New Sustainable Paint Helps Boats Use Less Energy

Read the full story in Green Matters. While most people don’t see them, barnacles, algae, and mussels latch onto boat hulls and have been a headache for the shipping industry to deal with for centuries. These little creatures create significant issues by adding to the vessel’s weight. They also create drag, so ships have to …

Webinar: Laser De-Paint and Surface Preparation Mechanism and Technologies

October 19, 2017, 11 am CDT Register at https://www.serdp-estcp.org/Tools-and-Training/Webinar-Series/10-19-2017 “Laser-Interference Surface Preparation for Enhanced Coating Adhesion and Adhesive Joining of Multi-Materials" by Dr. Adrian Sabau This project supports SERDP’s efforts to reduce Department of Defense’s use of chemical conversion coatings for corrosion protection, which usually employ highly toxic chromate solutions, often hexavalent chrome type-I by developing …

Webinar: The Power of Chemical Footprinting

June 6, 2017, 10am CDT Register at https://www.chemicalfootprint.org/news/event/the-power-of-chemical-footprinting Explore the value of calculating the chemical footprint for your company by hearing how one company took this on for the first time, from the Pure Strategies’ report, The Power of Chemical Footprinting. Radio Flyer identified this is an improvement opportunity after taking the Chemical Footprint Project …

Product Stewardship Institute Launches Best-Practices Guide for Paint Reuse in New York

A new best practices guide for paint reuse was released today to help New York state officials address the multi-million-dollar environmental challenge of managing waste paint safely and cost-effectively. Although targeted at New York State, the information in the guide is readily transferable to other states. State residents are beset annually with as much as 3 million …

EPA Releases Final Risk Assessment for Chemical used for Paint and Coating Removal

Today, the U.S. EPA released the final risk assessment for N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP), a chemical commonly used to remove paint and other coatings. The assessment identified risks to pregnant women and women of childbearing age, who have high exposure to NMP through paint or other coating removal. “By completing this assessment, we have taken an important …

MnTAP hosts industrial paint webinar series

This webinar series consists of short presentations on both large and small changes you can make to improve your painting processes – presented by painting industry practitioners and suppliers with first-hand experience to share. This is a chance to ask questions about how the changes worked, what was required, and how it might apply to …

EPA Sees Wide Risks in Paint Strippers

Read the full story at Paint Square. Methylene chloride, widely used in paint stripping products, poses a health threat to hundreds of thousands of workers, consumers and project bystanders, U.S. authorities have determined. The findings of the final risk assessment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could move the agency a step closer to regulating …