AMPP Announces Winners of the 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Grants

AMPP has announced the winners of its 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Grants. - February 16, 2024 - AMPP

AMPP Champions Leadership and Inclusion at 2024 Annual Conference + Expo with Valuing Voices Forum

AMPP aims to provide its members with valuable events designed to empower leaders and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace at the AMPP Annual Conference and Expo. - February 15, 2024 - AMPP

AMPP Welcomes New Board Member to Strengthen Its Commitment to the Transportation Sector

AMPP welcomes Todd Bennett to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. This addition is a key step in deepening AMPP's commitment to the transportation sector. - February 15, 2024 - AMPP

SocoFlame, Inc. (a Subsidiary of Groupe Socomore) Completes Acquisition of the Flamemaster Corporation

SocoFlame, Inc. (a subsidiary of Groupe Socomore) announced that it has closed its acquisition of the Flamemaster Corporation following the completion of its previously announced tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of the Flamemaster Corporation. SocoFlame, Inc. (a subsidiary of... - February 02, 2024 - Flamemaster Corporation

Second Anniversary of Fern Hollow Bridge Collapse Highlights Urgent Need for Corrosion Control in National Infrastructure

On January 28, 2024, the second anniversary of the Fern Hollow bridge collapse near Frick Park in Pittsburgh will be observed, a tragedy that highlighted significant vulnerabilities in America's infrastructure, particularly emphasizing the critical issue of corrosion. - January 28, 2024 - AMPP

AMPP Announces Winners of 2024 Annual Service and Technical Awards

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) revealed the 2024 awardees for its service and technical distinctions. These awards will be presented at the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo, scheduled for March 3-7, 2024, in New Orleans, Louisiana. - January 27, 2024 - AMPP

AMPP Announces Dr. Michio Kaku as Annual Conference Keynote Speaker

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance unveils that well-known physicist Dr. Michio Kaku will be the keynote speaker for its upcoming AMPP Annual Conference + Expo. - December 10, 2023 - AMPP

AMPP Launches Inaugural Giving Tuesday Campaign to Support EMERG Student Outreach Initiatives

The AMPP EMERG Student Outreach Program unveils its first Giving Tuesday Campaign on November 28, aiming to raise funds for the empowerment and support of diverse programs, including scholarships, workforce development initiatives, and educational resources. - November 24, 2023 - AMPP

SocoFlame Intends to Acquire All Flamemaster Common Stock at $19.27 Per Share in Cash

Tender Offer and Merger - October 23, 2023 - Flamemaster Corporation

AMPP Revolutionizes Training with Launch of Industrial Coating Application Training Program

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), the leading authority in materials protection and performance, has unveiled its innovative Industrial Coating Application (ICA) Training Program. This program is a flexible and comprehensive solution for training industrial sprayers... - October 15, 2023 - AMPP

Socomore Acquires Majority Stake of Flamemaster

The Flamemaster Corporation announced that on July 18, 2023, Socomore, with whom Flamemaster has various agreements including a joint development agreement, has increased its stake in the company from approximately 22.5% to approximately 73.97%. Socomore acquired about 52% of the outstanding shares... - August 12, 2023 - Flamemaster Corporation

Keene Family Holdings Announces Rebranding as KEENE, Inc.

Keene Family Holdings Announces Rebranding as KEENE, Inc.

Keene Family Holdings, a prominent manufacturing company specializing building products and systems, is thrilled to announce its rebranding as KEENE, Inc. This strategic move comes after years of successful growth in building brands in both commercial and residential construction. The overall size... - June 07, 2023 - Keene Inc.

Aculon® Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Ellsworth Adhesives

Aculon® Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Ellsworth Adhesives

Aculon, Inc. signs non-exclusive global distribution agreement with Ellsworth Adhesives. The agreement allows Ellsworth Adhesives to distribute Aculon's NanoProof 3 Series, a drop-in replacement series to 3M's Novec electronic grade coatings. - May 18, 2023 - Aculon Inc

AMPP Names Alan Thomas as Its CEO

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), a global nonprofit representing more than 32,000 members in the materials, corrosion and coatings industries, announces the selection of Alan Thomas as its new chief executive officer effective April 1. “It is an honor to... - March 02, 2023 - AMPP

AMPP Spotlights Leadership Behaviors That Drive Results at the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) will host an interactive seminar and luncheon concentrated on helping attendees build strong and effective leadership teams that are better equipped to navigate the challenges of today’s rapidly changing business environment. The... - March 01, 2023 - AMPP

AMPP Promotes Tim Gonzalez to Director of Corporate Outreach and Advocacy

AMPP announces the promotion of Tim Gonzalez as the Director of the association’s new Corporate Outreach and Advocacy Program. - February 24, 2023 - AMPP

AMPP Welcomes New Chair of Its Board of Directors

Professor Amir Eliezer, Ph.D., is now chair of the board of directors of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), a global nonprofit representing corrosion and coatings professionals and industries in 130 countries. His term began on January 1, 2023. “It’s a... - February 07, 2023 - AMPP

AMPP Appoints New Board Member

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), a global nonprofit representing corrosion and coatings professionals and industry, announces the appointment of Steven Meyers to the board of directors. His one-year non-voting term began on January 1, 2023. “The mission of... - January 25, 2023 - AMPP

Westside Finishing Co., Inc. Achieves PCI 3000 Re-Certification

Westside Finishing Co., Inc. is proud to announce the achievement of PCI 3000 recertification, marking 7 consecutive years of certified status. The PCI 3000 Certification Program, administered by The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), is an extensive audit program that evaluates a custom... - December 02, 2022 - Westside Finishing Inc.

From Road Crew to Rhino Shield. One Man’s Dream Come True.

Chris Curtis is a great example of what it takes to achieve the American dream. From meager beginnings working road construction to now owning his own Rhino Shield dealership, hard work and ingenuity paved the way for his success. When Curtis graduated in 1998, he had a dream that one day... - September 19, 2022 - Rhino Shield Columbus

Micromed Diamond Seal Systems, Inc. Confirms its Helmet Glide Spray-On Nanotechnology Changes Views on Sports Injuries

Micromed Diamond Seal Systems, Inc. Confirms its Helmet Glide Spray-On Nanotechnology Changes Views on Sports Injuries

A nanotechnology liquid contributes to the safety of football players in today's game, according to long-time college and professional football equipment manager Todd Hewitt. "It's the best thing since sliced bread." Helmet Glide is a liquid product that is sprayed on and wiped off football helmets. It reduces surface tension by more than 25% thereby decreasing the rotational friction. It also protects the helmets and masks, keeping them in play longer. HG has been used in all levels since 2013. - September 14, 2022 - Diamond Seal Systems, Inc.

Life Specialty Coatings Announces Four Waterproof Decking Systems Now Listed in Recent ICC ESR Report

Life Specialty Coatings, manufacturer of interior and exterior coatings announces the inclusion of their AMAC and MC waterproof decking systems to their existing ICC-ES Report 2701. Generally, the ICC report verifies that new and innovative building products comply with code requirements. - April 30, 2022 - Life Specialty Coatings

Aculon, Inc. Welcomes Elizabeth Cambre as Senior Manager, Business Development for the Energy Sector

Aculon, Inc. announced today that Elizabeth Cambre has joined its team as Senior Manager, Business Development. In this new position, Ms. Cambre will oversee the development and implementation of Aculon’s business development for the Energy sector including Oil & Gas to meet the surging demand for Aculon’s nano-enabled coatings and surface modification treatments. - January 19, 2022 - Aculon Inc

Sensory Analytics Awarded Three New Patents for Applied Coating Thickness Measurement

Sensory Analytics Awarded Three New Patents for Applied Coating Thickness Measurement

US Patent Office and Canadian Intellectual Property Office have issued three new patents covering the Company's exclusive in-process coating thickness measurement technologies for industrial markets including automotive, appliance, coil coating and other industrial applications. - November 04, 2021 - Sensory Analytics (SpecMetrix Systems)

Westside Finishing Inc Awarded Products Finishing’s Elite 2021 Top Shops

Each year, major coating and finishing shops across North America participate in Products Finishing’s Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, a program designed to aid finishing shops in measuring their key operating metrics against others in the industry. Launched in 2015, Products Finishing’s Top Shops program helps finishers identify optimal shopfloor practices and improve business operations and procedures. - September 04, 2021 - Westside Finishing Inc.

Powder Processing & Technology, LLC Welcomes Ali Kerr as Operating President

Powder Processing & Technology, LLC (“PPT Group”) is pleased to announce and welcome Ali Kerr as president. Ali has been operating as CEO and owner of RT Process (“RTP”) for the last seven years, a business which he founded and grew into a successful enterprise. The... - September 03, 2021 - Powder Processing & Technology, LLC

Dong Sung Oil & Chemical Co., a Korean Metal Working Fluid Company Producing Metal-Working Fluid, Various Industrial Lubricants is Enters Global Market

Dong-Sung Oil & Chemical Co. is a company specializing in metal-working fluid, various industrial lubricants and emulsion for processing fiber in Korea. - July 17, 2021 - Dong Sung Oil & Chemical

Tata Steel Packaging and Sensory Analytics Announce Partnership for Quality Excellence

Tata Steel Packaging and Sensory Analytics Announce Partnership for Quality Excellence

Tata Steel and Sensory Analytics, the developer of patented SpecMetrix coating and film thickness measurement systems, have agreed on a global partnership to optimize product performance and coil quality. The industry leaders will team on plant quality enhancements as well as brand and business development initiatives. - July 07, 2021 - Sensory Analytics (SpecMetrix Systems)

Alfa Chemistry Diversifies Supply of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients for Pharmaceutical Preparation

Alfa Chemistry recently announces to have diversified its plentiful supply of varieties of active pharmaceutical ingredients, which could be used for pharmaceutical preparation. - June 26, 2021 - Alfa Chemistry

CFC TERAMATE, a Korean Functional Material Manufacturer, Launched a Highly Transparent Antibacterial Nanodispersion Product

The features of highly transparent antibacterial nanodispersion product are over 99.99% of antibacterial activity within 30 minutes and transmittance of over 95% of visible region. The product is an eco-friendly environmental material based on strong alkaline inorganic materials, and features an antibacterial activity of 99.99% or more against E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus within 30 minutes. - May 15, 2021 - CFC TERAMATE Co. Ltd.

Westside Finishing Achieves PCI 3000 Re-Certification

Westside Finishing, out of Holyoke, MA, is proud to announce the achievement of PCI 3000 recertification, marking six (6) consecutive years of certified status. - May 02, 2021 - Westside Finishing Inc.

Continental Products Sets a New Performance Standard 105 Years Later

Continental Products Sets a New Performance Standard 105 Years Later

Continental has proudly served the industry for 105 years as Continental Products, and is ready to serve the industry for another 105 years and more as Continental Performance Coatings. After 105 years of dedication, innovation, wear, and tear, the company has gained character, but it is time for a... - April 08, 2021 - Continental Performance Coatings

BevSource’s The Lab Becomes the First Third-Party “SpecMetrix Certified’’ Beverage Container Testing Facility

The Lab- Powered by BevSource is the first beverage container testing facility to be awarded the select SpecMetrix Certified Facility Award. This designation ensures all in the beverage industry can have access to the highest level of film weight quality and can liner testing procedures. - March 31, 2021 - Sensory Analytics (SpecMetrix Systems)

Sensory Analytics Partners with The Bronx Group for Russia/CIS Region Sales and Support

The Bronx Group will exclusively represent Sensory Analytics and its SpecMetrix coil coating thickness measurement systems in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). - February 18, 2021 - Sensory Analytics (SpecMetrix Systems)

FADESA Ecuador and FADESA Peru Earn First “SpecMetrix Certified’’ Facility Designations in South America

Metal container solutions leader Fadesa is the latest recipient of the “SpecMetrix Certified Facility” Award from Sensory Analytics recognizing the company’s successful transition and demonstrated commitment to the highest level of film weight quality and coating process control. Fadesa is the first metal packaging manufacturer in South America to be awarded this status. - December 28, 2020 - Sensory Analytics (SpecMetrix Systems)

New ASTM International Standard for Ruggedized Optical Interference Technology Establishes SpecMetrix Systems as a More Precise Coating Thickness Measurement Option

ASTM D8331 has just been approved covering the exclusive ruggedized optical interference (ROI) coating thickness measurement technology incorporated in all SpecMetrix measurement systems used for coated coil applications. - October 05, 2020 - Sensory Analytics (SpecMetrix Systems)

ViridisChem Expands Its Market Reach with Key Distribution Partnership in South Korea

ViridisChem, Inc. San Jose, CA (https://www.viridischem.com) is very excited to announce a strategic partnership with BITEK Chems, Inc. (http://www.bitekchems.com), a premier distributor in Korea that has been serving pharmaceutical and chemical companies, as well as government and educational... - September 19, 2020 - ViridisChem, Inc.

ViridisChem Announces Strategic Partnership with Infocom Corporation, Japan

ViridisChem, Inc. is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Infocom Corporation, a highly regarded software distributor based in Tokyo, Japan that caters to research communities within the medical and pharmaceutical sectors with B2B software solutions since 1983. - September 17, 2020 - ViridisChem, Inc.

During Coronavirus Pandemic, ViridisChem, Inc. is Offering a Free One Month Subscription for Its Flagship Product

The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic is claiming many lives, impacting the health of close to 5 million people with 324,000 deaths worldwide. As an “unknown disease with many faces,” it has pushed the scientific community into a frenzy to find cure. But community lock-downs and... - May 24, 2020 - ViridisChem, Inc.

Westside Finishing Inc. Announces Korey Bell as Company President

Effective as of January 1, 2020, Westside Finishing Inc. names former Operations Manager, Korey Bell as its new company President. This announcement comes in conjunction to his father and company founder, Brian Bell’s retirement in the late spring of 2019. “Like all family businesses... - February 02, 2020 - Westside Finishing Inc.

Sensory Analytics Announces Relocation Into Expanded Headquarters

Sensory Analytics's larger corporate headquarters provides the necessary space to support the company's rapid growth. - October 31, 2019 - Sensory Analytics (SpecMetrix Systems)

The Tile Doctor Announces Arrival of ZHERORisk Products in Mid-July

The Tile Doctor, a leading supplier of innovative, eco-friendly products and solutions for the tile industry, will introduce in mid-July ZHERORisk products, a new line of tile installation products that is safer for installers, consumers and the environment. ZHERORisk Product Line The ZHERORisk... - July 12, 2019 - The Tile Doctor

Fitz Chem Awarded Distributor of the Year Award from Elementis PLC

Fitz Chem Awarded Distributor of the Year Award from Elementis PLC

Fitz Chem, NAGASE Group, a trusted North American specialty chemical distributor, has been awarded the Distributor of the Year award from Elementis, a global specialty chemicals company serving customers in North and South America, Europe and Asia in a wide range of markets and sectors. The award... - March 18, 2019 - Fitz Chem, NAGASE Group

Gabriel Chemical Expands Sales Coverage

Gabriel Chemical Expands Sales Coverage

Gabriel Chemical has experienced substantial growth through introduction of its broad portfolio of products, manufacturing expansions, and the recent acquisitions of Ranbar® and Royce™ businesses. The additional personnel will strengthen customer relationships and ensure customers receive the personalized support that is central to Gabriel’s reputation as a complete solution provider to the coatings, adhesives, and composites markets. - February 27, 2019 - Gabriel Chemical

Glud & Marstrand of Denmark Awarded “SpecMetrix Certified’’ Plant Designation

Glud & Marstrand is the first plant in Northern Europe to receive the SpecMetrix Certified facility award from Sensory Analytics, based on their demonstrated commitment to the highest level of film weight quality and control. - February 06, 2019 - Sensory Analytics (SpecMetrix Systems)

Select Metal Litho Greenville Awarded First “SpecMetrix Certified’’ Plant Designation in US

Metal Litho and Laminating, LLC dba Select Metal Litho Greenville is the first plant in the United Stated to receive the SpecMetrix Certified facility award from Sensory Analytics, based on their demonstrated commitment to the highest level of film weight quality and control. - January 07, 2019 - Sensory Analytics (SpecMetrix Systems)

Rust Bullet, LLC Announces 2018 Black Friday Sale

Rust Bullet, LLC Announces 2018 Black Friday Sale

Rust Bullet, LLC announced their 2018 Black Friday Sale. The sale began 11/16/18 and concludes on 12/06/18. - November 17, 2018 - Rust Bullet, LLC

GarageFloorCoating.com Announces Revolutionary “Clean” Mica and Its New Bagari Stone Effects Coating System

GarageFloorCoating.com Announces Revolutionary “Clean” Mica and Its New Bagari Stone Effects Coating System

GarageFloorCoating.com (www.garagefloorcoating.com) is announcing its exclusive and proprietary “clean” mica and its new epoxy coating system called Bagari Stone Effects. Mica is a shimmering silicate mineral found as minute crystals in granite and other rocks. It is available in... - November 07, 2018 - GarageFloorCoating.com

US Army ARDEC Certifies QMaxx CLP: QMaxx MilSpec CLPTM Meets or Exceeds MilSpec for MIL-PRF-63460F

On October 9, 2018, the US Army, Research, Development and Engineering Command (ARDEC) issued a letter of acknowledgement stating that QMaxx Type “A” liquid CLP has passed both laboratory and live-fire testing and is certified for “DoD competitive procurement and use” and added to the DoD Qualified Products List for CLP. During live-fire testing, firearms are exposed to salt spray, extreme temperatures and fine particulates; QMaxx MilSpec CLP meets or exceeds the requirements - November 01, 2018 - QMaxx Products Group

Mason Color Works, Inc. to Exhibit Cobalt Nucleating Compounds at the Investment Casting Institute's Annual Technical Conference and Expo

Mason Color Works, Inc. to Exhibit Cobalt Nucleating Compounds at the Investment Casting Institute's Annual Technical Conference and Expo

Mason Color Works, Inc. will be exhibiting cobalt nucleating compounds at the Investment Casting Institute’s (ICI) 65th Annual Technical Conference and Expo in Kansas City, MO, October 21-24, 2018. The four cobalt compounds include: K-4704 Cobalt Aluminate, K-4538 Cobalt Meta­ Silicate,... - October 10, 2018 - Mason Color Works

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