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Solvent Kleene's D-Zolve Removes Epoxy Coatings

Typical applications include use by military, hospitals, warehousing and marine industries.

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LumiShield Recognized for Defense Department Corrosion Solution

LumiShield awarded prize for its solution to brake-component corrosion in Defense Department’s new Maritime Combatant Craft Medium Mk I boat trailers to help solve problem faced by troops in the field.


A Conversation with Clay Spencer, Simmons Plating and Grinding

L. Clay Spencer IV always planned to join his family’s business, Simmons Plating and Grinding in New Orleans, but after graduating from Tulane with an engineering degree, he served in Iraq as a Marine Corps officer before joining Simmons in 2010.

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A Conversation with Bill Oney, Therma-Tron-X

Bill Oney recently joined TTX as a sales engineer, but has a long career in finishing. He is a retired Marine Corp Chief Warrant Officer Third Grade with almost 21 years of combined active and reserve time.

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First-Ever, All-Black Yacht Made Possible by Automotive Coatings

BASF says that fashion house Hugo Boss was determined to turn heads with a state-of-the art yacht that perfectly embodied their brand.

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CCAI SoCal Holding “Toys For Tots” Golf Outing Dec. 7

This year they are aiming for 500 toys for the U.S. Marine holiday program.


Drew Industries Acquires e-Coat Provider EA Technologies

EA Technologies is a manufacturer of custom steel and aluminum parts and provider of e-coat and powder coating services for RV, bus, medium-duty truck, automotive and recreational marine applications

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Coating Failure in Marine Environment

Why is the powder coating beginning to fail on parts exposed to a marine environment?


NaturalNano Buys General Super Plating

GSP specializes in high quality plating on plastics, plating parts for world-famous brand names in the appliance, automotive, electrical, electronics, marine, medical, military, personal care, and plumbing industries.

CCAI Toys For Tots Golf Outing in SoCal is Dec. 9

Last year the event raised 189 toys, and event director Ron Lum from Coral Chemical said this year they are shooting for 300 for the U.S. Marine program.

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Military “STARs” Are Born With Paint Facilities

The Yermo Annex Marine Corps. Logistics Base in California and the Corpus Christi Army Depot Aviation Center in Texas have acquired new systems to help train and enhance employees’ painting abilities.

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New marine coating prevents barnacles from forming colonies

Extremely sensitive to molecules known as ‘macrocyclic lactones


Alodine EC2: ‘All aboard’ for saltwater corrosion resistance

Volvo Penta, a leading worldwide supplier of engines and complete power systems for marine and industrial use based in Chesapeake, Va., recently redesigned one of their leading engine exhaust systems and stern drives used on 20 to 35-foot pleasure craft.

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Anodizing Vs. Powder Coat

I am an engineer on a large yacht build project and urgently need information and advice on choosing a finish for the aluminum deck plates in the engine room.

Optimizing Paint Durability, Part II

It is not uncommon for military tactical systems to spend anywhere from 24 to 30 months in harsh marine environments. Consequently, the vast majority of once new equipment is in need of selective overhaul. Part two of this article discusses production methodologies for improvement of paint durability on these systems, with an emphasis on pretreatment and topcoat...

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Optimizing Paint Durability, Part I

The rapid deployment of military force dictates that military assets be readily available in potential areas of conflict. As a means to this end, military equipment is prepositioned on ships. While the combat systems are sequestered in environmentally controlled holding areas, tactical systems are chained to the deck in a harsh marine environment. Following 24–30 months of marine exposure, the vast majority of once new equipment is in need of selective overhaul…

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Painting 316L Marine-Grade Stainless Steel

Question: I saw your article about painting stainless steel.

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Painting 316L Marine-Grade Stainless Steel

Is there any kind of paint you would suggest where abrading or etching is not possible?

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