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NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings have combined to form a new association to serve the global corrosion and coatings industry. Return to this page for news and information about the Association for Materials Protection and Performance, AMPP.

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December 7, 2021
8 p.m. CST / 1 a.m. GMT (UTC)
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December 8, 2021
12 p.m. CST / 5 p.m. GMT (UTC)
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December 9, 2021
6 a.m. CST / 11 a.m. GMT (UTC)
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News and Updates

October 11, 2021

High-Temperature Coatings & Corrosion Experts Unite Virtually for FireCORR 2021 Conference

Explore the latest trends in passive fire protection (PFP) and corrosion from the experts at the brand new FireCORR 2021 Virtual Conference.

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September 22, 2021

AMPP Announces Amir Eliezer as Incoming Vice Chair of the AMPP Board of Directors

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), a global nonprofit representing corrosion and coatings professionals and industry, announces the appointment of Professor Amir Eliezer, Ph.D. as the incoming Vice Chair of the AMPP Board of Directors.

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August 16, 2021

AMPP and IUPAT Strengthen Partnership During Joint Strategic Planning Meeting

Last month, staff and leaders from the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) and the International Union for Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) convened to renew their longstanding partnership with a goal of increasing quality and public safety.

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July 30, 2021

AMPP and ABDAN Sign Memorandum of Understanding, Commence New Partnership

Today leaders from the AMPP met with leadership of the Brazilian Association for the Development of Nuclear Activities (ABDAN) to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize a cooperative relationship focused on promoting corrosion control programming and quality requirements for Brazil’s nuclear energy sector.

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July 29, 2021

AMPP Members Emphasize Need for Corrosion Prevention in INVEST in America Act

The legislation requires the use of a certified contractor on federally funded projects, which means that contractors, who are certified to the appropriate QP, will have more opportunity to be awarded these projects.

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July 12, 2021

MPI Summit to explore future of coatings standards, industry trends

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), together with The Master Painters Institute (MPI) will host a new event this summer to unite important players in commercial coatings for an exploration of the industry’s future.

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July 1, 2021

U.S. House Passes INVEST in America Act, Bill Includes Corrosion Language

The bill makes similar recommendations for projects funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

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June 30, 2021

AMPP Statement on Collapse of Champlain Towers

AMPP members worldwide are greatly saddened by the collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida. The tragic loss of life strikes at the heart of our members who have dedicated their careers to corrosion prevention and public safety.

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June 17, 2021

Corrosion Study Reveals $63 Billion Annual Cost to Canadian Taxpayers

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) today released a new study which examines the economics of corrosion and its management in Canada. The study, International Measures of Prevention, Application and Economics of Corrosion Technology (IMPACT), estimates a price tag of $63 Billion CAD annually for corrosion-related deterioration and failures of national assets.

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April 28, 2021

Coatingspro Magazine Adds New Category For 2021 Contractor Awards Program

CoatingsPro Magazine proudly announces the winners for the 2021 Contractor Awards Program. In its fifth year, the program showcases and recognizes projects and crews that demonstrate excellence in the field of high-performance commercial and industrial coatings.

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April 28, 2021

Winners Announced for 2021 MP Corrosion Innovation Awards

Materials Performance (MP) Magazine honored the new class of winners for the 2021 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program in a special ceremony on Monday, April 19, at the CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo.

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April 16, 2021

AMPP Town Hall - April 2021

March 23, 2021

AMPP Town Hall - March 2021

February 19, 2021

AMPP: Association for Materials Protection and Performance Launch Event

January 26, 2021

Association for Materials Protection and Performance Joins U.S. FDA Network of Experts

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) has joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Network of Experts Program which is designed to provide the FDA with rapid access to scientific, engineering, and medical expertise when it is needed to supplement existing knowledge within the FDA.

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January 6, 2021

AMPP: Association for Materials Protection and Performance Launch Event

January 6, 2021

NEW Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) Launches Today

To create a unified voice for the corrosion control and protective coatings industries, a new association launched today at a global virtual event. The new organization, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), was formed by a merger between Houston-based NACE International, The Corrosion Society; and Pittsburgh-based SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.

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December 22, 2020

NACE/SSPC December Town Hall

November 13, 2020

NACE/SSPC November Town Hall

October 13, 2020

NACE/SSPC October Town Hall

September 21, 2020

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Issues No Objection Letter for Combination of NACE International and SSPC

NACE International, The Corrosion Society and SSPC, The Society for Protective Coatings announced today that the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has issued a statement of no objection to the combination of the two organizations.

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September 8, 2020

NACE/SSPC September Town Hall

August 5, 2020

NACE/SSPC August Town Hall