In a newly released webcast, Johnny M. Sanchez, president of Prime Time Coatings, Inc., provides an overview of AMPP’s upcoming book, Non-Skid Basics: A Contractor’s Guide for Military Applications. Sanchez explains the contractor’s perspective for using non-slip deck coatings—or rapid-curing, slip-resistant coating systems—for military applications.
At the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, the maintenance team of the advanced metal finishing facility uses a novel system for corrosion prevention, wear protection, etching, cleaning, and chemical milling in preparation for paint and other follow-on manufacturing processes.
High-performance paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel is investing in French company Donecle, which specializes in automated drone inspections. The partnership has contributed to the development of a digital, data-driven predictive maintenance service for airline fleets.
In a panel discussion, veteran AMPP members Cal Chapman (Chapman Engineering) and Sandy Williamson (Williamson Integrity Services) joined Materials Performance (MP) Magazine Editor Kerry Cole to explain what sustainability means to them and why it is critically important to our industry.
While the battle against corrosion in maritime settings is largely similar, cruise ships do pose some extra challenges. Outfittings such as swimming pools and even lifeboats need to be treated, as even the aesthetics of rust and wear will have an impact on the impression the boat’s condition makes on passengers.
Ryan Amato, owner of Easton, Pennsylvania-based Amato Painting and Lehigh Valley Epoxy Floors, explains why creative branding, diligent communication, and a reliable workforce are among the company’s keys to success.
In a recent National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee meeting, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigators shared details of their investigation into the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida, USA.
To protect steel surfaces from corrosive forces, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories tested several nickel and nickel-based alloy cold spray coatings to determine their ability to offer corrosion protection for 304L stainless steel in chloride-rich environments.
When Corrosion Control Resources, Inc. refurbished a water pump station near Dallas, they initially expected to hand blast with coal slag before applying new coatings. However, they changed course after unexpectedly finding the pipe to be lined with coal tar enamel.
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators believe a deadly natural-gas pipeline explosion in rural Arizona resulted from gaps in protective tape wrapping. This led to water leakage and corrosion and cracks along a seam weld.
Elevated temperatures, harsh environments, and abrasive materials make corrosion costly to the power-generating industry. Fortunately, utilities can save on these costs by making appropriate choices in materials and coatings while monitoring conditions.
Katie Chrobak, associate director of digital adoption for PPG’s architectural coatings business, explains her industry’s challenge of creating new digital solutions, tools, and platforms while simultaneously helping end users adopt those technologies.
Michael Beamish, vice president and general manager at DeFelsko Corp., shares feedback he’s heard from coatings inspectors about their challenges in the field. In 2023, many of these needs revolve around increasing speed and reporting efficiency.
With the Northern Hemisphere’s 2023 hurricane season in full swing and nearing its annual peak, emerging technologies and artificial intelligence are among new tools offering hope for superior pipeline protection against mighty storms.
In a recent appearance on the CoatingsPro Interview Series, John Salvadore—director of portfolio management at paints and coatings manufacturer PPG—explains how various demands from the marketplace are affecting trends in coatings development.