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JAC January 2005

JAC January 2005

In This Issue...

Less Pricey Protection

by Jeff Schmucker

Surprise: More steel, less intumescent coating might save money in specifying fire-resistant construction materials.

All that glitter is SILVER (Aluminum Metallic, Actually)

by Joe Maty

The ambitious makeover of Seattle’s McCaw Hall has won rave reviews; the supporting cast includes sparkling metallic finishes.


Directories/Buying Guides

Air Barrier Buying Guide

This Guide is intended to help users of liquid air-barrier materials find sources of products they need. Information was collected through a survey sent to manufacturers known to be air-barrier suppliers and follow-up phone calls. All companies are listed

Getting It Right

Coating selection, surface preparation hold key to successful painting of galvanized steel

by Jayson Helsel

Successfully painting galvanized steel can present a challenge. First, one must differentiate between painting new and existing galvanized surfaces, since the approach to preparing each will differ.


Concrete Finishing: Reactive stain breathes life into landmark chapel’s concrete

by Joe Maty

Seattle University’s prizewinning St. Ignatius unites ‘ancient and new’ - In seeking to achieve a confluence of the modern and the ancient, the participants in the design and construction of the landmark St. Ignatius Chapel at Seattle University settled on

Passing the Test

Corrosion and durability testing: changes in the air

by Allen Zielnik

Advances in methods offer greater ‘real-world’ correlation - Congratulations! Your design has been selected by "The Donald" for his newest luxury high-rise building. As one would expect, the timeline on the project will be intense and your new customer exp


Design team prescribes resin-based material for hospital expansion

When Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, undertook a $53 million expansion, the hospital placed top priority on materials and services from companies with a reputation for innovation and an appreciation for the importance of creating a chi

The Concept Stage

Development project seeks to employ ‘biomass-derived’ materials in coatings

Armed with a $3.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Rohm and Haas Co. recently launched a program to develop technologies that could reduce by up to 30 percent the amount of raw materials used to manufacture a variety of waterborne paint a

Product Showcase

It's westward ho for air barriers

The barrier movement is gaining momentum, and liquid-applied materials figure prominently in the technology parade.


New coatings VOC limits go into effect in Mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON—New volatile organic compound (VOC) limits on architectural and industrial maintenance coatings were scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1 in six Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia. Lower-VOC coatings over the next several months will


Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
Call 877-844-7226 or

Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

Minerals Research & Recovery

Sharpshot®XL is a new fast-cutting, low-dusting, cost-effective iron silicate abrasive. Call Patrick Conry: 502-552-5895 for details.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces.

Atlantic Design, Inc.

what we did to this machine! Let ADI upgrade your machine, extending the life, efficiency, and value. Any make. Like new, but better! 866.Call.ADI

International Paint/AkzoNobel
New! Chartek

The next evolution in passive fire protection has arrived! Check out our new line of Chartek products.

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

Use ARMEX to clean, remove paint and degrease a wide variety of substrates including metals, plastics, composites and masonry materials like brick, concrete and natural stone.

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