FInes Over Unsafe Scaffolding

The U.S. Department of Justice recently reported that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is issuing a New Jersey Construction company nearly $200,000 in fines for violations r...


Upcoming Conference Aims to Educate

The Waterjet Technology Association and Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association will be hosting their annual conference Oct. 25-27 in New Orleans, at the Morial Convention Center, functi...


Lydia Frenzel Talks Waterjetting Challenges

Dr. Lydia Frenzel is a recognized authority on surface preparation and has been working with waterjetting in the industrial coatings industry for more than 30 years.


New Systems Released for Ease, Safety

Several products have been recently released in the realm of waterjetting and waterblasting. A few pieces of equipment are highlighted below.


Littlejohn Acquires Strategic Materials

Littlejohn & Co. LLC, a private investment firm based in Connecticut, announced on Tuesday (Oct. 17) that it will be acquiring Strategic Materials Inc. (Houston), a company that doubles as t...


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Worker Paralyzed in Accident Settles for $17M

A construction worker who suffered a broken neck from a work site accident settled his lawsuit last week for $17 million.


Donut Scaffolding Rises Around Space Needle

The largest renovation project that Seattle’s Space Needle has ever seen got started last month, and crews recently hit the crucial milestone of hoisting up some pretty unique scaffolding in...


New Dry Time Tool for Coatings Released

A Dutch manufacturer of measuring and testing equipment for coatings-related field and lab use recently introduced a new product for measuring and defining the stages of the drying process o...


DE, NY Consider Offshore Wind Plans

Officials in both New York and Delaware are looking at opportunities to expand renewable energy options through offshore windfarms, just as a bill was put forth in the Senate that would give...


Dry Time Tool Made for Range of Temperatures

A Dutch manufacturer of measuring and testing equipment for coatings-related field and lab use recently introduced a new product for measuring and defining the stages of the drying process o...


Gordon Brush Acquires Kirschner Brush

Earlier this week, California-based paint brush manufacturer Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. announced its acquisition of Kirschner Brush Mfg. Company, which will boost Gordon's marine industry line o...


OSHA Releases Top Violations in 2017

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has released its list of the top 10 violations for 2017. A new category, Fall Protection—Training Requirements, has made its way onto the l...


In Memory: Eagle Industries Founder Phil Calvo

Eagle Industries founder and former SSPC board member Phil Calvo, an integral figure in the development of standards and best practices regarding containment structures for projects involvin...


Southern Hemisphere's Largest Wind Farm Proposed

Plans for the southern hemisphere’s largest wind farm were submitted late last month, amounting to a $1.7 billion proposal that will include the construction of over 200 wind turbines.


Gordon Brush Acquires Kirschner Brush Mfg. Co.

Paint brush manufacturer Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. announced earlier this week that it has acquired the Bronx-based Kirschner Brush Mfg. Company in a move that both entities describe as “a good ...


OSHA Reveals Top Violations for 2017

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has released the list of top 10 violations for 2017, which, though it has remained largely unchanged from 2016, sees the addition of a new c...


OSHA Silica Rule Enforcement Delayed

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s deadline for compliance with its new respirable silica rule has passed, but the agency has extended the date of enforcement by 30 days.


OSHA Delays Silica Rule Enforcement

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s new standard for respirable silica took effect Sept. 23, but the agency has extended the date of enforcement by 30 days.


AkzoNobel Signs Latest Green Agreement

Amsterdam-based coatings giant AkzoNobel announced last week that it has taken another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.


NYC Council Passes New Safety Bill

New York City Council approved a bill last Wednesday after more than eight months of deliberation that will require at least 40 hours of safety training for construction workers.


MIT Research Could Impact Spray Coatings

New research from a Massachusetts Institute of Technology team regarding droplet behavior could, the scientists say, have implications for how some coating spray application is performed.


Coating Made for Paint Booth Protection

To protect paint booth components, Global Finishing Systems recently released Booth Shield, a peelable protective coating that is compatible with all types of booths, and can be applied to w...


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Portable Electrostatic System Made for Efficiency

Sprayer manufacturer Titan has released a new system that aims to reduce material usage and overspray.


Droplet Research Indicates Spray Coating Improvement

Researchers based out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they've made a discovery about droplet behavior that could impact the use of spray coatings in certain applications.


Elzly Seeks Participants for Salts Survey

Time is running out to provide your input on a survey on soluble salt detection and remediation. The survey will close Sept. 26.


Portable Electrostatic System Made for Efficiency

The recently released Titan GM5000 Electrostatic System, combining the use of the GM5000 electrostatic gun and the AirCoat air-assisted airless sprayer, is designed to reduce material usage ...


Falling Equipment Kills Atlanta Worker

A worker at an Atlanta construction site was involved in a fatal accident Friday afternoon.


Safety of Broken Crane Causes Dispute

One of three Miami cranes that snapped during Hurricane Irma has sparked a dispute between local government and the contractor who owns the crane, detailing whether or not the crane is actu...


Free Webinar Discusses Adhesion Testing

The proper use of testing methods to determine if a coating is adhering to a substrate will be the topic at hand for a free webinar Wednesday (Sept. 20) on Paintsquare.com.


Architect Wins Design Contest with Looping Towers

With the inclusion of a running track and a pool, Milan-based architect Peter Pichler’s design for an apartment complex in the Netherlands will act as both a hub for health and social activi...


Hurricane Irma Causes Cranes to Snap

Three cranes have snapped in the wake of Hurricane Irma, adding to the damage already caused by the storm's Florida landfall.


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Graffiti Remover Aims to Mitigate Corrosion

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation has formulated a new graffiti remover that the company says aims to protect against the flash rusting that can occur after graffiti is removed...


Graffiti Remover Made for Corrosion Inhibition

A new graffiti remover from corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation is formulated to serve an added purpose, protecting against flash rust and discoloration of metal surfaces after g...


Residents Near FL Cranes Advised to Leave

Officials are telling residents in Miami living near high-rise construction sites to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma’s estimated arrival, according to local news reports, because of the dan...


Caltrans Defends Bay Bridge Steel Quality

As the final structural work on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge eastern span is finished and the demolition of the old span’s last remaining piers commences, officials are addressin...


GAO Calls for Pipeline Risk Assessment Changes

Federal auditors are recommending changes to the way the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration gauges the risk of corrosion in pipelines, calling in a recently released repo...


Urethane Coating Made for High-Performance Systems

A new urethane coating from Induron Protective Coatings is designed to provide an automotive-grade gloss and appearance in aggressive applications, from railcars to oil and gas equipment.


Hardness Tester Removes Human Element

A new hardness tester from Elcometer is designed to provide fully automated testing of coating hardness, removing the potential for human error from the process.


Oroville Engineers Consider Cavitation Risk

The board of engineers keeping an eye on repairs to the damaged Oroville Dam spillways in California expressed concerns about the effect of cavitation on concrete being used on the job, in t...


Optical Analysis Evaluates Jet Engine Coatings

Researchers in the U.K. say they’ve pioneered a method of detecting areas of weakness in the thermal barrier coatings that protect jet engine turbines, an innovation that could help with qua...


FL Contractor Gets $1.5M in OSHA Fines

A Florida roofing contractor has been fined over $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple investigations yielded several ci...


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.


Runway Painter Killed in Accident

In North Dakota, a runway painter was struck by a vehicle and killed, and the accident is still under investigation a week later.


Corrosion Blamed for Deadly Ohio Fair Incident

Corrosion is being blamed for an incident at the Ohio State Fair last month that left one person dead and seven others injured.


SCDOT Addresses Bridge ‘Tarpageddon’

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has issued its preliminary report on the mishap that sent containment netting falling onto cars on Charleston’s Don Holt Bridge last month, an...


Self-Driving Ship to Set Sail in 2018

The world’s first autonomous ship is slated to set sail along Norway’s coastline in 2018, carrying cargo between Norwegian towns.


Thermal Coatings Firm Wins Prize

A London-based coatings technology startup has won an award for its innovative new thermal paste.


Firm Adds Stainless Steel Grit Media

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


Art Adorns City's Utility Poles

Springfield, Missouri, has seen a profusion of artfully painted poles, and more are on the way, according to KSMU Radio.


Artists Use Graffiti to Erase Objects

A team of Russian graffiti artists have visually deleted a car and a dumpster using paint and light.


States Divided on Beryllium Rule Action

As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration explores the possibility of changing its new rule on beryllium exposure before enforcement even begins, some states are taking up the new...


PPG Announces Application Acquisition

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) announced last week that it will acquire Warren, Michigan-based coating application services company The Crown Group.


PPG to Acquire Coatings Application Services Provider

PPG Industries recently announced that it has come to an agreement to acquire coatings application services business The Crown Group.


Tarp Mishap Shuts Down SC Interstate Bridge

The collapse of jobsite tarps and netting onto a Charleston, South Carolina, bridge last week snarled traffic and sent one person to the hospital—and new reports indicate that multiple drive...


Obituary: Jim Johnson, Chlor Rid Founder

Jim Johnson, a pioneer in the field of soluble salt testing and removal and founder of Chlor Rid International Inc., passed away June 20 at his home in Yaak, Montana at age 75.


Flying, Swimming Drone Inspects DE Bridge

While drone inspections of bridges and other structures are becoming more common every day, a recent inspection of the Delaware Memorial Bridge was a first of its kind: An inspection by a hy...


Road Crew Paints Over Roadkill

A road crew in Tulsa, Oklahoma, left behind more than just yellow stripes on a recent paint job.


New Surface Prep Products

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


Tower Prep: An Interview with Curt Hickcox

You might call Curt Hickcox a “towering” figure in the coatings industry: Hickcox is vice president of business development for Public Utilities Maintenance Inc., an SSPC QP-1, QP-2 and QS-1...


Research Sheds Light on Biofouling

A recent biofouling study may be the first step toward preventing damage throughout the desalination industry.


Coating Inspectors’ Input Sought

Technical consulting firm Elzly Technology Corporation is conducting a survey related to soluble salt detection and remediation, and your input is needed.


Collaboration Begins on Corrosion Research

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


Equipment Firm Introduces Air Dryers

Marine Equipment Supply announced last week that it is now manufacturing its own line of air dryers for the paint and coatings industry.


Downtown Seattle to Get Residential Tower

A new residential tower will be gracing downtown Seattle’s skyline.


Cleaning System Made for Surface Prep

Equipment manufacturer Unimanix (Dorval, Quebec) recently announced its latest high-pressure water cleaning and surface preparation solution.


Low-Pressure Proportioner Gets New Pump

A newly upgraded version of a low-pressure proportioner from Specialty Products Inc. is designed to provide higher capacity for polyurea application.


Restorations in Boston Offer Rewarding Results

Ron Peik, like many who work in the realm of paint removal, seems to specialize in tedium. His company, Alpine Environmental, began with a focus in the painstaking task of lead abatement and...


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.


App Made for Powder Coatings Selection

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has released an Android app to complement its iOS app, which enables customers to purchase powder coatings directly from any device—tablet, phone or computer—that h...


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Sprayer Made For High Efficiency

Manufacturer Titan (Minneapolis) recently released its newest product line—the ControlMax Series High Efficiency Airless (HEA) paint sprayers.


Robotic Woven Canopy Envelops Courtyard

An installation of knitted light is on display at the Museum of Modern Art.


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...


Tool Made for Aerospace Sealants

A new tool introduced by PPG is made specifically for injecting aerospace sealants for channel seals.


Hong Kong Concrete-Testing Scandal Grows

The scandal surrounding falsified concrete tests on a Hong Kong bridge-tunnel megaproject has widened to involve 55 other projects in which concrete sample tests have been characterized as “...


Bridge Firm Fined $189K Over Painter Fall

A Minnesota bridge-painting firm faces $189,000 in fines after two workers were injured in a fall at a jobsite in Portland, Oregon, earlier this year.


Enbridge Line 5 Passes Pressure Test

A controversial liquid pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan has passed a series of pressure tests, according to its operator.


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Cleaning System Made for Surface Prep

Equipment manufacturer Unimanix (Dorval, Quebec) recently announced its latest high-pressure water cleaning and surface preparation solution, the UNI 7060, designed specifically for overcoat...


New Tech Inspects Hard-to-Reach Pipeline

A newly patented technology from Southwest Research Institute is aimed at the often difficult task of inspecting coatings on pipelines that were installed via horizontal directional drilling...


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 ...


Worker Dangles From Scaffold at FL Site

A construction worker is safe after dangling from a scaffold for nearly an hour on Sunday morning in Sarasota, Florida.


WI Water Tower Goes PG-13

Travelers near one Wisconsin town were for a short time greeted by the word “sex” emblazoned in huge letters on the town’s water tower in what amounted to a paint job gone awry that left to...


New DFT Gage Comes in Two Models

A new dry-film-thickness gage for measuring coating thickness on metal substrates has been introduced by DeFelsko, an inspection instrument manufacturer.


OSHA Fines Firm $64K in Bridge Painter’s Death

Federal workplace-safety regulators have proposed $64,000 in fines to a New York state bridge-painting firm in the wake of a November incident that claimed the life of one worker.


Loose Panels, Leaks Plague Minneapolis Stadium

Construction-related flaws at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis continue to arise, as crews addressing one issue on the building’s exterior discovered another that needed repair.


Workers Trapped in Wet Concrete After Collapse

A dozen workers came away with only minor injuries last week when a building under construction in Oakland, California, partially collapsed.


New DFT Gage Comes in Two Models

Inspection instrument manufacturer DeFelsko has introduced a new dry-film-thickness gage for measuring coating thickness on metal substrates.


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...


Vivid Makeover Lures Tourists to Former Slum

A plan to apply fresh coats of colorful paint on houses in an Indonesian village has transformed a slum into a tourist mecca.


New Paints Arrive in Trio of Formulations

Pittsburgh-based PPG Paints recently announced three new product formulations.


Protective Clothing Gets Durability Upgrade

Protective equipment provider TST Sweden recently introduced a line of protective clothing called HD—Heavy Demolition, which the company says was designed for use by contractors involved wit...


21 Arrested for Falsifying Concrete Tests

An anti-corruption agency in Hong Kong arrested 21 people Tuesday in relation to the alleged falsification of concrete tests on the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.


Research Paves Way for Environmental Benefits

A comprehensive study by a national laboratory in California has dug deep into pavement, revealing that while the choice of materials can impact carbon emissions, the conventional wisdom abo...


ALED Technology Shines New Light on Glass

LightGlass Technology wasted little time making bold strides into the architectural glass products market.


Three-of-a-Kind Bridges Get Triple Rehab

Pittsburgh’s “Three Sisters” bridges are a landmark in the city: The triad of adjacent, identical structures are the only set of their kind in the United States. And, as Allegheny County off...


Aerosol Sprays Mend Textured Walls, Ceilings

Paints and coatings manufacturer Rust-Oleum recently announced the launch of its Zinsser Aerosol Texture Program, which the Vernon Hills, Illinois-based company says gives homeowners and pro...


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Intel Touts Drones for Inspection

Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich told attendees of a robotic and unmanned systems conference in Dallas that his firm is fine-tuning its drone technology in an effort to help make infrastructur...


App Offers Updated Marine Coatings Data

AkzoNobel last week launched its International mobile app, which the Dutch coatings manufacturer says will provide convenient data access to marine coatings customers.


Graffiti Takes Flight Via Drone

Italian architect Carlo Ratti is taking graffiti art to new heights.


Features in Airless Sprayers Get Revamped

Graco Inc. recently introduced its Ultra and Ultra MAX airless handheld sprayers. The company says the Ultra and Ultra MAX—available in corded and cordless models—have new features that make...


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.


Safety Stand-Down Week Focuses on Falls

Construction industry professionals are taking part in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction this week, taking action to educate workers about the importance of fal...


Safety Stand-Down Focuses on Falls

Professionals across the construction industry will take part in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction this week (May 8-12), taking action to educate workers about ...


Paint's Swirls, Scarcity Spur Eye-Catching Jewelry

A bygone method of painting cars in automotive factories has given rise to a market for collectors scrambling to acquire color-swirled chunks that are, for some, akin to gems.


SSPC Standard Review Deadline Nears

Those interested in participating in a review of a newly revised standard on thermal spray coatings still have time, but the deadline for feedback is drawing near.


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.


New Device Profiles Oven-Cure Products

Fluke Process Instruments has released its latest device for profiling oven-cure paint- and powder-coated products.


Software Tools for Architects Get Upgrade

The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Labs announced they have released updated versions of the EnergyPlus engine and the OpenStudio software development kit and application.


Dust Concerns Halt Bayonne Work

Demolition work on part of the Bayonne Bridge halted for more than a day this week due to what officials called "excessive dust" coming from a project that's had its share of debris issues.


Carbon Black Liquid Prep Made for Easy Dispersion

Orion Engineered Carbons recently introduced its Derussol B230 water-borne liquid pigment preparation.


Air Force Reveals Coating Booth of Tomorrow

While defense spending may be set to increase in the coming years per President Donald J. Trump’s budget proposal, one place where the U.S. military will be cutting costs is in the paint boo...


Province Makes Long-Awaited Road Paint Revision

British Columbia believes it has found a solution to a problem one government official said was the “No. 1 issue” he has heard about from the province’s citizens: faded traffic markings.


3M Sues Over Spray Gun Equipment Patents

Global adhesives and auto products manufacturer 3M has filed suit against a China-based manufacturer and a California-based auto refinish products retailer over what it calls patent copyrigh...


Drone Startup Helps Paint Take Flight

Entrepreneur Bob Dahlstrom has a plan to reduce the safety risks inherent in many industrial coating application scenarios—and his plan involves paint that flies.


Vapor Abrasive Blasting Unit Made to Travel

Working under the premise that a smaller device can be more practical for some surface preparation jobs, Minneapolis-based Graco has unveiled the latest product in its line of vapor abrasive...


New Weathering-Testing Unit Larger, More Efficient

The Ci4400 Weather-Ometer, the latest in a line of xenon-arc weathering-testing units that can be used to assess the performance of coatings and other materials, has been released by Atlas M...


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Throwing Shade: Boston Mayor Pushes for New Tower

Officials in Boston have begun pushing for the construction of a proposed 775-foot tower in Winthrop Square. Their opposition? The state’s shade laws.


Weathering Unit Provides Increased Capacity

Atlas Material Testing Solutions recently introduced the Ci4400 Weather-Ometer, the latest in a line of xenon-arc weathering-testing units that can be used to assess the performance of coati...


Interior Design App Innovation Released

Architect-founded software development company Morpholio has unveiled a new tool for its Board Pro App that to help interior designers.


OSHA Fines OH Bridge Painter $25K

Federal regulators have settled with an Ohio-based bridge-painting contractor over alleged violations uncovered during blasting operations last fall, cutting an original proposed fine of nea...


New Color-Matching Tool Revealed for Professionals

Datacolor has unveiled its new ColorReaderPRO, a device the company says will provide paint companies with a comprehensive color-selection tool.


Wet Film Thickness Gage Offers Two Measuring Units

KTA-Tator Inc. is offering a new wet film thickness gage that is made to measure mils or microns with one tool.


Firm Introduces Large-Format Laser Cleaner

Laser-based material processing firm Fonon Technologies has unveiled a multifaceted product developed for surface preparation and cleaning, as well as paint removal.


Wet Film Thickness Gage Designed for Two Units

A new wet film thickness gage offered by KTA-Tator Inc. is made to measure mils or microns with one tool.


Sprayers Offer Quick, Smooth Finish

Graco Inc. has revealed a new line of airless handheld sprayers, which include new features that make it easier to spray more paint in less time.


SSPC Seeks Stakeholder Input on Standard

If you’ve got thoughts on a recently revised standard on thermal spray coatings, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings wants to hear from you.


Brutal: Architects Plea for DC Paint Project's End

A white paint job at an historic, brutalist metro vault in Washington D.C. is causing some to see red.


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.


Bid Accepted for Offshore NC Wind Farm

Avangrid Inc. has won the right to develop an offshore wind farm off Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with a $9 million bid to the federal government.


Hayes to Helm Combined Brand-Safway Firm

Days after announcing their intent to merge, Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services and Safway Group have announced that current Safway chief executive Bill Hayes will be president and CEO o...


DeFelsko Reveals New Detector

A new instrument designed to detect holidays and pinholes in coatings on metal and concrete is available from DeFelsko.


Painter Rescued after Scaffold Collapse

It took nearly an hour for rescue workers to lower a man more than nine stories after scaffolding collapsed, leaving the painter dangling off the side of the Grand Bay Resort in Key Biscayne...


Pinhole Detector Made for Metal or Concrete

A new instrument from manufacturer DeFelsko is designed to alert the user of holidays and pinholes in coatings on metal or concrete substrates.


Safway to Merge with Brand Energy

Two major providers of services related to blasting, painting and corrosion protection announced Monday that they will be merging.


Questions Linger Around MI Pipeline’s Coating

A liquid pipeline that travels under Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac has been the subject of a great deal of debate in that state in recent weeks, after a local newspaper uncovered documents ...


Brand, Safway Announce Merger

Two major providers of services related to blasting, painting and corrosion protection announced Monday that they will be merging.


Immersion Preps 3-D Printed Material

South West Metal Finishing has introduced a new chemical immersion treatment for components made using the additive manufacturing process, or 3-D printing, to improve the finish of the parts...


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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.


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Rolls-Royce Unveils Diamond Dust Paint

Luxury car company Rolls-Royce Motor Cars brought the world's first diamond paint finish into the light at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month with the unveiling of the Ghost Elega...


Containing the Center of the Huey P. Long

Containing blasting work on a bridge is hard enough; containing blasting work to the middle of a bridge is truly a challenge. That's what Intech Contracting learned when, in 2016, the compan...


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...


Containment by Design

Patti Seitz spent years as an architectural engineer working on buildings before she discovered that she finds designing containment and platforms for projects including bridge and water tan...


High-Rise Painting Robot Makes Debut

Improved worker safety and increased productivity are the goals behind a new robotic painting and cleaning system now in operation in Singapore.


City Picks Up Tab for Heinz Field Paint Job

The Pittsburgh Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority board members agreed on Thursday (March 9) to reimburse the Pittsburgh Steelers $276,860 for structural steel painting and relat...


Residents: Bayonne Bridge Raining Debris

The $1.3 billion Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project has resulted in some unintended consequences for nearby residents, according to reports: debris, including tools, wood and conc...


Rolls-Royce Shows Car with Diamond Paint

Luxury car company Rolls-Royce Motor Cars shined at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the Ghost Elegance, a car with the world’s first diamond paint finish.


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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...


Crane on Massive Bridge Job Floats Away

A floating construction crane broke away from its moorings during a burst of wind early Wednesday at a Seattle bridge construction site, running aground in shallow water without causing any ...


Shot Blaster Designed for Portability

Blastrac NA recently introduced the 1-8DM Shot Blaster, a new portable, lightweight shot-blasting system it says is designed for a range of applications including small industrial floors.


Study Tallies Bird Deaths at Glass Stadium

A new informal study conducted by three conservation groups has found that the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is as deadly to birds as people feared.


Firm Offers New Floor Grinding Tool

Concrete Polishing Solutions has introduced a new tool to its line of surface preparation products for removing coatings from concrete floors.


Eco-Friendly Concrete Comes to Light

A production process that has gone largely unchanged over the last 200 years might now be getting a green facelift courtesy of a spinoff from Rutgers University.


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...


Streets to Silos, Artists Magnify Impact

Although street artists have long held the goal of making a lasting impression with their designs, murals have recently gotten much bigger, more connected to the communities where they appea...


No Delay in Silica Rule Challenge

The legal challenge against the new federal respirable silica rule remains on schedule, despite a recent attempt to delay proceedings.


Laser Line Offers Non-Abrasive Surface Prep

The Fonon Corporation is now offering CleanTech by Laser Photonics, a line of laser systems for cleaning and surface preparation.


Color App Made for Powder Coaters

Axalta Coating Systems has launched a color matching mobile app for powder coating professionals.


Tank Epoxy Designed for Ease of Application

A new epoxy from Wolverine Coatings Corporation is designed to protect potable water tanks without the need for plural-component application equipment and special techniques, the company say...


Blasting System Made to Limit Media Refills

Spartan Blasting Systems recently introduced the Universal Blasting Station, a system designed to be compatible with multiple brands and pot sizes, and to reduce the number of times workers ...


Graco Reveals New Spray Tips

Graco Inc. (Minneapolis) has introduced a line of fine-finish, low-pressure spray tips that can be used with lacquer, varnish, stain, enamel, oil-based paints and latex primers and paints.


Evacuations Lifted After Crane Safety Scare

More than a dozen buildings surrounding a high-rise construction project in downtown San Francisco had to be evacuated this week, when concerns about the stability of a crane and 2-ton concr...


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.


Researcher Sheds Light Altering Surface Profile

William Corbett spoke to PaintSquare News about new research on surface profile and reblasting, and what it means for contractors in the field.


Silica Rule Challenge Delay Denied

A panel of federal judges has denied a request from industry groups to delay proceedings in a court case that challenges the new federal respirable silica rule, a request that the petitioner...


Powder Coating Made to Reduce Friction

Coatings manufacturer Evonik has introduced a new line of polyether ether ketone (PEEK) powders designed to reduce wear and tear on the industrial equipment that they protect.


Scaffolding Firm Exec Gets Jail Time

The owner of two New York-based scaffolding businesses that worked on city, state and private projects has agreed to spend 16 weekends behind bars and pay $2 million for underreporting milli...


Titan Unveils New Airless Spray Tip

Made for residential and commercial professional painting projects, Titan Tool’s new High Efficiency Airless (HEA) TR reversible airless tip will be available in U.S. and Canada this spring.


Painters Injured in Bridge Worksite Fall

Two workers were injured Wednesday morning on a bridge-painting worksite in Portland, Oregon.


Coatings Firm Partners on Inspection Drones

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has announced it is partnering with an oil and gas tanker operator and a drone developer to create a drone that will allow the remote inspection of enclosed s...


Cracked PA-NJ Bridge Closed at Least 8 Weeks

Just a day after Punxsutawney Phil foretold six more weeks of winter, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission gave residents of the other side of the state even worse news: at least eight more ...


OSHA Issues Tappan Zee Crane Collapse Fine

Federal workplace safety regulators say a corroded clamp on a vibratory hammer played a role in July's crane collapse on the massive Tappan Zee Bridge project in New York, and project contra...


Field Painting for the Super Bowl

Painting crews play a key role when it comes to the big game.


SSPC Session Addresses Worker Health and Safety

Health and safety were the focus of a series of presentations Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 1) at SSPC 2017, where new standards and practical safety measures were addressed by experts in the fi...


SSPC Exhibits Open for Business

SSPC, the Society for Protective Coatings, kicked off the exhibition portion of its annual conference Tuesday with a reception bringing together 143 exhibitors showcasing the latest in coati...


Pipe Cleaning Nozzle Gets Retooled

Waterjetting equipment manufacturer Jetstream has released an updated version of a pipe cleaning nozzle already in its product line.


Steel Company Found Guilty in Falling Death

A federal judge has found a Missouri-based steel company responsible for a 22-year-old apprentice’s 2014 falling death.


Super Bowl Hosts Painting’s ‘All-Star’ Team

While the New England Patriots will soon become the team with the most Super Bowl appearances ever, with nine, they can’t hold a candle to another participant in this year’s big game, who wi...


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.


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Crack Shuts Down PA-NJ Turnpike Bridge

A bridge linking Pennsylvania and New Jersey over the Delaware River will likely remain closed for at least two weeks after an inspection of a painting job uncovered a serious crack in a ste...


Worker Falls to Death at World Cup Venue

Authorities are investigating the falling death of a 40-year-old British worker on a World Cup stadium project in Qatar on Thursday (Jan. 19).


EPA Takes Aim at Chemicals in Paint Remover

The U.S. government is considering stricter guidelines for two toxic chemicals often found in paint removal products.


Masonry Contractor Faces Repeat Fines

An Illinois masonry contractor with a history of health and safety citations now faces $77,606 in new fines for alleged violations of federal fall protection rules.


EPA Proposes Ban on Paint Removers

Two chemicals found in consumer and commercial paint and coatings removal products are targeted in newly proposed rules by federal regulators.


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.


OSHA Calls Roofer ‘Severe Violator’

An Illinois roofing contractor with a history of exposing workers to unsafe working conditions has once again been cited by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


It’s Not Graffiti ... It’s Science

If a trio heads into the rocky terrain of the Swiss Alps with buckets of paint and brushes in hand, your first guess might be that some fresh graffiti was about to appear.


OSHA Targets Four Firms after Fall

Four contractors face fines after a 33-year-old worker fell 11 feet to his death through an unprotected stairway opening at a housing complex under construction in Florida, according to auth...


Operator Faces Charges in CA Crane Fall

The crane operator on a California bridge construction site where two workers were killed in 2014 now faces charges of manslaughter and occupational safety violations in relation to the inci...


Drowning Attributed to Lack of Safety Measures

As they hand the investigation over to federal safety regulators, local authorities released more information regarding an accident that left one painter dead Nov. 4 after falling from a Kin...


Boeing Launches SC Paint Operations

With the completion of a new 360,000-square-foot paint facility, Boeing South Carolina announced that its North Charleston, SC, production campus will no longer have to fly the 787-10 Dreaml...


Pipeline Safety Group Promotes Info Sharing

A new pipeline safety advisory committee has been formed with the objective of encouraging collaboration among stakeholders in order to improve gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipeline...


Weather Tracker Detects Lightning Hazards

A new “all-in-one weather device” was developed by a weather technology startup with the goal of keeping construction and mining crews safer when working outdoors.


Moveable Anchor System for Personnel Protection

Manufacturer MSA has announced the launch of the MSA Beam Trolley, a moveable anchorage designed to support personnel or material in building construction, oil and gas and other industries.


Inspector Loses Life on MA Water Tank Dive

A water tank inspector was killed during a tank dive in Braintree, MA, Thursday (Dec. 15), when his equipment reportedly failed.


Weather Device Tracks Lightning Onsite

A recently introduced product from a weather technology startup is designed to help contractors, roofers and others in need of real-time weather updates in the field.


Moveable Unit Aids in Fall Protection

Safety products manufacturer MSA (Cranberry Township, PA) has announced availability of its new MSA Beam Trolley, a moveable anchorage designed to support personnel or material.


Wooster Introduces New Pro Brush

The Wooster Brush Company (Wooster, OH) has announced a new addition to its lineup of professional paintbrushes.


Painters' Union Debuts Wage App

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, labor worker centers and others groups have joined together to develop a new tool to combat wage theft and labor exploitation among imm...


Contractor, Roofer Settle Stadium Death Case

Minnesota’s U.S. Bank Stadium builder and roofing subcontractor have paid nearly $150,000 in combined fines stemming from the August 2015 falling death of 35-year-old Jeramie Gruber, authori...


Tube Cleaning Nozzles Get Update

Industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment manufacturer Jetstream of Houston LLP has announced the addition of new features to its Jetstream Tube Spinner nozzles.


Boeing Paint Firm to Close Plant, Dismiss 200

A painting subcontractor providing services to The Boeing Company will lay off nearly 200 workers early next year when its contract with the multinational aerospace corporation expires.


App Made to Help Report Wage Theft

A new tool to combat wage theft and labor exploitation among immigrant workers was introduced last month by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, New York-based day labor wo...


Air Barrier Goes on with a Trowel

A new air barrier product from Sto Corp. is a trowelable version of the company’s established StoGuard Gold Coat air barrier membrane.


New Scraper Affixes to Forklifts

A new scraping tool from Blastrac is designed to save time and labor, allowing the user to scrape tape, paint or other materials from concrete floors with the power of a forklift.


Surface Prep, Solar Tech Star in New Issue

The latest issue of D+D In Depth is now available online. The November issue includes four expert-written articles covering technology advances in commercial and architectural coating...


Paint Becomes Focus in Soccer Championships

Watching the painting process rather than the match became the focus of a recent soccer championship in Canada.


Stucco Firm Stuck with $345K in OSHA Fines

A Pennsylvania stucco contractor is still facing nearly $345,000 in worker-safety fines after a judge upheld nine violations issued in 2014, but reduced the associated fines by more than $70...


Fibers Give New 'Textile Concrete' Appeal

Fibers could be the key to lighter, more durable and more versatile form of reinforced concrete, according to a new report from researchers at the Technical University of Dresden.


Painters: Flaunt Your Handiwork

Coating professionals looking to show off their painting skills will want to save the date for the annual painters challenge hosted by the Coating Society of the Houston Area (CSHA).


OSHA Firms Up Stance on Slips, Trips, Falls

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published its long-awaited final rule regarding slip, trip and fall hazards for general industry.


‘Textile Concrete’ Offers Support Alternative

Researchers at the Technical University of Dresden are investigating a form of reinforced concrete they claim is lighter, more durable and more versatile than conventional materials.


Tool Made to Measure Concrete Coatings

A U.K.-based inspection equipment manufacturer has launched a new tool for coating thickness inspection on concrete substrates.


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 Rule Targets Slips, Trips and Falls

Federal workplace safety regulators have published a final rule in the Federal Register regarding slip, trip and fall hazards for general industry.


Leaks, Mold Mar Disney-Built ‘Utopia’ Town

Celebration, FL, was built by Disney 20 years ago in the shadow of its Magic Kingdom theme park, but based on residents’ complaints about the condition of their homes, the town may be far fr...


New Epoxies Target Humidity, Low Temps

In an effort to give contractors a wider window for the application of coatings in harsh environments, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings (Cleveland) has expanded its Dura-Plate S...


Painter Fined in Fall Case

A Florida painting and waterproofing contractor faces nearly $90,000 in fines after an employee was injured in an 18-foot fall in May at a condominium development in Lauderdale By The Sea.


Repeat Fall Hazards Net $137K Fine

An Ohio highway construction company is facing $137,000 in federal fines for alleged repeat safety violations related to fall protection on highway bridges.


Gauge Measures Coatings on Concrete

A new tool for coating thickness inspection on concrete substrates has been launched by inspection equipment manufacturer Elcometer.


Painter Injured in 40-Ft. Water Tower Fall

Federal safety officials are investigating an accident outside Pittsburgh in which a scaffolding failure caused a painter to fall inside a water tower Monday (Nov. 14).


MSA Unveils Fall-Protection Equipment

MSA (Cranberry Township, PA) has rolled out three new fall-protection products for construction and related industries.


Acquisition Expands Safway’s Portfolio

Already one of North America's largest suppliers of scaffolding and equipment, Safway Group Holding LLC has announced the acquisition of Seattle-based SafeWorks LLC, a global leader in motor...


Safway Group Announces Acquisition

Safway Group Holding LLC, a leading North American scaffolding and equipment firm, is set to acquire SafeWorks LLC, a Seattle-based supplier of motorized suspended access equipment, in a dea...


New Fall Protection Devices Available

Safety products manufacturer MSA has announced the release of three new fall-protection products.


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...


2 Painters Rescued from MI Water Tower

State investigators are looking into what happened to cause two painters to fall into a Michigan water tower Friday (Nov. 4).


Painter Drowns after 5 Fall from Bridge

Emergency response crews were called to perform a water rescue after five painting contractors fell into the water from a bridge in Kingsbury, NY. One worker did not survive.


Coating Made for Better Wear Protection

A new nanoparticle coating for plasticating screws from Nordson Corporation (Westlake, OH) is said to offer improved abrasion and corrosion resistance compared to standard high-velocity oxyg...


Top OSHA Hazards Persist

Fall-protection lapses have dominated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's annual list of the most frequently cited federal workplace safety violations in the U.S. for the fif...


Top 10 Hazard Trends Continue

For the fifth year in a row, fall protection has topped the list of most frequently cited federal workplace safety violations in the United States, according to an annual analysis.


UN Spotlights Lead Paint in Kenya

Public health officials are out to educate those in developing countries about the effects of lead exposure and poisoning.


State Levies $3M in Damages for Bridge Fire

The contracting firm that took responsibility for the fire that closed Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge for more than three weeks in September is receiving a bill for millions of dollars in penal...


Polymer Boasts Fast Concrete Repair

A new concrete repair polymer has been introduced by VersaFlex Inc. (Kansas City, KS), a supplier of polyurea coatings, linings, joint fillers, and concrete repair products.


Painters Think ‘Outside the Can’

A paint can is a paint can is a paint can… unless it’s also R2-D2, a pineapple or Iron Man. At least that’s how contestants see it in Axalta Coating System’s annual “Paint Outside the Can” c...


Firm Launches Wet-Sponge Holiday Detector

A holiday detector redesigned with new capabilities is now available from corrosion mitigation instrument manufacturer Tinker & Rasor.


New Polymer Repairs Cracking Concrete

VersaFlex Inc., a supplier of polyurea coatings, linings, joint fillers, and concrete repair products, has announced the launch of new concrete repair polymer.


FL Painter Burned in Jobsite Accident

Federal workplace safety regulators are investigating after a Florida painting contractor was injured Friday (Oct. 28) in a fire said to have been sparked by a spraying machine.


Partners Debut Mobile Inspection Tool

Pavia Systems (Seattle), a software company specializing in technology for the transportation infrastructure industry has partnered with construction engineering firm Jacobs (Pasadena, CA) t...


Officials Investigate Partial Tower Collapse

Inspectors are working to determine what caused the top of a water tower in New Jersey to collapse late last week.


Paint, Waterproofing Revive the Octagon

If the walls of the Octagon Museum in Washington, D.C., could talk, they might tell tales of safekeeping the first lady’s pet parrot while the city was set ablaze by British troops, or perha...


UN Agency Targets Lead Paint in Kenya

While many countries have programs and regulations in place to protect their citizens from the effects of lead poisoning, public health officials are now striving to educate those in develop...


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.


Mural Artist Dies in Scaffold Collapse

Authorities are investigating a deadly scaffolding failure at a mural project on a construction site in Hollywood, FL, according to local reports.


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...


Blastrac Adds Surface Prep, Cleaning Firm

Surface preparation equipment manufacturer and distributor Blastrac Global (Oklahoma City, OK) has announced the acquisition of Nilfisk Cyclone Technology from the Nilfisk Group.


Bridge of Firsts Celebrates $48M Rehab

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


Condo Construction Accident Kills 1

Federal workplace safety regulators have opened an investigation after one person was killed and several others were injured Wednesday (Oct. 19) evening when building materials rained from t...


Yellowstone Installs Eco-Friendly Pavement

When replacing aging asphalt in the eco-sensitive Yellowstone Geyser Basin, Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park turned to an innovative, porous paving material that is manufactured in part f...


New Coating Touts Chemical Resistance

Spray-on protective coatings manufacturer Rhino Linings Corporation has announced a new addition to its growing line of industrial-grade protective linings.


Maker Recalls Fall Protection Product

A fall-production product that's been on the market for more than 30 years is now subject to a voluntary recall by 3M and Capital Safety after reports of possible injury and the potential fo...


Painting a Thin Blue Line in NJ

If you’ve heard of the “thin blue line,” you might know it symbolizes the role of police, standing between the community they protect and criminals. It also serves to commemorate fallen offi...


Assessing Highway Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has given America’s civil infrastructure an overall grade of a D+ based on ASCE’s 2013 Report Card, while “Bridges” received only a slightly be...


Nanotint Gets First Federal Specification

Boasting strong infrared and ultraviolet blocking capabilities, a recently launched thermal insulation coating for glass has been selected and installed by contractors performing energy effi...


SSPC Releases Publication Updates

Two publications—a standard for latex exterior coatings and a guide for lighting in industrial coating operations—have been updated under the direction of SSPC: The Society for Protective Co...


Worker Removes Harness, Falls to Death

Authorities are investigating the falling death of a 27-year-old worker who plunged 13 floors Monday (Oct. 10) at a construction site in Perth, Australia, various reports said.


Sounding the Alarm on Carbon Reduction

American architects are not keeping the pace needed to meet ambitious carbon reduction targets—i.e., carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030.


Specification Company Acquired, Names New CEO

Arcom, a leader in the building specification software industry, has been acquired by a private equity firm and has appointed a new chief operating officer.


Robotics Created for Abrasive Blasting

Air-powered abrasive blast equipment manufacturer Clemco Industries Corp. (Washington, MO) has entered into a long-term distribution agreement with SABRE Autonomous Solutions of Revesby, New...


Haiti: Infrastructure Damage Impedes Aid

Still recovering from the devastating earthquake that struck six years ago, the Republic of Haiti was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew last week, in terms of infrastructure and housing destruct...


Hurricane Exacts Death, Destruction

As Hurricane Matthew churns toward the southeastern coast of the U.S., the devastation from the powerful Category Four storm is being assessed in the Caribbean, according to reports.


3M Issues Fall Protection Recall

In light of reported incidents and potential for misuse, 3M and Capital Safety recently issued a voluntary recall of a product that has been used in the fall protection industry for more tha...


First Day Injury Prompts Fine

Federal workplace safety regulators say a Florida roofing contractor’s safety failures resulted in the partial impalement of a worker in March. It had been the worker’s first day on the job.


Stone Cleaner Earns EPA Label

Prosoco has launched a new phosphate-free interior cleaner for use on soiled stone, tile, masonry and metal panels.


Guzzler Introduces New Vacuum Truck

A new vacuum truck from Guzzler Manufacturing (Streator, IL) is made to clean up and recover solids, dry bulk powders, liquids, slurries and thick sludge, according to the company.


Philly to Test Anti-Pee Paint

Seeking to solve complaints of occasional "human waste" on its subway system, Philadelphia is looking to test the impact of a special clear coating that not only resists urine, but repels it...


Painter Hurt in MD Tower Fall

A painter on a Maryland water tower job fell inside the structure Monday, sustaining injuries. Reports identify the painter as Roque Jose Castro, 31. He was working on an interior and exteri...


Philadelphia Ponders Anti-Pee Paint

Following in the footsteps of Hamburg, Germany, and San Francisco, Philadelphia is opting to explore use of a paint that should help discourage public urination in its subway system.


New Meter to Detect Moisture in Wood

Tramex Moisture Meters (Dublin, Ireland) has launched a new hand-held, digital pin-meter moisture testing instrument for wood, drywall and other surfaces.


Surfactant Touts Low Environmental Impact

A new ingredient for degreasers and outdoor cleaning products has been developed by AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, Netherlands) for both consumer and commercial applications that involve direct relea...


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...