Welcome to SPRAYTIME®, the flagship international newsletter for the thermal spray community, published by the International Thermal Spray Association.

Mission: To be the flagship thermal spray industry newsletter providing company, event, people, product, research, and membership news of interest to industrial leaders, engineers, researchers, scholars, policymakers, and the public thermal spray community.

If you or your colleagues wish to sign up for a free subscription, please fill out the short SPRAYTIME Application/Questionnaire here.

If you are a member of the thermal spray community or have an interest in thermal spray, SPRAYTIME is your newsletter and we continue to encourage and welcome your contributions of articles, news, and events.

ITSA is proud of what we started with SPRAYTIME in 1992 and what we have planned for future expansion of news and circulation.

We are always looking for the kind of stories you like to read – “hands-on” activity and applications that you can learn from, dreams and designs that became a reality (equipment, supplies, and processes), problems identified and solved, problems identified and not solved, people in the news (promotions, special awards, new employees), and facility news (new buildings, expansions, increased focus on thermal spray business, new thermal spray activity), research in progress, research needed, upcoming events, and general information of interest to the thermal spray community.

We also welcome articles in a “Thermally Interesting” category which would cover the more casual, unique, historical, and imaginative stories. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, creative answers or explanations to the question “What is thermal spray?”; the most difficult or easiest spray job; the most unusual/unique item sprayed; the smallest, largest, longest, shortest item sprayed; humorous episodes; historical facts; unique new product introduction; and humorous use of thermal spray terminology

Articles can be as small as one paragraph and as large as one page (approximately 1000 words or 750 words with three photos or charts). All articles are reviewed for appropriate content, put in order of preference by date received, and inserted as space allows. For product sales and promotion, please provide press releases or arrange for advertisement space. Please remind your marketing and sales staff to send press releases to the SPRAYTIME Publishing Office.

Extra Copies
All members have the opportunity to purchase extra SPRAYTIME copies at a very reasonable rate if requests are known prior to printing. Newsletter copies are a valuable promotional tool, especially when the issue includes information about your company!

We look for opportunities to increase SPRAYTIME distribution. Please let us know about any regional or local thermal spray activity that would be interested in having complimentary copies of SPRAYTIME for distribution to their participants. This could include any thermal spray related meeting, training class, small conference or exposition, chapter meeting, product or service demonstration, career night at a school or university, or your own company open house. Although there is no charge related to providing these SPRAYTIME complimentary newsletters, they will only be available when requests are made far enough in advance so that print quantities can be increased.

Please share this information with your marketing, advertising and sales staff and suggest that they contact us with any questions relative to these new opportunities.

We look forward to responding to your comments and meeting your needs so that SPRAYTIME will continue as a flagship newsletter.

Please contact us if you need additional information.

Cindy Weihl, SPRAYTIME Editor
International Thermal Spray Association
c/o American Welding Society
8669 NW 36 Street, Suite 130
Miami, FL 33166
Phone (800) 443-9353 Ext. 256
FAX (305) 443-7559

Lea Owen – Spraytime Ad Sales
Phone (800) 443-9353 Ext. 220