PPG Coatings Earns George Campbell Award
PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has been selected as a recipient of The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) George Campbell Award for 2009-2010. PPG PMC earned the recognition for the performance of its Amerlock 2/400 coating at the Deer Island Water Treatment Facility in Boston Harbor. The product, a fast-setting, high-solid epoxy coating, was applied to a gravity thickener at the plant, which is the second largest water treatment facility in the United States. The George Campbell Award is given for outstanding achievement in the completion of a difficult or complex industrial commercial coatings project.
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Receive Award
PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has been selected as the recipient of The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2011 E. Crone Knoy Award. PPG PMC earned the recognition for the performance of its Amerlock 400 and Amercoat 450HS coatings at the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, also known as the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Pacific Southwest Coatings, Yorba Linda, Calif., and United/Anco Services, Joliet, Ill., also were honored for their work on the project. Michael Hartings, general manager, PPG protective and marine coatings, United States and Canada, said, “PPG is very excited to receive the E. Crone Knoy Award. The E.
PPG's AMERCOAT Wins Navy Coating Award
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business inform they have received The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2014 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence for the performance of AMERCOAT® 240 and PSX® 700SG coatings on the 'USS Freedom', the lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat fleet. The award is given annually by SSPC to recognize exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities. Commissioned in 2008, the USS Freedom went to dry dock last year after its existing coating system failed.
PPG PMC Business earns SSPC Military Award
Recognized for coatings performance on restoration of historic battleship. PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business received The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2013 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence during the SSPC 2013 trade show at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The award is given annually by SSPC to recognize exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities. PPG earned recognition for the performance of PSX(R) ONE coating, a one-component acrylic-siloxane coating, applied to the exterior of the historic USS Iowa battleship. PSX ONE coating provides high color and gloss retention in a durable, low-VOC (volatile organic compound), non-isocyanate formulation.
SSPC 2001 Set for November in Atlanta
Scheduled to be held November 11 - 15, 2001 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga., SSPC 2001 (The Society for Protective Coatings) is the conference and exhibition for the protective coatings industry. While the marine business is not the solitary focus of the event, as SSPC encompasses a wide variety of industries and applications, the industry is well represented and informed at the event. Primarily, the event attracts Industrial Painting Contractors; Public and Private Facility Owners; Metal Fabricators; Specifying Engineers; Architects; Industry Consultants; and Industry Suppliers. "I learn something new at every SSPC conference," Robert R. Hafer, Paint General Foreman, Newport News Shipbuilding, is quoted as saying.
SSPC Publishes Proceedings of 2000 Exhibition Seminars
The Society for Protective Coatings has published the proceedings of the seminars conducted during the SSPC 2000 International Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn., this past November. SSPC 2000: The Proceedings of the Seminars, available both in softcover and on CD-ROM, reflects the practice in the preservation and maintenance of industrial facilities and structures through the use of protective coatings. The 48 papers contained in the SSPC 2000 proceedings present a wide range of strategies, experiences and perspectives on such technically diverse topics as: surface preparation and coatings for concrete; avoiding contract disputes and litigation…
Corrosion Battle Conference at NATO School
Officials from NACE International & ministries of defense convene to compare best practices in combatting material degradation. The U.S. and its allies are serious about battling corrosion on aging aircraft, ships, submarines, and ground vehicles. Officials from the US DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office and the German, French, and U.K. ministries of defense recently compared best practices in combatting material degradation on weapon systems and facilities during a four-day workshop at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany. "This is the first time that policy and technical experts have convened to share corrosion prevention policies, practices, and scientific expertise since the NATO School was founded in 1954," said Daniel J.
PPG Coatings to be Approved Under IMO PSPC
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced that SigmaPrime 700 and SigmaPrime 700 LT coatings by PPG will be applied to a vessel being built in for Chandris Hellas that will be the first built in full compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) ballast tank coatings regulation titled Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC). SigmaPrime 700 and SigmaPrime 700 LT coatings have received Lloyd’s Register type approval certificates in accordance with the IMO PSPC. The standard calls for shipyards, coatings manufacturers, ship owners and classification societies to ensure that protective coating systems in dedicated sea water ballast tanks are specified, qualified, applied and inspected throughout the ship's construction.
Lloyd’s Register and International Paint Join Forces
Lloyd’s Register and International Paint have teamed up to offer shipyards in China step-by-step advice on how to prepare to meet the requirements of the new Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) as the industry looks to increase vessel safety and lifecycles by preventing corrosion. This powerful new partnership, which joins the world’s first classification society with the world’s leading producer of marine and protective coatings, has been offering interested Chinese shipyards a free consultancy, or “gap analysis” survey, comparing their current processes for coating a ship’s water ballast tanks to those that will be required under the new PSPC regulations adopted late last year by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
ABS Issues Guidance for Protective Coatings
ABS is assisting shipbuilders, ship owners and operators prepare for the new IMO mandated Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) (IMO MSC 215(82)) by issuing a completely revised and expanded edition of its Guidance Notes on Inspection, Maintenance and Application of Marine Coatings. The IMO standards take effect on 1 July 2008 and will apply to the dedicated seawater ballast tanks on all ships of not less than 500 gross tons for which the building contract is placed on or after 1 July 2008; or, in the absence of a building contract, the keels of which are laid on or after 1 January 2009. The standards also apply to the double-side skin spaces of bulk carriers of 150m in length and upwards.
Enclosed Dry Dock Opened on U.S. West Coast
Bay Ship & Yacht Co., an American service, refit and new construction yards for superyachts and commercial vessels, recently expanded its capacity and capabilities by unveiling a new covered dry dock that accommodates vessels displacing up to 6,300-long tons with a maximum beam of 76 feet. Currently the only dry dock on the West Coast to be fully enclosed by a retractable roof, this new high-tech facility on San Francisco Bay is a conversion of the submersible Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1), which played a role in a covert Cold War operation. According to CIA documents declassified in 2012, the HMB-1 was built in the 1970s by the U.S. Navy as part of Project Azorian…
VT Halter Opens New Paint Facility
VT Halter Marine Inc. has unveiled its new state-of-the-art blast and paint facility that will allow ship sections to be prepared, blasted and painted in a controlled environment. The ceremony included a keynote speech given by Senator Roger Wicker, U.S. Senator for the state of Mississippi.“The installation of this new blast and paint facility is to incorporate cutting-edge technologies in our marine construction programs. We are now able to apply a diverse range of protective coatings regardless of the weather conditions…
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings
Sherwin-Williams announced the newly named Protective & Marine Coatings. Formerly Sherwin-Williams Industrial & Marine Coatings, the new Protective & Marine Coatings group will continue to serve markets including water and wastewater, petrochemical, food and beverage, power, marine and offshore, pharmaceuticals, health care, roads and bridges, steel fabrication, industrial flooring, rail, pulp and paper, and general industrial. The new name reflects the company’s commitment to protecting the assets of its customers through coatings solutions. It also reflects Sherwin-Williams’ commitment to protect the environment through the continued introduction of coatings having the industry’s lowest levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).
ClassNK Issues First Alternative Ballast Coating Approval
ClassNK Issues World’s First Approval for Alternative Coating System for Ballast Tanks under PSPC. ClassNK announced today that it had awarded type approval for the world’s first alternative coating system under PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) for ballast tanks to a single coating system manufactured by Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. This approval is the first to be issued by any classification society anywhere in the world. Under PSPC, conventional epoxy coating systems are required to comprise two coatings.
Lloyd's Register Renews Ecospeed Certificate for Ice Ships
Classification society Lloyd’s Register has renewed its certification of the Ecospeed hard coating as an approved abrasion resistant hull protection system for vessels operating in Polar waters. Upon receiving the new Certificate, Subsea Industries’ CEO Boud Van Rompay said: “Lloyd’s Register’s renewal confirms the lasting durability and strength of Ecospeed and is indicative of the increasing confidence classification societies have in hard-type protective hull coatings. “The…
MN100: Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings is a global provider of protective and marine coatings, offering a complete line of time-tested, high-performance coatings technologies to combat corrosion, protect assets, enhance personnel safety, and improve aesthetics. From more than 4,000 company-owned distribution points worldwide, Sherwin-Williams experts use market-specific knowledge to evaluate, recommend, and deliver the highest-performance coatings and linings to protect customers’ assets.
PPG Introduces PSX ONE coating
PPG Industries' protective and marine coatings business has introduced PSX(R) ONE coating in the United States for use in protective and marine project applications. As a one-component acrylic-siloxane coating, PSX ONE coating provides outstanding color and gloss retention in a durable, lower-volatile organic compound (VOC) formulation that can be applied by brush, roller or spraying. Engineered for inland marine, petrochemical, water, wastewater and other application segments…
PPG Protective & Marine Coatings Price Increases
PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced that it is raising prices globally, as permissible by contract. “As economies recover from the global recession, prices for basic commodities such as copper are increasing at alarming rates,” said Thomas Mauck, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings. “Also, prices for epoxy and other processed raw materials that PMC uses are rising to account for the high costs of basic commodities. Based on current information and conditions, we forecast these inflationary trends will continue during 2011.”
Hempel Debuts Offshore Assets Coating Range
Two new coatings, Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870, are being introduced to increase the service life and reduce on-station maintenance requirements of offshore assets by leading worldwide coatings supplier Hempel. The new high-performance pure epoxy uni-primers presented today (9 January), combine excellent corrosion protection with construction flexibility. Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 / 17870 are part of a series of two-component epoxy primer coatings which provide advanced crack resistance using Hempel’s patented fibre technology.
Hempel Focussed on Fire Protective Coatings
With the extensive expansion of R&D in Spain, Hempel’s new state-of-the-art center focuses on bringing high performing fire protective coatings solutions to the global market. Intumescent coatings – passive fire protection that lengthens the time a steel structure will remain intact during a fire – provide longer evacuation times and allow emergency personnel more time to respond. That means that these advanced coatings solutions not only help protect investments, but can potentially save lives. Naturally, as global awareness of intumescents has grown, demand has increased. Worldwide, customers are requesting high quality coating systems for fire protection together with Hempel’s package of anti-corrosive coatings.
SSPC Publishes Visuals for Waterjetting, Blast Cleaning
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has published two new collections of surface preparation reference photographs: SSPC-VIS 4 and SSPC-VIS 5. SSPC-VIS 4 illustrates the appearances of steel surfaces prepared by waterjetting while SSPC-VIS 5 shows steel surfaces prepared by wet abrasive blast cleaning. Both contain a written guide and explanatory notes, as well as additional photographs that depict degrees of flash rust after cleaning. SSPC-VIS 4 and SSPC-VIS 5 were developed in collaboration with NACE International under the direction of the SSPC/NACE Joint Task Group on Wet Blast Visual Standards. SSPC visual standards and reference photographs are used to access the condition of coated and/or uncoated steel before and after cleaning…
PPG Donates $10,000 to NACE For Annual Scholarships
Donation supports students pursuing corrosion-, coatings-related degrees. The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $10,000 to create two annual scholarships provided through the NACE International Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity affiliated with NACE International, The Corrosion Society. Two students pursuing postsecondary academic degrees related to corrosion or coatings each received a $5,000 scholarship on behalf of PPG. Azra Turajlic of Fort Worth, Texas, a freshman majoring in petroleum engineering at Louisiana State University.
PPG Completes Acquisition of CSI
PPG Industries announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Canal Supplies Inc. (CSI), a privately-owned, Panama-based distributor of protective and marine coatings to customers in Central America. Financial terms were not disclosed. “The acquisition of CSI enhances our ability to supply customers throughout Central America and meet growing demand for our protective and marine products in this growth market,” said Tim Knavish, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings.