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JPCL March 2013

JPCL March 2013

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Cargo Tank Coatings - A Stressful Environment

by Trevor Parry, Coating Consultant, and Bill Woods, Marinspec Associates Ltd.

The authors identify some of the stresses that marine cargo tank coatings may face during their service lifetimes, and how these stresses relate to coating failures.

Formulating Polyureas: History and Advances

by Kevin Buck, Huntsman

This article discusses the basics of polyureas, including the history of polyurea development and recent advances in both the chemistry and application equipment of polyureas.

Developments in Waterborne Thermal Insulation Coatings

by Sudhir Achar and Leo J. Procopio, The Dow Chemical Company

The authors describe their efforts to better understand the design, formulation, and potential uses of thin-film waterborne thermal insulation coatings through an analysis of a series of experiments with the coatings.


The SSPC Annual Report

SSPC reports on its activities, plans, and status, including finances, from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.


Top of the News

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Problem Solving Forum

On sealing cracks in concrete

What is the most effective practice for crack sealing in concrete to prevent water intrusion in wastewater collection systems?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Michael Doolittle

by Charles Lange, JPCL

Cases from the F-Files

When a good idea goes bad

by Rick Huntley, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, Series Editor

Maintenance Tips

Lessons from coating water and wastewater treatment structures

by Manuel Najar, PE, V&A Consulting Engineers, Inc., Oakland, CA

Applicator Training Bulletin

An introduction to the deterioration of concrete

by Randy Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.

Project Preview


SSPC’s Annual Report

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

We’re ready to meet any of your protective coating and lining needs. We can work on your site or in our facilities, with large shops (60,000 sq ft), 40 acres of yard space, and cranes and forklifts on site.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

Covestro (formerly Bayer)
Bayer MaterialScience is now Covestro.

The pioneering spirit of our first 150 years will drive the bold vision of our next 150: to develop the industry’s most innovative coatings solutions.

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
Industrial strength performance in ONE can.

Now get the durability and protection of two components in one can: Amercoat® ONE, PSX® ONE and Sigmadur ONE.

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

Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Truss bridge treated in 2000 with Termarust's (HR CSA) field-proven rust mitigation system chemically stopped corrosion, crevice corrosion & pack rust.

Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
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CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces.

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

ARMEX the original baking soda blast abrasive is a brand of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. makers of ARM & HAMMER products since 1896.

Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit for more information.

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