News (1924)


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 ...


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Blogs (68)


A Look at Effective Quality Control Practices

by Alex Thrasher

Quality control programs and reporting are nothing new to the protective coatings ind...


The Case Against Abrasive Blasting for Spot Repairs

by Robert Ikenberry

I’m not a fan of spot abrasive blasting for repairs on existing structures. Don’t get...


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Articles (524)


Analysis of Coating Blister Failures and Associated Coating and Substrate Risks

from JPCL, April 2020 ; by Michael Kibler and Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corp.; and and Jay Ong, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock

For years, the causes and mechanisms of blistering have been studied to determine its...


Spraying with Plural-Component Equipment: : Seven Methods for Improved Performance and Savings

from JPCL, April 2020 ; by John Lihwa, Graco Inc.

Plural-component coatings have historically presented challenges for contractors, wit...


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Webinars (3)


Product Profile Webinar: How to Select and Optimize Abrasive Blasting Equipment

In this webinar, participants will learn about the factors they should consider before purchasing an abrasive blasting machine as well as how to choose the right hose, nozzle and c...


Too Deep or Too Shallow – Can Surface Profiles be Changed by Additional Blast Cleaning?

Coating specifications commonly contain requirements to generate a surface profile to anchor the coating system to the steel surface. The resulting profile or anchor pattern is qua...


Paintsquare Fireproofing Series — Smart Machines Are the Future: How Modern PFP Equipment is Changing the Market

Have you ever thought about changing from a fixed ratio sprayer to a variable ratio sprayer and wondered what the differences are? This webinar is an introduction into the differen...


 
 

Resource Guides (11)


E-Book: Achieving Efficiency in Abrasive Blast Cleaning

This eBook consists of articles from the Journal of...


E-Book: Selecting the Right Abrasive

This eBook consists of articles from the Journal of Protective Coatings & Lini...


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Video Learning Center (15)


Architectural Coatings: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

A collection of archived webinars focused on architectural coatings.


Concrete: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

A collection of archived webinars focused on concrete coatings and maintenance.


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Standards (24)


Standard Test Method for Measurement of Coating Thickness by X-Ray Spectrometry

issued by ASTM

5.1 This is a sensitive, noncontact, and nondestructive method for measuring the coating thickn...


Standard Practice for Locating the Thinnest Spot in a Zinc (Galvanized) Coating on Iron or Steel Articles

issued by ASTM

2.1 This practice is designed to locate the thinnest portions of the zinc coating on newly coat...


Coating Technical File in Accordance with the IMO Performance Standard for Protective Coatings

issued by NACE

This standard describes requirements and guidelines for ways of organizing and maintaining the ...


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