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JPCL May 2009

JPCL May 2009

The VOC Odyssey: An Epic Tale of the Green World of Coating Formulators

by Dr. Mike O'Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, Devoe High Performance Coatings, International Paint LLC

A snapshot of advances in the tactical approach to VOC reduction in the world of industrial coatings is the primary thrust of this article, which includes an overview of four different formulation strategies.

An Overview of Preparing Concrete for Coatings: What to Ask, What to Do, and Where to Find Help

by Fred Goodwin, Fellow Scientist, BASF Construction Chemicals

Key questions to ask about the surface preparation of concrete are covered in this article. Also included are lessons learned form relevant industry standards and guidance documents.

A Comparison of Ultra-Long-Life Coating Systems for Water Storage Tanks

by Michael L. Doolittle, Tank Industry Consultants

In this article, the author gives an overview of long-life coating systems for water tank exteriors and interiors, including a comparison of salient application and performance properties.



PDA Elects New Board Members


RPM Has 35 Years of Dividend Increases

Project Preview

Army Corps of Engineers Bids Fort Peck Dam Coatings Work

by Brian Churray, PaintSquare

May Project Preview - Special Economic Stimulus Edition

Regulation News

An Update on Regulatory Action Affecting Maintenance Painting Work

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator, Inc.


SSPC announces new protective coatings show

From the Offices of SSPC

SSPC announces new protective coatings show


AWWA conference set for San Diego

Problem Solving Forum

On lining a demineralized water tank

A high-quality epoxy phenolic lining failed after only five years inside a demineralized water tank. The 560,000-gallon tank is made out of carbon steel. The design pressure and temperatures of the tank are atmospheric and 100 F (38 C). What advice can you provide for this application to avoid another premature failure?

F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

The case of the perplexing paint shop

by E. Bud Senkowski, PE, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Accelerated Corrosion of Interior Corrugated Roof Surfaces


Training managers and workers benefits all

by Lori Huffman

Maintenance Tips

Coating concrete: double-check your specs

by Kevin Morris, Market Development Director, Water and Wastewater, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Editor's Note: This article is a condensed version of a paper the author presented at PACE 2009, the joint conference of SSPC and PDCA, held February 15-18, 2009, in New Orleans, LA. The full paper appears in the conference Proceedings (


Sika® Industrial Floor Coatings

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Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Enduroguard -
The Tough Cable
for a Tough Industry.

Reduce maintenance costs and down time, increase job site safety with Enduroguard Cable. Available exclusively from SAFE Systems. UL listed, flexible, abrasion resistant and cut resistant.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

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

Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station

We have Tier 4 Equipment including Air Compressors & Generators for Sale & Rent! Your job may now require Tier-4. or Call 412-931-6655.

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!

CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.

US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Steel Fabrication

• Shipyards
• Plate Fabrication
• Structural Steel
• Maintenance

DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.

Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

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

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.

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