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JAC April/May 2007

JAC April/May 2007

In This Issue...

Special Report

Anti-mold wood treatment garners ‘green’ credentials

Arch Wood Protection Inc. says it has obtained important “green” credentials for the company’s recently introduced FrameGuard® mold-resistant wood technology.

Cool wall joins cool roof as demand grows for climate change in building and design

In the warp-speed-evolving world of green and sustainable building and design, cool is hot.

Directories/Buying Guides

Directory of Green Coatings

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.

Special Report

Directory of Green Coatings

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.

Finding the way to LCA

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

In the rapidly expanding universe of green and sustainable design and construction, lifecycle analysis, or LCA, glitters as the bright, shining star, the ultimate destination in that galaxy far, far away--green-building nirvana.

Fluoroppolymer-coatings technology takes the plunge into waterborne chemistry

If it is conceded that the concept of sustainability in design and construction should be gauged by the performance of materials as well as their environmental profile, then it would stand to reason that high-performance products such as fluoropolymer coat

Directories/Buying Guides

Green Coatings Company Profiles

List of companies participating in “Green Coatings Product Survey”.

Special Report

Green Coatings Company Profiles

List of companies participating in “Green Coatings Product Survey”.

Pausing for reflection: Company’s shrine to sustainability serves as rooftop ‘laboratory’

ERSystems, a Rockford, MN-based maker of roof coatings, and its sister company, Prairie Technologies, take quite seriously their commitment to the sustainable-building market.



AIA president challenges federal government to meet tough energy-efficiency requirements

AIA President R.K. Stewart, in recent testimony before a Senate panel, urged Congress to pass legislation committing the federal government to meeting aggressive energy-efficiency requirements for federal buildings.

Getting It Right

Allaying fear and loathing in the world of sales and specifications

by Walter Scarborough, HKS Architects

Like most manufacturer’s representatives, many paint and coatings sales people know less about architects/specifiers than they should. The same can be said, however, of architects/specifiers and their perception of supplier-industry representatives.


Battling the march of time

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

At the site where Washington took the fight to the British, craftsmen work to preserve and protect elements of historic settlement’s landmark buildings.


Contributing authors for this issue

Editor's Word

CSI’s GreenFormat: A framework for erecting a sustainability structure

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Life-cycle analysis, or LCA, may ultimately prove to be the most complete measure of the impact of design and construction on the environment. There’s just one problem: The design and construction community may not be ready for LCA.


Department of corrections

Masonry-staining materials and techniques are used to resurrect the look of the original façade of the century-old School Arts Building in Fairfield, Australia.

Its only natural

by John Edgar, Sto Corp.

The flowering of ideas: The plant world serves as an inspiration for novel coatings functionality.

Polymer cement underlayment reported to allow application without the usual surface preparation

A polymer cement underlayment is reported to allow application without the usual surface preparation.


Polyurea Coatings - Sealing the deal in Cerritos

Polyurea coatings anchor a waterproofing system used in the restoration of a parking deck in California city.

Up Front: Portfolio

Topped off with polyureas

High-performance clear polyurea coatings supplied by Versatile Building Products, Carson, CA, provided the protective finishing touch on the decorative flooring applications shown here.


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
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SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

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.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

International Paint/AkzoNobel
Premium Low VOC Polyurethane Finish

AkzoNobel introduces Interthane 990V as a 250 g/l HAPS free polyurethane with outstanding color and gloss retention. 990V is fast curing and applicator friendly.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

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

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

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

Avalotis Corporation
Choose experience. Choose quality. Choose safety.

Avalotis Corporation has been meeting and exceeding clients’ specifications and expectations for almost 50 years. The first name in painting and protective coatings: Avalotis.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

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