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JAC June/July 2007

JAC June/July 2007

In This Issue...

Directories/Buying Guides

Roof Coatings Directory: Company Profiles

List of companies participating in Roof Coatings Directory

Special Report

Roof Coatings Directory: Company Profiles

List of companies participating in Roof Coatings Directory

Directories/Buying Guides

Roof Coatings Directory: Product Listings

Coating products from participating companies are listed and described.

Special Report

Roof Coatings Directory: Product Listings

Coating products from participating companies are listed and described.

Cool-roof technologies - One cool concept: A roof-system calculator

by Andre O. Desjarlais, Thomas W. Pterie, and William A. Miller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Buildings Technology Center

A web-based program quantifies and compares the effects of various surface types on energy-demand levels. This report also features a look at a number of innovative cool-roof technologies.

The basics on elastomerics and other roof-coatings solutions

by Jayson L. Helsel, KTA-Tator and Joe Maty, JAC Editor

In the current realm of roof-coatings technologies, the specifier, arhitect, or building owner can take the measure of a plethora of products in meeting diverse performance objectives.


Editor's Word

Another vote for longevity as a pillar of sustainability

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

One would have to conclude, after attending the recent AIA show and convention in San Antonio, that it doesn’t get any greener than this. The show and conference program were built around a theme of “Growing Beyond Green,” and the event walked the walk, ri

Energy codes: Pushing the air-barrier envelope

by David Weitz, Conservation Services Group

Proposals to mandate broader applications of air barriers emerge as the industry looks to boost building efficiency and performance.

Product Pipeline

New Products

Valspar Flooring introduced Valsport WP-14, a solventborne, oil-modified urethane wood finish with a reduced VOC content of 275 grams per liter (g/L). The single-component, high-build finish meets EPA regulations and green-building guidelines under the U.S.


Paint Removal: Having a blast, gently

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

Paint removal with composite sponge media lends power, precision to restoration program for exterior of historic West Virginia courthouse


PPG invites entries in ‘Duranar Hall of Architecture Contest’

PPG Industries Inc. said it is inviting architects and glazing contractors to participate in the “Duranar Coatings Hall of Architecture Contest” as part of a 40th-anniversary celebration of Duranar high-performance architectural coatings.

Shuffling the Deck

by Greg Portincasa, Akzo Nobel, Sikkens Decorative Wood Finishes North America

‘Exotic’ hardwoods and composite materials add a new dimension to finishing considerations.

Passing the Test

Wanted: Bug killers

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Antimicrobial coatings appear likely to assume greater prominence as weapon against unseen enemies in hospitals, other public facilities


Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

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

Keep your records straight!

For use in the field, with step-by-step job-specific entry spaces for the entire coating or lining project; also available in condensed version. Get it today!

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems

Don't waste time and money "making do" with a "standard" design. Let us work with you to design and build the system that best fits your requirements.
Call 1-800-634-7278

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

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

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!

Atlantic Design, Inc.

The ADI HD40 Dust Collector is a smaller, more economical way to meet/ exceed Industry standards. Watch the video for details on our website. 866.Call.ADI

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.

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

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