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How AMPP Is Stepping up Its Sustainability Push in 2024

In a panel discussion, member leaders Dawn Eden and Sandy Williamson share their insights regarding materials sustainability and the latest trends in 2024. Discussion topics include new focus areas within AMPP’s Sustainability Task Force; key takeaways and insights from the 2024 conference; and what could be on the horizon as global outreach is ramped up.

Building Bridges for AMPP’s Future Generations

Paul Vinik inspected hundreds of bridges as a structural materials engineer. Now, as AMPP’s chairman of the board, he wants to build bridges to give the next generation opportunities in the coatings and corrosion industry.

Sustainable Solutions for Wastewater Treatment in Metal Finishing

In today’s environmentally conscious world, sustainability has become a central focus across industries. However, the metal finishing sector faces unique challenges, as its processes are complex and generate significant volumes of wastewater.

Nominations Sought for 2025 MP Corrosion Innovation Awards

Selection criteria for MP’s biennial awards program include establishing the industry’s need for each innovation; explaining the process used for development and implementation; an evaluation of any testing results; and identifying criteria used to determine its success.

Change Is Coming for U.S. Hazard Communications, California Lead Rules

Significant changes are expected for U.S. federal hazard communications and for lead standards in California, and industrial painters should be especially vigilant because the impacts could be dramatic, according to a leading regulatory expert.

Additive Manufacturing Boosts Outlook for Optical Coatings

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has the potential to completely change the way labs everywhere approach optical coatings by streamlining the process and offering endless customization options.

Why Infrastructure Insurance Matters for Corrosion Professionals

As part of a new task force, AMPP is bringing together stakeholders from a variety of roles to better understand the relationship that corrosion engineering systems have within the infrastructure insurance industry.

2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo Returns to Gulf Coast

The 2024 version of the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo takes place from March 3-7 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Through our exclusive Show Daily coverage, here’s our look at the event’s key highlights, along with updated information on scheduling and beyond.

Researchers Quantify Carbon Footprint of Steel Corrosion

Many studies have attempted to calculate the cost of corrosion, usually found to be 3% to 4% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). That cost primarily comes via materials replacement. But what is the environmental cost of that materials replacement?

New Report Shows Importance of Coatings to U.K. Economy

The British Coatings Federation, which represents more than 140 members, recently issued a new report highlighting the essential contributions of coatings to the U.K. economy. The group is urging government officials to produce an integrated industrial strategy to embrace the industry.

Exploring the Future of Workforce Development in Skilled Trades

Alan Thomas, CEO of AMPP, joins past presidents of the American Welding Society (AWS) and The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) for a roundtable discussion regarding the current state of workforce development for skilled trades.

Researchers See Bright Future for Refinery Corrosion Prevention

High pressure and high temperatures mean a high risk of corrosion in refineries worldwide, but two research scientists in Saudi Arabia say the future of refinery corrosion prevention looks leaner and greener thanks to technologies such as superhydrophobic coatings and nanomaterials.

Interview: Sustainable Solutions for the Built Environment

Job Coenen, AkzoNobel’s sustainability program manager and a strategic global corporate advisory board member of the World Green Building Council, explains how sustainable solutions for the built environment can address many of the challenges of producing more green buildings.

Reasons to Attend the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo 2024

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) already has a full slate of peer-reviewed symposia, workshops, networking events, technical meetings, and much more scheduled for its March 2024 gathering in the Crescent City.

Major Coatings Company Invests in Automated Drone Inspection

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.