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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?

Cases from the F-Files

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 (


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Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

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