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Nanotechnologies Address Pipe Corrosion
The boom in the gas and oil business, both in the United States and globally, has refocused attention on efforts to reduce corrosion on the surfaces of pipes and equipment used in the industry.
Article Published: 3/1/2013
Waterborne painting process is a first at South Carolina BMW plant
PPG launched the first use of waterborne compact paint technology in a U.S. automotive manufacturing plant at the BMW assembly plant in Spartanburg, S.C. This painting process has turned out to be a 2012 award winner and has opened up a new way for ...
Article Published: 1/1/2013
PPG Using Selectively Strippable System For RAF
RAF has taken delivery of the first Airbus Military A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft painted with high-solids Desoprime CF/CA 7049 chromate-free primer, F565-4010 selectively strippable intermediate coat, and high-solids Desothane HS/CA 820...
Article Published: 12/1/2012
DeFelsko Launches Cloud-Based Thickness Gages and Inspection Instruments
New wireless features enable users to synchronize readings with its cloud-based website, download updates with the latest features and functionality, and wirelessly communicate any wireless-connected device.
Article Published: 11/1/2012
A Perfect Case For Removing Sludge From Pretreatment
Chemical change ends sludge buildup for CNH coating line in plant in Fargo, N.D. as the company re-engineered their paint line’s pretreatment system to improve its performance and reduce costs, a process that took nearly two years and numerous trial...
Article Published: 11/1/2012
The Call of Heavy Duty Coatings
PPG renews its commitment to heavy-duty equipment coatings with Caterpillar as it is selected the company’s industrial coatings business as the sole heavy-duty equipment coatings supplier for a new motor grader assembly plant in North Little Rock, A...
Article Published: 11/1/2012
Steamed Over Heating Costs? Try Gas For Your Finishing Shop
The cost of natural gas in the U.S. is at record lows—about where the rates were in the mid-1970s—causing many in the plating industry who need to heat tanks to search for alternative avenues to curtail their rising energy costs.
Article Published: 11/1/2012
Stopping Paint Line Bottlenecks
New Exel system on paint line improves efficiency by 95 percent
Article Published: 9/1/2012
COATINGS 2012 Preview: Meet the Coaters in St. Louis
COATING 2012 has unique activities to go along with 50+ technical sessions.
Article Published: 9/1/2012
2K Paint System Is A-OK
Switching to a 2K system proves cost-effective for computer makes large, complex industrial compression equipment that requires a durable finish that is corrosion-proof and chemically resistant.
Article Published: 8/1/2012

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