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Viscoelastic Coating System Requires Minimal Surface Prep

Viscoelastic coatings are able to instantly bond to surfaces without the need for much surface preparation, nor do they require preheating or curing time. Solutions can be tailored to specific problems by adding additional layers that provide extra protection, as needed.

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CoatingsPro Magazine Announces 2023 Editorial Advisory Group

CoatingsPro Magazine is welcoming four new subject matter experts to its 2023 Editorial Advisory Group: DeFelsko’s Michael Beamish, Bullard’s Katie Hunt, Gaco’s Emma Schilling, and Eric Nenninger of 62Archer Inspection and Consulting.

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All Coatings Require Substrates; Do All Substrates Require Coatings?

As a project stakeholder, first consider whether painting structural steel elements is necessary. If it is, consider what surface preparation is required, what coating system will provide protection and/or aesthetic value, and what application method is preferred.

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CIP Level 1 Course Updated for Coatings Inspectors

As the first step in AMPP’s flagship Coating Inspector Program (CIP), the CIP Level 1 course teaches more than 5,000 students annually to properly perform basic coating inspections using nondestructive techniques and instrumentation.

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OSHA Provides Notice of Proposed Changes to Lead Standards

Comments on proposed changes to the federal Lead Standards for General Industry and Construction are being accepted through Oct. 28, 2022, and OSHA has put together a list of more than 60 specific questions on which the agency is seeking input. Here’s a look at what the potential changes could be.

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Notes From the Field: NSF 600 Compliance

Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the ANSI/NSF 61 standard is being replaced by ANSI/NSF 600. This change is likely have some effect on nearly all potable water linings installed in the United States. Here’s a look at what this could mean for the industrial coatings and water infrastructure industries.