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JAC June/July 2006

JAC June/July 2006

In This Issue...

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.

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 - 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


SAFE Systems, Inc.
SAFE Systems'
Blast Lights &
Deadman Switches

Halogen or LED blast lights available with our NEW urethane bumper. Switches available in many colors for color coding your hoses.

Novetas Solutions
Safer Abrasive! 100% Recycled Glass!

NO Free Silica, Beryllium or other human Toxins! Great White Metal Finish and safer than Slags!
Call us at 866-775- 6226

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Steel Fabrication

• Shipyards
• Plate Fabrication
• Structural Steel
• Maintenance

DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.

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.

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. Download the app today!

Versaflex Inc.
Best ANSI/NSF 61.5 Approved Potable Water Polyurea

VersaFlex Polyurea Earns Highest ANSI/NSF 61.5 Rating for High Temp Service, Minimum Tank Size and Max Thickness. Watch this FREE Webinar Today! Call 800-321-0906

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.

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.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

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

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