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JAC October/November 2007

JAC October/November 2007

In This Issue...

Special Report

Concrete Protection and Decoration - A different slant on treatments for tilt-up

by Lorella Angelini, BASF Building Systems

High-build coatings can provide decorative and protective advantages in applications to tilt-up concrete wall panels. Unique performance properties of these materials are highlighted.

Concrete Protection and Decoration - A firm foundation

by Charles H. Holl, Technical Specialist, Dayton Superior Corp.

The author provides a practical overview of the more commmonly used cleaning, surface preparaton, and field-testing methods as outlined in the guidelines and standards published by ASTM, ACI, ICRI, SSPC, and NACE.


Aiming for the fences (and the rest of the stadium)

by John C. Williams, HOK Sport+Venue+Event

A winning maintenance-coating game plan for sports facilities must take into account a variety of surfaces and service conditions.

Passing the Test

Concrete Protection and Decoration, Concrete and coatings: A complex relationship

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Reviewed here are performance requirements for concrete coatings used for a variety of a demanding flooring applications. Keys to the physical and chemical properties of coatings, and the implications for coatings application, are detailed.


Listing of authors included in this issue

Getting It Right

Methods and metrics: Bringing color and gloss into focus

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Although the performance and durability of a coating clearly rank at the top of any list of product characteristics, color and appearance can be just as critical. Color, in fact, may be considered the most important property of a coating in certain situations, such as a project involving a significa... (more)

Playing a hot hand

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

Coatings suppliers, users, and relevant industry trade groups seek to improve the public profile, market reach, and knowledge base of refelective roof coatings technology.

Up Front: Portfolio

Playing with color at Wiggles World

A photo montage of the coated concrete surfaces of the play area at Wiggles World, part of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL.

Editor's Word

Preview from L.A.: Early notices give PACE architectural track a thumbs-up

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC

PACE 2008, the Paint and Coatings Expo, is still more than two months away, but it’s difficult to suppress lofty expectations about a truly impressive program lineup on architectural coatings that’s in the works, with this portion of the PACE conference sponsored by the Journal of Architectural Coat... (more)


Recycled paint product receives Green Seal certification

Southern campaign: Waging war on mold’s stronghold

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The storm-lashed Gulf Coast region is testing the mettle of coating technologies and techniques used to remedite and prevent mold, mildew, and fungal growth.

Product Pipeline

Waterproofing Paint

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

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!
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Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Introducing the ALPHA1 Blasting Robot
Once installed and commissioned – simply

Graco Inc.
Graco EcoQuip 2: Experience the Difference
While others claim their equipment is the same, none of them compare to Graco’s EcoQuip 2™ Vapor Abrasive® blasting line. Visit to learn more.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal
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 800-231-7868

Fischer Technology Inc.
Maximize Profits by Monitoring Coating Thickness
Learn more by contacting Fischer Technology today: 1.860.683.0781

US Minerals
Hit Harder. Clean Faster.
Black Diamond abrasive products are the toughest, most effective blasting media and supply the superior power you need to get any job done.

Jotun Paints Inc.
Jotun Jotachar 1709
Mesh-free passive fire protection epoxy designed to protect against hydrocarbon pool fire scenarios for up to four hours as defined in the ANSI/UL1709 standard.


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