Paints and coatings
Beyond Multipurpose Enamel is a no- odor, zero VOC and HAP, industrial-grade coating that allows users to paint in confined, occupied spaces without the risks associated with solvent odors and flammability. Enamel can be used on metal, concrete, masonry, wood, drywall, and tile using brush, roller, or spray gun. Coating can be used indoors or outdoors and is available in standard colors and tint bases in satin or gloss finishes.
Rust-Oleum , rustoleum.com , Write 317 on PE card
Corr-Paint CP2070 2-part high-temperature, corrosion-protective, epoxy-novolac paint is gray pigmented with 100% solids, and protects metal parts and structures in industrial applications at temperatures up to 300 F. Features include excellent adhesion and corrosion, chemical, thermal shock, salt spray, and UV resistance.
Aremco Products, Inc. , aremco.com , Write 318 on PE card
Stop-Slip HDV antislip coating resists chemicals, fuels, and UV; provides superior traction; prevents hydroplaning; and is formulated to withstand extreme wear. The low-odor, low-VOC coating is applied with trowel or roller, dries in 24_48 hr, and is easy to clean.
Garon Products, Inc. , garonproducts.com , Write 319 on PE card
Cold Galvanize 99% protective coating is available in a 13-oz aerosol can; contains 99% pure zinc; and provides superior, long-term protection against rust and corrosion on ferrous bar metal and previously galvanized surfaces. With galvanic action equivalent to that of hot-dip galvanizing, the coating bonds easily to metal and acts as a sacrificial layer — the zinc oxidizes instead of the metal.
Break-Free, Inc. , break-free.com , Write 320 on PE card
Electrocoat 2004 is April 14-16 at Disney's Coronado Springs Convention Center, Orlando, FL. The event is designed to provide perspective through user case studies, technical presentations, and interactive question and answer sessions. For more specific information on the conference, contact the Electrocoat Association toll free at 800-950-8020 or the organization's web site.
Electrocoat Association , electrocoat.org/ecoat2004 , Write 321 on PE card
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey