SSPC technical committees provide industry professionals, SSPC members and non-members alike, with a
platform for showcasing their expertise, sharing knowledge, expanding and enhancing their professional
footprint, and making an indelible impact on the protective coatings industry.

SSPC technical committees are comprised of voting and non-voting members and either role provides
substantial benefits with varying degrees of engagement and responsibility. Committees are formed as new
standards development or revision projects are initiated by one or more of these SSPC Technical Interest Groups:

  • Coating Materials
  • Surface Preparation
  • Application, Inspection, and Quality Control
  • Commercial Coatings Committees
  • Methods for Improved Performance
  • Environmental Safety and Health
  • Protection of Cememtitious Substrates

How to Join a Committee

At the beginning of development of a new standard or revision of an existing standard, SSPC will poll the
appropriate Technical Interest Group(s) by e-mail, announce the formation of a new committee, describe the
development or revision project. and provide an opportunity for members of the Technical Interest Group(s)
and other interested stakeholders to join the new committee as voting or non-voting members.

If you are interested in initiating a new standard or joining a committee, download and complete the appropriate
form available below.

Find Committees Forming Now

Scroll here to find a list of committees currently forming. If you are interested in joining one of these committees,
contact Aimee Beggs (, 412-288-6042).

List Updated: October 1, 2019

1.1, Zinc Coatings: The committee will review and update Paint 30, Weld-Through Inorganic Zinc-Rich Primer and Paint 29, Zinc Dust Sacrificial Primer, Performance-based
1.3.D Polyurethane Coatings:The committee will review and update SSPC Paint 36, Two-Component Weatherable Aliphatic Polyurethane Topcoat, Performance-Based
1.4.C, Water-borne Coatings: Periodic review/revision of SSPC-Paint 23
1.8 Fluoropolymer Coatings: The committee is developing a performance-based standard for fluoropolymer coatings.
1.9 Polyurea Coatings: This reactivated committee will review/revise SSPC Paint 45, SSPC-PA 14, and two polyurea coating guidelines from the Polyurea Development Association submitted for consideration as joint consensus documents
1.10 Revision of SSPC-Paint 15, Steel Joist Shop Primer/Metal Building Primer
2.3, Revision of SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal and SSPC-SP 15, Commercial Grade Power Tool Cleaning.
2.8, Revision of SSPC-SP 16:  The committee will review and revise SSPC-SP 16, Brush-Off Blast Cleaning of Non-Ferrous Metals
2.15, Periodic Review/Revision of SSPC-Guide 15,Field Methods for Extraction and Analysis of Soluble Salts on Steel and Other Nonporous Substrates.
2.21, Partial Blast Cleaning of Coated Steel for Maintenance Coating: The committee will develop a standard for blast cleaning corroded areas of coated steel while cleaning and roughening retained intact coating in preparation for maintenance coating.
2.22, Assessment of Coating Adhesion Interference Materials on Steel Substrates: This group will develop a guide to methods for detection of contaminants on steel surfaces that can affect coating adhesion.
3.7, Revision of SSPC-QP 5, Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Coating and Lining Inspection Companies
3.16, Revision of SSPC-PA Guide 11,Guide to Protection of Edges, Crevices and Irregular Surfaces
3.17, Revision of SSPC-QP 6, Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Contractors WhoApplyThermal Spray (Metallizing) for Corrosion Protection of Steel and Concrete Structures
4.2, Revision of SSPC-PA 15, Material and Preparation Requirements for Steel Test Panels Used to Evaluate the Performance of Industrial Coatings.
5.3.B, Revision of SSPC-Guide 7, Guide to the Disposal of Lead-Contaminated Surface Preparation Debris.
8.2, Commercial Coating Materials:
The committee will develop a performance standard for thin-film coating materials for concrete substrates in commercial applications.
Committee for Review/Revision of SSPC-PA 8/NACE No. 11,Thin-Film Organic Linings Applied in New Carbon Steel Process Vessels
International Standards Advisory Group: This group will monitor international standards activities that may affect SSPC and provide member input where possible

Find an Active SSPC Technical Committee Project

Use the search tool below to find the status of current SSPC Technical Committee Projects. (Updated June 10, 2019)

Technical Interest Group
  • C1 Coatings-Related
  • C2 Surface Preparation
  • C3 Application, Inspection, QC
  • C4 Methods for Improved Performance
  • C5 Environmental, Health and Safety
  • C7 Protection of Cementitious Substrates
  • C8 Commercial Coatings
  • Joint Standards Development Projects
C.1.1 Zinc Rich Coatings Kristin Leonard, ExxonMobil Review/Revise PS 12.00, Guide to Zinc-Rich Coatings Preliminary draft in preparation
C.1.1 Zinc Rich Coatings Kristin Leonard, ExxonMobil Review/revise PS 12.01 Revision, One-Coat Zinc Rich Coating System Preliminary draft in preparation
C.1.1 Zinc Rich Coatings Kristin Leonard, ExxonMobil Review/revise Paint 20 Revision, Zinc-Rich Coatings, Type I – Inorganic, and Type II – Organic Draft #2 ballot has closed, comment response in preparation
C.1.1 Zinc Rich Coatings Kristin Leonard, ExxonMobil Review/revise Paint 30, Weld-Through Inorganic Zinc Primers Preliminary draft in preparation
C.1.1 Zinc Rich Coatings Kristin Leonard, ExxonMobil Review/revise Paint 29, Zinc Dust Sacrificial Primer, Performance-Based Preliminary draft in preparation
C.1.3.D Polyurethane Coatings Michael J. Masciale Review/revise Paint 40, Moisture-Cure Polyurethane Zinc-Rich Primer Draft revision in preparation
C.1.5.F, Prevention of Corrosion Under Insulation Art MacKinnon, PPG Industries Develop standard for inspection and repair of coatings under insulation Preliminary draft available for review and comment
C.1.7 Powder Coatings Keivan Hassan, AltaVista Solutions Develop Powder Coating Selection Guide Standards Review Committee conducting final review
C.1.8 Fluoropolymer Coatings Kurt Wood, Arkema Develop performance-based standard for fluoropolymer coating material Preliminary draft in preparation, exposure testing of coatings begins January 2019
C.1.13, Wastewater Coatings Bob Murphy, Sherwin-Williams Revise SSPC-Paint 44 into Guide document Standards Review Committee conducting final review
C.1.15, Revision of Guide 14 Bernardo Duran, International Zinc Organization Review/revise Guide 14, Protection of Damaged Galvanizing or Inorganic Zinc Coatings with Organic Zinc-Rich Coatings Draft #1 ballot has closed, comment resolution in progress

How to Suggest a New Standard or Technical Committee Project

The steps for initiating a new technical committee project are:
  • Download and complete the form “Request for Development of a New Standard”. Proposals must be accompanied by contact information for six (6) industry volunteers who have agreed to act as a task group to develop a preliminary draft. Justification for development, a scope, and an outline of the proposed standard must be submitted with the proposal.
  • Return the completed form to Aimée Beggs (877.281.7772 x 2223) at SSPC.
  • SSPC will forward the completed proposal to the SSPC Standards Review Committee (SRC)
  • The Standards Review Committee (SRC) has 30 days to evaluate and respond to each proposal. Once the proposal is approved, the individual proposing the project will be informed by e-mail and an announcement of formation of a new committee will be posted on

Expectations of Technical Committee Membership

Technical committees are your voice in the industry and your participation determines how loudly and clearly you are


Responding to Committee Polls
Responding to Committee Ballots
Participating in Committee Conference Calls
Commenting on Balloted Drafts
Included on Communication Distribution
Reviewing New or Revised Standards
Voting on New or Revised Standards
Travel Required





As an ANSI-accredited standards developer, SSPC is required to maintain a balance of interest among stakeholders on standards-developing committees. The ANSI requirements for balance are that no interest category can have more than 50% representation on any committee developing non-safety-related standards. If the standard to be developed is safety-related, no interest category can have more than 33% representation on the committee. Both voting and non-voting members are considered when determining the percentage of representation. This policy ensures that the standards development process is not dominated by any single interest category, individual, or organization.

As of December 2014, SSPC interest categories for committee members are:
Abrasives Manufacturer, Architect/Engineer/Consultant; Coating Manufacturer, Contractor, Dealer/Distributor/Store, Equipment Manufacturer; Fabricator, Facility Owner, Government/Regulatory Agency/Research, Industry/Technical Association, Labor Association, Raw Material Manufacturer, Shipyard.

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