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JAC June/July 2006

JAC June/July 2006

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Directories/Buying Guides

Roof Coatings Directory: Product Listings

The information in this Roof Coating Directory was acquired by sending questionnaires to companies known to supply these products and by follow-up phone calling.

Special Report

Roof Coatings Directory: Product Listings

The information in this Roof Coating Directory was acquired by sending questionnaires to companies known to supply these products and by follow-up phone calling.

Roof Coatings - Advanced chemistry

by Chris J. Marshall, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Hybrid Polyurethane thick-film coatings for metal roofs deliver an impressive package of application and performance attributes.

Roof Coatings - Cooling trend

by George Daisey, Rohm and Haas Company

It’s not stretching things to say elastomeric roof coatings have helped to catalyze the cool-roof phenomenon

Roof Coatings - Cool under fire

by Scott Kriner, Akzo Nobel Coatings

Reflective-coatings technologies for metal are keeping the hot simmer from boiling over

Roof Coatings - New dome for Saints home

In Katrina’s wake: Superdome restoration marches forward at the speed of an NFL offense in 2-minute-drill mode.



Air-barrier system plays key supporting role in ambitious high school expansion program

A major upgrade to Massachusetts school puts designers, suppliers, and trades to the test.

At Willow School, winds of change buffet the blueprint

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

The doctrine of respect for the environment is more than an element of the core curriculum at this independent school--it finds eloquent expression in the shool’s design and construction.

Coatings for Wood - Industry and inspiration

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

At the Cornwall iron furnace, which traces its origins to the American Revolution, the art of window restoration is a revelation

Creating decorative concrete: Methods and materials

by Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association

Concrete occupies a long and storied place in the construction world, but decorative treatments are creating novel twists on this ancient technology.

Getting It Right

Durability - The roof-coatings pitch: Peak performance

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Attention to the details of material selection and application are pivotal to realizing gains in energy efficiency, service life

Generic Coatings Types

Polysiloxanes: A new chapter in the saga of silicon science

by Nicholas Wood, Degussa-Tego Coating & Ink Additives

The resin chemistry known as polysiloxanes has created coatings that offer an enviable performance and appearance profile.


South Coast AQMD moves forward with tougher VOC limits on coatings

Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in Southern California has moved forward with stringent new controls on VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in several important types of architectural coatings.

Editor's Word

The environment is right to sustain a debate on the entire ‘green’ spectrum

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

It appears that more and more of the discussion about “green” and “sustainable” design and construction is getting around to the idea that product performance—i.e. durability and longevity—should be getting some respect from arbiters of the green-building

Getting It Right

What works with wood

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Condition of substrate, preparation, and choice of finishes loom large


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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.

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.

Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

•Lighting Systems
•Light Compaction
Sales • Rental • Service
Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
providing excellence.

AW Chesterton
ARC Protective Coatings

perform reliably under the most demanding exposures in the toughest process conditions. Use our Coating Selector Tool for your application needs at

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

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.

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Inspection Kits

PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gage easily converts to a surface profile gage, dew point meter or ultrasonic wall thickness gage with a simple probe change.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

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