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University Team Tackles Paint Settling Issue
Thursday, March 30, 2017
A paint issue sparked collaboration between a U.S.-based coatings maker and a group of mathematicians from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Study: Bigger is Better in Green Building
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Green building certification programs are having a significant impact on large-scale Class A buildings, however effectiveness of these programs flounders as buildings decrease...

Congress to Cut OSHA Rule
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Congress has voted to ditch a workplace regulation that extended the time period for federal workplace safety authorities to cite employers for failing to report workplace inj...

Maine Weighs RRP Rule Expansion
Thursday, March 30, 2017
A Maine lawmaker has moved to expand the state's lead renovation safety rules because of the region's high lead poisoning rates and what he believes to be lax enforcement from...

New <i>D+D In Depth</i> Issue Released
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four articles on technological advances and standards in architectural coatings, is now available online.

Dow-DuPont Merger Gains EU Approval
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Dow Chemical and DuPont are one step closer to becoming DowDuPont, with the companies’ recent merger approval coming from the European Union.

Trump Stops Contractor ‘Blacklist Rule’
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
President Donald J. Trump has struck down a rule that would have required contractors seeking work on federal projects to disclose labor civil, administrative and workplace pr...

RCMA Taps New Association Leader
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
An experienced association executive has been selected to lead the trade organization that represents makers of asphaltic and reflective roof coatings and suppliers to the roo...

Contractor’s Bookkeeper Admits Fraud
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
A former bookkeeper of an Ohio-based contractor has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a multi-year fraud scheme, authorities have announced.

Equity Firms Buy Powder Coating Firm
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
A major player in the United Kingdom’s architectural powder coating industry has been acquired.

DeFelsko Reveals New Detector
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
A new instrument designed to detect holidays and pinholes in coatings on metal and concrete is available from DeFelsko.

Scientists Knit Together a Tower
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Researchers from Copenhagen, Denmark, have made the case that strong architectural structures do not have to be made out of hard materials such as concrete or steel.

Trade Group Offers Maternity-Leave Benefits
Monday, March 27, 2017
Paid maternity leave is practically unheard of in the building trades; however, the Iron Workers and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperation Trust say they ar...

Painter Rescued after Scaffold Collapse
Monday, March 27, 2017
It took nearly an hour for rescue workers to lower a man more than nine stories after scaffolding collapsed, leaving the painter dangling off the side of the Grand Bay Resort...

Magnetic Primer Launches
Monday, March 27, 2017
IdeaPaint (Boston) has created Magnetic Primer, a product described as “a liquid magnetic solution” for multiple surfaces in offices and other locations.

HP Spartacote, a Division of LATICRETE International
Fully Integrated Polyaspartic Coating Systems
HP Spartacote manufactures a full line of patented high performance resinous flooring systems which offer rapid return to service, outstanding durability and chemical resistance.

Graco Inc.
Eco-Friendly Surface Prep
• Blast with 92% less dust
• Use less media
• Less containment & disposal costs
Graco® EcoQuip® Vapor Abrasive® Blast Equipment Learn more

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Inspection Services
Determine Specification Compliance:
• Surface Preparation
• Moisture Content
• Paint Materials & Application
• Aesthetics
Contact: Kevin Brown,

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Portable Air Filtration Systems
Air Scrubbers/Negative Air machines for restoration, abatement, dust & odor control, hazardous contaminant removal from job sites to clean rooms and hospitals. Portable, affordable!


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