Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

January 4, 2021

Bob ChalkerTo create a unified voice for the corrosion control and protective coatings protection industries, a new organization will be unveiled at a virtual global launch event on January 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (CST). Accompanied by member leadership, the new association’s CEO, Bob Chalker, will host the event where a new name and logo will be introduced.

Houston-based NACE International, The Corrosion Society; and Pittsburgh-based SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, have combined their corrosion and coatings resources to create a new organization representing today’s global workforce skilled in materials protection and performance.

The new non-profit organization will consist of two governance structures under one umbrella – one to manage membership, certification, accreditation and advocacy; and one to provide standards and technical activities, conferences and events, education and training, research activities, publications and pre-professional programming.

The event will be held on Zoom at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4ilha_x8QG-Ra2f2cXrlQA

Feature Video: ChemQuest's Interactive Coatings Forecasting Tool

CFCM ChemQuest 400ChemQuest unveiled its Coatings TraQr, an interactive dashboard and forecasting tool that combines input data on key market consumption, macroeconomic indicators and raw materials.

While the application is currently focused on the paint and coatings industry, ChemQuest plans to expand it to industries throughout the specialty chemical value chain.

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