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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.


   

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
IndustrialVacuum.com


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Blast &
Recovery Equipment

Trailer or skid mounted blast and recovery equipment. Systems designed for maximum versatility, environmental compliance
and overall cost savings.
Call 1-800-634-7278


Tnemec Company, Inc.
Online Coating Courses from Tnemec

For decades, Tnemec has offered its expertise to clients presenting face-to-face coatings courses. Now, these presentations are available to anyone for CEUs at Tnemec University.


PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
We Protect and Beautify the World

PPG 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.


Jotun Paints Inc.
Jotachar JF750 - The Time Saving Solution

The only mesh free solution for jet fire scenarios. Jotachar saves installation time and material costs - the next generation of epoxy passive fire protection.


Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin-Williams General Polymers Resinous Flooring App

Our coatings and linings expertise available 24/7, allowing you to explore the Sherwin-Williams systems best suited for your flooring needs. Android Users Click here to Download the app today!


Clemco International GmbH
Global engineering-trusted solutions

For more than 70 years, Clemco has provided the highest quality blast equipment with a total commitment to comfort and safety.


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.


Fischer Technology Inc.
MP0R with rotating display screen

Automatic rotating display screen just like your smart phone. Click for Video
Call 800-243-8417

 
 
 
 

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