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JPCL July 2013

 
JPCL July 2013


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Waterborne Acrylics for Maintenance and Protective Coatings: Moving Beyond Light Duty

by Leo J. Procopio, The Dow Chemical Company

This article is the fifth installment in JPCL’s 2013 series on generic coatings. The author discusses waterborne acrylics, describing their basic chemistry, the role of the latex film formation process in their performance, types of waterborne acrylic polymers and coatings, typical applications, and recent developments in enhancing their performance in maintenance applications.


Understanding Vinyl Ester and Epoxy Tank Lining Properties for Power Plants: Tips for Owners

by Jeff Stewart, ITW Polymers Coatings North America

This article gives an overview of the key features needed for vinyl ester and epoxy tank linings, particularly at elevated temperatures, in power plants.


Thinking Outside the Box: Tips from a Painting Contractor on Working Safely in Confined Spaces

by Kyle Hough and Duane Hough, Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp.

This article gives contractors insights on developing a plan to create a safe work environment in permit-required confined spaces, with a focus on hazardous atmospheres. Using a ground storage tank and a greywater tank on a cruise ship as examples, the article give tips for conducting job hazard analysis, using engineering controls, and developing rescue plans, as well as lending insight to training, documentation, lighting, planning, and troubleshooting.


Plus...


Top of the News


The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL


Problem Solving Forum

When an IOZ fails the MEK test

What action should be taken if an inorganic zinc (IOZ) fails the MEK test?


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Pat Sweeney

by Charles Lange, JPCL


Applicator Training Bulletin

Why good housekeeping is important


News


Project Preview


Editorial

Leadership 101 or 201, You Decide

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


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