Bob Chalker, CEO of AMPP and formerly NACE International, explains his decision to retire in July 2023 and outlines what the transition process will look like for the association over the coming months and years.
One way to ensure that you’re ready to tackle the challenges of paint is to get the right training. The Master Painters Institute (MPI), a subsidiary of AMPP, offers three training courses that may be a good place to start.
Through pioneering micro-reservoir technology, Hexigone is incorporating chemicals that were previously incompatible with coatings and offering a “smart” inhibitor. Independent testing results show that when used in a primer system, the additives dramatically increase corrosion protection.
Gretchen A. Jacobson, Managing Editor-in-Chief of Materials Performance (MP) magazine, officially retired from her role at the conclusion of December 2022. Rebecca A. Bickham, Editor, is now leading the magazine.
A team of researchers at Penn State investigating how contaminants in power plant water cycles affect the integrity of steel pipes and tubing in power generation systems. The goal is to expand their understanding of corrosion processes in extreme environments.
According to researchers at TU Wien (Vienna), thin-film ceramic coatings break down in a completely different way than metals. Material fatigue hardly plays a role, whereas the decisive factor is said to be the intensity of extreme load peaks.
New polymer technology from Belzona is allowing a client to protect its vessel against extreme operational conditions, all while also meeting weight and thickness specifications. The solution proved more effective than traditional cladding.
Tnemec announced that a municipal water tank in Bossier City, La., is the winner of its 2022 Tank of the Year competition. The tank was selected based on criteria such as artistic value, the significance of the tank to the community, and challenges encountered during the project.
Jim Kunkle, key account manager for AkzoNobel’s International brand of protective coatings, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic shaped and accelerated the digital transformation within the global corrosion control and protective coatings industries.
Hydraulic, electrical, and structural components of vehicles can be vulnerable to corrosion damage caused by deicers. To that end, a Scandinavian study found that cars driven on salt-free roads were 50% less vulnerable to cosmetic corrosion than cars exposed to road salt.
In his 2022 AMPP conference paper, Jerry S. Zoller explores how NEPCOAT came into being for bridge applications and how it has evolved over the years—from publishing a “Qualified Products List” to performing lab testing.
Pipeline current mapping methodology, which has been extensively utilized and designed through a collaboration among several gas companies, involves evaluating the coating of a pipeline from above ground. This is accomplished via the use of electromagnetic techniques.
According to the U.S. Air Force, the virtual reality simulation allows Airmen to immerse themselves in an aircraft hangar and use controllers that are modified to look and feel like a paint sprayer to paint the aircraft and various parts.
Introduced over the summer of 2022, the proposed federal legislation would require corrosion planning and the use of qualified and trained professionals on all bridge construction, repair, and maintenance projects throughout the country.
Winning innovations must show potential for a positive impact in corrosion control. Innovations can be related to coatings and linings, materials, design, equipment, testing, monitoring, modeling/risk assessment, cathodic protection, chemical treatment, or beyond.