Paints and coatings


No-odor enamel

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 , , Write 317 on PE card

High-temperature epoxy

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. , , Write 318 on PE card

Nonslip coating

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. , , Write 319 on PE card

Zinc coating

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. , , Write 320 on PE card

Electrocoat 2004

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 , , Write 321 on PE card

Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
October 2018
Tools vs. sensors, functional safety, compressor rental, an operational network of maintenance and safety
September 2018
2018 Engineering Leaders under 40, Women in Engineering, Six ways to reduce waste in manufacturing, and Four robot implementation challenges.
GAMS preview, 2018 Mid-Year Report, EAM and Safety
October 2018
2018 Product of the Year; Subsurface data methodologies; Digital twins; Well lifecycle data
August 2018
SCADA standardization, capital expenditures, data-driven drilling and execution
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
October 2018
Complex upgrades for system integrators; Process control safety and compliance
September 2018
Effective process analytics; Four reasons why LTE networks are not IIoT ready

Annual Salary Survey

After two years of economic concerns, manufacturing leaders once again have homed in on the single biggest issue facing their operations:

It's the workers—or more specifically, the lack of workers.

The 2017 Plant Engineering Salary Survey looks at not just what plant managers make, but what they think. As they look across their plants today, plant managers say they don’t have the operational depth to take on the new technologies and new challenges of global manufacturing.

Read more: 2017 Salary Survey

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