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MAY 2016

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COATINGSPRO MAY 2016 75 technical data sheets and safety data sheets (SDS) both on and ofine. Additionally, the user can view and sign up for applicator classes, enter a monthly photo contest, view directions to any SPI facility, look over current market and application case studies, and much more. Te SPI mobile app, developed by the Green Hills Group, is a free mobile applica- tion, and it is immediately available to the entire community of users. Te app demonstrates SPI's commitment to mobile solutions and their capabilities in developing progressive applications that help strengthen their clients' brands and evolve their businesses. "Te SPI mobile app ofers great fexibility for on-the-go contractors and applica- tors," said Bonnie Swensrud, marketing director for Specialty Products, Inc. "With the app, users can update data anytime on WiFi, or choose to cache the information so that it's readily avail- able on any worksite, with or without a connection. Our solution increases productivity and reduces downtime with rapid access to product informa- tion." Te SPI mobile app is available for the iPhone via iTunes or Android via the Google Playstore now. For more information, contact: SPI, Reader Inquiry #3613 WSS Launches Life Jacket Tailored for Offshore Demands Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS), the leading global provider of products and services to the shipping industry, is launching a life jacket specially designed to safeguard workers in the harshest ofshore environments. Te Unitor infatable life jacket features class-lead- ing buoyancy, a Hammar automatic hydrostatic release system, and a design that is rugged, yet also light and comfortable to wear when performing demanding ofshore tasks. "Tere's no shortage of life jackets on the market, but few that are created to match the unique requirements of working ofshore," comments Philip Gatland, WSS Western Australia manager. "It is high visibility, heav y duty, and compliant with ISO 12402-3 regulations, ofering what we believe is the best protection on the market today." Te innovative design of the life jacket forms an efective wave barrier. Tis ensures that, regardless of whether the wearer is conscious or not, water is not channeled toward his or her face, protecting air fows. In addition, its 170N buoyancy rating compares favorably to the indus- try standard 150N, providing extra safety for larger operators or those carrying tools. For more information, contact: Wilhelmsen Ships Service, Reader Inquiry #3614 Hempel Launches the Trusted Asset Protection Survey Te cost of corro- sion in North America has been estimated at over $3B USD annually, and failing to have an overall mainte- nance plan will only increase this expense. Hempel has developed the Trusted Asset Protection Survey (TAPS) interactive tool for the iPhone and iPad to facilitate coating condition surveys in a more dynamic, interactive, and efcient way for customers, allowing the company to help the corrosion industry and its customers reduce maintenance costs while extending the life of their assets. North America marketing direc- tor, Jose Luna, expressed excitement as, "Tis launch is an important milestone in our Journey to Excellence Strategy, where we have committed to supporting continued growth in the maintenance market." All TAPS reports will be stored on the Hempel server and will connect to their customer extranet, providing customers with access to the most recent and best information available for managing assets. TAPS launched March 7, 2016, at the NACE International show in Vancouver, Canada. For more information, contact: Hempel, Reader Inquiry #3615 ECOBOND LBP's Improved Paint-It-On Leave-It-On Lead Paint Sealant and Treatment Formula After extensive research and devel- opment, an amazing breakthrough allowed ECOBOND LBP to enhance its proven and patented lead paint sealant and treatment formula. Upgraded features include superior lead treat- ment capability as well as: • Being cheaper; breakthrough technology allows for lower price • Being safer; it has very low volatile organic compounds (VOC) — (less than 15 g/L) and it protects against acid rain • Having a smooth finish, allowing maximum versatility and quality on projects • Having maximum adhesion, reducing prep time; it can be used on more types of surfaces • Being tintable, opening up a wide range of color combinations • Having low odor, meaning little to no smell • Being easier to use; it can be applied with a standard paint sprayer, brush, or roller For more information, contact: ECOBOND LBP, LLC, Reader Inquiry #3616 New Products & Services

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