News (2230)


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...


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Blogs (67)


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 (525)


The Future of Ship Painting, Part II: Specs, Standards, Inspections and More

from JPCL, August 2021 ; by Andy Hopkinson, Ralitsa Mihaylova and Raouf Kattan, Safinah Group UK

In an effort to improve ship coating processes moving into the future, a November 202...


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...


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Events (126)


2022 Annual Tradeshow

April 22, 2022


Bring on the Heat

June 15 - June 16, 2021


ACI Quality Control Webinar

February 2, 2021


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Resource Guides (8)


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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