Coatings & Linings

Key Takeaways from the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

Held this March in Denver, Colorado, the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo drew more than 5,700 attendees and 380 exhibiting groups from the global corrosion and coatings industries. Preparations are already underway for the 2024 show in New Orleans, Louisiana.

World Traveler: Phil Fouche Educates Generations on CIP

Phil Fouche has traveled the world for decades as a Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Instructor for NACE International (now AMPP) while also serving as a CIP subcommittee member. In this “member profile,” we explore highlights and lessons learned from his distinguished career.

The Future of Atmospheric Corrosion Monitoring Has Arrived

Engineering Director, Inc. (EDI), with data supplied through AtmosphericIQ LLC, created a web application that makes it easy to assess atmospheric exposure to specify the optimum coating system based on desired life expectancy.

Winners Honored for 2023 MP Corrosion Innovation Awards

After a near-record submission total of more than 50 nominations, Materials Performance (MP) magazine recently announced the winners of its 2023 Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program.

Interview: Carboline’s Jeremy Sukola on Water, Wastewater and Beyond

Jeremy Sukola, water and wastewater market manager at coatings, linings, and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline, recently spoke with us to discuss key industry trends, feedback from the marketplace, and much more.

New Cold-Weather Facilities Test Coatings for U.S. Army

The U.S. Army says it is creating three new facilities on Treat Island, Maine; in Fairbanks, Alaska; and in Hanover, New Hampshire. These facilities will test whether coatings can withstand, and even mitigate, ice adhesion and corrosion.

U.S. Navy Patents Fiberoptic System to Detect Corrosion

The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center patented its process for applying a “smart” fiberoptic system between a metal surface and its protective coating, which they believe can detect the beginnings of corrosion at the microscopic level.

Australian University Leads Project to Self-Heal Concrete Using Sludge

Self-healing concrete, in the form of microcapsules filled with water treatment sludge, could offer a solution to halt what researchers say are unprecedented corrosion levels in Australia’s aging concrete pipelines.

AMPP Annual Conference + Expo Climbs to New Heights

The 2023 version of the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo takes place from March 18-23 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Here’s our look at key highlights for the event, along with a welcome message from AMPP’s Amir Eliezer and Cris Conner.

U.S. Officials Back Denver Water’s Lead Reduction Plan

Denver Water is receiving $76 million in funding from the U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to accelerate its lead-service line replacement plan, which was recently approved and found to be effective by the Environmental Protection Agency.

MP Announces Finalists for 2023 Corrosion Innovation Awards

The announcement ceremony for the 2023 Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards will be held on Monday, March 20, at the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Graphene Coating Boosts Flexible and Wearable Electronics

In two new studies, researchers at the California Institute of Technology demonstrated how graphene can greatly improve electrical circuits required for wearable and flexible electronics such as smart health patches, bendable smartphones, helmets, large folding display screens, and more.

Interview: Bob Chalker on His Retirement and AMPP’s Future

Bob Chalker, CEO of AMPP and formerly NACE International, explains his decision to retire in July 2023 and outlines what the transition process will look like for the association over the coming months and years.

Paint Is Complicated: Inspector Training Opportunities

One way to ensure that you’re ready to tackle the challenges of paint is to get the right training. The Master Painters Institute (MPI), a subsidiary of AMPP, offers three training courses that may be a good place to start.

‘New Breed’ of Corrosion Inhibitor for Oil, Gas Industry

Through pioneering micro-reservoir technology, Hexigone is incorporating chemicals that were previously incompatible with coatings and offering a “smart” inhibitor. Independent testing results show that when used in a primer system, the additives dramatically increase corrosion protection.