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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


Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves Conversion Kits

Schmidt's conversion kits turn out-of-date blast pots into high quality, efficient blasters. Quick, easy to install with step by step instructions.
Call 1-800-231-2085

NLB Corporation
Water jet surface prep, high or low

See how quickly HydroPrep® tools do surface prep, with no containment needed. Choose automated Crawler for overhead, Vortex™ for floors, or handheld VertaJet™.

RPB Respiratory

With RPB Safety’s new Nova 3 Cassette Lens System which has been specifically designed to save you time and money! See the benefits for yourself now!

CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

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


Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 266
DC Holiday Detector

Easily Finds Pinholes, Flaws & Thin Spots; Safer, More Reliable Testing; Voltage-Adjustable Keypad; Dual-Safety Switch On Handle.

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.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

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

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

Use ARMEX to clean, remove paint and degrease a wide variety of substrates including metals, plastics, composites and masonry materials like brick, concrete and natural stone.

Waterjet Technology Association (WJTA)
Discover Waterjet from the Experts

Waterjet is an environmentally friendly and growing method of surface prep. Get the latest info and education at WJTA-IMCA
2015 – November 2-4,
New Orleans.

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