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JAN 2009

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INDUSTRY BRIEFS International Paint Sponsors First NACE Training In Kazakhstan Eagle Solutions and Innovatech Products Create Business Alliance I nternational Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, and one of the providers of high-performance and fire protection coatings, is pleased to be the first coatings manufac- turer to sponsor the NACE Coatings Inspector Program Level I course for key customers and industry contractors throughout Kazakhstan, in Central Asia. The course was held in August, 2008 at the Renaissance Hotel in the nation's capital of Atyrau. More than 25 TengizChevrOil (TCO) employees, company subcontrac- tors, and leading blasting and painting contractors from yards across Kazakhstan, gathered for intensive week-long training provided by several instructors includ- ing a NACE-Certified Instructor and International Paint's Global Account Manager for Chevron. The course is part of an ongoing, long-term partnering effort Eagle Solutions and Innovatech Products and Equipment announce a strategic alliance based on shared vision for complete equipment systems and national service. By engaging their companies at the technological, market- ing, and business levels, the alliance will allow both companies to drive new growth opportunities, and has the poten- tial to ultimately transform the concrete polishing market by reducing costs while improving productivity for custom- ers. By combining Innovatech's surface prep and concrete grinding equip- ment with Eagle's propane-powered machines and national service network, the alliance will accelerate the avail- ability of complete product offering with fast delivery and next-day service. For more information contact: Innovatech Products, (800) 267-6682, www.innovatechproducts.com. Reader Inquiry # 4028 The New Belzona.com between International Paint and TCO to simplify specifications, increase coating availability and affordability, as well as raise the quality of work carried out on-site. For more information contact: International Paint LLC, (800) 525-6824, www.internationalpaint.com. Reader Inquiry # 4027 12 CoatingsPro J January 2009 Belzona, a provider of coatings and repair composites, launched its new image- rich Web site, www.belzona.com, after a redesign of several months, including the addition of an easily navigated layout and increased content. Enhancing the new site's navigation features are tabs and drop-down menus accompanied by vivid descriptive photos offering quick points of reference. Menu items have also been grouped in an organized, concise manner providing a direct route to Web pages of interest. Additional features not commonly found in competitive sites include: distributor locations pinpointed across the world, representing Belzona's global presence; testimonials from employees and distributors illustrating customer service spirit and expertise in sales and technical support; and up-to- date news and events with hyperlinks to published articles and press releases. For more information contact: Belzona, (305) 594-4994, www.belzona.com. Reader Inquiry # 4029 Huntsman Wins Top Prize At Icheme Awards Huntsman Pigments Division was awarded the top prize at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) 2008 Innovation and Excellence Awards in Birmingham, UK. The Huntsman team won the Entec medal for creating Deltio — a free-flowing chemical form of Titanium dioxide (TiO2 ). Deltio is an effective form of titanium dioxide, without the handling and poor flow properties commonly associated with TiO2 . The new product has already been scaled-up to industrial levels. For more information contact: Huntsman, www.huntsman.com. Reader Inquiry # 4030 Axxiom Manufacturing Gets SHARP Axxiom Manufacturing Co, Inc. is the latest recipient of the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award. SHARP honors small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health manage- ment system. The SHARP award is one which few companies ever achieve — of 24,000 nationwide endeavors, Axxiom is one of 600 elite few titleholders to date. SHARP was created by OSHA to provide incentives and support to those employers that implement and continu- ously improve effective safety and health management systems at their workplace. The award was also designed to help reduce overall workplace injuries and illnesses by encouraging employers to correct safety hazards. For more infor- mation contact: Axxiom, (800) 231-2085, www.axxiommfg.com. Reader Inquiry # 4031 TPR2 Products Approved By SCAQMD TPR2 Corporation announces that their non-flammable coating systems have been approved by Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) as "Super Compliant" products. Both the intumescent Fireshell interior/ exterior coating and a non-intumes- cent, non-flammable paint system were

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