Philadelphia Section Of SNAME Hears Update On Coatings

The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its October meeting in Essington, Pa. Some 65 members and guests attended the technical session to hear a paper titled "New Construction Coatings and Corrosion Protection Update," presented by J.H.

Shubrook and J. Fallick of Sun Ship, Inc. Prior to the meeting the members had visited the Sun Ship yard in Chester, Pa., for a conducted tour of its new blast and paint facility.

The paper described how marine paint systems have moved during the past decade from a position of relative unimportance, in the minds of builders and owners, to one calling for complex specifications and high performance expectations. Sun Ship's new facility was built to support this new awareness of the importance of proper surface preparation and the application of coatings.

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