• Can You vs. Should You?

    • By Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Ah the curses of the English Language at times. We all remember the slogan “Be All You Can Be” right? This was the 1980s recruiting slogan of the United States Army and was in use for over twenty years. It was created by Mr. Earl Carter, a senior copywriter for the N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency and meant to inspire people to join the Army. read more

  • A Coating of Grandeur

    • By Ashley Brooks
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Suspended 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon’s floor is the West Skywalk; a horseshoe-shaped observation bridge with a clear glass floor where visitors can marvel at the wonders of the canyon and the surrounding desert landscape. As one of the world’s largest cantilever glass bridges, the Skywalk itself is a feat of modern architecture upstaged only by the astonishing view it overlooks. But the scorching desert environment is harsh enough to corrode even the toughest structures over time. read more

  • Specifications and Polyurea Elastomeric Coating & Lining and Spray Foam Work

    • By Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Before a contractor or applicator can begin the necessary work of applying a polyurea elastomeric coating or spray foam system, some guidance or direction must be provided for the project. This information must be correct and understood as well as applicable to the current scope of work. While it seems that much of the information being provided in the polyurea industry is verbal or short written instructions, this is not the norm for the general coating and lining industry. read more

  • Are Polyurea Coatings Systems “Green Coatings”?

    • By Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI
    • Added on Jan 16, 2024

    From recent discussions regarding inquiries asking if the polyurea spray elastomer technology and systems (PUA) being applied would be considered “Green Coating Chemistry” or not, many people suggest that Green Chemistry involves the use of recycled or renewable resources, this is not the only criteria for classification. read more

  • PPG Foundation Invests $2 Million in Skilled Trade Education

    • By Business Wire
    • Added on Oct 16, 2023

    PPG (NYSE: PPG) and the PPG Foundation today announced a commitment to invest $2 million through 2025 to support workforce development initiatives that provide training and opportunities for future skilled workers in manufacturing and coatings application. read more

  • Heat Shields and Beyond

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Sep 27, 2023

    Technicians at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, have applied spray foam as part of the thermal protection system to the Artemis III Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket.. The SPF insulation is flexible enough to move with the rocket, but rigid enough to handle the extreme pressures and temperatures as SLS accelerates from zero to 17,400 mph and soars to more than 100 miles above Earth in just eight minutes. Spray Foam Magazine spok read more

  • PPG Reports 2023 Q1 Financial Increases

    • By Staff
    • Added on Apr 24, 2023

    Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) reported record first quarter net sales of about $4.4 billion, a 2% increase from the year prior, in a financial results press release issued on Thursday (April 20). read more

  • Getting Started in Polyurea

    • By Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI
    • Added on Feb 01, 2023

    So, you want to be in the polyurea spray elastomer coating and lining application business? Maybe you already are, or are in the spray-foam business, or have other coating technology application experience. That’s great! Are you obtaining and using the proper equipment to ensure a successful application? Hopefully so, but there are some issues that most people take for granted that usually end up costing time or money before the project is complete. read more