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JPCL January 2013

 
JPCL January 2013


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Preparing Concrete Floors for Coatings

by Tracey Glew, The Preparation Group

This article focuses on the importance of selecting the appropriate method and equipment for preparing concrete floors before applying coatings or other protective systems. Included in the discussion are techniques such as multi-stripping, planing, grinding, and shotblasting as wellas a variety of suitable surface preparation units.


Innovative Coating Systems for Steel Bridges: A Review of Developments

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., Stan Walker, Terry Wiseman, Peter Roberts, and Norb Repman, International Paint LLC

The authors summarize several advances in bridge coating systems made mainly over the past 15 years. Conventional three-coat systems for bridges are described, as are relatively recent advances in two-coat technology for rapid recoating, polyaspartic-polyurethane topcoats, polysiloxane topcoats, and a high-ratio calcium sulfonate alkyd system. The authors include relevant laboratory results, practical issues with coating bridges, and case histories.


Formulating Options for Polysiloxanes

by Gerald L. Witucki, Dow Corning Corporation

The author describes the development, properties, and uses of siloxane resins, with a focus on formulation options and recent research into new amine silicon functional resins for polysiloxanes. Examples of suitable applications for high-performance polysiloxane coatings are included. The article is the first in JPCL’s new series on recent advances in generic coating types.


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Top of the News


The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL


Problem Solving Forum

Sealing metalizing on steel

How soon after application does metalizing of steelwork need to be sealed or coated, and why?


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Dan Zienty

by Charles Lange, JPCL


Cases from the F-Files

Can in-process QC prevent premature coating failures?

by William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Applicator Training Bulletin

Basics of corrosion of steel for applicators

by Joe Pikas

The Applicator Training Bulletin series returns!


The Takeaway

Keeping things in perspective

by Karen Kapsanis, Editor, JPCL


News


Project Preview


SSPC News

SSPC Honors Authors for Excellence


   

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