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Service Environment: What Coating Should I Use?

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Cost: FREE

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PPG Protective & Marine Coatings

PPG’s Protective & Marine Coatings is widely recognized as a world leader in protective and marine coatings, developing innovative, cutting-edge products and services that are fit-for-purpose and are designed to deliver value for money and protect customers’ assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments, including markets such as: infrastructure, marine, power and oil, gas and chemical. For more information, please visit

Specifiers who plan to use SSPC coating standards in their project specifications must make informed choices when selecting the proper coating system for a specific project. Most protective coatings are designed to work in systems of several compatible coatings: a primer, an intermediate coat and a topcoat. Manufacturers usually design individual coatings to allow for some mix-and-match among these components to obtain a system that has the desired performance properties for a specific service environment. Therefore, this webinar will discuss one of the first steps in coating selection, which is evaluating the coating’s service environment to analyze the stresses that it will impose upon the various components of a coating system, and thus determine the properties required for optimum coating performance.


Thomas W. Higginbotham, Training Manager, U.S. & Canada
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

In his current role, Thomas develops and implements various technical training programs for PPG Protective and Marine Coatings and is responsible for all training performed by third parties for PPG, PMC.

Qualifications and Certifications:
• NACE – Certified Coating Inspector – Level 3, Certification No. 16699
• SSPC – Certified Concrete Coating Inspector, Certification No. 46839
• NACE – Cathodic Protection Tester No. 67377

Leadership Experience:
• NACE CIP Instructor
• Past Chairman, NACE Birmingham Section, Birmingham, Alabama
• Chairman, NACE Eastern Area Conference, 2013

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