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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


New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTest Automatic Adhesion Tester

Electronically controlled hydraulic pump applies smooth and continuous pull-off pressure at user selectable rates. No twisting, pumping or cranking.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

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.

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.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

Jessup Manufacturing Company
More Traction for Extreme Marine Conditions

Jessup Safety Track® 3800 Military Grade peel-and-stick non-skid tapes and treads provide extra slip resistance for decks. MIL-PRF-24467C Type XI, Black & Gray.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

Abrasives Inc.
Check our Prices for Blast Abrasives

Faced with higher abrasive costs? We invite you to call & check our rates on Black Magic® coal slag and other quality blast materials. Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524

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