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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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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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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.

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Strategies to Inspect Thermal Spray Zinc Metalizing

To ensure continued coating performance in harsh environments, it is necessary to properly inspect the thermal spray metalizing. Bernardo Duran of the International Zinc Association offers insight on appropriate strategies and considerations.