Materials Performance

DEC 2018

Materials Performance is the world's most widely circulated magazine dedicated to corrosion prevention and control. MP provides information about the latest corrosion control technologies and practical applications for every industry and environment.

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12 DECEMBER 2018 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM COMPANY NEWS New Technology Supply Agreement for Maintenance Coatings Valentus Specialty Chemicals (North Brunswick, New Jersey, USA) has entered a global technology supply agreement through its protective maintenance coat- ings business unit, US Coatings, and The Thortex Group (Collegeville, Pennsylva- nia, USA). " We have worked closely with Thortex to complement their existing product line and develop a complete range of products," says Mike Reed, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Valentus. Under the agreement, US Coat- ings will partner with the protective coat- ings and rehabilitation systems technol- ogy company to provide engineered coatings and repair systems to the world- wide infrastructure repair market. "In continuing the legacy of the Thortex brand and to develop a more complete range of products, we are very excited about our global partnership with US Coatings," says Ray Clarke, CEO of The Thortex Group. " We will work collabora- tively to expand this important and growing market through distributorship opportunities both domestically and worldwide." Concrete Institute Forms New Three-Dimensional Printing Committee The American Concrete Institute (ACI) (Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA) formed a new committee to develop and report information on three-dimensional (3-D) printing and additive manufacturing with inorganic cementitious materials. Named "ACI Committee 564, 3-D Printing with Cementitious Materials," the committee aims to develop publications related to additive manufacturing with cement- based materials. These publications would focus on impact and challenges, as well as construction applications. Further goals include collaborating with other commit- tees to disseminate additive manufactur- ing information and determining ways it may be integrated into the concrete com- munity ; collaborating with technical orga- Georgia Chemical Complex Recertified to ISO 9001 MFG Chemical (Dalton, Georgia, USA), a global leader in specialty and custom chemical manufacturing, has been recertified to ISO 9001:2015 at its Dalton, facilities. In October 2016, MFG was one of the first companies to initially achieve the latest certifica- tion, which serves as the international standard specifying requirements for a quality management system. Orga- nizations, including NACE Interna- tional, use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. ISO 9001 is based on the plan-to-check-act methodology and provides a process-oriented approach to documentation and reviewing site activities. "We are proud to have our Dalton plants recertified, and we plan to achieve the same ISO 9001:2015 certification next year at our recently acquired Pasadena, Texas plant," says Keith Arnold, the compa- ny's president and CEO. The Dalton site manufactures chemistries such as amides, esters, polymers, and surfactants for markets including lubricants, oilfields, paints and coatings, water treatment, and more. MFG Chemical's plant in Dalton, Georgia, USA. Being a Global Leader in Environmentally Friendly Corrosion Protection Solutions Has Its Responsibilities

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