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JAC April/May 2006

 
JAC April/May 2006

In This Issue...


Special Report

Chill factor: Cool-roof fever is catching on

Up on the roof, it’s green to be cool. Reflectivity, emissivity, and lighter colors are setting the tempo.


Platinum jewel

The Alberici Corporation headquarters building in St. Louis, recipient of the LEED Platinum designation, ranks as one of the wonders of the green-building world.


Green Coatings - Promising Growth Prospects

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The days of linseed-oil paints may be long gone, but a new term--bio-based--has emerged as a buzzword that translates into polymers and other materials derived from renewable sources.


Plus...


Aiding the cause of effects

Faux finishes, plasters, textured finishes, glazes, and other specialty finishes are producing an increasingly varied design palette.


Passing the Test

Durability: Grading of the green

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Do eco-friendly coatings measure up in the performance exam? The subject may require further study


Directories/Buying Guides

Green Coatings Company Profiles

Company Profile List


Green Coatings Directory

Manufacturers of architectural coatings were invited to complete a“Green Coatings Product Survey,” listing and describing their “green” or environmentally friendly products.


News

Green Seal named to develop product standard for recycled paint

Green Seal Inc. is accepting public comment on a national standard for recycled paint that has been drafted by the Product Stewardship Institute in cooperation with government and industry representatives.


Editor's Word

Green takes a new hue

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

For all our attributes as an amazingly innovative, creative, and resourceful people, we Americans at times appear rather slow on the uptake.


Getting It Right

Insights on intumescents

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Unique technology can deliver fire-protective functionality—and look good doing so. ntumescent coatings, which provide fire protection to structural steel building members, are being increasingly used in commercial construction and often constitute a key a


Intumescents: Origin and evolution

by Ian Rowell, International Paint LLC

The use of intumescent coatings is gaining momentum, fueled by heightened fire-protection concerns and advances in the technology.


Projects

Making Waves

Creative use of coatings materials enhances the aquatic atmosphere at the titanic new Georgia Aquarium.


Generic Coatings Types

The amazing acrylic

by Linda Adamson and J.R. "Rusty"Johnson III, Rohm & Haas Company

Architectural coatings based on acrylic resins have proven their value with a combination of performance, convenience, and environmental compliance.


   

NACE International, The Corrosion Society
Refresh Your CP Skills

With this 12-station, interactive program, practice your CP skills online by working through step-by-step, real-life testing scenarios.


Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

Replace manual blasting with new Blastman robot models. Contact us to boost your production and save costs!


N.T. Ruddock Co.

Our Abrasives Hold Up Under Pressure

N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.


Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Polyurea & Polyurethane Spray Foam Training

SPI is committed to industry leading technical training for polyurea & polyurethane spray foam professionals. Attendees receive hands-on, in-depth training for using and troubleshooting plural-component equipment, spray guns, machine hoses & parts.


Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin-Williams Water & Wastewater App

Our coatings and linings expertise available 24/7, allowing you to explore the best Sherwin-Williams solutions for your water and wastewater treatment facility. Download today!


BASF
New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films basf.us/industrialcoatings
polyorders@basf.com
800-231-7868


Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.


PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
Bringing innovation to the surface.™

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings is widely recognized as a world leader in protective and marine coatings, developing innovative, cutting-edge products and services.


PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products

The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST - NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com

 
 
 
 
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