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JPCL May 2013

JPCL May 2013

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Developments in Zinc Primers for Corrosion Protection

by Pascal Verbiest,, Umicore Zinc Chemicals

The author reviews the different types of zinc powders and how they are made, types and compositions of zinc primers, suitable uses of these primers, and tips for application.

Is Lead Dead? A Look Back and a Look Forward at 20 Years of Bridge Painting Under the OSHA Lead in Construction Interim Final Rule and Other Related Standards

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC

This article provides reports on statistics and violations of OSHA’s standard for protecting construction workers from lead exposure, summarizes findings on blood lead levels and health risks related to lead exposure, reviews OSHA 29 CFR 1926.62 and other lead exposure-related regulations, and offers observations and recommendations for lead paint removal on bridges and other structures.

Exploring Marine Applications for Heat-Reflective Coatings

by Rob Portsmouth, Huntsman Pigments

This article describes the background of solar reflective coatings technology and discusses the potential advantages to its usage in the marine coatings sector.


Top of the News

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Problem Solving Forum

Avoiding blistering and cratering in polyurethanes

What causes blistering and crater formation in freshly applied polyurethane topcoats, and how can these problems be avoided?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Dwight Weldon

by Charles Lange, JPCL

Cases from the F-Files

The contractor who almost got floored

by Raymond S. Tombaugh, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor

Research News

Performance or preference? City of Anoka water tank reconditioning revisited

by Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

Applicator Training Bulletin

Why surface preparation is important

by Robert Barnhart, Debbie Mericle, Chuck Mobley, Tom Hocking, Jeff Bogran, and Ernestine McDaniel


The Takeaway

It’s just business

by Karen Kapsanis, JPCL

Project Preview


Voting for the Board of Governors

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC Organizational Members


Atlantic Design, Inc.

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Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

Pyroclad® X1 Thermo-Lag® Pyrocrete® – protecting against hydrocarbon and jet fires, explosions, and cryogenic spills.

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.

Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Arch truss treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 2003. This steel arch bridge is rust free on all surfaces including the crevice corroded joints and connections.

Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.

Minerals Research & Recovery

Sharpshot®XL is a new fast-cutting, low-dusting, cost-effective iron silicate abrasive. Call Patrick Conry: 502-552-5895 for details.

CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

Learn about soluble salts, along with a discussion on allowable levels.
More information at,


Elcometer, Inc.
New Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

Best In Class Just Got Better. Technologically Intelligent And Robust. Marvelous Design And Durability. An Earth-Shattering Revolution In Coating Inspection.

Novetas Solutions
Number 1 Crushed Glass Abrasive in America!

6 NEW plants coast to coast! Safe for environment, 100% recycled glass. White Metal Finish! No unsafe toxins like Beryllium & Arsenic!
Call 866-775-6226

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.

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