Standards, technology reports, guides, and qualification procedures are the cornerstones of the SSPC mission. They serve to ensure the highest degree of quality, productivity, and safety in all facets and disciplines of the protective coatings industry. They are the basis for all training conducted globally by the organization. And they are developed through consensus collaboration of SSPC technical committee members who are recognized worldwide as the foremost subject matter experts in the industry.

Standards meet the needs of the protective coatings industry in the areas of surface preparation, abrasives, coatings and coating system materials performance and application, and contractor qualification. As innovations in technology and process drive the industry, new standards are developed and existing standards are revised or withdrawn in accordance with technical committee procedures.

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Topics:

Status

Topic

Designation
Title
Revision Date
  • Abrasives (AB)
  • Applicator Certification Standards (ACS)
  • Concrete Coating Texture (CTS)
  • CPC Planning (CPC)
  • Paint and Coatings (PAINT)
  • Paint Application (PA)
  • Painting Systems (PS)
  • Coating Systems (CS)
  • Qualification Procedures (QP)
  • Surface Preparation (SP)
  • Technology Guides (GUIDES)
  • Technology Reports (TR)
  • Technology Updates (TU)
Designation:AB
Title:AB 1, Mineral and Slag Abrasives
Revision Date: July 2019
Designation:AB
Title:AB 2, Cleanliness of Recycled Ferrous Metallic Abrasive
Revision Date: March 2019
Designation:AB
Title:AB 3, Ferrous Metallic Abrasive
Revision Date: June 2019
Designation:AB
Title:AB 4, Recyclable Encapsulated Abrasive Media
Revision Date: May 2019

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